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By Anonymous December 18, 2011 - 12:22pm
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I recently had a full blood and saliva panel done to determine what has been causing my many health issues. The NMD found that I was showing signs of hypothyroidism ( my TSH was 3.200, Triiodothyronine was 2.8, and the T4 was 1.22. I also was showing low progesterone levels (39.02) and DHEA (67.81). She prescribed T3 and T4, as well as progesterone. I am concerned about taking the thyroid meds after reading up on it and the progesterone because my mother had hormone dominant breast cancer at age 59. I haven't been taking the meds, but instead have been focused on my anemia, vitamin d deficiency, etc. I want to follow the plan to improve my health, but don't want to take something that could lead to more serious issues. Do I have valid concerns? I just want to feel better!

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Hi Anonymous,

I would say that you have cause for concern if you have a history of breast cancer. Have you mentioned this to your doctor?

You're doing the right thing by holding off on your medication and tackling this by treating your Vitamin D deficiency and anemia. However, you will have to have a seat with your doctor and weigh the pros and cons of the medication and determine what is best for you.

Please keep us updated,


December 18, 2011 - 12:35pm
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