Hypothyroidism + Low-dose T

10 Nov

I am seeking other trans guys and genderqueers with a low thyroid to so we can discuss and compare the effects of hormones on how we are.

A little bit about me: Around the same time as I started a low-dose of testosterone, 2+ years ago, I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism (an under-active thyroid). I am currently on 75 micrograms of thyroxine daily and 125mg of Primoteston every 3-4 weeks.

Taking T or Thyroxine hasn’t helped with my energy levels, and just recently I found out that my loss of hair could not only be due to testosterone, but also because I have an under-active thyroid! I tried speaking with my doctor, endocrinologist and other sufferers of Hypothyroidism but have always found that I cannot talk about being on T and Thyroxine – no one gets it!

One Response to “Hypothyroidism + Low-dose T”

  1. Dex December 5, 2015 at 7:27 am #

    Fellow hypothyroid sufferer here. If you have not familiarized yourself with compounded thyroid medication, such as Armour Thyroid, it is definitely worth looking into.
    Synthetic thyroid meds like the one your taking only contain 1 thyroid hormone, known as T4.

    The thyroid actually makes 5 hormones T1,2,3, and 4 as well as calicitrol. T4 is not the active form of thyroid hormone and many people have a hard time converting it and continue to have low thyroid symptoms while on synthetic thyroid hormones.

    A website called Stop the thyroid madness is a great resource and good place to start understanding all of this stuff.

    I was on synthetic thyroxine for years and did not feel any better. Switching to Armour thyroid has made a world of difference!

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