Hello, this is my first post , but i have been lurking quite sometime ,actually have spent many hours learning in your forums!
(i suppose this is the right place to post this question)
I am a 25 male student and have been experimenting and supplementing with some nootropics for almost a year, my primary source of information being longecity and the internet.
I am diagnosed with hashimoto's thyroiditis and supplementing T4 every day first thing in the morning (half an hour before breakfast or my other supplements, a rule which i dont keep sometimes)
I also beleive i have ADHD too ,but i am not diagnosed for that, and never went to a doctor to diagnose me anyways
I have used:
-piracetam (most usual dosages : .6g/5hrs 3 times a day , and sometimes 1.2g in the morning or middle dose or both) have used it for 1-3 month periods leaving 2-3 months breaks between)
-aniracetam( have used for one month in combination with piracetam 350mg dosages 2-3 times a day , and sporadicaly every now and then combining with pir) the anxiolytic effect is nice but seems that it makes me slack , i have noticed that my vision is greatly enhanced with ani, which also happens with pir but to a lower degree. and oxi is probably the next racetam i am going to try , i think i will like the speedy effect people report
-alpha gpc /lecithin as choline sources (~1g alpha gpc divided in two daily doses of .5g each , 2g lecithin also in two doses)
(other supplements are : fish oil, gingko ,ginseng, magnesium, selenium, melatonin,alpha lipoic acid, c,e vitamin, b complexes and multivitamins mainly) these are taken usually far away from T4 esp. magnesium/selenium and multies
I dont take all these together, all though some times i have
Now, I have also tried acetyl l carnitine, and really liked the results , especially the energy and mood lift, but have not extensively used it because I read on the internet that it somehow stops or lowers the absorption of thyroid T4 supplements (e.g synthroid/levothyroxine /thyrohormone etc )
Do you think that taking ALCAR some time after T4 (4-6 hours) would minimize this effect/ would i have all the T4 pill properly absorbed by then ? I was thinking to take T4 1-2 hrs after i have gone to bed, so that when i wake up i can take alcar and everything else and eat breakfast without having to wait for 30-60 mins as i am advised to for better T4 absorption
What is the half-life of alcar , and after how much time from the last dose can i dose T4 efficiently?
Maybe those two questions are wrong because alcar keeps on blocking T4/T3 no matter when i take it, but for all the time that it is in my body? (it has a cumulutive effect as i read) and generally all thyroid hormones , pushing the thyroid to work more , which is not good at all in my case?(i am supplementing with T4,if i understand correctly so that my thyroid doesnt have to make it, just convert it to T3) Or maybe it also does that AND inhibitis the absorption of the pill when i take it?
Either way maybe upping the dose of T4 a bit would solve the problem? (off course i would ask a doctor first, or take thyroid blood tests often to monitor my antibodies / Tsh / T3/ T4 etc for changes)
I really liked alcar and really want to find a way to use it safely, plus it seems that it helps in so many aspects over time
maybe doses of .5g twice or three times a day(which i intend of using) are not that big and not causing that big of a problem?
Anyways, many questions already asked ,thanks in advance for your replies !
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Edited by Mindfix, 17 June 2012 - 08:06 PM.