Posted 01 May 2013 - 08:13 PM
I am getting to know you on this forum! Have you found any new information on this topic?
For well over a year I have been struggling with issues. I orginally believed my issues were related to either thyroid or anemia or blood pressure issues. But my labs came back with actually slightly elevated red blood cells and my TSH came in around 3.5 which is higher then I'd like but not awful and my blood pressure was spot on at 120/77 and elevated when standing like it should.
My issues are mostly paresthesia all over my body when first starting to excercise or in heat or stressed. I also get mild headaches occasionally, and I get light headed when I stand up. I also feel as though I have poor circulation, my la lunas on my fingers are nearly non existent except the thumbs. But I do not struggle with weight gain or constipation or hair falling out, all big symptoms of hypothyroid which I dont have.
I now wonder if my issues are from hypoglycemia. The issues started over a year ago at the same time I started using benfotiamine, astaxanthin, and pycnognol. I notice that I feel better after eating. I also notice that if I use cinnamon I feel worse.
But when I had my fasting glucose tested it came in at 90, which is considered healthy and even slightly in the higher end of the range. My issues seem to get worse as the day goes on and I feel my best when I wake up. I have read that our blood glucose tends to be highest when we wake up? Maybe I should get my fasting glucose done later in the day?
I am considering trying panthenine, supposdely it can help raise blood glucose, not to mention its considered really good the the adrenal health. Niacin also raises blood sugar, I have used niacin before and feel better however I tend to get ed and low libido, probably because it raises serotonin and supresses dopamine.
Does glucose levels influence body temeprature? I find if I take my temperatue an hour after eatings its normal, oevr 98, if I take my temperature other times like before bed its lower, like 96.5 degrees.
I do know that hypoglycemia tends to supress T3 production, so perhaps people who have some thyroid symptoms yet not others really have a blood glucose issues rather then a thyroid gland problem.