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B12 Deficiency Cause T3 to T4 conversion problem hypothyroid???

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 17, 2010
  • 01:42 PM

hi, I have been on the b12 protocol recommended by this site for a week now and I'm already feeling a difference. I'm so grateful. My question is - I have been taking 1 levothyroxine 50mcg for about 8 years now daily and I would like to get off it beccause i wonder if my problem which was a t3 to t4 conversion problem was caused by the b12 deficiency since i'm sure I had this deficiency dating back then because I went to the dr with tingling hands and feet and that's how i ended up taking levothyroxine. But now I think the tingling was caused by the b12 not hypothyroid issues. I didn't take my levothyroxine today but wondered if this is a good idea or not? Does taking b12 and reversing the deficiency make it possible to go off thyroid meds if you have the issue I have of t3 to t4 conversion? My blood tests all showed up normal back then but I saw an alternative doctor who put me on levothyroxine because he said if it helps then it must be thyroid and at the time I was grateful to him and still am really as it did help me feel better but not great. I don't want to continue taking a medication I may not need now for the rest of my life. Has anyone experienced this or know anything about it?

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  • He's not very alternative if he prescribed levothyroxine without checking free and reverse T3 as well as T4 AND TSH...and thyroid antibodies. Find someone who will.hi, I have been on the b12 protocol recommended by this site for a week now and I'm already feeling a difference. I'm so grateful. My question is - I have been taking 1 levothyroxine 50mcg for about 8 years now daily and I would like to get off it beccause i wonder if my problem which was a t3 to t4 conversion problem was caused by the b12 deficiency since i'm sure I had this deficiency dating back then because I went to the dr with tingling hands and feet and that's how i ended up taking levothyroxine. But now I think the tingling was caused by the b12 not hypothyroid issues. I didn't take my levothyroxine today but wondered if this is a good idea or not? Does taking b12 and reversing the deficiency make it possible to go off thyroid meds if you have the issue I have of t3 to t4 conversion? My blood tests all showed up normal back then but I saw an alternative doctor who put me on levothyroxine because he said if it helps then it must be thyroid and at the time I was grateful to him and still am really as it did help me feel better but not great. I don't want to continue taking a medication I may not need now for the rest of my life. Has anyone experienced this or know anything about it? Thanks:p
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