Posted by: Mia | 2003/12/02

Lack of Eltroxin weakens the immune system?

I had a Prolaktin adenome which was removed years ago. I have been through a rough time getting just the right type an amounts of hormones my body requires.

I stopped taking Eltroxin in Dec last year without discussiong it with my Docters. This year I have flu and tonsilitis every 6 weeks. I had the tonsils removed the beginning of November and since last week monday I am coughing and sneezing etc.

My thyroid count is currenly 8.5 . Is it possible that the lack of this hormone makes my system weak? I was told that the thyroid hormone is not manufactured adequately by my pituituiry gland as ths was damaged during the op to remove the adenome. Keep up the great work

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Mia, if you have too little thyroid hormone, your metabolism will slow down and this might have a negative effect on your immunity. If you can tell me what exactly was measured (TSH, T4 or T3) and what the unit of measurement was, I might be able to tell you whether you need to take thyroid hormone or not. Good luck.

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