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    taikara
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    Hi! I am reading the thyroid connection and am in the process of trying to take control of my hypothyroid condition. I’m having a problem, though: some of my symptoms (tiredness, pain in joints, psoriasis, some digestive issues) seem to cross over ALL of the conditions which require supplements according to the book. According to the checklists, I have candida, SIBO, parasites, possible leaky gut, AND adrenal dysfunction (night worker, chronic stress, little relaxation, endurance athlete, low blood pressure, etc).

    I can’t afford the hundreds of dollars it would take to buy supplements all at once. Where should I start? Please help!

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    taikara
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    It may help to note that I have not been diagnosed with auto-immune Hashimoto’s by my conventional doctor, just thyroid dysfunction based on a high TSH and hypothyroid symptomatic, but still experiencing symptoms while on levothyroxine.

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    Dana Faris RDN
    Dana Faris RDN
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    Hi there,
    I would recommend you start with the leaky gut and adrenal dysfunction supplements. Before doing the GI supplements, I may consider testing to see what is going on with your gut first so that you know you are treating the right thing!

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      Day
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      Dana, I’m in a similar position. I am currently treating adrenal dysfunction leaky gut and would like to move on to treating the yeast overgrowth and SIBO. I’d like to test for SIBO first before buying all these supplements. I have seen the Lactulose and glucose test. The website recommends taking both for more accurate results, but this is very expensive. Which test do you recommend?

      Also, do you know of any testing for yeast overgrowth? Thanks!!

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      Dana Faris RDN
      Dana Faris RDN
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      Hi Day,
      The glucose is more “accurate” but the Lactulose test looks at what type of SIBO might be growing (hydrogen or methane based). I would probably stick with the lactulose test. For yeast overgrowth, there are 2 tests I recommend – a blood candida IgG, IgA, and IgM test which can be run by your PCP; and a Comprehensive Stool Analysis which looks at the entire gut (bacterial imbalances, yeast, parasites, digestion/absorption, inflammation, immune function, and short chain fatty acid status).

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