Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Melatonin, and possible (?) adrenal issues

Calories eaten yesterday: 1103
Fat: 26g (20%)
Carbs: 78g (28%)
Protein: 147g (52%)
Weight this morning: 129.6 (One week ago: 131.6)
Calories burned in exercise today: 203

Had my first personal training session today. He said this would not count toward my four. It was just a short appointment where we talked about my medical issues, goals, and diet. We meet again next Monday at noon.

After this I managed to squeeze in 55 minutes of upper body weight training. No time for cardio, but I did walk to work from BART.

I read about melatonin to help with sleep on About.com's Thyroid Disease forum. It's supposed to help a person sleep better and I have a lot of trouble falling asleep. It may also help convert T4 hormone into T3.

After five weeks on T4 and not feeling any better I want to ask my doctor for adrenal testing at my next appointment. I did some online research today so I know what to ask for. Since 95% of thyroid patients have Hashimoto's and I fall into the 5% that doesn't, I would like to rule this out or in. My thyroid could be wacky simply from long-term dieting and too much soy, but I want to make sure there's no adrenal problem.

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1 comment:

joyceem said...

For what it is worth, I have been taking melatonin supplement for awhile for sleep (menopause). It does seem to help. I found one that was time release.

joyceem