Progesterone And Goiter

Discussion in 'Progesterone' started by denise, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. denise

    denise Member

    Oct 18, 2013
    I have large (and very problematic) uterine fibroids. I would love to megadose myself with progest-e, but I also have a large substernal goiter, and there's that caution about the progesterone causing the thyroid to start unloading its colloid and making you hyperthyroid for a while. (I know Peat also says to shrink the goiter using thyroid meds first, but I'm very new to all this and not ready to start in on that yet).

    So I've been focusing on other ways to lower estrogen. I ordered some calcium d-glucarate and something called Myomin, both of which are supposed to be very good for this (I haven't tried them yet--they should arrive today), but it just occurred to me: was Peat's warning specific to progesterone? Or can it be read more generally, i.e., anything that really drops estrogen levels can make your thyroid go nuts for a time? Am I in as much danger of thyroid storm with these other supps as I would be with progesterone?

    Does anyone know? I wish to heaven Peat was still taking questions on his website. I'm afraid to move forward.
  2. j.

    j. Guest

    Probably anything that helps progesterone, so coffee, orange juice, but these things would have a smaller effect.
  3. Mittir

    Mittir Member

    Feb 20, 2013
    RP explained that in Josh Rubin" Thyroid" interview around minute 40 .
    His explanation was that progesterone increases the secretion of thyroid hormone too rapidly.
    He also mentioned in another place that people go through this short
    phase of hyperthyroidism whenever something blocks the estrogen increase.
    My understanding is that once someone has enlarged thyroid gland from
    unopposed estrogen then they will most likely go through
    mild to moderate phase of hyperthyroid at some point. He recommends
    raw cabbage juice and large serving of liver to slow down the thyroid.
  4. HDD

    HDD Member

    Nov 1, 2012
    What about drinking broth made with chicken necks or fish heads? This would get you a small amount of thyroid using food. I have made both and make different soups with the broth.