The amazing thing is that once I stopped the thyroid meds and started the adrenal glandulars, supplements, identified food sensitivities , went organic, started on natural hormones (estradiol, progesterone cream, DHEA cream and pregnenolone), got rid of all my household and personal products that contained chemicals and so forth, my thyroid numbers not only returned to normal but were in the optimal range, which is where they have stayed for the last 3 years.
But, remember I only had a TSH of 6 and normal optimal range is about 2 - 5.5. And, I was going through menopause as well. So even though I still have severe adrenal fatigue along with some maddening neurological symptoms, I think by doing all of this I must have taken the stress off of the thyroid. That's the best theory I can come up with.
Something else that was amazing. I had severe osteroporosis of the lumbar spine when all this started...and now 4 years later because of all these changes my last DEXA showed ABSOLUTELY no spinal deterioration and a 25% improvement in the hip region. I suppose one can attribute that to the fact that the spine regenerates at a much faster rate than the hip bones.