I have recently done three fasts:
1. 7 days
2. 19 days; and
3. 13 days
I'm going to try another extended fast, starting on Sunday.
My main concern is the fact that I take thyroxine for under-active thyroid, 100mg per day.
During my last fast (13 days) I had my thyroid function tested at Day 5, and the results indicated:
1. TSH was elevated, at 8.29 (up from 0.09 months prior, with healthy range being: (0.40 - 4.00)
2. Free T4 was at 11.9 (down from 15.1 6 months prior)
My levels of TSH were through the roof, while the actual amount of T4 was down.
QUESTION: what implications for fasting do these two figures suggest?
Not sure what to do about my daily dose: maintain it; taper it throughout long fast; stop it altogether.
Has anyone had any relevant EXPERIENCE?
I'm strictly looking for someone who:
a) has under-active thyroid and understands the above results; and
b) has a lot of fasting experience