I am a 38 yr old recently diagnosed with hypothyroid after 22 yrs of being ill.I am on medication (early days)-so no improvements yet.My symtoms are many and varied and fill an intire sheet of A4 paper! they seem to affect my entire body-physical ,mental and emotional.The symtoms i have do seem to fit nicely into the desciptions of hormonal imbalance and so i dont doubt i have these at all BUT there are a cluster of very strange and disabling symptoms that i have had for all this time and have never found answers to.They appear to be unrelated to the hypo.I have been reading up about gluten ataxia and think i may have stumbled upon my answer.
These are my symtoms-
what i call- 'swimmy eyes'.My eyes feel like they are swaying around in my head.They feel sleepy and drowsey (My whole head feels drowsey too).I feel drunk, my eyes are 'fidgetty' and wobbly.When i turn my head my eyes feel like they are playing 'image catch-up' slow to refocus.If i focus on an image it appears to move and jitter around.It feels like the eye muscle is tired.I get blurred vision that comes and goes but is always there to one degree or another.I lose my balance easily- falling sideways into walls often.I have to concentrate to walk in a straight line.I'm clumsy too.Mentally my cognitive skills are terrible.I cant think straight, lose the thread of what i'm saying alot,slurr my words,forget everything,cant concentrate easily.I say words back to front aswell.....basically with all my hormone imbalances aswell ,i feel a total mess.
I am adressing lots of vit and min defeciences that i uncovered myself- 3 months in and still i feel no better.I am on T3 for my hypo (as t4 made me worse).I am on progesterone cream for severly low in that hormone.All of thesse are early days (the last 2 weeks) so i know i have to be patient but it's thses 'brain' symptoms that trouble me the most.I've had this for 22yrs, so i feel at the end of my tether.i must add that these symtoms are CONSTANT there is no break at all,ever.Also i have had a celiac test done by my G.p and that was negative.I also have very few digestive issues other than - wind and a bit of bloating (but then my tummy has been 'bloated' since giving birth a year ago! and the progesterone imbalance does'nt help).I was never bloated before though.....
Please,please if any of you lovely people out there have anything you think could help me i'd be so happy.