I am a member of the Thyroid UK community on HealthUnlocked (Have a diagnosed underactive thyroid and on medication).
I have started to experience gut related issues for the last couple of months - cramps, gas, extreme bloating, constipation, heat in my gut and general discomfort at varying degrees of intensity. Some days anything I eat sets it off. The flatulence at most is the worst - putrid. I don't experience diarrhoea.
I have an appointment booked with my GP (who thankfully is fab) on Monday to not only discuss the above but to chat about my thyroid as I know the gut is having an effect on this - or visa versa. The last couple of days I have felt dreadful. My hair has started to fall out, nails are brittle with ridges, extreme tiredness and my mood is low. Since the diagnosis of my Hypothyroidism 2 years ago I have become much on the ball with diet, medication, vitamins and minerals, stress etc. I educated myself and joined Thyroid UK. I now listen to my body. Hence, why I have joined IBS.
My Mum had Crohns (passed away 17 years ago from Breast Cancer), my Maternal Grandmother died from Bowel Cancer and my Paternal Aunt is Coeliac (also Hypothyroid due to thyroid being removed). I'm leaning towards me and IBS.
A friend has suggested following a FODMAP diet. I already take Probiotics which help immensely. I'm finding some of the threads and posts on the thyroid community page relating to Thyroid & IBS/IBD informative as the threads and info on here.
Slippery Elm, Digestive Enzymes, Stomach Acid, Betaine HCL with Pepsin, Chaga Tea, Apple Cider Vinegar, Nutrigest, Glucomannan - any advice, please?
But mostly I just wanted to say hello - I'm new. 👋