I have had a thyroid problem for 4/5 years now and only through this site found I have hashi's. I had a Blue Horizon test back in Feb and the result was 427.6. Other tests showed I was low in Vits etc and I have spent the last 6 months getting these levels back up.
A couple of months ago I posted on here as I had an eye inflammation which I was concerned was TED. I was told it wasn't, which was a relief and was given steroid eye drops to take for three weeks and the eye went back to normal. About three weeks later it happened again and I have been on the same eye drops for about 2 weeks. I saw the consultant at the clinic yesterday, who again confirmed it was not TED as there was no swelling at the back of the eye. He did however, say it was probably the antibodies causing it as they attack facial tissue as well as other parts of the body and now its happened its likely to keep reoccurring. I am having problems with my gums at the moment and he thinks that is probably also the antibodies. Off to the dentist tomorrow!
All the medications seem to just treat the damage the antibodies cause eg Levo, eye drops. I know mine aren't particularly high but is there anything I can do to lower them in the hope they stop damaging me?
I am starting by giving up smoking tomorrow and know this will affect my TSH level as it did before which made me start again. However, that was before I knew this site existed and knew what was happening!
Thanks to all.