Have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's) and neutropenia.
Feeling unwell again recently and casting around for answers posted a couple of days ago speculating whether I was both hyper and hypo. Got lots of useful feedback - thank everyone. Someone advised me to check my temperature on waking - SO OBVIOUS - why didn't I see that (Thanks GirlScout - much appreciated!)
Only have a couple of days results as yet, but my basal temperature does seem low:
(in degrees C)
Also took it a couple of times during the day and the same........
Certainly would seem to be suggesting hypothyroid.
I do, however, have a follow on from this:
Am sure I have read somewhere that your bone marrow needs an optimal temperature in order to produce the necessary cells (eg. neutrophils). Have been told that the neutropenia is just something I have to "live with", but surely if my body temperature were to improve (i.e., If I were to get my thyroid issues more under control) my bone marrow would start producing cells more effectively.
And the other follow on is: Surely if low body temp is a symptom of hypothyroidism, don't a lot of hypothyroid patients also have neutropenia?
This is all a bit unformed - a stream of consciousness......but any thoughts/observations would be very welcome.
Also, have been googling several permutations of "low temperature and neutropenia" etc..etc.. "Bone marrow optimum temperature" just got me a load of cookery stuff. It seems bone marrow is a trendy dish at the moment!
If anyone can point me in the right direction of some reading that would be much appreciated.