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These are the symptoms I have:

Brain fog



Weight gain (eventho I have a healthy diet & work my ass off)

Brittle nails

Dry itchy skin

Scaly skin patches

Flaky skin

Hair loss


Irritable bowel syndrome

Eyebrow Hair loss

Patchy body hair growth

Ridges in nails

Bouts of constipation



Then sometimes I Swing to:


On Edge

Wired feeling

Bouts of Dihorreah




Some sudden weightloss which then piles back on when I switch back :(

I think I have them all.. Probably forgot a load.. :/ anyways that's just a snap shot. Throat also feels swollen and uncomfortable sometimes painful. Like I have something stuck or a little balloon slowly expanding in there.

My tests seem to come out normal atm so I'm at a total loss.. :( I believe it could be thyroid but no one is willing to help me.. :( I have a close family history of thyroid problems and disease to x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x

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Oh I also forgot cold and heat intolerance..numbness and tingling.. And shooting pains randomly in arms and hands


It sounds as though you might have autoimmune thyroid disease. Have you ever had your thyroid antibodies tested? Or did your doctor test your TSH level only? Can you post your blood test results (Your doctor or the receptionist should tell you what they are, we also need the ranges (numbers on brackets)).


I need to get my results from my doctor but I know my last Tsh test was 1.45. I'm pretty sure they use the 0.5 to 5.0 range. I had a private antibodies test done. They were present but not high enough to be considered a positive result as they weren't above the reference range which was 0-115 for tpo and 0-34 for tgab. I'm really confused as I seem to have my the symptoms of it but antibodies we'rent high. I eat practically no gluten and take a thyroid support supplement atm because I feel so bad :( should I eat more gluten and stop taking the supplement to see if the antibodies go up..? I will feel rubbish but if they go high enough for diagnosis I could get it all sorted soon. Or am I crazy..? Haha x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x.x


My antibodies were just under the top of the range the first time I had them tested( 92 with a range of 0-100). I then had them re-tested 4 months later and they had tripled(249).....two more months and they were over 1200. Had most of the symptoms you listed. My tsh goes up and down but is never over the range. When the antibodies came back as 1200 I convinced the gp to trial levo. I am now on 25 x day and feel a lot better than I did before. I still have ups and downs but they aren't as extreme if that makes sense.

The fact that you are gluten free is very good if you do have autoimmune disease so, yes, in your shoes I would consume gluten for a few weeks to see if it makes a difference.


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