You're a great bunch and having decided to not look at this site so much but concentrate on positive mind/body stuff I find that I keep hitting a wall of confusion which I can't unravel. So I come back to it but my mind just cannot take in the complexities of all these chemical interactions ( brain fog and disintegrating memory) and doctors misunderstandings and lab levels being different. Dear lord how do any of you sort it out? I've sent for the thyroid uk book hoping that will help. But truthfully I do not know what to do first. I've been on 125 mcg of levo for 11 years (no thyroid- Hashimotos) but now I read it can effect one's bone density and as I've seen my mother suffer awful pain from extreme osteoporosis I don't want to go that way. I've got pains all around my chest that Drs say is either heart or reflux but that nothing shows on tests and Ive digestive problems from Pernicious aneamia. Who invented these bodies anyway.? They're always breaking down
I'm in Lancashire, does anyone know of a good specialist who can help me sort this out. Also I now see that my daughter is going that way and my sister has been fobbed off with 'your thyroid is normal' when she has bad fibromyalgia and depression.
If our thyroid controls all our chemical reactions, then it makes sense that we could get all sorts of problems when our thyroid is working under par.