Hi all, it is worrying reading all the posts on here on how difficult it is to get help when you are feeling rubbish. I am really struggling to get my good health back and wonder if anyone here has any suggestions.
I have had an underactive thyroid diagnosed when I was 11, some 47 years ago and was successfully treated for most of that time latterly on levothyroxine 250mcg but when I hit my 50's and the menopause I was told I was being over compensated and the dose lowered and I am now on 100 mcg. Since then I have not felt like myself and apart from really struggling with anxiety and stress, which haas affected my health, I am now suffering dreadfully with digestion issues and what I believe could be gallbladder problems. I have had a scan but am told I don't have stones. However, I have suffered pain under my right rib, have been diagnosed with a fatty liver, although I rarely drink and do not eat a fatty diet, I only weigh about 8st 4lbs. I also now have about 20 fatty lumps, which I am told is not uncommon! In addition I suffer dreadfully with stomach acid, bloating and general discomfort. I have had numerous blood tests and scans and am due to have a endoscopy on Wednesday. I take digestive enzymes, liver support supplements, betaine etc to no avail. Everything I eat seems to upset me and I eat virtually no fats, no sugar or dairy.
I have read that thyroid disorders can affect the gallbladder and liver and I wonder if anyone here has any info regarding this. I have all the latest blood results which are numerous, and am told all are ok, including liver and if anything I am still being over compensated with levo but when I reduced it to 75mcg, I felt worse. I wonder should I do or see anyone else to help me get back on track?
Many thanks in advance for your time in reading this.