I realize there's a chicken-and-egg argument that can be pursued regarding Hashimoto's thyroiditis/hypothyroidism, but I've always believed that it had to start from somewhere, and it may not be just one factor but multiple contributing factors that have led to Hashimoto's.
I have written previously about excruciating joint pain, mostly in my feet and occasionally in my left shoulder (mostly). I'm now starting to feel joint pains in my left ankle and right knee. Bad signs. I'm gluten free, yada-yada-yada.
My naturopath is having me tested for Lyme disease and I have to do the candida stool test (yuck, I've been putting this off). I am curious if there's anyone out there who may have been bitten by a tick, and symptoms didn't show up until years (decades, even) later. I grew up in New Jersey, which is tick heaven. I have been living in the SF Bay Area for 26 years and recall pulling a tick out of me about 18 years ago after a camping trip. Is this even possible?
I'm also getting a genetic testing kit to find out if I have the MTHFR mutation, among other things.