possible Hashi anti bodies

After my latest set of blood results GP and myself agreed 50mg thyroxine was best for next 8 weeks when I would have more blood tests. GP did want to put me on 100mg but i think my system didn't absorb it all if that makes sense, and went hyper. Would rather build up slower this time. She does think I may have also hashimoto antibodies as well as Graves, and will test and refer back to endo, but wants to see what next blood test results are. I rarely feel good, but feel slightly better when underactive than hyper. Permanantly feeling hungry to the point of low blood sugar nausea, faint and shaky is not fun, especially when at work, or out and about you cant just have something to eat. Eating is difficult because of so many sensitivites, and digestive problems, so this is one of many reasons why if not stable i would rather be under.

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  • Mothsballs, try keeping something you know doesn't upset you in your desk or locker at work, and in your handbag, so you can snack regularly to prevent blood sugar dropping.

    If you have Graves &/or Hashimoto's, and have digestive issues, it may be worth considering 100% gluten-free diet.

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  • mothballs,

    Sorry to hear about your thyroid antibodies.

    Adrenal hormones like epinephrine, norepinephrine, DHEA and cortisol play a vital role in blood sugar regulation.

    Low or imbalanced thyroid hormone will compromise the adrenal glands and lower levels of cortisol will mean the liver is impaired when converting glycogen into glucose (active form). As the body is stressed, the cells require even more energy and insulin levels increase but as cortisol is low this results in further low blood sugar known as hypoglycemia.

    Adrenaline may be released when cortisol is low and this explains why we get shaky and irritable when hungry.

    A diet incorporating lots of sugary snacks will encourage insulin spikes and further sugar lows.

    Eating protein, fats and carbs with every meal will help prevent insulin spikes. Also ensure you stay hydrated.

    Starting medicating on 50 mcg Levo is better as gives the body time to acclimatise to the newly added hormones. Post any test results complete with ranges

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    Flower

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  • This makes sense Flower, I do try to eat from all three food groups, limit sugar in any form to prevent spikes. have one cup of darjeeling tea, which is weaker in tannins, and caffine , with a bit of goats milk, otherwise i drink water throughout the day. Eat rye bread or wholemeal pitta bread which although containg gluten do not have all the preservatives, soya, palm oil, sunflower oil which i know i re act to. Do not want to go gluten free at this stage as it will serverely restict my limited diet, and i am underweight. Natural forming salycidic acids in fruit and veg are a problem [ kiwis ok] , so i dont realy have fruit any more, fructose is a problem too btw. Do like my veggies tho. On my feet all day, not in an office so not always possible just to snack. You are right with the adreanal stress tho. will have to get full results next time. Due to leaving off thyroxine for 10 days TSH was 12, T4 8

  • mothballs,

    What do you mean ... [ .. Due to leaving off thyroxine for 10 days ..] ..?.

    TSH of 12 is too high & T4 is too low indicating you are under medicated.

    I snack on whey or pea protein powder in smoothies, or if out & about, Pulsin' Protein Bars (all gluten free). These are calorie packed so would suit your underweight condition.

    Flower

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  • Dr reduced previous dose from 100mg thyroxine as i was too high and over medicated, whilst on 75mg I went hyper even more, sweats, always hot, palpitations, rapid heartbeat and the constant hunger i mentioned above. Thought either not absorbing meds properly, maybe a hashi crisis,[which dr will check out after next lot of results} or i was overactive again so I left off meds for 10 days to settle things, as I got scared of being over and having to have rai again. So restart again on 50mg thyroxine, and i do feel better than when i was over. Will look into the ingredients of the pulsin protien bars, thanks for that i've not seen them.

  • Sorry to bother you again Flower, do you know if any of those protien bars are free of sunflower lecithin and soya? The ones I have seen all contain both, and I have a bad intolorance to both.

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