Hey there, I am 21 and male. I have hashimotos hypothyroidism. Some of my symptoms include memory loss, fatigue, (all day but mainly morning and night) depression, extreme sensitivity to cold, and Inability to complete simple tasks at speed. Also I have a lazy eye that is slowly losing vision. (opticians see the eye itself as completely healthy) I have looked online and having an eye problem with a thyroid problem is very common. The brain can shut off or put less attention into one of your eyes to give the other one more of a boost.
I am a musician, and I really struggle learning songs, my fingers remember through muscle memory but my brain is not remembering the tune. No matter how hard I think about the piece or repeat it. It disappears.
Remembering simple things throughout the day is very hard for me. I want to try using Westhroid. I stopped taking levothyroxine about 6 years ago, as it caused the depression side to spike. Since then have been regulating my diet more or less with sea vegetables. I have had all of these problems for years and years. I cant remember when they started. I think I have always had these. The differences of Westhroid and levothyroxine is one is natural and is simply the thyroid gland of a pig. And the other is a synthetic hormone supplement which contains gluten.. which gluten makes the thyroid worsen.
I have not really seen a GP about my thyroid condition in about 5 years, my thyroid glands tend to swell on the occasion. I have been treating and preventing the swelling of my thyroid glands with nori ( a seaweed) as it contains iodine. It works for the swelling and returns it to normal size, it gives me some energy. Unfortunately it does not work permanently, nor does it fix everything. However it compliments the thyroid very well in my experience of using it over the years.
I go through extremely dark times with the depression side of this. It's very hard to cope at times. As I work in a cafe with a constant need to rush around doing hundreds of things at once and a never ending queue. The environment I work in is negative, the mood is not good at all. I am reaching out today and letting you guys know my symptoms and how they are effecting me.
The light side in all of this, I had a very pleasant two days when I had Acupuncture once. He treated and knew exactly what my body needed. I was really skeptical about trying acupuncture, I am actually afraid of needles as well. I decided to bite my lip and go for it. The needles are thinner than a strand of hair, and you cannot feel them. You feel as if there are pennies placed on certain parts of your body. On the day I had acupuncture I had a swollen gland, did not want to leave the house and had no energy. When the treatment was done I felt absolutely amazing. I ran home, had an amazing burst of happiness for about two days and was enlightened to it for days after. Fatigue did creep up after a few days and the rest of the symptoms returned gradually. Downsides of Acupuncture is that I cannot afford constant treatment.
Is there any help out there for us?
Please let me know if you have similar symptoms or could help me in anyway.