I have Hashimotos and hashitoxicosis and I eventually plucked up the courage to book yet another appointment at our GP surgery but this time with a female doctor who I thought would be more understanding. I explained about all of my symptoms and once again, I have been told that they are nothing to do with my thyroid!! After being told that I am not going through the menopause (I had a test done last year), this doctor said that it is likely that my symptoms are probably due to the menopause and as the other doctors have also said, there are lots of other women going through exactly the same!! This GP also offered me a trial of an anti depressant or HRT, which I haven't decided whether to take yet. I really don't mind taking a tablet if I thought that it would help, however from what I have read, I don't think that will sort the problem out. Is there any research that HRT can help??
I have had my test results back today and they are:
Serum free T3 4.2 (3.5-6.5)
Serum free T4 14.3 )11.0 - 23.0)
Serum TSH 2.22 (0.35-5.50)
Serum Ferritin 50 (20-250)
I am actually feeling a lot more settled than I was (I have been taking B12 lozenges and complex for 4 weeks now and have been on gluten free diet for 4 weeks.
Can the gluten free diet help drastically with my mood so quickly??
Any feedback on my results would be greatly appreciated.