So Ive done genetic testing purely to find out about a missing link in ancestry and what do I find? That I have the DIO2 gene. I didn't even know about his and now I know I have it, in fact I think I have 5 of the genes.
Through my own trial and error, I realised that I had a thyroid problem for many years although it wasn't showing up on any blood tests. No one seemed to care until the TSH did go a bit high. Apparently the DIO2 gene means you have the problem, it just doesn't show up on blood tests. Have I got that right?
Anyway, I took T4 for a couple of years and felt dreadful and in the end self medicated with T3 when I became a different person. I haven't been happy doing it all myself, blood tests, self medicating etc and in fact my figures all seem a bit weird now too. I feel I might be better on a combination but who on earth is going to prescribe tht?!
So, by chance I happen to have read about the DIO2 gene and how consultants will prescribe T4/T3 combination if they have the evidence to show and it so happens I had this genetic testing done and there it is.
I have persuaded my GP to let me see an endocrinologist anyway and I have an appointment in July. My GP doesn't know about this genetic testing, the findings etc because he wants nothing to do with T3.
So, I want to present this to the endo along with everything else and wondered what anyone else had found out about the gene. Mine seems to to a CT and I think CC is better????? Something to do with inheriting one half from one parent and one from the other and I think CT means its only from one parent.
Interestingly the DIO2 gene relates to osteoarthritis too. I have alot of problems with my joints/bones etc and also does my Aunt who has hypothyroidism. She has actually been diagnosed with osteoarthritis so I guess we share the same genes.
Any comments are welcome. Thank you.