Hi there, I have Hashimoto's, but I think there is something else going on too. Is anyone else addicted to licquorice? I drink licquorice tea all day - I know there is a warning on the box to limit the amount you drink, but I feel as though I need it as if there is something that my body is short of.
I have always loved licquorice, but the "need" for it seems to have grown with my Hashi's diagnosis nearly 4 years ago. I am now self treating on NDT (Thiroyd from Thailand), as my Dr and endo are really clueless and ignore symptoms, just treat according to TSH!!!! I had to fight to stay on a dose which made me feel OK and then started getting symptoms of TED (dry eyes, grittiness in the eyes and then eventually blulging eyes.
When I got drops from the principal Dr of my practice, he noticed that I had been referred to an eye consultant in January 2016 for a glaucoma check because of an abnormal "puff" test during my eye exam. He said then (in April) did they tell you your eyes are bulging"? When I said no, he just said OK and offered no suggestions.
At that point I just gave up and decided to start the NDT which I had already purchased. I gradually increased to 2 grains slowly following the suggestions in STTTM, but having my Blue Horizon blood results at the beginning of May and noticing my B12 was only just in range, I took the advice of the wonderful members on this forum and started supplementing with B12. I have been able to reduce my dose to 1.5 grains and feel well most of the time.
I would be grateful for any views on the licquorice please. Is it adrenal issue?