Thanks in advance for any advice. I've been reading as much as I can to try and piece together exactly what might be happening to me. I have bipolar that ultra rapid cycles and Hashimoto's, and my life has been a complete mess because of it recently! Thanks to all those who've given me advice on this forum I am slowly starting to form a picture of what is wrong and what I can do about it.
Correct me if I'm wrong or if you think I'm missing something.
I have a Fructan intolerance. Years ago I did Atkins and felt more well than at any point in my life. I started to feel unwell in the later phase of the diet when I reintroduced onion and fruits etc. I also saw a nutritionist who advised I had fructan intolerance. Fructan intolerance and fructose malabsorption cause leaky gut leading to antibodies being released which mistake the thyroid as a foreign body and attack it = Hashimoto's. The food molecules also bind with tryptophan which is needed for serotonin and melatonin production = impaired mental health and poor sleep.
Hashimoto's may have been over-medicated (or I have undiagnosed Grave's). For whatever reason my thyroid has been going up and down rapidly leading to periods of sluggishness and depression followed by rapid heart beat, sweats and manic type symptoms. This may have triggered the bipolar episode I have just recovered from or indeed actually mimicked it. My psychiatrist has confirmed this.
Solution: stop eating fructan containing foods immediately. See an endo (if I can get my useless GP to refer me - they have refused so far). Get my Vit D and B12 checked and back to healthy levels as vitamin deficiency can also impair mental health.
It's all starting to make sense I think. :o)