Im looking for a bank of info on the link between Hypothyroidism and Asthma. Is there such a thing?
Ive had Brittle Asthma since I was 18, I think probably before but it wasnt diagnosed until I ended up in ICU for a while. Now I am at the top of the drug tree.
A consultant suggested getting my thyroid checked. I did came back as TSH 4.8, T4 17 and T3 4. My GP has told me this is all normal. However on Hypothyroid Mum I have all but 6 of the 300 symptoms she lists and my Basal Temp each morning is between 35.3 and 36.5 giving an average temp of 36.1. I sleep in a jumper, thigh high socks and thermal leggings even when its 25 degrees outside.
I want to say to my GP I want to approach my asthma looking at stuff going on with me not external factors and I dont want to be drugged to the eyeballs anymore.
I know that if my cortisol is raised it will prevent conversion of T4 to T3. Cortisol can be raised by Seretide 500 a drug I have to take an unlicensed dose of everyday as Im allergic to steroids - no one has checked my cortisol however. I have a lump in my throat that at times restricts my breathing.
My Doctor is currently encouraging me to give up my horses, my sheep, my dogs, my cat without running further allergy tests to see if Im still allergic to them. So solutions are needed.
Thoughts - ideas - help - greatly appeciated.