I was diagnosed with hypo and Hashimotos in June after suffering what I though was flu. Long story, familiar to many, of tortured route to diagnosis, but my gp seemed to know what he was on about when he rang me in the evening of the same day I had my tsh etc checked and told me it was over 100 and needed immediate treatment, and for life. Do you know, I almost cried with relief because I was beginning to think I had something "even" worse!!!
Anyway, I am now on 125mg of levo and feel generally so much better, but a week ago I started with a sore throat and had a vomiting attack overnight, which I assume may have been norovirus, as the rest of the family have suffered the same. I rapidly descended into what I call my hypo state, headache, neck and shoulder pain, back ache, no appetite, brain fog etc. etc. I managed to get an appointment with the nurse practitioner (it is near impossible to see a gp, I have yet to be seen since my diagnosis, everything has been telephone consultation) for my conjunctivitis, after being told to see a pharmacist for my sore throat (now 6 days in duration) by the receptionist. I insisted on being seen as I knew a pharmacist would not prescribe for conjunctivitis, which I suffer fairly frequently having very dry eyes all the time. My husband drove me to the appointment as I felt very unwell. I was given treatment for the conjunctivitis and nystan for my throat. Both, thankfully, seem to be resolving now and I am starting to feel less wretched.
Forgive the long, convoluted story, but I wanted to ask if catching bugs, viruses, bacterial infections etc. usually result in a set back with the hypothyroidism? Is it to do with the autoimmune aspect? I feel silly asking as I am a retired health visitor and am ashamed to say had comparitively little knowledge of hypothyroidism prior to my own diagnosis.