Posting as not sure where to go or what to do next.
I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism for about 18 months, was discovered when my daughter was just about to turn one. I had pre-eclampsia with her and am learning that the two are linked although I suspect my thyroid has been protesting since teenage time.
In the last 18 months ish I have had three episodes of extreme fatigue where I have been hopeless:
1st time was post long bike ride - not haven ridden a bike for 15 years - GP at the time said I was probably still getting used to thyroid medication etc and that it can take a year for thyroid to stabilise. He checked my bloods and said all was fine and that exercise even extreme wouldn't effect the thyroid.
2nd period was after a week long work course that was intense, away from home with my toddler and MIL in tow to cope. Saw a kinesiologist afterwards who at the time I felt had cured me although she didn't think diet was relevant and although I liked her at the time I haven't rushed back - she did say she wouldn't need to see me again.
3rd episode was a few weeks ago. Triggered possibly by stress (pattern forming....) I think I had been over doing things including work and home and in a tired state got a bit too busy on the internet and ended up panicking that I didn't have our home and family prepped for nuclear disaster - at the time it felt very scary and a real threat post Trump. I was cursing my lack of wind up torches!!!!
Both episodes 2 and 3 resulted in missing work. Basic processing is shot - didn't feel safe driving, walked put in front of a car accidentally, kept forgetting super basic things like breakfast and became super ranty with husband which is how in part it got diagnosed in the first instance.
When I was first diagnosed I looked into diet changes got so confused by no broccoli and no sugar, caffeine dairy and/grains and beans that I decided to just stick to the thyroxine initially and see how I got on. I take 75 mg daily in the morning.
My coffee reliance is increasing where I used to on occasion have one cup I have become a regular two cups a day girl looking forward to that cup and counting down the time. Pre last blip was having about 4 a day.
Seeing GP tomorrow who has refused so far to send me to an endo as my bloods are normal .... regardless I cannot live with the threat of this possible crash living over me without reasons and preventative steps.
I've tried gluten free initial results were good then back to normal and then gave up but probably didn't give it more than 6 week trial so poss hopeless.
I find the world of supplements crazy expensive but mind boogling what on earth do you take first/prioritise. Diet posts are so confusing. more than happy to read and learn but want to avoid the crazy extreme rubbish. Tap water debates are hard to avoid but fitting an extreme filter ..... its all too much.
I eat virtually all non processed food, rarely drink alcohol and seldom drink carbonated drinks.
Too much information on the internet and too many books to pick a good one.
Any one able to signpost key things that helped them.
Is it work seeing someone like Dr Willis who is in my area for support/suggestions or will that bankrupt me? I feel maybe seeing someone holistic may mean I can pay them for their knowledge and use them as a filter but then am I just being a mug taking on all that they tell me.
Apologies but you can probably sense the head confusion!!!!
Happy to post blood results if that's of use - I certainly don't understand them and they seem ok so GP tomorrow will probably tell me they are fine!!!!!