I have various problems with asthma, no smell, sore bones and food intolerances all of which I have been coping with for several years now and last year was given levothyroxine as my TSH had gradually gone up to 9.55 over the year. The net had indicated that treatment for thyroid would help and I persuaded my GP to treat and have recently gone up to 100 mcg. She now says I'm slightly overmedicated (I do feel wired) TSH is 0.24 BUT I still feel rubbish and yesterday just could not stop crying at all. I had such high hopes that thyroid treatment would let me get my life back and it doesn't seem so yet. I am supplementing B12, D3 and other minerals including iron and selenium as all have been low on blood tests throughout the years but don't seem to get consistently well for longer than a few weeks.
Last week I also saw a new ENT consultant who will not treat me as I have had negative experiences with steroid nose drops and don't want to take them at the moment (they seem to make me very wheezy). He also said I had polyps and no sign of a fungal infection yet 6 weeks before the other consultant had said I probably had a fungal infection and no polyps and was sympathetic and said he (the next one)would help. He didn't and was rude and dismissive and asked me why I was bothering him.
I hate being on a restrictive diet and feel unable to face the festive season with no hope for feeling better, everything tasting of sawdust and a throbbing sore nose and face, mind numbing fatigue and a feeling of being overwhelmed, and then being told it is my fault for not taking the offered treatment!
Has anyone else here had nose problems (possibly fungal, I have athletes foot and dhobi itch and a fungal infection of my scalp so why not my nose!!) and found a treatment which helps. Saline douches sometimes appear to dislodge something and I smell something for a few minutes, other times they make it worse and my face throbs and my nose runs and is stuffed up.
I take montelukast (generic) for my asthma which was great when first prescribed but much less so now, 100 mcg levothyroxine, cetarazine (5mg), one puff symbicort inhaler once a day, one puff pulmicort (steroid only) and supplements so I'm rattling with pills. I also eat a very low histamine, low salicylate, no sugar (except when I crack and drink hot water with sugar in it) gluten and casein free diet (I had a very strongly positive blood test for coeliac but a negative biopsy) which is very hard. I live in a vegetarian household and have to hide away to eat which does not help my low mood. What else can I do to feel well / cope with Christmas?