Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with Hypothyroid about 5 years ago after the birth of my first child. I was taking Levothyroxine and then after the birth of my second child 2 years ago my symptoms worsened and I had bad post-natal depression. The GP suggested that I keep increasing my medication (which was increased during pregnancy) and that I take anti-depressants. I didn't see that as a long term solution so at that point I started seeing a private endo (who was on the list) who diagnosed me with Hashi's. He put me on Armour (and then laterly Erfa) as well suggesting I do an elimination diet (I am still GF and DF) as well as start taking various supplements (selenium, iron , probiotics). I also engaged in CBT and doing all these changes initially felt better but then my progress plateaued.
More recently I finally had an NHS referral to an endocrinologist and had various tests done (Full blood count Iron, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Free T3 and T4, Cortisol, Liver function and bone profile) which all came back normal (apart from low platelets which I have had since pregnancy) and so the endo basically said there isn't anything more that they can do at the moment.
Overall I am grateful I feel better then I did 2 years ago but most days I wake up feeling like I have been hit by a bus, have brain fog, anxiety and low mood. And weirdly I have also lost a lot of weight despite being hypothyroid.
I feel like I have come to a standstill in my health progression and am wondering is this as good as it gets! I really hope not as I want to have energy for my children. I feel I need to give it one last chance with another private doctor so if anyone has any recommendations of any Hashi specialists in the London or SW area then I would be grateful if you could private message me.
Wishing you good health
Thanks very much Sam