I wanted to start by saying thank you to all those who have already given me advice. If it wasn't for the information on this forum I am not sure I would have pushed so much to get a diagnosis.
After changing GP's, I went in last week with by Blue Horizon results and a speech prepared about how awful I feel. It thankfully wasn't needed as he looked at my antibodies, confirmed I have Hashimoto's and has started me on 50mg of Levothyroxine. I could have cried with happiness after me trying to convince my last doctor that I had a feeling my body was attacking myself with all of the bizarre allergic reactions I am getting (on top of the fatigue, constipation etc etc). Of course when I went to my previous doctor and used the phase "I don't know how to describe it but I feel like my body is being very slowly poisoned" she swiftly told me I may have a psychological problem!
The new doctor also gave me advice on getting my Vitamin D levels up (although only recommended 1000Iu) and will test thyroid, antibodies and vitamin D again in 6 weeks. Overall, I felt it was a good experience compared to my last doctor!
I am now looking for some advice or suggestions on what else I should be thinking about in order to get my health on track. I don't really know much about the best way to maximise my health.
startagaingirl has helpfully recommended 5000iu/day vit d3 + take vit k2-mk7 and magnesium, methyl folate preferably as part of a multi B supplement, sublingual 5000 methyl cobalamin b12 which I have looked in to. I think I will ignore the advice to start on 1000Iu Vitamin D and go for a higher dose with Vitamin K.
Does anyone have any other suggestions which they have found really helpful in aiding their health?
I have been gluten-free for two years and am researching the Autoimmune paleo diet as I am desperate to feel better.
My last test results were:
TSH 8.48 (0.27-4.20 mIU/L), Free T4 12.49 (12-22 pmol/L), Free T3 6.02 (3.1-6.8 pmol/L), Anti-Thyroidperoxidase abs 181.6 (<34 kIU/L), Anti-Thyroglobulin Abs 87.2 (<115 kU/L)
Vitamin D (25 OH) 36 (Deficient <25 nmol/L, Insufficient 25-50), Vitamin B12 365 (Deficient <140 pmol/L, Insufficient 140 - 250),
Serum Folate 16.38 (8.83 - 60.8 nmol/L)