Well after several weeks & various blood tests I had appt with Gp. She confirmed my high Thyroid Periodxase antibodies which she informed me I showed positive for in 2014 but was never told about. When I said this obviously confirms I have hashimotos she said not necessarily there are many forms of thyroid disease which indicate high antibodies ???? I thought raised antibodies definitely confirmed hashis ?
When I mentioned my low end range B12/folate & the fact I thought they should be at the high end of range for hashis/hypothyroid suffers she said she had asked a top endocrinologist who writes the NICE guidelines for the NHS about this fact as another patient had mentioned it to her & the said endo had laughed in her face & said this was not the case ????
My Vitamin D was low & I was advised to supplement when I mentioned also taking K2-7 to ensure correct absorption of Vit D she said where did I hear that that she had never heard of this it isn't necessary and wouldn't advise it ???
As for selenium & magnesium supplementation & following a gluten free diet she said there have been many many studies undertaken & no conclusive evidence that they will reduce antibodies or help my condition ????
I know she is a GP & not a endo or specialist in this field but she is an experienced patient and understanding GP who I have always tjo gut very highly of and had confidence in I feel more unsure and confused than ever.
I have really appreciated all of the advice I have received from the forum members & have started supplementing & following a gluten free diet for which I definitely feel better for and of course I do just want to feel well but my GP's advice today really unsettled my thoughts and I just want to make sure I'm done my the right things for my health & well being.
I would very much appreciate anyone's thoughts on the above apologies for the long winded post
Huge thanks :))