Hey guys, have you seen the development of hypothyroidism either in the midst of or after bulimia? I am a 27 year old male and have struggled with it for over 11 years now. A few years, all hypo symptoms began. Generally, my TSH has been normal around 1.5 with low FT3 and low/normal FT4, no antibodies, low RT3. I actually thought the insane stress of the bulimia could have induced the autoimmunity but the lack of antibodies seems to tell another story.
My testosterone is also currently very low. Last year, a hormonal panel showed low/normal LH, FSH, and testosterone. I also have issues with waking up during the night to urinate (several times with a full bladder) so I'm thinking ADH could be low as well.
Further, my WBC's have been low and decreasing the past couple of years. My ferritin has been as low as 7 but most recently was at an all time high of 49. Vitamin D is okay, serum B12 has fluctuated from low normal to double the top of the reference range, and folate seems to be okay.
Just starting on some thyroid tx now. Currently taking 1/2 grain NDT twice daily and 5 mcg cytomel daily. Nothing yet but it's early on in the tx. Tried levo 3 years ago with no success and also tried Thyrogold with no effect. Hoping this is helpful. More than anything, I'm curious about the root of it all. Any ideas?!