After years of feeling bloated and terrible for no reason, all tests normal, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's back in March with Thyroid antibodies with these results:
TSH 2.024uIU/ml T3 Total 80 ng/ml Free T4 1.04 ng/dl
After 2 months on 25mcg Levo I have these results:
TSH .895uIU/ml T3 1.30 ng/ml Free T4 1.30 ng/dl
My Endo felt this was an improvement and I should feel better, but I don't. She was either going to stop the meds (if they are making no difference) or add 2.5 mcg Liothyronine SOD. I asked her to add this as not being medicated at all clearly wasn't working.
My biggest gripe is digestive issues, but I also have 15-20 lbs weight gain, and puffiness and joint pain that I can't connect to specific foods. And athletes foot that I can't seem to shake. I am doing a cross between autoimmune paleo and intermittent fasting with bulletproof coffee (Coffee with MCT oil and grassfed ghee for breakfast no food until 2 and no eating after 8 so you "fast" 18hrs a day) ,mostly because I feel better the less I eat. So no nightshades, no grains, no dairy, no eggs, no soy, no corn, no nuts/seeds/legumes, no citrus... I am on supplements galore (benfotiamine, probiotics, Formula SF722, B vitamins, D vitamins, glutathione, selenium, digestive enzymes, magnesium, triphala, calcium d-glucarate, NAC, fish oil..Not all everyday) I know I had a Vitamin D deficiency, not sure of any others. I eat all whole foods, lots of spinach and kale, healthy fats, quality meat fish and poultry. Filter my water and HEPA filter the air...
I have read Root Cause, The Hashimoto's Protocol, The Autoimmune Solution and the Elimination Diet. I AM TRYING. SO. HARD.
I guess the point was, has anyone out there had an Ah-Ha moment they could share? Something you added in or cut out that made a big difference? I know it takes time, but for all I'm doing, my results aren't measurable enough and its frustrating.