I was wondering what (if any) difference there is in terms of treatment, prognosis etc.
I have hypothyroidism and although I don't think i've been directly told it I'm pretty sure it's Hashi (since tests showed antibodies). My doctors aren't so great at coming up with a consistent approach let alone telling me what's going on (some dr's telling me my levels are "fine", others saying it's still iffy etc) but there seems to be a general consensus by now that my levels are good and don't need changing.
Thing is, I still feel run down and i'm even getting aches and pains in "flare ups" now which I never really used to. I would have thought that my levels being "good" for a couple of months now would mean no more flare ups let alone worsening ones.
Could thing be cos of the antibody influence or does it seem like there's more going on?
When I tell drs about it atm the general respone is "but your levels are fine" or "you're young, do stuff" or "build things up slowly". I'm currently in an episode where after going to the cinema and having a meal I came back home and found it exhausting just going to the toilet a few steps from my bed. I don't think being young or staying positive is really gunna help tbh.
I'm about to try getting a referral to a rheumatologist anyway to see if there's more to this, but I'm always looking for as much info as I can since I seem to have to do most of the work here. And right now I'm just so frustrated with this flare up that I need something to be doing.
So yeah if anybody has any knowledge of hashis I would really appreciate it. My current treatment is levothyroxine tablets btw.
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