I could really do with some help. I am 2 years in to a Hashimoto diagnosis and take 75mg levo in the morning with my cup of tea. I may have had this for a long time and have had many years of symptoms including extreme insomnia (2-3hours sleep per night).
My latest fasting bloods were:
•Serum B12 - normal; Serum folate - normal
•Lymphocyte - low (1.2 with reference range 1.3 - 3.5)
•T4 & TSH normal
•Serum ferritin Normal
•Serum HDL Cholesterol high (6.6 with reference range <5.0)
•Serum LDL Cholesterol high (3.8 with reference range 0.0 - 3.0)
•Serum non high density lipoprotein Cholesterol level high (4.3 with reference range 0.0 - 3.9)
•Blood sugars normal
•Calcium & Vitamin D low
•Serum thyroid peroxidase AB - >600.0 iu/mL (0.0 – 34.0 reference range)
My diet is generally good but I was eating a lot of cheese, which I have dropped from my diet. I drink more than I should at say 1.5 bottles of wine a week. I eat too many biscuits and cakes say 4 biscuits daily and chocolate in the evening.
I try to exercise but this has dropped in the last 3-4 months due to pressure of work and feeling exhausted. I have changed my work pattern now.
I used to smoke but gave up completely around 4-5 years ago after a number of stages of stopping and starting. I am 58yo woman.
My mother has had vascular dementia for 14 years and high cholesterol is an indicator for this but statins are really not recommended as evidenced in this article (https://people.csail.mit.edu/seneff/why_statins_dont_really_work.html).
I feel unwell and overwhelmed, do I need to:
•Take Vit D, B range, K, calcium
•CoQ10 & Krill oil for brain function
•Go gluten free
•Go auto immune diet
•Stop work and lie down forever?
Thank you, you generous people.