Hello everyone. Thank you so far for all your help on my previous posts. I'm currently on my first prescription of levothyroxin to treat an underactive thyroid I developed after having post partum thyroiditis. My doctor has told me this is a brand new condition and cannot be linked to previous symptoms Iv had since around age 10 (I'm now 30) so Iv done some research.
I found old doctors notes saying I was suffering from extremely high thyroid antibodies but low tsh levels at age 16. But no further tests were issues. Iv suffered for years (20!!!) with autoimmune like symptoms and have gone to the doctors only to be told none of them are linked! Iv never had any of this info looked at and have only just done some digging and discovered this doctors letter 14 years later. In all my research I discovered hashimotos which apparently has my symptoms but on initial tests won't show up as tsh levels stay normal. Iv then delved a little deeper and discovered hashimotos can cause leaky gut syndrome which I have all the symptoms of. Food allergies, mouth ulcers, ibs, candida, flare ups etc.
Iv been told once again by a doctor it's not all linked and my underactive thyroid is a totally new condition but I'm so sure Iv suffered for years with it. I'm trying to get referred and get diagnosed with hashimotos disease or something just so I can start to get my head around what I'm dealing with. Has anyone else experienced this? Years of suffering and being turned away with suppressing medicines and never looking at the root cause? How do you deal with hashimotos? Also has anyone suffered with leaky gut? Especially mouth ulcers. I'd love to hear your stories and advice