I've been feeling ill for many years and am not officially diagnosed with anything by my doctor, who says that my thyroid (and everything else) is absolutely fine.
However, my blood tests show very high antibodies, and my tsh is 5.7, so I have (with the help of everyone on this forum) diagnosed myself with hashimotos (despite ongoing assurances from my doctor that it's not).
To cut a long story short, having run out of local doctors to see and getting nowhere I have been to see an alternative thyroid specialist.
He has told me to get bovine thyroid supplements (there was some reason that it wasn't porcine to do with his supplier, I think). He has also told me not to tell my doctor as I will probably be struck off their patient list (and I think he's right).
However, before I ordered them I googled them and have got scared by what I've seen. In particular, this article has worried me:
The bit that has scared me the most is the bit about mad cow disease. I don't want to take something and then be worrying about what I've taken!
What do you all think?