I was diagnosed in 2014 during my first pregnancy. I was put at the highest on 175mg. Afterwards had Levothyroxine removed altogether as some bright spark thought I only had issues as a result of the pregnancy. Went to rock bottom and was put on 150mg. A few months later my maintenance dose was reached at 125mg and been on that ever since. Fell pregnant easily the second time but went a whole year before that with no periods. Second pregnancy I didn't need to adjust my dosage and I had gestational diabetes as well at the tail-end of the pregnancy. I am now almost 4 months post pregnancy. Had my bloods done at 2 months or so in September..all over the show. Got them done 2-3 weeks later..still the same:
TSH is below 0
T4 is high..outside the range
T3 is low..towards the bottom end
I am basically over and under active at the same time and I feel rubbish. I suspect my adrenals are totally shot as well as I am totally fatigued and my throat feels constricted and sore to swallow at times.
GP wants me down at 100mg but said that I couldn't go onto Armour until T4 is under control. Is that true? Also if TSH is so low it is showing as overactive..what would Armour do to that?
Finally..anyone breastfeeding and having Hashi issues? Any supplements etc that are safe? Any luck with anyone getting the antibodies response and inflammation response down with diet? I am considering a drastic elimination diet similar to paleo but even more reduced. Anyone had someone say that leaky gut is the cause and any luck using glutamine or bone broth? Sorry
Lots of questions. Hoping for some answers
Sounds like you have been messed about
Need good energy for two little ones!
Can you post results?
With Hashimoto's, until it's under control, our gut can be badly affected. Low stomach acid can lead to poor absorption of vitamins. Low vitamin levels stop thyroid hormones working.
Essential to test vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12. Have these been tested?
Always get actual results and ranges.
According to Izabella Wentz the Thyroid Pharmacist approx 5% with Hashimoto's are coeliac, but over 80% find gluten free diet helps significantly. Either due to direct gluten intolerance (no test available) or due to leaky gut and gluten causing molecular mimicry (see Amy Myers link)
But don't be surprised that GP or endo never mention gut, gluten or low vitamins. Hashimoto's is very poorly understood
Changing to a strictly gluten free diet may help reduce symptoms, help gut heal and slowly lower TPO antibodies
Thanks a million. Luckily I know that a gluten free diet should help and that the gut plays a role. I have the older results..as follows. Good steer re vitamins tests to have done. Some useful links too that I hadn't come across.