Hi folks, can anyone shed any light or knowledge on auto immune diseases, infections or conditions, that relate to my tests and symptoms?
I'm doing everything as far as diet and supplements I can do for reducing hashi symptoms, I follow the right diet rigidly and taking all the right supplements, all my mineral and vit levels are good ( see previous posts) .
My thyroid blood tests seem to show I'm medicated optimally, though the t3 has gone down slightly its still near the top of range.
What is bugging me is that I see some blood test results that often came up as slightly abnormal, and the docs don't seem to pay any notice to them. Are these all often raised in people with hashmotos, or nothing to worry about, or could it be a sign of something else?
If anyone has any further insight I would appreciate it.
Ive been suffering with chronic fatigue for around 15 years now, the more scarey symptoms improved since being on the thyroid meds ( eg fits, nervous symptom meltdowns, severe panic attacks, chronic severe depression, better and less often) I don't sleep for 24 + hours anymore, but I am still constantly fatigued, and have chronic muscle pain and weakness, still have dizzy spells though not major episodes like I was having. State of shock physical symptoms only happen if im in extreme stress or have a fright, it does last several days, but I do recover, and its not permanent like it was in the past, so I feel my nervous system is coping better. That changed when I was put on the levothyroxine.
Sorry if this sounds random, but anyone who has experienced or knows will understand !
I also have bradycardia - low pulse and heart rate always around 44 bpm. Its often found in athletes but I'm not even at a normal activity level, I have limited mobility.
I'm now nearer like I was when I was first ill , but had not got to the worse stage I was in, I hope that makes sense.
I feel there must be an underlying illness that either caused the hashimotos or it is a symptom/complication of the underlying illness. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome before I got hashis. Chicken egg scenario ? or an underlying undiagnosed condition?
anyway heres the tests that seem to keep flagging up ,
Does anyone have the same with hashi's or other illnesses ?
ESR Erythrocyte sedimentation rate HIGH in past ( 25+ / 32+ / 16+)
-most recent test = 15 ( normal range )
( inflammation test )
Lymphocyte count slightly low ( 1.2 - ) most recent
test 1.5 = within range
( low count is associated with many diseases inc muscle weakness and nerve damage )
GFR calculated abbreviated MDRD
(mL/min/1.73m*2) > 60
( kidney function test )
ALP Serum alkaline phosphatase level 149+
( associated with liver / gallbladder / bones)
Serum calcium level 2.59+
( poss from taking to high calcium supplement?)
level < 10
( also associated with various infections auto immune etc )
MOST RECENT THYROID TEST - T4 22.6 (+) TSH 0.01 (-) T3 5.5 ( within range )
Bradycardia 44 bpm.