Am copying info from previous posts: When all my troubles started, I had stress for a month which was bad. But it was immediately followed by what I thought at the time and still do not know if it was or not a 'flu'
it affected my throat, not my nose and not my chest. I caught it in Dublin in early February 16. (at that time there were several deaths from swine flu in Dublin) a child I was in the company of had what we believe was 'a flu' I got it from them.
I couldn't swallow anything at all so for a week I was bed ridden, could eat nothing could barely swallow water with the pain. Lost the stone rapidly. Was like an anorexic by the end of the week.
Couldn't eat properly because of the throat and loss of appetite for a couple of weeks. took about 2 months to put the weight back on.
I didn't go near the dr, (never did before this) just rested at home and let it run its course.
I have since over the past 2 years discovered I have a struggling tsh and raised antibodies heading towards hashimitos as a GP told me today. I also discovered h pylori infection stomach pain over the past 2 years along with hair loss. I reckon the stress and loss of weight lowered my stomach acid enough to let it run wild. Prob had the h pylori infection for years and years but was kept under control by my stomach acid.
My question is could that bug or whatever it was have been the trigger? I thought at the time it could have been swine flu when I heard there were people in Dublin the same week dying from it and I caught it from a Dubliner. Though they were fine in the end, took a few weeks for the child to recover to, I think they got antibiotics from the gp for the child.
would it be possible do you think that there is a link between it - when my hair loss started long before I knew my thyroid results, I did think could it be sub acute thyroiditis caused by that throat infection. I couldn't touch my throat with the pain, even a swallow was sore, never felt or got a flu/bug every in my life like it, I couldn't move my head, had to keep absolutely still or would feel terrible pain. I was hoarse and couldn't speak the first week. it got slightly better and could speak a bit the second week. What do you think any possible impact/connection on my situation now?
Ft4 16.6 pmol/l 12 -22
T4 106.5 nmoll 59 -154
Tsh 3.32 0.27 - 4.2
Ft3 4.69 pmol 3.1 -6.8
Rt3 16 ng dl 10 - 24
Peroxidase antibodies 43 0-34
Tgab 19.4 0-115
Protein 68 gl 63 -83
Vit b12 699 197 - 771
Active b12 61 25.1 -165
Haemoglobom 128 115 - 155
Hct 0.405 0.33 -0.45
Rcc 4.36 3.95 - 5.15
Mcv 92.9 80 -99
Mch 29.4 26-33.5
Mchc 316 300 -350
Rdw 12.4 11.5 - 15
Platelet count 239 150- 400
Wcc 3.7 3 -10
Neutophils 1.64 2.0 -7.5
Lymphocytes 1.60 1.2 -3.65
Monocytes 0.35 0.2 -1
Eosinphils 0.06 0.0 -0.4
Bassiphols 0.05 0.0 - 1
Ferritin 50 15 - 150
Gastric paretal cell negative
Intinsic factor antibodies 0.6
First thyroid tests june 16 4 months after the flu and sore throat
21st oct 16
Hair loss throoughout all months everywhere
First 4 months after flu
Slow to regain appetite and weight took 2-3 months. Freezing all the time wearing jacket.
From may 16 until march 17
Heavy clotting periods but were short
From jan 17
Noticed lack of sweating
From ? Until jan 17
sweating at night and overheating up waking from sleep
From june 17 to now
Swelling of fingers and feet noticed
Noticed bruising on legs
Lighter shorter periods
Poor sleep throughout. But was worse when over heating.
Put a stone of weight on from july 16 until prob march 17. Was always 8 - 8 and half. Was 9 and half durinf that time. Most weight on bum hips and thighs. I have lost a half stone maybe since -mayb it is from.not eating sws at lunch and cutting out cereal. All the weight around legs etc back to preety much the way it was before. But i have been eating more this past 3 months than ever before. Because of h pylori eating more protein eggs meat and lots and lots more fruit and veg. But was eating plenty of that stuff anyway from may 2016 onwards.
Sorry i havent really trackes my symptoms much. Didnt get full testing done until august this year. And dr told me when i asked in jan 17 could i have subacute that it wasnt.
I def had a killer of a throat infection. Never felt the type of pain in my throat before or since. It was swollen couldnt swallow
Ferritin was 16 at start in may 16. Oct 16 went to 22. Jan 17 40. Feb 17 dropped to 30 (had been on active holiday just back assumed lost it from all exercise from may to oct 4 floradix a day). May up to 60 june up to 71. (Was supplementing with iron prescription for a month from march to april from derm. Then floradix after that at high does) Then in aug/sept 17 down to 50 ( assume it dropped because went off supplements during h py treatmenr). Was supplementing floradiz again this past 3 weeks but stipped the other day in prep for nutritional tests next week.