Hi. I have spent the last couple of days since I got my new results (see my last post) trying to figure out what is caused by what and I just can't get my head around it.
Do I have Hashi's becuase I let my Vitamin D get severely low which in turn lowered my Vitamin B and Phosphate and raised my parathyroid hormone level and messed with my immune system or did all of my Vits and minerals go whacky because of my Thyroid?
I don't have the best of diets nutrition wise and I am a veggie but I have been ok as a veggie for 20 years without previous problems and I do eat plenty of dairy and eggs. I haven't been outside as much this last year or so to get any sun because of generally feeling crappy and tired and because of back pain when I stand and walk. So it could be my lack of outdoors that caused the low vit D. I have been reading that low Vit D can cause a lot of problems. I don't think it's Hyperparathyroidism because my Calcium is higher end but still within normal. I also know that lots of people with Hashi have low nutrients. I'm really just not clear on which came first like the chicken and the egg.
Can anyone please clear this up for me. Can I have caused my Thyroid issues myself through Nutrient insufficiency or was it just going to go Hypo anyway and it caused me to have the deficiency problems? Thanks