I have had hypothyroidism only since having a major operation which triggered the illness. I later discovered I actually had Lyme disease and did not need the op in the first place. I privately funded Lyme treatment at great cost and involving several courses of IV antibiotics after which I felt totally well. Unfortunately this did not last and the symptoms returned. The Lyme doctor discovered I had elevated thyroid antibodies but thought treatment for Lyme would correct this. After more than a year on antibiotics followed by herbal antibiotics I was still unwell. My GP begrudgingly started me on T4 50mg with very slight improvements. One of the symptoms I have had is floaters in my eyes and I long wondered what these were. I can focus on them against the light and they appear like wiggly tube like structures with cell like blobs and intermittent circles of small black dots. Having done my research I now believe these to be fungal in nature. This is interesting because one of the antibiotics which helped the most was metronidazole and we all know azoles are antifungals. I can no longer afford the Lyme treatment but from time to time get my hands on Metronidazole and after taking it my Thyroid symptoms improve dramatically and I feel normal again. This is interesting because the latest research regarding Parkinson's disease implicates systemic fungal infection see articles in the New Scientist. The symptoms of all these diseases Lyme, Parkinson's and Hashimotos are not that different maybe only in severity (the toxins produced by fungi have very potent neurotoxicity and in fact are used in chemical warfare!) Many Lyme sufferers develop Hashimotos. I personally believe that all autoimmune disease is actually caused by infection even if the pathogenic causes are still unknown. Lyme disease in known to have a cystic form which evades antibiotic treatment and hides in cells only to reappear at a later date. It is also thought that Epstien Barr virus may lodge in the cells of the Thyroid and trigger the body to attack itself thus causing Thyroid disease. Since no doctors test for any of these pathogens or in the case of Lyme the NHS test is useless they are unlikely to find the connections.
Sorry for this ramble but getting to the point I wondered if anyone else has found their symptoms improve with antibiotic/antifungal treatments and do any of you have the floaters I describe in you eyes.
I have also started doing the Paleo/Keto diet and have had marked improvement in some symptoms especially joint pains and rheumatic finger joints and also slightly improved quality of sleep. Its early days but I am hoping my Hashimotos data may improve.
I would appreciate any of your thoughts.
Here's hoping we will all feel better soon!