Hope you can bear with me on this - it's a bit of a saga but would be interested if anyone else has had similar experiences?
For the past 10 years I have been ill every 6-10 weeks with what has seemed like repeated infections. I've had respiratory infections, sometimes just flu-like symptoms including headaches, stomach issues, dizziness... Sometimes lasting just a few days, or sometimes going on for a month or longer. It has always been kind of cyclic. No GP has ever got to the bottom of it apart from saying 'there are a lot of viruses going around' or basically that they don't know. At a certain stage I just gave up going to the GP's as it was pointless.
At the beginning of this year work threatened to put me on a capability procedure because of my absences, not surprising really. I do try to have the least amount of time off I can. Often just go to work feeling bad.
Anyway, to cut a long story short, I am wondering now whether the root cause of all of this has been an under-active thyroid/possibly Hashimotos. I was diagnosed with it being mildly underactive about 5 years ago and the Levo. dose has always been pretty conservative, 25mcg to 50mcg.