I've just got back from the Dr, who told me I have an elevated TSH (can't remember the number) and a low T4 (9.7 I think).
I went for a test as my sister and dad both have thyroid issues and I have had Alopecia Areata for 3 years now. Recently, I've felt really low, have had finger joint pain, dry skin and various other symptoms. My sister mentioned she had Hashimotos so I researched it and thought I might do too! I'm glad I checked.
I have a baby 10.5 months ago, so was wondering if that could have caused this? Apparently my thyroid function was checked in 2016 and it was ok.
They're going to start me on the hormone (I've asked for a lactose-free one as I'm vegan so it'll take a week to find out if there's one for me!) but I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to try and help myself, maybe with diet? I take a 'veg1' supplement from the Vegan Society (https://www.vegansociety.com/shop/veg-1-supplements) already.
It's all a bit overwhelming, so any advice would be great. I am hopeful that this might help my hair loss though! Anyone had any experiences with that?