I would like to share my story to see if you could shed some light. I’ll try to be as brief as possible!
I’m 38 and I've been suffering from Hashimoto's for 15 years and half of them I was on a wrong medication / not well diagnosed.
2 years ago, I found a good medical herbalist that helped me to improve a lot, especially my hormonal balance, ovaries and breast cysts. They are all gone now and have a regular period.
My Tsh, T4, T3 in range except for my antibodies. I've been on a healthy diet mostly gluten and dairy free ( Cow's basically). At the moment I'm taking selenium, zinc, VitD for my thyroids and my levo ( Eutirox ) is on 100 from Monday to Friday and 112 on weekends.
Back in May, I started to have my old known symptoms: fatigue, joint paint and inexplicable and fast gain weight ( clothes from last summer don't fit )also mood swings.
My blood tests results then: TSH 3.71mIU/L T4 1.06ng/dL T3 2.92 pg/ML TgAB 168,40 U/mL ( <60 ) TPO >1300 UI/mL Endo, obviously, said I was ok . My vitD 25,41 ( very low I’d say considering I keep taking VitD. somehow I'm not absorbing it well ) My previous results 6 months earlier were better.
To round it off, thanks to my medical herbalist, I took a CDSA test and found out I'm not digesting well; protein, fat and vegetal fibres. I have candida parapsilosis and my Beta-glucuronidase enzyme is high. I took allicin and Berberine for a month, my stomach bloating improved. I added Iodine to test if I was feeling better, Betaine to increase stomach acid and Calcium D-Glucarate for my liver. Ashwaghanda to reduce stress and anxiety
This last month I ate some gluten to test intolerance markers and shifted my levo intake from morning to night
So, This week retested and got the following:
TSH 3,72 μUI/mL
T4 0,91 ng/dL.
T3 ( they said it was irrelevant to test and didn’t do it! )
TgAB. 13,1 UI/mL ( <4 )
TPO 1.204,1 UI/mL (<6)
VitD 48,70 ng/mL
New things: My Eosinophils are slightly high which suggests an infection or allergy and my GAMMA-GT also slightly high. All Gluten intolerance markers are negative.
Is not the first time that this happens to me but I thought that I was in control now with my new doctor, diet, supplement support. I was improving so much.
I feel like I’m living in a body that is not mine, old and that I have no control whatsoever over it. It’s very frustrating. I don't know what else to do. I don't have an endocrine of trust and don’t know what to eat anymore. My medical herbalist lives in Kent, I’m based in Barcelona. So In the meantime, I went back on a strict AIP again to see if it helps with this weight that I can’t control and to improve my energy levels and mood, feel kind of depressed at times
I don’t know why I’m symptomatic or what’s the cause. What happened in between when I was doing so well? I have to mention that I used to workout 4 days a week, 2 weight lifting and cardio, 2 pilates. And instead of feeling better I bloated. So I’ve lost any motivation.
I also read about dissected thyroid but not sure how it works or if it’s going to help me, also a little scared of the change of synth levo to that without any supervision.
Just wanted to share and ask for your opinion, just in case I’m missing out something. healthunlocked is a bless and your stories help me too.
Thank you very much for reading this!