I have been having problems with my digestion. Constant burping, discomfort in my upper abdomen, a feeling of irritation in my windpipe that makes me cough, nausea, headache, dizziness and tiredness.
My last TSH was 4 so I made an appointment with the GP. I couldn’t see my usual one for 2 weeks so I was given an appointment at another surgery (new system where you can go to any surgery in the area).
This GP told me that the cereal bar I had eaten was too rich! so now I was producing too much acid and had irritated my stomach. I asked if it could be too little acid as this was a problem that Hashimotos can cause and as my TSH was 4 perhaps I needed an increase.
He said there is no such condition as not enough acid and 4 was fine. I told him that another GP had told me to keep my TSH below 3. His response was “ Thyroid enthusiasts think that but 4 is fine” He then prescribed a PPI.
I have ignored his advise and increased my thyroxine. I was taking 50mcg one day and 25 the next; I have increased to 50 everyday. Also I am not taking the PPI and have started taking Nutrigest before meals. I increased the thyroxine on Saturday morning and started the Nutrigest Saturday evening.
Yesterday the gastric symptoms had improved and I felt very tired and dizzy and my temperature kept going up and down. Only slightly; my normal temp is around 36.6 and it rose to 37.3 but I felt extremely hot. It would then drop to low 36s and I would feel cold.
This morning the gastric symptoms have worsened again and I still feel tired and dizzy.
Should I continue with the Nutrigest?
Another thing I forgot to mention is that I have been gluten free for nearly 3 years but haven’t been tested for coeliac