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Hasimotos flare

Flosscandi
Flosscandi

Hi guys.

I'm writing cause I know you guys understand. Ive had hasimotos for three years. I've had over a year with it managed and found the right dose. 100mg levothyroxine. Less and less I have bad days. Ive been ok for about 8 months, just the odd symptoms but manageable. But I'm five days into no appetite, feeling sick, no energy, aching, brain fog, anxiety about work. Is this normal, should I get a blood test? I don't know how long this will last, five days is a long time. I've been pushing myself so much and I suppose this was expected. I need to change my lifestyle I realise. I suppose the most frustrating thing is I want to be ok and go back to work but then I realise I actually can't like this, it really wrecks your head!! I suppose I just need somewhere to vent this. Thanks x

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Sounds as if you've gone more hypo, for some reason - but that is not a Hashi's 'flare', you're confusing it with a 'flare up'. :)

Yes, it would be a good idea to get a blood test, if you can. Have you changed brands, or the way you take it, or the supplements you take? Have you changed anything that could have caused it?

Flosscandi
Flosscandi in reply to greygoose

Oh thanks, I was reading some other posts and could see i had confused it. I haven't changed brands. Not really sure, must be my lifestyle catching up on me. I just started working again and have been full time since April. I think I've been burning the candle at both ends. I also had a few occasions where I took my medication at the wrong time of day, this may have had an impact. Thanks for your response, sometimes you just need to share

greygoose
greygoose in reply to Flosscandi

Yes, and that's what we're here for. :)

Taking your medication at the wrong time of day wouldn't affect your symptoms unless it meant that you were taking it near food, coffee, supplements or other medication - in which case, absorption would be compromised. But, things can change drastically when you have Hashi's, so that's why it's best to get a blood test done while you're feeling bad.

Flosscandi
Flosscandi in reply to greygoose

Thanks, I feel like I did when I first got diagnosed which means I should definitely get a blood test, which I will do tomorrow. I'm sitting here crying and not eaten anything all day. I am not right x

greygoose
greygoose in reply to Flosscandi

No, it doesn't sound right. You probably need an increase in dose. :)

Flosscandi
Flosscandi in reply to greygoose

Thanks so much, you take care x

greygoose
greygoose in reply to Flosscandi

You're welcome. :) Take care, too.

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