Hi. First time poster here and looking for help. In October last year I had the worst abdominal bloating ever. No pain. It was there all day but increased after meals. I’m very slim so it’s really noticeable and really depressing me. My GP checked my bloods to rule out ovarian cancer and found the following-
Negative for ovarian cancer
TSH=69, free T4=7.2. So he started me on levothyroxine 100mcg daily.
My bloating didn’t resolve after a few months treatment so I had an endoscopy which showed mild gastritis (I’ve started Omeprazole for this and will take for two months only) negative for HPylori and I am waiting on the results of a stomach biopsy for coeliac. Should be available at the end of March.
I also had an abdominal and pelvic CT scan which was essentially normal.
My bloating is still so bad. I’ve tried laxatives which don’t really help as I’m not constipated, peppermint oil capsules, digestive enzymes which contain betaine HCl and I’ve also gone gluten and lactose free. Nothing has helped much.
My most recent thyroid function tests are as follows-
TSH=1.23 T4=18 free T3=3.5. I didn’t take my levothyroxine the morning of the test and it was at 9am and I fasted. I also stopped my vitamins containing biotene for a week before my test.I have now switched to Teva levothyroxine which are lactose free.
I’m not sure where I go from here.
Can anyone advise what else it might be and how I can resolve this? It’s really uncomfortable and gets me down as my clothes are so tight around the waist. I’m actually losing weight as it’s so uncomfortable to eat as I feel like I have a big brick in my stomach. I can’t afford to lose weight as I’m quite skinny as it is. Thanks!