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I recently saw a private endocrinologist and just wanted to share some information which may help others with underactive thyroid.
As well as recommending carrying out thyroid and cortisol related tests, he also suggested that I rule out lymes disease as a potential cause of chronic fatigue (as, like most other patients, my thyroid blood test results have always came back as "normal"). The endo told me that lymes is a difficult condition to diagnose and the tests often come back inconclusive, but he advised taking certain antibiotics for a month and if I have lymes disease, this should get rid of it. He said don't expect anything to come of it, but he really helped one of his patients who did happen to have lymes as well as underactive thyroid.
My GP was thrilled that the endo was looking at the whole picture, and not just the thyroid. He also said that he had previously treated someone for lymes and was definitely something worth ruling out.
has anyone else been tested for lymes or giving antibiotics for this? Curious to know other people's experiences and wanted to share in case it helps someone else
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