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Hi, I was diagnosed with hashimotos about 14 years ago. Have been on thyroxine since. Have often had doses changed and been told it is the nature of autoimmune diseases as have flare ups and disease in thyroid becomes more active and leads to more destruction of thyroid. Levels have also changed during pregnancies etc. never really been stable and last 6 years lots of issues with changes between hyper and hypo. Have also been treated for low ferritin over last 6 or so years with varying sucess! Recently had hysterectomy so hoping iron levels would now start to recover, but ferritin still low. Also told last week that Vit D is low and have to take high dose Vit D. I have read that these things often go hand in hand but not sure why. Have read it is to do with low stomach acid and problems with absorption, but if thyroid levels ok why would stomach acid be low. I don't know what to think anymore and where to start to try to improve things. Have been through such a tough time with surgery few months ago and getting back to work, and now all of this. It sheds light on why still feeling so tired. But feeling tired, run down and washed out and depressed. Pains in wrists ankles knees , trying to lose some weight and get more active but hard when feeling so bad. Anyone else been in this situation who can shed any light on this or give me some hope that things will improve. My gp just treats me like I am a hypochondriac!
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