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I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism over 20 years ago and have taken Eltroxin and then Levothyroxine at between 125-200mg. I’m also asthmatic.
I wouldn’t say I’ve been trouble free, far from it, but I’ve managed to keep on top/put up with depression and fatigue without extra medication.
In the past few months, I’ve been very fatigued (and “can’t be bothered” feeling) unusually constipated, foggy head - a general feeling of unwell and just not functioning as I should. So, time to see the GP to get further blood checks than the usual T4 and TSH. I also sent a sample to a private lab.
I have the private lab results back and the worrying result was for Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies. My result was 65.5Iu/ml and normal range is 0-34.
Reading the forums it looks like Hashimoto’s disease.
Is there an effective treatment? All I’m reading is that Levothyroxine is given. Already on that! Time for a referral to an endocrinologist (which will take months and months)?
I want some get-up-and-go sooner rather than later.
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