I'm new here so I guess I'll just start this like an AA meeting:
Hi, my name is Lauren, I'm 18 and I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Hypothyroidism, and Celiac disease.
I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about two almost three years ago. I was showing all the classic symptoms like extreme fatigue, hair loss, brain fog, dry skin, and a load of random allergies. When I first got my blood tested my TSH was around 20, ever since then it's stuck at about a 6 or 5 and is all over the place. I am about 110lbs and 5'6" and taking 75mcg of levothyroxine. I've tried upping my dose but when I do I get chest pain and arrhythmia and sweat like crazy. I have also tried multiple brands and types of levothyroxine at different amounts and nothing has helped. I'm on a strict gluten free diet and eat very healthily with lots of fruits and vegetables. I'm just really stuck and don't know what to do, I missed my senior prom and graduation because of this and need something to change. So, if you have any ideas at all even if they seem obvious, I could really use anything. I should note that thyroid disease runs in my dads family and so does thyroid cancer, I haven't been genetically tested yet but will soon.
Thank you so much for ANY and ALL insight!
xo ~ Lauren
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