Hello all. About 3 weeks ago I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's by an alternative medicine nutritionist type Doctor. My TPO antibodies are 261 and my thyroglobulin is 2. My TSH and T3&4 levels are normal. This doctor is a chiropractor who adopted this science nutrition program. I was at my wits end and getting nowhere with modern medical doctors so I decided to give this chiropractor a try.
Of all 5 years of Doctor after Doctor, blood work, ultrasounds, a cat scan... apparently this is the first doctor who actually went over my bloodwork with me as apposed to getting their nurse to call and tell me everything is normal. He tells me I'm anemic, my vitamine D is "in the toilet" my good cholesterol is "in the toilet" and I'm not producing stomach acid. Then I start this detox to heal my leaky gut while we wait on other test results. That's when I get the diagnosis for Hashimoto's.
Here's the thing that confuses me the most. If I have Hashimoto's why have I lost almost 40 lbs in the last 3 months without trying? Also my hair isn't falling out. What I do have is a stomach that seems to react to EVERYTHING! I cut out gluten, dairy and soy almost a year ago and before I did my menstrul pain was level 8. Now it's maybe a 3. I've been reading about the Hashimoto's diet and general Autoimmune diets.
My stomach becomes so inflamed it hurts from my colon to my ribs and I can't eat for almost a week. It hurts to sit down. That's obviously why I'm loosing weight. I'm afraid to eat. And it seems like when I do I get so inflamed that I can't eat for a week. I was thinking maybe I have another autoimmune disorder. I read about an autoimmune disorder with the gut. I do have some of the symptoms of Hashimoto's. Fatigue, severe mental fog, bad skin. I complained of my neck feeling weird even before my diagnosis.
Any input will be very much appreciated.
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