After 12 years of being treated for hypothyroidism, I found out 6 months ago that I actually have Hashimotos with TPO antibodies over 2000 . Although my endocrinologist had this information the entire time he didn’t deem it important enough to tell me as in his words ’ it’s not a big deal and the treatment protocol remains the same ’
My depression started the same time as my hypothyroidism diagnosis and after about 7 years of assorted medications like Zoloft , Prozac , Effexor , wellbrutin, lexapro , Remeron it was concluded that I suffered from ‘treatment resistant depression’
Then came insomnia and anxiety and a number of other meds that never really worked
My endo is not willing to accept that my thyroid has anything to do with this. He bases everything on the TSH. I now do my own research online.. I found ldn and am slowly titrating up to 3mg to see if my antibodies decrease . I also demanded to be switched to armour thyroid and thankfully my doctor was reluctant but switched me .
The last 12 years have been a bit of a nightmare for me , I am a totally different person than I was before .
The fatigue is the worst, my energy is zapped and if I can recover that it would make a big difference to my quality of life. I feel cheated by my doctors. When I mention information that I read online from other sufferers I have been scoffed at and told to stay away from the Internet. There are so many other people out there like me and if these doctors were better educated with regards to autoimmune conditions there wouldn’t be this problem . Unfortunately, I can’t afford a functional doctor at this time, but that would be the best route to take if there are those out there who can.
Don’t believe what your doctor says . You have to challenge them & they don’t like it one but . I’m sick of been sick , 12 years have been long enough
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