I have been diagnosed with severe Vitamin D deficiency
I also suffer from brain fog
I've had stomach issues for years. I've seen at least five Gastroenterologists and had many tests done, including swallowing a pill that's a camera and many colonoscopies/endoscopies, bloodwork and more. I do not have Celiac Disease. I'm scheduled to see a new specialist (Gastro) associated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Getting an appointment was difficult.
I have joined many online groups and spoken with people in person. I learned about a condition called Leaky Gut. A lot of doctors say it's a farce, but this new allergist/immunologist is the first one to say he believes it's real.
I've been told my stomach issues are in my head more times than I can count. I assure you, they are not in my head... they are in my stomach! Ha Ha. Hey, you gotta keep a sense of humor!
I also see an Endocrinologist and many other doctors. If it's a GIST, I see them! Allergist, immunologist, gastroenterologist, hematologist, ophthalmologist, nephrologist, gynecologist, and I'm sure other GISTs I'm forgetting at the moment.
All of this leads to anxiety. Hashimotos itself causes anxiety, but dealing with the physical and mental issues and the inability to get help from medical professionals, creates even more anxiety. Dealing with daily life can cause much stress. Even a snowstorm can be anxiety filled.
If you are suffering, realize you are not alone. Join groups online, join support groups in person if possible, and don't give up trying to find medical professionals to help you. It can be a daunting task, I know. It can feel isolating to not be understood, but you are not the only person out there suffering.
Don't listen to the ignorant words of others, Too many people have told me, "I know someone with Hashimotos and they don't suffer..." Well, I do and many others do.
I find that I have many of the symptoms described below. There are 300 symptoms or more associated with this illness.
Hashimoto's Disease Symptoms
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