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I was diagnosed with Hashimotos in May 2013. My current results for thyroid look good according to my endo but I feel absolutely awful with these symptoms - feeling of fluid trickling out of my ear, heavy periods, fatigue, feeling cold, pains in my legs, headaches, breathlessness, muscle cramps, poor concentration and focus, sluggishness mental function, weight gain, and these strange symptoms I have listed:

- Ulcers on toes and feet
- Numbness involving my toes and feet
- Feet looking paler when elevated
- Undersides of toes looking purple
- Absent awareness of pain in toes
- Nails becoming crumbly, discoloured and bleeding under nailbeds

Please could anyone advise? I am especially concerned about the foot/toe thing.

Thankyou

Serum TSH - 1.66 (0.2 - 4.2)
Serum Free T4 - 16.3 (12 - 22)
Serum Free T3 - 4.6 (3.1 - 6.8)
TPO antibodies - 375 (<34)
TG antibodies - 266.1 (<115)
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1530171 tn?1448129593
Your thyroid hormone levels are not too bad, however your antibodies TPO and TG are way out of range.
What did the endo say about that?
I wonder  also if your Reverse T3 (RT3) is very high.
Can you ask your Endo for an RT3 test?
Also you may want to have a 4 x Cortisol saliva test.
The other thing which you should look into is  vasodilators, which may help open up your blood vessels, specially the capillaries, so you could get more nutrients through better circulation.
I personally take arginine, but you can also look into citrulline, which is an excellent vasodilator.
Finally, you need to rule out candida, a fungal/yeast overgrowth.
On your own you may try "the saliva test for candida"
Just look it up online.
Best wishes,
Niko
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Thankyou Niko, the endo just said I was simply TPO and TG antibody positive. The endo will only check TSH, Free T4 and Free T3 and unfortunately I have very little disposable income to pay for tests out of my own pocket. I have done the cortisol stress test. Candida was ruled out 2 years ago - my doctor looked in my mouth and said there was no evidence of oral candida. I have sent off my toenail clippings to my doctor to repeat the fungal infection test. He believes there wasn't enough discolouration on the clippings the first time I sent the samples off.
Diabetes was ruled out with an HbA1c test but it is high in range.
I just wanted to mention diabetes but don't know if relevant or not. Sorry if not relevant.
nail clippings for fungal infection test
Sorry, hit the comment key by accident.
....may not be the most indicative, nor would be a visual mouth inspection.
If you are constantly stressed mentally, if your body is under continuous biological stress (hidden stress), if you consume many carbs etc. you likely have candida.
If I were you I would avoid carbs, alcohol, try to distress by doing meditation (try youtube videos),
optimize your diet, do the free online candida test (saliva) several times to confirm and rule out adrenal fatigue.
Money being an issue for you, try online questionnaires.
If you want, I can PM you the one that I have and you can send me back your score.
Your high HbA1c (predibetic?)result along with  unregulated Hashimoto's and possible Candida
would make it next to impossible to heal your body!

Thanks that would be great if you could PM me the online questionnaire.

Yes my HbA1c was 38 (<42), cholesterol was just slightly over as well - 5.2 (<5)
Check your inbox in a minute or two.
The questionnaire will be waiting for you.
Cheers!
Niko
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