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New symptom - very worried

Hi I am a 28yr old girl and I'm a Hashimoto's sufferer. I take 100mcg thyroxine per day.

I've been doing very well with myself lately. I've been drinking more water, eating healthier food and taking my meds regularly. I experienced a new symptom today that has worried me today.

I experienced a fizzy/lightheaded feeling in my head. It only lasted for 30-40 seconds but it felt as though I had fizzy water running through my brain. I kept still and when the fizzy feeling went away I experienced a hot flash across my cheeks. I'm too young to expect menopause and I'm showing signs of being in the luteal phase of my cycle as my breasts have gotten firmer and bigger.

Is this something I should see my doctor about as I have a family history of stroke/aneurysms.

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1530171 tn?1448129593
Hi Karisma853, Welcome to the forum. What a beautiful name!

It's going to be difficult to establish anything medically significant on a "passing" or "transient"symptom, however, you should take note of any repeated events like this one in the near future and see if you can detect a trigger of any sort.

For the time being, taking a preventative approach, like an anti-inflammatory diet, would be very wise.
Most grains, vegetable and seed cooking oils, margarine, excessive omega-6 oils, sugars & sweets in general are pro-inflammatory.

The gluten-Hashimoto's link is interesting to explore as well.
If you need some links, just send me a message.

You may want to visit the coconut research center website for the benefits of coconut oil in prevention and treatment of serious diseases-heart, alzheimer's, stroke, parkinson's, arthritis, autism, fibromyalgia, infectious conditions etc.-
It has been my #1 natural food supplement on a daily basis for years
and is considered the top functional food by many health practitioners.

This is not intended as a substitute for medical advice.

Let me know if you need any further details.

Love & Light

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Hi Niko!! Thanks for the comment and the welcome!! :)

Yes, the gluten-Hashimoto's link is something worth considering and my thyroid support therapist has said it's something worth exploring also, but I've noticed a lot more things going on with me that have happened lately. Any links would really help! :)

I seem to get hot and cold very quickly. One minute I'm feeling warm in what I'm wearing and then I shed layers within an hour or two. Last night (Saturday) I was wearing two cardigans and my boyfriend was sitting in the same room as me in his t-shirt and shorts! To make matters worse I then filled a hot water bottle as I was still cold. I wasn't shivering as such but I didn't feel warm at all. I currently take thyroxine at 100mcg (125mcg originally but I didn't do very well on that) so I don't know why this is going on.

Are anti-inflammatory tablets safe to take if I'm Hashimoto's? I bought some aspirin the other day but I know there are some painkillers I've read about being unsafe to take when hypothyroid.

Thanks and best wishes

1530171 tn?1448129593
OK Jo, you managed to "trick" me. lol!
Two profiles, same girl. I had to verify it and I checked your profiles
to be certain and incidentally I took a look at your pictures.
You look darn good, for a person who is concerned about her weight.
Make sure, you tell your boyfriend, he's a lucky man to have you!
And this coming from another man, should draw his attention! lol!

Most low thyroid sufferers, have a narrow range of temperature tolerance.
probably slightly over and under 70°F
Did you finally get to do the basal temperature test?

You may look into natural anti-inflammatory COX-2 blockers like boswellia serrata (the enzyme COX-2 is responsible for inflammatory response), curcumin,ginger and white willow bark powder which is also an analgesic agent, in place of prescribed medications.
If it were for myself, I would go with mainly the Boswellia Serrata in Nano-biovalable format and taken with a meal containing fat, as the efficiency
increases by 700% (not a typo!). Not sure if AOR Nanoavailable
Botswellia is sold in the UK. So, you could check this, if interested.

For tons of info on thyroid issues, which is an area I think you're still struggling to get under control, go to the "stop the thyroid madness"
website. Sorry, if I have repeated some information here, as I don't go back
to older posts to see what I have already suggested to you in the past.

My take is that because thyroid function has to do with the integrity
and balance of your cells in regards to their energy production ( our over-all health is ultimately dependent on this!) any system,any organ, any part of the body can and will be affected, when the thyroid function is impaired.

Therefore, any symptom, new or old could possibly be attributed to thyroid dysfunction. The importance to monitor the thyroid function and to make proper adjustments cannot be emphasized enough!
The temp. test is an easy way to check this, as long as you don't have
an infection, which may cause your temperature to rise.

This is not intended as a substitute for medical advice.

Love & Light
1530171 tn?1448129593
I almost forgot.
Here's some info on the Hashi-gluten connection:
Look into Gliadin test (urine), by Cyrex labs. They test 12 forms-not just the alpha ordered by most doctors- of gliadins regarding gluten intolerance (not necessarily digestive).
Now they can also test which part of the body is affected.
Most hypothyroid sufferers have gluten intolerance and don't even know it!
The gluten molecules-mainly resemble the TPO(Thyroid Peroxidase - an enzyme necessary for the signalling Thyroid hormone production) molecules and thus the immune system in its response against gluten, attacks the TPO in the Thyroid also!
You have to search this further for their website on your own, because forum rules don't allow posting links to other websites.

Love & Light
6224500 tn?1388947668
Hi niko, thanks for the kind comments. :)

Yes, unfortunately my other profile went dodgy so I had to re-register! Technology eh?

I haven't gotten round to do the basal body temperature test yet as the thermometer I had is missing. It's also very expensive investing in a new glass one as I don't currently have a job. The hashimotos made me so tired and depressed that I quit my job.

With the weight issues, I only put that up as another girl told me to lose some weight and because another guy then said I was fat it made me think there was some truth to the matter if I've been told by 2 completely different people that I'm big! I fall into the healthy bmi so I dont know why they said it.

I'll go through the older posts you created and think of what to do. It's just so hard to completely take in still and I haven't had a lot of support from my family.

My support therapist mentioned stop the thyroid madness also, so it's good to know it's quite a popular site.


1530171 tn?1448129593
JO, you come across as such a sweet & kind young lady,
I can't see why your own family is not supporting you, however , I suspect that they likely have they own issues that they are dealing with, and nothing to do with you.

And the people who are saying you're fat, the can't be true friends.
From how you look in your the photo, you look really great, but how about your b.f., what does he think? And your BMI? Don't concern yourself too much with this.

Anyway, I understand you don't have a job, but the glass thermometer is not that expensive (I bought one last year for $15.00) since it vital to do the test. Should you link your symptoms with ongoing thyroid dysfunction,
it will help you concentrate your efforts towards restoring it again, so you can go out there again and live your life fully.
You deserve this.

Listen, anytime you feel the need to communicate or have any questions,
send me a message. OK?

Love & Light

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