sorry for long post didnt realise it would take so long to get that all out.
So sorry to hear about your health issues, you many want to check out the www. vitamindcouncil.org web site. They recommend D3 levels of between 50 and 70, not 30 for optimal health. I don't know how much D3 you take but in my family we take 10,000 IU a day and between the 3 of us there is quite a difference in levels depending on our health issues.It took months to get to above 50. D3 is cheap at Costco, Walmart, etc. Keep up with twice yearly blood work to make sure your levels are where you want them to be.
Also don't know it this is helpful in anyway but some of the symptoms you have seem to look like Meniere's disease. Lots of info on web about that.
You need an ENT to diagnose this correctly. Also with that much auto-immune in your family, you many have an immune disease.
For more info on that and ideas of what to test, and where to find a good immunologist go to primaryimmune .org they are very helpful and free. Lots of good ideas there.
A small dose of thyroid shouldn't hurt and should help if that is part of the issue. It sounds like several things are happening at once, and it will take time to separate them all out.
This may require more than one doc.The most important thing we have found to be helpful, is to be persistent. Since you know your body and know something isn't right, just keep plugging away at it.
If your doc won't help you or doesn't understand the problems, go somewhere else.
Good luck, and post again.
Hi Dream_ers and welcome to the forum.
When I was reading your post I remembered a book-originated as a speech- "Acres of Diamonds", by Russell Conwell
The book details story after story of people overlooking riches in their own back yard, only to spend their time looking elsewhere.
Obvious significant interrelated findings, such as TSH 4.3, strongly indicating hypothyroidism, which should be thoroughly checked asap!
Either get it ruled out or DX'd and treated. Why stop at the TSH and not have T3, T4, T3 free and T4 free checked? I don't understand this.
One of hypothyroid symptoms is Tinnitus and many of your symptoms are consistent with hypothyroidism.
D3 deficiency. If this is not a RED FLAG, what is? This alone can explain half your issues, as pointed out by elbamom.
There are thousands of enzymic processes, facilitated by vitamin D3.
take with meals containing fat, as D3 is fat soluble and not in the evening
(as some sources may suggest, since there's suspicion that D3 interferes with circadian rhythms possibly disturbing your sleep.)
Low vitamin D is associated with just about every disease in the medical books! lol!
Heart disease,Obesity,Metabolic impairment, Diabetes
Autoimmune diseases,Multiple sclerosis,Rheumatoid arthritis
Osteoarthritis , Bursitis, Gout, Infertility and PMS
Parkinson’s Disease, Depression , Seasonal Affective Disorder
Alzheimer’s Disease, Chronic fatigue syndrome
Fibromyalgia,Chronic Pain,Periodontal disease, Psoriasis...
Please don't look at anything else till you correct your D3 deficiency and
your possible low thyroid function (rule out or treat).
If to be treated, insist on natural desiccated thyroid supplement.
Doctors may say otherwise, but check it out for yourself online
For your D3 -this will take time-you need adequate calcium and there's a good chance you're also magnesium deficient, so you possibly need magnesium supplementation-best way is transdermal magnesium oil treatments. These 2 minerals are D3 co-factors.
Take care and please post again.
Hi thank you for your replies. Exactly i though the same about vitamin d being down. There is something that i need to look into. My symptoms are so varied that i cannot pinpoint anything. I used to sit in work and yawn all day. I used always want to do everything in my job and i can say sincerely that i loved it. But I was feeling more and more off as the year want on. Sometimes i feel like i have pressure on my head and i thought it was just stress but i had nothing really major to stress about. All i wanted was to continue on building my career. My job wasnt really hard either. This has in turn given me anxiety and worries. I have before been depressed in my teenage years but i always worked through it without any medication. But i was never tired like this.
I am on the Armour Thyroid. I had to talk my dr. into letting me "try" it before he would write the prescription. I've been on it for many years now.
Niko, I would like to know where to get the transdermal magnesium?
You can buy it from some health food stores
or order it from online vendors. I buy mine in crystals (magnesium chloride
flakes) mix it 50/50 with boiled filtered water, wait till cooled down, transfer to a plastic spray bottle. (costs much less this way).
Spray all over body avoiding sensitive areas, wait for 30 minutes and after shower well. repeat every other day.
Best way to get magnesium, as there are no laxative issues.
Oral magnesium has a very low absorption rate, estimated at only 3-4%.
Hope this helps.
PS. Is it true that Armour is hard to get lately in the US?
I know that there's no issue in Canada (yet)