My sister and I have four autoimmune diseases and my mother has two. We all have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. The genes notably mentioned with Hashimoto's thyroiditis is either HLA-DR3 or HLA-DR5. You can see a doctor for work up labs but you may prefer seeing an endocrinologist. Thyroid labs include TSH, free T4, free T3, thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPOAb), thyroglobulin antibodies (TgAb). The top three deficiency states with hypothyroidism are vitamin D, iron, vitamin B12. Other tests to look at include ANA (anti nuclear antibody).
Hello~Red Star has given you some very good advice. I would like to add that you may have a condition called "Candida"
Some of the symptoms of it are:
•Cravings for sweets
•White coat on tongue
•Loss of sex drive
•Chronic sinus and allergy issues
•Digestive problems (gas and bloating)
•Weak immune system
It can also cause multiple fungi through out the body.
It is usually due to a weakened immune system and the over use of antibiotics
To help get rid of it, avoid all sugars, wheat, gluten and take a good, high potency probiotic. These can all be obtained at your local health food store.
I hope you feel better soon or are already feeling better.
Please consider being tested for all mycoplasma and chlamydia infections. I tested pos for chlamydophila C pneumonia. Yes I had most of the symptoms you described plus lots of cysts over the decades. I also have the Igenex (lyme) testing showing # 31 which is staph aureus gram neg kind and # 34 which is the pneumonia. They go together. I had t go to a LLMD because traditional doctors do not care nor test with the right tests. yes being always cold is the real indication to have a chronic infection. Yes it is passed from person to person as it is contagious. The pneumonia I have is NOT through a tick bite. Mycoplasma can be transmitted by insects but also not necessarily. Good luck