Posted 5/27/2013 10:47 PM (GMT -6)
My first post here, so hello everyone :)
I'm 29 and was diagnosed with hypothyroid at age 16, which I've since found out is the Hashimoto's varity. Since then I've been (improperly, I feel) treated with T4, and have since developed adrenal fatigue (one doctor said it was Addison's), IBS, PCOS, ME/CFS, alopecia and a whole load more (I also have autism, although I was diagnosed with that prior to the Hashi's). For the last two years my T4 and TSH have been dropping, as my weight and Hashi's symptoms have been increasing. Both are now extremely low.
Now, I was wondering why, at only 29, I am in such poor health. I recently found out about this methylation issue via a well known thyroid website. I've spent the last two days avidly researching it and have learnt that, having autism, and judging by my other symptoms, I have a 98% chance of having numerous mutations. My symptoms seem to confirm that I have. The more mutations you have, the sicker you become at a younger age.
I'm wondering if anyone else has found out that they have any of these mutation, and how they're treating them (if at all)? Have your relatives been tested? Have you ever had surgery? If so, what anesthetic was used, seeing as those with the MTHFR defect cannot tolerate nitrous oxide anesthesia? Anything you can tell me would be much appreciated.