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I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Three sisters and my father

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Hi,
I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Three sisters and my father are hypothyroid - it is genetic. Also, one sister has diabetes and one sister is hypoglycemic.
My issues are depression and chronic fatigue. I am post menopausal (age 61).
Lately I've been feeling dizzy, vision more blurred (I wear glasses), feeling as if I'm in another world at times.
After you read my brief history below, do you think it could be related to blood sugar/hypoglycemia. I'm wondering if some glycogen tablets could help me.
I take natural desiccated thyroid medication for this condition (porcine); eat a gluten-free, high-protein, low-carb paleo diet; take all vitamins and minerals recommended for my condition (recommended by doctors), DAILY - including methyl B12, all B vitamins, folic acid, ferritin, 5,000 IU D3 daily, magesium (malic); selenium. I use high quality USP progesterone cream (testing showed I have almost NO progesterone). I am post menopausal. I've been using the progesterone cream two months. I also take ubiquinol, recommended for those over 50.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  tazechip replied 1 year ago.
Hi. This doesn't sound like a hypglycemic problem. What was your most recent TSH level?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

To get more info I have to pay more, correct?

Expert:  tazechip replied 1 year ago.
No, not at all--that was just an automatic offer but do you know your TSH level?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I think it was about 4.5, give me a moment and I'll see if I can find it. It was on the high side.

Expert:  tazechip replied 1 year ago.
No problem
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

TSH was 4.627, Reference range was .350 - 4.5

Free T4 was .43 - reference range was .80 - 1.80

TPO - 549 - reference range was 35. That's because I have hashi's.

Expert:  tazechip replied 1 year ago.
OK Pamela.

First off, your TSH should be 2.0 or less so basically you are still hypothyroid and your thyroid medication needs to be increased.

That said, this could also be an anemia problem so you need to be checked for that.

It would be a simple matter to check for hypoglycemia with a glucose tolerance test but, again, your symptoms don't match that

Let me know if you need any more information please
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Okay - thanks for that input.

Expert:  tazechip replied 1 year ago.
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