Hi! I was diagnosed with T1 in 2007. Then January 2010 I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's. I too fell in all the "normal" range for the T tests. However, they tested me for the antibodies and that was what gave them definitive evidence of Hashimoto's. I had so many of the symptoms. Life felt awful. I am generally a very happy and outgoing person, but when I was going through 2009 with my thyroid in a funk, it got to a point of, "I don't want to wake up, because I know everything will start all over in the morning, and I can't go on each and every day." I went on my generic prescription, levothroid, and - even at a very low dose it was an extreme difference. I felt back to normal. My energy was back, and a slew of other symptom went away. However, one of symptoms that hasn't gotten better is the ability to lose weight. Has any one found a way to lose weight? Diet and exercise has not been working. :-( I'm up 15 lbs from what I have been at for most of my adult life. I don't change in weight, so 15 was significant to me. help....
Anyone have any suggestions??
I can definitely relate!!!
My Type I kicked in in Jan. '94. Unable to get any meaningful control my Dr. @ Walter Reed Army Medical Center figured out that April that it was due to a thyroid issue - Graves in my case. I'd gone from weighing 160 down to 119 and together both diseases knocked me for a loop. As she said, "It is as close as any man will ever get to knowing what menopause feels like." Given the odds of getting Graves (for a guy) she only half jokingly asked me to buy her a lottery card.
Both diagnoses ended my 14 year Army career and left me in a bit of a funk, to put it nicely. On the other hand, had that not happened I'd have never met my wife and compared to others the complications of having diabetes for 18 years have not been as horrible as I would have predicted.
Every endocrinologist I've seen since then have all said pretty much the same thing: managing either one is a challenge but together it is really hard. My 1st one gave me a great piece of advice, and that is to take it one day at a time. Learn from the past, do your best today and don't worry about tomorrow. Had I not taken that to heart I'd probably not be nearly as happy and at peace with myself as I am.
I was diagnosed almost a year ago (4/24/11) with T1 AND Hashi's at the ripe old age of 34. I hadn't been feeling well but thought I had the flu, needless to say, I went into DKA and was in the hospital for 12 days. What is even more strange is that I am the only person on both sides of my family that is Diabetic but on my Mom's side, there are Thyroid issues. My Endo is fairly certain that my Thyroid went out first and then my body deciding to take out my pancreas as well, I just LOVE these Autoimmune diseases. It's hard enough to handle one chronic disease with all the fun side effect but to have two, well saying it's difficult is an understatement.