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Coeliacs, Hashimotos Disease and DVT's have debilitated my life for 5 years now, what can I do?

By Anonymous November 21, 2011 - 8:25pm
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Five years ago I was running on the beach and swimming every day, I met the love of my life, we started our business together opening a Meditation and Massage studio, life was great and then one day everything fell apart and I am now struggling to get through each day. I have little energy and can just do the basics like showering and dressing an preparing simple meals. I have three children and none of them live with me full time as I just don't have the energy to care for them. I have had times when my energy levels feel like they are improving but as soon as I go back to my work I either get further blood clots (I have had 3 pulmonary emboli) and I end up fatigued again. I eat a mostly organic diet of wholefoods, nothing processed yet I have put on about 20kgs in 5 years and just can't lose it. I try to go for walks in nature each day to get some exercise, but some days this is just too much. I am 43 but I feel older than my 83 year old dad! I have been to medical specialists, tried chiropractic, seen several natropaths, had acupuncture and tried traditional Chinese Medicine I've even seen spiritual healers, to try and get my life back. I had to sell my house so I could have money to live. I have spent a fortune on treatments and supplements but nothing seems to work? I discovered this website the The Docotrs TV show and heard you talking a little on hormones. This I haven't looked into, I am hoping you can help? I am currently taking 75mcg of Thyroxine/day plus 7mg/day of Warafin.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thanks for your question.  I can see you have been through a lot in these couple of years.  No doubt, dealing with Thyroid issues itself can cause many of your symptoms.  But, having gone through so many changes in your life can also but a lot of stress into your body.  I feel it's important to see your doctor and let him know how you are feeling. This too can be signs of depression and there's many ways to cope with it before it can escalate. 

Here's a link that can help







November 22, 2011 - 5:24am
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