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I'm still trying to find out what's wrong with me that's been causing my many symptoms for years. I have gone on a gluten/dairy free diet which didn't help all much, but currently on the candida diet which some symptoms have subsided quite substantially but still have problems with seborrhoeic dermatitis. I've done allergy tests, gluten, dairy, thyroid... all came back negative.

 

What I wanted to ask is, how accurate are thyroid tests? My brother has Hashimoto Disease, and he's experienced pretty much all my symptoms by the severity except for eczema.

 

I just don't know what else that could be the cause of all these symptoms. Could still be possible an overgrowth of Candida issue I'm having, or could the thyroid be more likely? Maybe I should go for another test?

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Did you ever get a complete thyroid panel? Testing for antibodies will confirm a Hashi's diagnosis. Looking back at your previous posts, you mention a gluten test. Was it a complete celiac panel?

The thyroid tests are pretty accurate.

Candida. Were you on long term antibiotics? What makes you think you have a yeast issue?

Finally, have you kept a food journal? Garlic triggers my rosacea and gut. Some seemingly innocent food might be triggering your symptoms. Remember allergy tests are not very accurate.

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Well, I asked for a T4 and T3, but by the results, it looks like they didn't do so and did the TSH test only. So I'm not sure what the next step is for that. Went for a celiac panel test too.

 

I take antibiotics every 6 months, but never took probiotics post dosage.

 

I have kept a food journal, and often at times I'd get cramps after eating tomatoes and lemons.

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There you go! No more lemons or tomatoes for you. You might test other nightshades like peppers and potatoes as they are related to tomatoes.

What was your TSH result? Initially mine was in the normal range but because my thyroid antibodies were sky high, my doc prescribed a little thyroid hormone replacement to help bring down the level antibodies. It worked well for years. Please tell your doc to do a complete test since your brother has Hashi's and has comparable symptoms.

It does not sound like you have taken too many antibiotics to trigger a candida issue.

Post your celiac panel results. Sorry, but it sounds like you may have taken a bogus test. No offense if you went to a GI and had the correct blood tests and endoscopy.

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