what you write makes sense to me. And I have gotten to similar conclusions myself. I have actually experienced that eating sugar or fruit gives me no reactions what so ever; thinking this might be because they are absorbed quicker than say whole grains and therefore broken down before the bacteria can feast on them?(This too would indicate bacteria rather candida as the problem).The lowered metabolism seems to be the biggest problem right now. However I am so fed up with getting more and more bloated that I have been tempted to try fasting just to have “a break”. But at the same time I know that would be bad news for my hormonal balance and metabolism (I already experienced my temperatures plummeting to 33,4 celcius last time I did it!).
I won’t see my doctor until October to discuss this (I’m seeing a private doctor, a specialist who has a waiting list so getting an appointment isn’t that easy.) Though to be honest I am a little defeated and pissed off that the treatment he put me on more than a year ago has not worked and am not too eager to see him; I have very little faith that it would help in any way. I am trying to either figure things out for myself and heal myself in the meantime, or at least do enough research so that I have something to present him with in October. These doctors don’t always know best.
I am already on thyroid hormone supplementation; quite a high dose and going any higher would be pushing it as already my own thyroid hormone production has pretty much stopped. I did get better in many ways initially and then destroyed it all by going on too restricted diet. My temperatures however never really improved and that’s what’s lead me to question what else is going on. For example as someone who has always been restricting how much she eats, maybe I have destroyed my metabolism by not giving my body what it needs; hence thyroid problems and slower transit time and therefore digestive disorders? If that is the case improving metabolism, digestion and transit time would already improve the situation, I hope.