Have you been tested for thyroid antibodies? Candidiasis is known to cause auto-immune problems; Truss and others write about it. My doc keeps tabs on my thyroid antibodies, and I do produce more of them than I should. In my case, my levels aren’t severe enough to be considered full-blown Hashimotos, though. I expect them to go back to normal when I’ve rid myself of my candida problem.
So what would you do with the antibodies test and what would that indicate? It sounds like that is used to diagnosis of a problem/disease and monitoring of it. Well we already know there is a problem and we will be monitoring it so I don’t really know what to say. It might be worth it if I don’t get better but I have a firm belief that you can be treated without testing.
Yeah, just something to think about if your problems linger. I’m not a thyroid expert; a year or so ago I watched the video series put together by Dr. Haskell (a naturopath) on hopeforhashimotos.com. I remember him explaining that people with high levels of thyroid antibodies had a lot of trouble getting their thyroids to heal/stabilize. He said that for those people, iodine supplementation could actually worsen things if not used in the proper protocol. Candidiasis was mentioned in one of the videos; I believe he said that one would have to get rid of that first. Towards the end he describes his own protocol for reducing the antibodies and getting the thyroid back to being self-sufficient.