Your Thyroid is Normal But You're Still Exhausted, Forgetful & Gaining Weight


So you’ve been told your thyroid is normal but you are still exhausted, forgetful & gaining weight?

You’ve been told your thyroid is normal but you suspect it isn’t. Did you know your immune system could be causing these symptoms 7 years before they show up on your ‘thyroid test’?

Antibodies from the immune system have been found attacking the thyroid up to 7 years before it was severe enough to cause the need for medication (Caturegli, et al., 2013).

That’s 7 long years of weight gain, fatigue, illness, joint pain & moodiness.  Having lived through this myself it was 7 years too long!

The good news is it is possible to determine your antibody levels with a simple blood test – it’s almost like looking into a crystal ball and seeing your thyroid future .

If you are experiencing any of the following it might be worthwhile checking your immune system’s treatment of your thyroid to get a head start on healing:

•    feeling more tired than you think you should be considering how much you are sleeping

•    gaining or losing weight even though you have not changed how you are eating or exercising

•    are feeling anxious or depressed

•    Someone in your biological family has an autoimmune disease.

Whilst you may not be able to access these tests via medicare without a confirmed abnormal TSH test you can order them easily via your naturopath if you opt to pay for them yourself. 

The tests for the assessment of your immune system’s impact on your thyroid when low thyroid function is suspected

Thyroperoxidase antibody test (anti-TPO)

Antibodies to thyroglobulin test (TgAb).

If you suspect something is wrong make sure you know your risks, get the right tests & have an effective solution tailored to your body.

In health,

Sonia x


Caturegli, P., De Remigis, A., Chuang, K., Dembele, M., Iwama, A., & Iwama, S. (2013). Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: celebrating the centennial through the lens of the Johns Hopkins hospital surgical pathology records. Thyroid23(2), 142-150.

Sonia McNaughton