Update: One Week on from ‘Ear Infections, Antibiotics and Autoimmune Hypothyroidism’

A week ago today, I wrote a blog about how unwell I had been since being put on the oral antibiotic amoxicillin, for a recurrent ear infection. You can read that blog here.

In short, I had been all over the place – making no sense when talking, persistent fever, feeling very hypothyroid and heavily unwell. We believed that the antibiotics were flaring up my autoimmune thyroid condition (Hashimoto’s) and as days went on, I seemed to pick up.

However, just a day after writing that post, I noticed a rash appearing on my hands. The next day, it was all over my body. And I mean all over.


Just my face was clear, although my lips were slightly swollen and sore and my face dry, flaky and red. The rash wasn’t itchy at first but became itchy after a day or so. My ankles also swelled.  Continue reading “Update: One Week on from ‘Ear Infections, Antibiotics and Autoimmune Hypothyroidism’”

Ear Infections, Antibiotics and Autoimmune Hypothyroidism

So today is day number eight that I am off work. The doctor has signed me off as I spend another day at home in agony, bored and fed up.  Continue reading “Ear Infections, Antibiotics and Autoimmune Hypothyroidism”

Acid Reflux, Low Stomach Acid and Hypothyroidism

Stomach acid is needed in the body to break down food and get rid of bad bacteria. It is made as and when you eat, but many hypothyroid patients have low stomach acid, which leads to GORD, GERD, acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion, acid regurgitation, difficulty swallowing, chest pain/discomfort, cough and even hoarseness.

Research has found that the older your body gets, the lower your levels of stomach acid can become, but many hypothyroid patients are surprised to learn that their acid reflux can be related to a poorly treated underactive thyroid. Continue reading “Acid Reflux, Low Stomach Acid and Hypothyroidism”