A few months back I went to the doctors for a routine check up.  I hate going to the doctors and would have never gone to this appoint before.  My husbands work now required for us to get lab work to keep our insurance at a lower cost.  So for obvious reasons I went.  When the labs came back the doctor wanted to go over them with me.  That was where she found that I in fact do have an problem.  She explained to me that my thyroglobulin antibodies were high.  They were suppose to be less than one to be normal and well mine were at a 32.  She explained to me that I needed to look up Hashimoto.  So I went home that day and looked up what Hashimoto was.  Basically Hashimoto is a thyroid disease (hypothyroid).  I thought to myself… No, theres no way that I could have this I don’t have any symptoms.  I don’t gain weight, I don’t have a hard time losing weight, I don’t have any of the symptoms listed on the list.  So i continued on.  The doctor did recommend to go gluten free so I decided to at least do that.

I began to think… I wonder if the Hashimoto was showing up because I have dental bacterial infection in my bones underneath the root of my teeth.  I have known about this for years but never did I want to pull all my front teeth out.  So I didn’t.  When I thought there may be a correlation I decided to take care of all my dental problems.  I went to one dentist that wanted to just pull the teeth out.  Then I went to another dentist that said he would be willing to retreat the teeth.  So I definitely opted for that option.  I am 36 years old who in their right mind wants to pull out all four of their front teeth and go about a year without front teeth (they are the four front bottom).  So I began the treatments.  When I had a total of 4 teeth that had to be retreated.  I would do it one tooth at a time.  The dentist I go to uses ozone therapy which is an amazing natural way to kill bacteria.  After treating the first tooth I got an infection in my mouth from all the bacteria that was released.  So the doctor prescribed some antibiotics.  I took them.  But they did not help.  I decided to eat raw garlic.  Since I know that has helped in the past.  And sure enough the infection would melt away seconds after chewing the garlic up.  So each time I had a tooth taken care of that was my regiment.  I would began chewing garlic about 4 times a day until the infection would go away.

I had begun to feel run down, tired, achey, and had candida issues.  I had the worst candida infection I have ever had in my whole entire life.  I thought to myself… Maybe I do have Hashimoto (up to this point I was still in disbelief).  So I began to realize I do intact have Hashimoto and I am having symptoms of Hashimoto because of the dental retreats.  So I needed to do more than what I was currently doing to get my health back into check.  I decided to go see a doctor out in Costa Mesa California who deals with autoimmune diseases and especially focuses on Hashimoto.  I DO IN FACT HAVE HASHIMOTO and my DENTAL WORK did cause a flare up.  What i realized is that my dental problems are not causing Hashimoto but my Hashimoto has probably caused my dental problems.