This was very informative. Thank you all for giving your experiences and info on these issues of health. My doctor told me my blood work showed hashimoto could be an issue for me. I am on Levothyroxine, with aches and pains that make me wonder if I should retire at 59 years of age. My testing for pernicious came a bit late and I have to take b12 shot for pernicious anemia. I THANK GOD for modern meds which helps a great deal. I guess I will just have to find doctors that understand that living with these conditions is not to be taken too lightly.