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Amanda19

674d

Has anyone been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease? I’m newly diagnosed and wondering how is it treated?

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    • PurpleHorse

      653d

      @candieland73 the AIP diet helped with my symptoms

    • candieland73

      663d

      My Pcp told me to stay away from gluten, which I did but didn't notice any difference. When I mentioned it to the specialist she said there is no proof that hashis thrives on gluten & to eat what I wanted. I was also told that there is nothing that can be done to treat hashis itself, only to treat the problems it causes. I'm in full blown hypo now, which is what it eventually does to your thyroid. I suggest just eating healthy and taking care of yourself the best you can.

      • PurpleHorse

        653d

        @candieland73 the AIP diet helped with my symptoms

    • Delia.Von.Brandt

      670d

      I was diagnosed in 2013, and probably had it for at least 5 years before the diagnosis. I feel like a completely different person now. I started on Synthroid, but noticed a bigger difference in energy levels, less brain fog, and just felt more human once I started Nature-Throid. My doc also has me on a very low dose of Naltrexone, which can decrease your antibodies. (I think insurance still won't cover it for that use though). I also do gluten free and intermittent fasting, which both take adjustments, but it's really not that terrible. Most docs are going to treat Hashi's like regular hypo- thyroidism. The antibodies will always be there, and that's the biggest difference. You can occasionally go into hyper- thyroid... For me, that tends to be NEVER. I always say it's more like I'm very rarely "less hypo- thyroid." For me, what has worked best has been keeping track of how I've been feeling energy-wise after I've made a change. Over the years, it's helped me figure out what helps get me to my ideal hormone levels and it's also shown me what has helped keep my antibody levels low - I'd prefer to keep my body from attacking itself as much as possible, you know??

    • Amanda19

      673d

      Thank you guys so much for the advice and information. I’m still trying to figure all this stuff out with the hashimotos and I also have lupus, & fibromyalgia.

    • hnybdgr

      673d

      I was diagnosed and I can't eat any gluten like wheat barley rye etc

    • Amanda19

      673d

      My doctor took me off the thyroid medication. He said my thyroid was fine that I didn’t need it. My whole body is out of whack. My period is non existent without the thyroid medication.

      • Kira_Elyse

        673d

        @Amanda19 I had the same thing, there is such a thing as “subclinical thyroiditis”. Find a different doctor who listens to you. Just because your T3 T4 TSH are in “normal range” doesn’t mean your thyroid isn’t working overtime to produce those levels. Also those levels are ranges that are taken from the population at large, not only healthy people.

      • enms8

        673d

        @Amanda19 I see a Dr. That works at an obgyn office and does thyroid disease. She is amazing. Find a Dr that is willing to listen and work with you. It makes all the difference. Also, try finding things that don't disrupt your day to day life. Sometimes it's food.

    • dollipop

      673d

      I have hashimoto's as well. Typically a standard doctor will just put you on thyroid medication and tell you that's all they can do. I would suggest finding a doctor with a whole body approach since Hashimoto's is an Autoimmune disease. Personally I am on a supplement protocal and have gone through an intense elimination diet to see what food causes flare ups. I am currently on a modified AIP diet and still adding things back slowly. I am not on any medication yet because thankfully I was still borderline hypo. If I do go onto medication we will try natural Dessicated Thyroid first to see if we can boost my thyroid function instead of potentially making it dependant on synthetic hormones.

    • PurpleHorse

      673d

      I have Hashimoto's. The doctor only gave me Levothyroxine, it helps, but I still had a lot of symptoms. The AIP diet has helped a lot.

    • enms8

      674d

      It has been a year since I was diagnosed. It is treated with medication. Usually blood work is taken to determine your numbers and then it takes a few months to get the numbers under control. Then blood work every 3-6 months going forward. Good luck

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