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Hi! I was diagnosed with an acute onset of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis when I was around 14-15 years old. I was not prescribed any thyroid medication for it but I was given Prozac for my symptoms of depression and told to come back in my early 20s to get my levels checked again. Prozac made my depression worse by the way. As a teen and in my early 20s, I basically disregarded my diagnosis and forgot about it. I never researched it. After trying a few different depression/anxiety medications that didn't help much, I just decided to deal with it without. Addiction and alcoholism ensued. I struggled on and off with mainly alcohol and cocaine abuse from ages 17-31. Fast forward to more recently, I was having extreme hot flashes that where usually brought on by frustration or anger. I saw my doctor about it and she ordered labs to get done. Labs still show Hashimoto's Thyroiditis but it has progressed a bit. Nodules on my thyroid are small and do not need intervention yet. No thyroid medication at this time either. She then sent me to an Endocrinologist who basically just gave me phentermine and told me to exercise and eat less. (I've lost 60 lbs since June 2021 and she was not happy about it. Told me to lower my calorie intake to 1200. For reference I am currently 5'6" 211 lbs.) I was given no explanation of my hot flashes but I was sent to get my tubes tied and an ablation for my heavy periods. I assume it's Hashi's related though. I had also stumbled upon an article about how ADHD gets overlooked in adolescent girls and adult women since the symptoms are different (especially for inattentive type ADHD). My forgetfulness, hyper fixations, brain fog, sound sensitivities (and other symptoms I'm currently blanking on) had a name and a weight lifted off of me. I did do a thorough evaluation online (due to covid) and did get diagnosed with inattentive ADHD. I am not prescribed any medication for it. I spoke to my Endo about it and she laughed, said that I don't have ADHD it's just the phentermine and walked out the door while I tried to explain that my symptoms weren't recent. I finally joined some Facebook Hashimoto's Thyroiditis groups and learned about the AIP diet. I've been on it for 35 days now and have found noticable relief in my anxiety and ADHD symptoms. I have not experienced a bad hot flash since I started it either. My radiating back pain and joint pain is worse though. Tight chest and shallow breathing when active. I also have been getting tingly, numb, freezing hands and feet. I'm not sure if it's a medication side effect or not. That just started a little over a month ago around when I started AIP. So I'm wondering if anyone else has had some of these symptoms and have a remedy for it or know what it's all about? Sorry for the long, rambling story with many sentence structure errors and missing information since I can't quite remember it all right now.

    • Ena

      772d

      I also did the AIP I suggest you get blood work now. Because the purpose of AIP is for you to learn your body. For me it was easier to go cold turkey on the no no list for a month...or so I don't remember atm. Then started slowly with the foods that are known to cause the less amount of issues. But, before I did the reintroduction of these foods I had all the blood work. This gave me a real good look and a base line. I am sorry your doctor's don't seem interested in your opinion. My suggestion is to educate yourself and then find a doctor that will listen AND teach. Good luck

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