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Jane_Austen

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When I first learned that I have Hashimoto’s a few weeks ago, I couldn’t wait to find someone that could relate to it. When I told my adult daughter, it was as though I told her I just filled up my car with gas. In other words no big deal. I didn’t want sympathy, but at least understanding. It’s actually a relief to have a name put to the symptoms I’ve had over the years. They say it’s common in women over 50, but I don’t know anyone that has it! I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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    • Jane_Austen

      599d

      @Yee_haw oh how sad the way the Dr.’s told you! And that your husband doesn’t totally understand. I hope you have a friend that can relate, and cheer you on! Sounds like you’ve learned more on you own, then from the Dr’s. I just learned about a great podcast, the author having Hashimoto’s herself . “ hashing it out” with Leigh Montgomery. Best of luck to you! 🤗 ❤️ 😥

    • Yee_haw

      600d

      Well I’m over 50 and I have it. When I was diagnosed in 2014 my drs as crisply said to me…” explain to your family abcs friends that you have Hashimotos as tho I was just dismayed with a terminal disease. However…here I am years later finally really feeling the symptoms and now I understand. I’m so tired all the time. My husband doesn’t understand. He thinks I don’t want to spend time with him but that’s not it. I’m just so exhausted all the time and fatigued.

      • Jane_Austen

        599d

        @Yee_haw oh how sad the way the Dr.’s told you! And that your husband doesn’t totally understand. I hope you have a friend that can relate, and cheer you on! Sounds like you’ve learned more on you own, then from the Dr’s. I just learned about a great podcast, the author having Hashimoto’s herself . “ hashing it out” with Leigh Montgomery. Best of luck to you! 🤗 ❤️ 😥

    • chronically.unchill

      656d

      the full title and author are: The Everything Guide to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: A Healing Plan for Managing Symptoms Naturally by Aimee McNew, MNT. There's a billion "Everything Guide" books out there, including one on Thyroid disease, integrative pain management, low fod-map diets, gut health, etc. All different authors/experts. I've looked over the thyroid disease one and the autoimmune diet, but I refer back to the Thyroiditis one often. It has some recipes in it too

    • chronically.unchill

      658d

      I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's in 2017 at 25 and I feel like I meet so many people nowadays who are similarly diagnosed. I'm open with people that I suffer from an autoimmune thyroid condition and there's always a friend of a friend that gets mentioned who also has Hashimoto's. When I first started out, I bought all the books and read all the blogs. It was overwhelming to have so many expert voices chastising me about how I was causing my illness and the only one to fix it. I found that a great, nonjudgmental, informative resource was The Everything Guide to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. It helped me understand my autoimmune disease better than any health care provider could manage during a single appointment and it didn't try and sell me on any one miracle cure while providing help. I'd definitely recommend it.

      • Muffy

        656d

        @chronically.unchill So true. Could you share the author’s name of the everything guide to Hashimoto’s please. My books have tons of information but the one you suggest sounds great!

      • Jane_Austen

        657d

        @chronically.unchill thanks so much.. I will definitely check it out. Those are great thoughts so thanks very much!

    • HealthTrekker

      669d

      I want to get to the source of the auto-immune response. I have been feeling pretty good, but I would like to find a practioner (covered on my insurance!) who will do the tests that point out my auto-immune triggers, not just look at the TSH and say I am fine. I'm feeling pretty well, but my eyebrows are going, my hair is thinning and my skin is thin and dry.

      • Jane_Austen

        668d

        @HealthTrekker That’s a very good point, to look at the triggers. I as well, have those issues that are going on. I just discovered a great book I started, “ Hashimoto’s thyroiditis Root Causse” by Izabella Wentz, md

    • Jane_Austen

      669d

      Oh @muffy, That is so helpful! I am going to read up more on it and thank you for those Recommendations. I didn’t realize you could try and prevent it from Getting more auto immune diseases. Oddly enough, I was diagnosed with lichen planus recently, both on my skin and in my mouth. So I’m going to be diligent about trying to prevent more problems and reading up. Thanks again!! ❤️

    • Muffy

      671d

      Hi ya! I was diagnosed in 2018 and it’s sometimes a battle. Fighting the fatigue, muscle and joint pain, hair loss, dry skin and all the other great things that may or may not strike you. But with the help of my chiropractor/ naturopathic advisors, I’ve managed to keep it from progressing into other autoimmune diseases, as it’s been known to do. So my best advice to anyone who isn’t doing anything about it (because their medical doctor says it’s not bad enough yet for them to start the meds) is to read read and more reading. There are some great books out there on this. I have a couple by Dr. Isabella Wentz. Dr. Daniel Pompa is another one who has suffered through thyroid disorders and has great insight as to the supplemental protocols we should all be aware of to keep it in check. Good luck with whatever path you choose. God bless

    • Ann1745

      673d

      Hi Jane. I've had Hachi Moto's for decades. I've been taking Levothyroxine all these years. But I went to my endrocrinologist a few months ago and insisted on changing to NP thyroid. It's a natural thyroid. Of course the doctor didn't want me to change. But I have been on it for some time and I feel better. Not getting the side effects from the Levothyroxine. Thanks for getting back to me. I'm leaving the house and I'll be gone most of the day. Talk to you later

      • Jane_Austen

        672d

        @Ann1745 thanks Ann! Nice to hear from you. Yeah I’m still in the early stages, so I don’t need meds yet. I’m glad you’ve found one that works for you. Good to know! We’ll be in touch! Thank you!

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