Thyroid Desiccated - What should I do to prevent progression of Hashimoto's in the early stage (no?
- 23 Jul 2015 by kaylashalayla
- 11 May 2016
- hashimoto's disease, thyroid desiccated, thyroid, symptom
Added 23 Jul 2015:
I'm 25, and two years ago I got a bunch of blood tests after a tremendously stressful couple of years. I lost a ton of weight from not eating, and thus felt I needed to get vitamin deficiencies checked. Here were my concerning symptoms:
Shortness of breath easily (just after speaking too much!)
Cold often (hands & feet especially)
Very low energy (though I thought it was just from the traumatic events that occurred)
Anxiety, depression (again thought it was from life events)
The results came back concluding subclinical hypERthyroidism, and low vitamin D levels. Hashimoto's disease runs in my family, and the doctor concluded that this was most likely the very beginning stages, as I was hyperthyroid because my thyroid was attacking itself, and thus overproducing hormones to compensate.
Since I had no concerning symptoms directly related to the thyroid disease, (because life was still very stressful) I decided not to take medication.
Now, two years later, I have decided it might be the time to start preventative care. I went to the doctor today, and she ordered blood tests (though I'm not even sure what kind) and an ultrasound, but overall I almost have zero symptoms of any thyroid problem whatsoever, other than my metabolism seems normal now instead of ultra high (meaning I can no longer eat like a 15 year old boy without it showing.) The doctor felt a slight bump on my thyroid, but that's it.
Even though I have no obvious symptoms, I still don't want to wait around for the symptoms to appear while my thyroid continues to be attacked.
What should I consider for proper nourishment and treatment for preventative care from Hashi's as it's in its early stage? I would like something that doesn't just treat symptoms, but treats the disease at its core as much as possible. (I understand an autoimmunity is incurable.)
Thank you to whoever reads this.
Have you ever been seen with a naturopathic or holistic doctor before? I was recently diagnosed with Hashimotos as well after completing 4 stressful years of nursing school and another half a year of ICU training on nights. I'm with you on not wanting to take medication and to prevent it from getting worse and have heard great things about naturopathic doctors. I have yet to schedule an appointment myself but was wondering if you have tried that path or heard anything about it.
Hi! I'm glad you are starting now with taking care of your Hashi's & related issues. Symptoms are definitely our body trying to tell us something, but, you could & can be having symptoms that u don't recognize or wouldn't even think could be related. There are over 300 symptoms for thyroid disease! 300! I was shocked! So, you never know, but starting now is awesome, good for you!! The biggest thing I can recommend to you, which I do & have done since diagnosed 3 yrs ago (while pregnant, treatment was mandatory, no option or baby could have had problems) is google or research which vitamins & minerals & the doses that you need for healthy thyroid function! I did my research & learned just how sensitive our thyroid's are & how much of an important role they play in our bodies as a whole! So, educate yourself first.
Then I went to natural food store & got the top 5 important vitamins & minerals my thyroid needed & highly likely was low on! That has helped me a lot. It seems like I take a lot of pills each day, but it's the only thyroid I'm ever gonna have & id like to keep it, if any way possible! I did (still do) lots of reading on the thyroid & endocrine system so I'm armed with info when I see my dr! Knowledge is power! Good idea to start now & you may actually prevent yourself from having to take the meds every day for the rest of your life, your thyroid can actually start to heal itself, which is an awesome thing! Good luck, you may be surprised how well u may feel even after just a few supplements that u didn't even realize u needed or were low on! Keeping stress at bay is key! Not easy, but does help the body as a whole! Keep taking care! Hope that helped:)
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