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    Hashimotos - I was diagnosed with Hashimoto. I have been on Levothyroxin (levothyroxine) 150mcg, on this dose for 7 years. November hair started falling out. Asked endo to...
    suzie274 suzie274 51-55, F Sep 18, 2013

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    That Explains Everything - I was just diagnosed with this disease. I had gone on medication (wellbutrin) to treat severe clinical depression but the medicine stopped working the...
    SunnysAlright SunnysAlright 26-30 6 Responses Apr 22, 2009

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    My Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Experience - In 2009, I was noticing a lot of increasing depression. I was crying over everything and I kind of wanted to die. Not to mention I had...
    MzNoName MzNoName 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 11, 2012

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    Actually Doing Better - So I've suspected that I was hypothyroid since college in 2002. I was gaining weight fast, despite my best efforts, and a bit of an eating disorder. I'd...
    Dupexi Dupexi 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2013

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    Struggling With Hashimoto's, But Never Giving Up - My story starts like most of yours. I was starting to feel very bad all of a sudden without being aware that I have a medical...
    kristen78 kristen78 26-30 Jan 17, 2013

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    8 Year Journey To A Diagnosis Of Hashimoto's... - Not sure where to begin.  It's been a long 8 years!  I am sharing this story to educate and hopefully help others.  I would...
    hashimommy hashimommy 41-45 4 Responses Mar 31, 2011

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    Hashi Hell - I was just diagnosed a few weeks ago with Hashimotos........and while I am not glad to have found out I have an autoimmune disorder, I am so thankful to have an...
    beffur76 beffur76 31-35, F 25 Responses Apr 7, 2010

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    To Young. - I was diagnosed with hoshimotos disease when I was 14, I went to the doctor to get a regular check up really not knowing anything was wrong with me at all. And I...
    flowersrose flowersrose 18-21 1 Response Jul 25, 2011

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    for the past two years, I have gone to numerous doctors, usually for some type of pain. most times, the doctors would either say they don't know what it is, or just give me pain...
    krisnic krisnic 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2013

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    Dear Thyroid Who Is Hashmoto And Why Are You So Chummy? - I was 18 when I got violently ill with Hashimoto's and I've had a hard time dealing with it let alone accepting it. I...
    avi2707 avi2707 18-21 1 Response Oct 27, 2011

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    20 Yrs Old & Just Found Out I Have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis 😣 - My name is Giselle And I'm 20 years old And For the past couple of years I remember always feeling sick From...
    Giselle20 Giselle20 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    I'm 28 and I was recently diagnosed with Hashimotos. I was having menstrual periods every day for a year straight with no breaks. I have always been very cold and struggled with...
    Ashlization85 Ashlization85 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    My Hashimoto's - Diagnosed about 6 years ago and still having issues with symptoms, frequent headaches, joint & muscle pain, fatigue, depression just to name a few. I am just now...
    thegirlsmom thegirlsmom 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2013

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    I live in Calgary, Canada and am feeling like my general physician is not providing enough support in living with Hashimoto's. She has given me referrals when asked, but no tips...
    aymier aymier 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    Long Strange Trip - I have had something up with my thyroid for years. The doc found antibodies in my blood system and gave me a very low dose of levoxyl. Worked for five years...
    crimsoncat crimsoncat 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2008

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    How DO You Go On? - Hello Fellow Hashimoto Sufferers I have no idea if anyone is reading this but it will help me to just type this here. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto disease...
    dancingdeacon dancingdeacon 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    Fumbling My Way Through Hashi Hell.... - Around 18 months ago I gave birth to an amazing little boy. When I should have been revelling in the joys of motherhood I was instead...
    KS1978 KS1978 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    Hashimotos Journey Of A Teenager . - A countless number of headaches everyday, countless number of hours spent with a stabbing pain, a countless number of days where I can't get...
    guesswho143 guesswho143 13-15, F 4 Responses May 29, 2012

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    I Have Had Hashimotos Thyroiditis - I am only 16 but I got diagnosed with hashimotos which I didn't know much about, I do now, I know it is the most stressful thing I have ever had...
    HiyaItsMe HiyaItsMe 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    Diagnosed Yesterday - I am 17 years old, will be turning 18 later next month. I have always struggled with weight, fatigue, concentration, depression, and a whole bunch of other...
    shakeuman shakeuman 18-21 1 Response Sep 27, 2013

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    Endos and Doctors and Hashi's--Oh My! - "You're TSH is normal." "This is part of getting older." "You're thyroid is your excuse for everything." "You were fine yesterday...
    thebutterflyeffect thebutterflyeffect 26-30, F 32 Responses May 9, 2010

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    Conception problems - I am 24 and have recently been diagnosed with Hashimoto's. I actually found out about a week before my wedding which was about a year ago. I wasn't horribly...
    Kazriel Kazriel 22-25, F Dec 9, 2013

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    My Hashimoto's Timeline - My Hashimoto's Timeline2009 July- Started constantly spotting out of the blue. Started to suddenly lose weight without really doing anything differently...
    Saelys Saelys 26-30 2 Responses Mar 1, 2012

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    For the past year, I have had an endless list of symptoms. My friends thought I was crazy and just a hypochondriac, but I finally got to the bottom of why I have been feeling...
    Lexsims38 Lexsims38 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    Shocked To Learn I Have Hashimotos - I recently found out that all the symptoms I have dealt with since Junior High is caused by Hashimotos. I had never heard of it before but my...
    ddb75 ddb75 36-40, F Dec 31, 2012

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    How Do I Tell My Daughter That She's Going To Be Ok?!?! - About 2 years ago now, I noticed some changes in my daughter that I didn't like. Her father, who was already diagnosed...
    Kyrari Kyrari 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    Please Help - I have a TPO level of close to 600 (normal range less than 35) and normal tsh t4 and t3. I woke up feeling like there was something in my throat. I saw my...
    dwf517 dwf517 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2013

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    Why Is It Always a Numbers Game? - Monday I will be going to my third endocrinologist. I have a strange case where sometimes my thyroid levels will be excessively...
    chirhi chirhi 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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    Seeking Some Advice About Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. - Hello whoever is reading this, I am not definitely diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis yet, but I have a doctor's...
    Melody95 Melody95 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    Finally Understanding - Hello Everyone and Anyone who is reading my story. You can call me Cookie. I have recently been diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease. Scary, isn't it? It is...
    spunkychocolatte spunkychocolatte 22-25 5 Responses Mar 11, 2011

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    Frustrations - Right now, my life is full of tests to try and figure out what is wrong with me. I've been diagnosed with depression for five years now and have been on multiple...
    Keciadj Keciadj 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2013

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    Hashimoto Who? What? That Was My Reponse After Being Diagnosed* - Hello... I really don't know where to start..so, I'm just going to go for it. I am a 41yr old female.. who's...
    Sendinghugs2u Sendinghugs2u 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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    Just Diagnosed And Very Confused! - I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease on Thursday, Oct. 31. 1 week ago today. I feel very lost in the information that is out there (or...
    treshayc treshayc 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2013

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    I Ran, I Ran So Far Away - Being dead would be so much easier than the depression, the constant fear, the non-stop crying. I was disappointed in myself. I was a failure. There was...
    NotFunAnymore NotFunAnymore 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    I have just been diagnosed with Hoshimotos as of today. I have had hypothyroidism for three years now. I am on 25 mg of levothyroxine and obviously it's not helping. I feel aweful...
    draegompf draegompf 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    My Thyroid's Turning Japanese... - ...at least that's what I tell all my friends   Being in nursing school you tend to become a bit of a hypochondriac. Symptoms appear all...
    blinkiee182 blinkiee182 31-35, F 11 Responses Aug 13, 2008

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    My First Ep Story .. Just Diagnosed With Hashimoto's Thyroiditis - I have just been diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis about two days ago. I came online to try and read about...
    sissyskates sissyskates 18-21 6 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    Hi. I am an 18 year old female (about to be 19!). About a month ago I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. It is really confusing and scary at times. I would love to be...
    futurenurse2017 futurenurse2017 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    22 And Have Too Many Health Problems. - I'm 22 and was just recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's. A few days ago, my doctor recommended that I try a gluten-free diet to lose weight...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 24, 2013

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    Im to Young to Be Sick -             When i was 11 i went to the doctors for the common cold, in the process my doctor said...
    charissajm charissajm 16-17 5 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    The Silent Dance - Twenty years ago my heart began to race and I gained twenty pounds in a month.  I was tired and I just didn't feel well.  I went to the doctor and they...
    katiedidit katiedidit 46-50, F 10 Responses Jan 8, 2010

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    Welcome To My "Hashi Hell" - Im only twenty years old.....I was diagnosed only this passed year..something has been off with me for almost 3 years. All my doctors told me I was...
    Hashigirl93 Hashigirl93 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    Hello I am Patricia Sorry but my English no is excellent but I will try explain my situation thanks. Before my pregnancy I felt very bad and depressive, My doctors said me that...
    Paty76 Paty76 36-40, M Dec 14, 2013

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    I Have Hashimoto's And I Think I Am Dealing With Hashitoximosis - I was dxd over 2 years ago as hypothyroid.  It all started when I became anemic and I was so tired, so I made...
    noahbear noahbear 36-40 4 Responses Nov 18, 2010

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    The Weeks To Well Being - A shorter story, for update purposes...I have a friend who has hypothyroidism as well, no Hashimoto's however, but she had to go through radiation...
    spunkychocolatte spunkychocolatte 22-25 1 Response Apr 6, 2011

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    I have Hashimoto's since years. I'm trying to accept it but sometimes it is difficult since I don't know anyone with a thyroid disease.
    XChloe XChloe 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    I Want This To End :( - im 17 and was just diagnosed with hashimotos thyroiditis today. i cant even tell you how long ive known that SOMETHING was wrong. doctors wouldn't listen...
    fannnypak fannnypak 16-17, F 17 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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    New Meds Can Be Frustrating... - If you have read my first story "Finally Understanding" then this is for those of you who have the what-happens-next fever...if not, you might want...
    spunkychocolatte spunkychocolatte 22-25 4 Responses Mar 31, 2011

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    When Will It Be Over, Is This What I Was Ment 4 - let’s start with I don’t type .:-} I’m 37 male and went undiagnosed for 10 plus years… I cried reading this I cried so...
    thermostat1 thermostat1 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    Hashimoto Surgery! - After years of thyroid problems I have the label of Hashimoto's now with nodules...in two weeks I get to have surgery to remove all or half of my thyroid...
    beckyrae0204 beckyrae0204 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2013

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    New Here - Ok I am really confused. My doctor has not really explained anything. I did blood tests and I got a letter in the mail. This is what it reads. TSH: 3.64...
    tulippetal tulippetal 22-25, F 3 Responses May 13, 2010