Young Male With Hoshimotos

I am 23 now and was diagnosed with hoshimotos about 3-5 years ago. When i was diagnosed with the disease i was told that it wasn't bad enough to treat but should be watched. It has now been about 3-5 years as stated above and i still have never checked up on it due to my own procrastination. I have terrible anxiety issues and am some what of a hypochondriac. I am very scared and don't have anyone to talk to. I was hoping to find some friends on this site who can tell me what im in for and maybe offer some advice on how to manage the disease. I was told by my endocrinologist that it starts as a hyperthyroid disorder but eventually it will change to a hypothyroid disorder. (i might have that backwards lol) but I just want to live a long normal life and not have to worry about this becoming a problem. If there is anything i can do to help this disease please let me know. I have no one to talk to about this and no one in my family has ever had it. I know i need a check up and will be doing this soon, I really just want people to talk to about this disease and understand it better. I know it usually affects women so me being a young male is a bit odd which makes it even harder to find similar cases as mine. Thanks for your time everyone and i hope i can move forward and that this check up won't unveil anything new that is detrimental to my health, as i said b4 i have terrible anxiety and i just don't know what to do...
alchemyofnine alchemyofnine
22-25, M
2 Responses May 14, 2012

you are not alone i was diagnosed today i feel like an 85 yr old man! im 24 going on 25 im also a male, stay positive and our bodies are young and more than capable to fight !

You can try the Paleo diet. A lot of people with hasimatos use this diet and say it makes them feel great. For anxiety try drinking more green tea and stay away from caffine. If that doesn't help then you may have to take medication to control your anxiety. I never heard of hasimatos causing anxiety but, it can cause depression.<br />
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I wish you the best of luck, and hope you feel better soon.