Fighting Hashimoto's

Hey everyone! I'm sure each and every one of you is dealing with your Hashi the best way you can.

When my boyfriend was finally diagnosed, after years of depression, fatigue, weight gain, and so on, in a way it was a relief because we finally had something to fight against.

He was diagnosed 6 months a go, the first doctor he went to told him to do whatever he wants, so instead of first going for a second opinion he went to a nutritionist who put him on a gluten free, sugar free, starch free, caffeine free, dairy free, and SOY free diet (soy actually causes inflammation). This helped for a couple of months, but after a while he went back to the depression and fatigue and what not- this is when I jumped into the picture- as a microbiologist, who's been dedicating lots of her time to research this twisted disease. After consulting with an endocrinologist friend of mine and another biologist, he started taking vitamin D, a vitamin B complex, zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

All that, on top of his diet seems to have helped a lot- his TSH level is much lower than when he was first diagnosed, not fully back to normal, but it is a big step, he is more energetic than he's been in the past couple of years, and the depression is not there any more.

We are not totally ruling out hormonal treatment- we finally got a second opinion from a GP and an endocrinologist, both of them seem to agree with that we are doing and have encouraged us to keep on doing it for a couple of months, than he has to go get tested again.

I also highly recommend you get tested for candida and other intestinal infections- these can be one of the factors of the Hashimoto. It is also highly recommended to get tested for allergies and to find out what foods you are sensitive to- it could be causing more irritation in your internal system than you can imagine.

There are some really good informational groups on facebook you should join- these will provide plenty of info as well.

Good luck to all of you in the middle of this battle.

HRais2 HRais2
1 Response Nov 27, 2012

Read a book called Stop the Thyroid Madness. It will provide a number of potential remedies. There is a website with excellent information under the same name. Good luck!