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I am 55, surgically thrown into Menopause years ago, and have battled Hypothyroidism for 5+ years. Doc said I also need to eat more fish, take fish supplement, and B & D vitamins. I take 150mcg of Synthroid daily (I must have one messed up thyroid!) I also do not like to eat fish.. shrimp, lobster, crab...yes. Not fish. But I have found that if I steam tilapia with LOADS of Cajun seasoning.. it's not bad at all. In fact some days I crave it just for the seasoning. So I steam my fish with broccoli and cauliflower. One 'good for me' meal! I lay a bit of weight blame on my condition... but in my case: I'm to blame for 3/4 of it. Drink way too much soda pop and don't eat regular meals IF I eat a meal at all. I find I tend to go a day or more at times before I realize I haven't ate. So any sugar I put in goes straight to fat storage. And I've been inactive for a few years. I just got a fitbit; now I just need it to zap me with a current if I don't get a move on. I need to go to 'camp' to learn how to implement and stay on a routine!

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Yes, have been hypothyroid for 18 yrs..... some days are a challenge, other days like today are super wonderful. Loads of energy. emoticon


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Just found your post , you said the test said you were positive for cancer , so you had it out , but it was not cancer ? So how can they make that kind of mistake ? My story - 3 yrs ago my blood work was a little of TSH , had an ultrasound of thyroid,found 3 nodules , went for test where you swallow something , go back next day and they take pics, said mine was still warm ? Dr checked blood work 6 months later and it was good , fast forward April 25 2016 - went for MRI of back ,found 3 cm cyst on thyroid, told dr can't come in was having knee surgery that week, it's been 3 weeks and I feel like I have a constant lump on the left side of my throat, I am afraid to go to dr because they will want to do FNB and I'm afraid they will want to do surgery, my health ins has a 2,600.00 deductible and is only good through the end of September, I was going to try and wait till October when my new policy would start so I would have the whole year, your thoughts

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Hi, going gluten free wasn't a myth for me. I experienced immediate results. After IgG testing and discovering so many foods that I'm sensitive to I'm basically vegeterian and don't eat any gluten and when I do I experience severe bloating and am exhausted. I was diagnosed with Hashimotos 2 years ago. My antibodies were 760 and I've gotten them down to 246. I went gluten free about a year later and all my bloating disappeared. I'm on 45 mg Armour and after removing foods that I'm sensitive too I've dropped 15 lbs and feeling about 80%. Still working on healing my adrenals and working with my extremely slow digestion but I'm feeling hopeful.

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18 years old diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 6 months ago. Have little to no motivation to do anything and sleep through my alarms on the regular. Even with 10+ set within 30 mins. I'm struggling to maintain my weight even while eating right and exercising. Also have a very hard time focusing and completing a task at once. Such a struggle anyone with the same problems?

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I was diagnosed with hypothyroid about a year ago. My doctor put me on levothyroxine and it made me feel even worse, so I stopped taking it and started looking into natural remedies. I started taking a natural thyroid support supplement and cut wheat out of my diet and I feel a million times better! I do intend to ask my doctor for a different medication, but in the mean time this is working for me.

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Yes, on new meds feeling better

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Hi there. I'm not sure if I belong on this thread. I had thyroid cancer 5 years ago and had to have my entire thyroid removed. I am cancer free, yay. But I do struggle with weight since the surgery. I am on Synthroid, of course and my weight goes up and down. I doctor says I need to get control of my metabolism.



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I am 42 and was suffering so badly with tiredness as well as other problems. I finally went to the doctors in September and blood tests were ordered, I was called back to see my gp regarding my results, he told me my thyroid wasn't working, when I asked what do you mean 'isn't working', he replied 'at all'. I had previously had months off with depression that antidepressants did nothing for no matter how much he increased my dosage and now I know why. I have been on 100mg levothyroxine, I have cut my working hours down from full time to 4 hours a day, I have an 11 year old with behavioural issues and a lively 5 year old. I am still struggling everyday to get up, can't stay awake in the evenings, sleep pattern is rubbish so always feeling shattered and lifeless. I know I am still not right but my levels are 'normal'. Any advice please I can't cope with feeling so tired all the time, it is such a different tired from normal tired, feels like I haven't slept in weeks all the time, that can't be right.



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I'm with you. Just diagnosed at 33 but it took YEARS of trying to figure out what was happening. I had so many tests and they actually still shake their head in confusion. I'm just on the edge, and sometimes I can maintain it, sometimes I can't. I have celiacs which messes with it also sometimes. But doctors can't verify that a trace of gluten will mess it up. I can personally tell you it does, but their tests can't verify it. It's a struggle everyday, but at least I know what it is so when my weight gain comes on quickly I know what to blame :0



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subclinical hypothyroidism here...

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Are you trying to lose weight with hypothyroidism? www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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I was diagnosed with Graves (hyper) when I was 18. When I was 21 I was radiated to remove my thyroid, so now I am hypo. I have been battling my weight for almost 14 years =( I lose weight, but then I make dumb decisions and I gain it all back. Drives me nuts, but I know that it is me that is doing it.

I take two different doses of synthroid. Lucky lucky me!



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I have hypo and I have been put on a 1500 calorie diet. I am 54 yrs young and I have lost 10 pounds so far. It's not easy but I am doing it.

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I am 54yrs old and was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism about 15 yrs ago. I have steadily gained weight. I have been going to the gym for 2yrs now and I lose a little and then gain it back again. I really need to get my head around the eating thing. I know to lose weight you should eat fish, however, all fish tastes fishy to me so I don't like it. My doctor says it's because I do not process the iodine in the fish like others without my diagnosis does. Am trying SparkPeople again, need to really change my eating habits and start sticking to the tracking of my food intake. Here's to working on a new healthy habit. emoticon



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Also, the gluten thing is a myth. My friend went gluten free when I went vegan. She's still very sick and I'm back to normal...I eat high carbs and gluten all the time :)

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Yes I do. Had it over 25 years. Heard medication makes you gain weight-not sure.

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I have hypo caused from Hashimoto. I gained over 100 pounds and had 3 nodules. Dissolved the nodules and lost the weight by going vegan...3 years going strong. Doctor said I will probably be on no medication in a few months and that I'm curing my disease with plants :) BTW she's never seen anybody with my disorder go off medication :)

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I take Armor Thyroid I am just getting my thyroid back under control so this will be an interesting time.

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does anyone else take Armour Thyroid?

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I had my thyroid removed 2 years ago (cancerous) but has Hassimotos / was hypothyroid. I am now on 90mg of Armour thyroid.

What helped me was using Spark people (tracking program/ beginner exercise program) and drinking Shakology. I now have moved to the 21 day fix program and lost a good deal of weight. I recently just had my 2nd child (August 5th) so I have to start all over again, but already lost 20lbs starting back up. For some reason my account is locked (jein21248) on spark people so I had to create a new account today until they could unlock it.

If you need some info - let me know - jein21248@yahoo.com

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I am 65, diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease in 2012 after I had a heart attack and triple bypass surgery. I probably had it for years but didn't know it. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 48 and after the 1st chemo treatment I gained 30 pounds. I've been trying for years to get it off. I had some success with the Every other day diet where I reduced my calories to 500 every other day. It was featured in Prevention magazine a couple months ago. But alas, as with every other attempt, I start to lose and then I lose one gain one for weeks on end. I work out in the gym twice a day only doing cardio because I'm not allowed to do weight training any longer due to a fistula in my arm used for my plasma apheresis treatment every other Tuesday. I find I have to stay positive and keep trying to move forward. I'm very thankful that I'm still waking up on the right side of the grass every morning. Thank you Sparkpeople for helping me go forward!



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I am right there with you on the weight. I go down a pound or two and then I go up. I was diagnosed last Oct. but I think it had been going on for awhile. I am still trying to get my medication adjusted to the right levels and am hoping once I do I will be able to lose. I do know from all the things I have read and talked to about this with others who are also hypo weight loss is slow. I have never had any problem with weight till now so it has been hard to deal with. I feel like people must think I just sit and eat all day which I don't. I have a fit bit and exceed the 10000 steps a day they recommend. I don't have any diet solutions that have worked long term for me. I have heard so many suggestions gluten free, low carb etc. I have tried low carb and it sort of helped but am not so sure it's the answer for me. One thing I do know is we are all different and one thing may work for some and not for others. Keep doing what your doing exercise is so important. Try to be patient with yourself and don't give up. That's my motto. Spark people is a great sight and lots of good information is shared. Hang in there your not alone. Please let us know what advice your dietician shares with you hoping she has some good insight for you.

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Hello Everyone, I am 43 pre-menopausal and just found out that I have Hypothyroidism. I am soo darn frustrated I have been on a strict diet plan for months due to gaining at least 10 pounds in 6 months and now nothing is working. Anyone have any diet plans that work for them. I am waiting for an appointment to meet with a Dietician but until then anyone have any diet ideas I would be so grateful. Thanks

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Did your doctor advise you to adjust your diet other than gluten? I've read so much info out there and some of it is contradictory. All the veggies I thought were good for me are not with hypothyroid. One thing said dairy was ok, another said to avoid. and so on. I've also read that flouride is detrimental. Does anyone have advice on this?



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I was put on Armour Thyroid about 15 months ago at the age of 54. I recently changed doctors and she knew right away without me telling her that I had a thyroid issue. Blood work determined I have Hashimoto's. She changed my meds and advised me to go on a gluten free diet. I thought I was going to starve after my first grocery trip; nearly every package I pulled off the shelf went right back on. In addition to now being GF, I no longer eat peanuts (they affect they thyroid somehow, but don't ask me how), no sugary foods, no caffeine, no artificial sweeteners. I have now lost 26 pounds and I feel great. I no longer feel like I am going to go to sleep if I have to sit too long at a traffic light and my hair has stopped coming out in clumps.

My only complaint is that I am ravenous a couple hours after meals, so I do lots of snacking, but it's fruits and veggies, low fat cottage cheese, cheese sticks or 1/2 of a Think Thin high protein bar.



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I'm new to this group and to SparkPeople in general. I'm looking for a diet for hypothyroidism. I need a pretty strict diet in that I'm the type of person who needs someone to tell me exactly what to eat and how much to eat, and what time to eat it. I need to lose 50 pounds and in addition to hypothyroidism, I'm also dealing with perimenopause (52 yrs. old) and fibromyalgia so I've got a lot working against me. I'm the heaviest I've ever been in my life and really want to get this under control. Does anyone have any such eating plan?



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I am also even happier that I joined Sparkpeople.com and have found this hypoparathyroidism club. I can actually chat with people who experience it. I have never met or talked w anyone before who has hypoparathyroidism. Just joining this club today has relieved some stress from me! Thanks!

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I am 36 and was diognosed with hypoparathyroidism when I was 10. I have all the symptoms and problems with weight loss in this articlre. The lowest my weight has been is 135,I was a senior in highschool. I am 215 lb now. I have gone up and down with my weight so much throughout the years that I am at that point where nothing is going to help take it off and keep it off. I avoid caffeine, exercise on a daily basis, have started to change my food habits-to eating fruits and veggies,drinking lots of water,picking better carbs etc, and now I am stuck in the same weight range 200-215. Have been for the last few months. Does anyone else here experience gran mal or petite mal seizures like I do? I have since I was diagnosed. I am still struggling with the emotions they cause. Besides being on a medical health plan from your doctor, how else do you handle it?

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Hi beansugar,
I am on the opposite dosage you are on I do 50 mg of levothyroxine 5 days a week and 25 mg 2 days a week. My doctor said if there was a 37.5 mg dosage that would work perfect for me but there isn't! I was diagnosed in October of 2014. They are still trying to get my dosage adjusted to what will work best. It's quite a journey with hypothyroidism. I also have some hormone problems so we are working on that. Trying to get my weight back down is a struggle! But I am not a quitter. This group has been so amazing and helpful. I just joined spark people a week ago and have learned so much. Welcome to the group!



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Hi everyone

I'm newly diagnosed with Hyputhyroid. In my case it's hereditary. I've been dealing with symptoms for about 5 yrs before my doctor finally put me on Synthroid. My doctor also has agreed to refer me to an Endocrinologist, looking forward to some relief.
I'm currently on what I think is a strange dose, wondering if anyone has experienced the same dosing by their Dr?
I'm on 25mcg 5 days a week and 50 mcg 2 days.



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Have had this for 20+ years and taking medicine that long.

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Diagnosed about 18 years ago. Levels are frequently out of whack. It is hard to lose weight. Thank goodness for SP for the motivation.

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I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism in 1975. I was 36 yrs. old and I'm now 76 yrs. old so it's been 40 yrs. for me. Luckily my dosage hasn't changed only a few times but I'll be on the med. for the rest of my life.



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I've been on synthroid for about 30 years now. A couple of months ago I changed doctors, and she never filled my prescription despite repeated calls to request this med.I have been without for about a month now and all symptoms have returned, along with about 20 pounds. I just changed drs again and am back on my meds. I'm hoping to get back on track soon.

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Your post sounds very similar to my situation. I keep reading that avoiding sugar and grains can help. Check out Mary Shoman on about.com



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Take medicine every morning

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Hi Everyone. It is sooooo frustrating having an under-active thyroid gland. When I was 23 after the birth of first son, hyperactive thyroid developed ...Graves Disease....thyrotoxicosis...U thyroid. Went undiagnosed for 22 months. My mother recognised it and we told the Dr. Was sent to Endocrinologist and was prescribed Carbimazole (and propanolol to regulate heartbeat etc) which works to reduce the thyroid activity. It took 2 years to get under control, as lab tests results were 10 days arriving in our remote-from- the -city town. Regular testing 3monthly and in my late 30's looking back I see the journey downhill started. Now at 62, I am taking levothyroxin. I have been taking it from menopause onward. I still have the symptoms of underactive/ low thyroxin levels in that I feel so tired and have no stamina, nighttime leg cramps, varying amounts of depression and feeling unmotivated, dry flaking skin with circles of eczema, weightgain on 1200 calorie diets. All this even though my dosage has been increased to where I take 3x 0.5 a day and am showing some signs of too much, like palpitations and daytime cramps.

I am on a search to find a way to lose weight, having been dieting all my known life, my body resists weightloss!! Meal replacements worked for me to lose 16 kg 3 years ago. But it is not so effective this time. I gain on Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig. I will try building some muscle. ...have started the beginner level of strength exercises on Spark.

Has anyone found something that is do-able and works?

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Recently dx'ed at 49 with Hashi's. My TSH, T3 and T4 are normal but my TgAb (thyroglobulin antibodies are off the charts). My doc suspects mercury toxicity so I'm trying a few gentle chelators. I only do natural medicine so I've never been on synthroid or the like, but my numbers show it wouldn't do me any good if I took it.

Happy to meet others in the same boat. I think it's interesting that some people are finding ways to lose weight even with Hashi's......................

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My mom age (61) has Hypo too and she doesn't take meds and eats like crap but has perfect blood pressure & cholesterol they told her she is healthy. She doens't have any symptoms. I have hypo & hashis and took Levo & have tried Naturthroid meds and I have been left with permanent damage, dizziness, heart palps, heart racing, hand & feet numbness, more anxiety, etc...... so I don't get what is the point of taking the meds if it will cause more harm then good? Levo causes lung cancer, heart problems and more it also makes adrenal glands worse so i am frustrated that I ever even took them. my uncle also has been on the meds for years & had lots of heart attacks & ended up with thyroid cancer had it removed. :( Does anyone's symptoms actually go away or do they get worse or do some get worse with some other added issues?

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10/14/14 6:03 P

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Hi just want to ask to make sure if i understand correctly...you have been on synthroid this whole time and still got thyroid cancer?

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Been taking meds for almost 30 yrs, and it's hard to regulate the right dosage. Also, I don't think doctors get it. Twice a year I would hear the "Did you try to loose weight" sermon at my
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I have it and have for years. Take medication.

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I am so frustrated. My TSH numbers are all over the place lately. I've gained back 23 pounds and no matter what I do, I can't seem to drop a single pound. I refuse to give up, but when you have made that lifestyle change, exercise regularly, and try to do everything right, and the scale doesn't budge, you just want to throw in the towel.



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I been taking thyroid med's for almost 30 years.. mine went crazy also. I lost a lot of weight.
But of course that had to be fixed. So, I know where your coming from...

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I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism when I was 30 and I'm now 75 and you're right. It's a struggle to lose every pound. For a while there my thyroid went crazy and I was able to lose 114 lbs . in a very short time. Now it's back to it's sluggish self and I have to fight for every lb.



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Yes for a couple months now. Anyone else have bad leg cramps?

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Hello Everyone,
I'm really new to this but after reading some posts I think I want to chime in. I'm a thyroid cancer survivor since 2005 and have been on Synthroid the whole time. The doctors keep me on a low level so if my TSH levels spike they will know the cancer may have returned.(that's what I've been told anyway) I'm also in the throes of menopause with all the fun it brings including weight gain and short, tropical, private vacations. I'm 80 pounds heavier than I was while I had my thyroid and before all the fun. I've struggled with my weight all my life and feel very frustrated. I want to tell you all I'm not feeling so alone anymore after reading your posts.
Thanks to you all!


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Thanks for the info. I had no idea. I am going to talk to my Endoc. doctor.

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Yes and getting into shape and loosing weight is such a joy. The first time I successfully lost weight, about 25 pounds, I was treated to night sweats and muscle cramps. The kind where no one can hear you scream. Went to the doctor, not knowing that the dose was now too high. After a blood test the dosage was changed. Now I call the doctor at every 20 pounds of weight loss and it works out.

Weight is the result of what you have been doing for the past week.


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Yes, in treatment.

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I too am Hypothyroid. I was diagnosed when I was 35 and I'm now 75 so it's a life long thing we have to live with. The doses change from time to time but popping one little pill in the morning isn't so bad. You get used to it..



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This book has some good information: "Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic" by Dr. Mark Starr.

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Yes just found out

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Was just diagnosed myself less than a month ago and am also more than a little freaked out. The more I read about the thyroid the more sleep I lose in that it appears to affect every bodily function. It sounds like you have a doctor a bit more informed than my own. I can already tell I will be working to find an endocronologist in time to work with as mine just prescribed 1 thing and told me to come back in 3 months for another blood test and my levels were over 24. Keep educating yourself we are obviously not alone

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I was diagnosis with Hypothyroidism about 3 yrs ago and I've gained a total of 30 lbs. I have all the regular symptoms however this weight gain is the worse. I've decided to get serious with my life and lose the weight. It isn't easy but now I am at the gym at least 4x a week and watching what I eat. It's been about 3 weeks and I've gained 2 lbs. WHAT THE H---.??? I went crazy. After that the Dr. increase my dose .Don't want another scene like that again. Also taking Thyroid Helper.

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I have been taking levothyroxin for about 7 or 8 years and I also will have to take it for life.

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I have been taking Levothyroxine for around 20 years. Hypothyroidism runs in the
females in my family. Never had any of the associated symptoms. A routine blood test showed my levels were off. As for me, I will need to take the meds for life.


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I just learned 5/5/2014 that I have Hypothyroid. I am a little freaked out. Overwhelmed. AM I right/wrong/crazy to be so overwhelmed? I know it is manageable and am only on day6 of meds. Levothyroxine, a very low dose for 14 days and then to the next level plus she started me on Prednisone which I am on the last day of. I am honestly freaked out because there is so much that went downhill with my health and I thought I was crazy. Now adjusting to the meds I feel better on some levels but out of my mind on others. Am I right that this is serious enough to be concerned about? I mean, it is life long, right? Once they find it and you have to change things to get better. Am I overreacting? I just want to know it is OK that I am so freaked out now? My doc told me what she could but where to I go for the most detailed info to know that what I am experiencing emotionally, physically, etc., is OK? I think my husband might think I am overreacting but it is life changing.

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Just joined Spark People today and have been eagerly reading posts. Can someone re-post the link to the article about hypothyroidism? I have seen thus mentioned in a few posts, but can not find a link. I did read the only article I found on Spark People about the condition, but it was not as specific regarding diet as I would like. Thanks!



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I started Hyman's Blood Sugar Solution in mid-January. Lost 14 pound in 10 weeks. Decided to try his 10-Day Detox in hopes that weight loss might be quicker. However I only list 4 pounds, despite continuing with the Detox an additional 20 days. I suspect that my body needs some of the whole grains, legumes that the Detox does not allow. The problem I have now is that I am hesitant to go back to the Blood Sugar Solution plan because I FEEL so much better on the Detox diet! Sleeping great for the first time in years, for example.



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