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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

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Comment from: Brownreb, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 01

I was an avid runner and bicyclist. My husband and I spent nearly every Saturday morning running a 5k. Fun! I rode my bike to work whenever I could. Over about 7 years, I lost interest in everything. I was so tired all the time. I had intestinal issues, exhaustion, weight gain, loss of interest in everything that had been me, severe depression, suicidal thoughts, sadness, brittle nails, and malaise. I was no longer myself. A new doctor finally tested for thyroid and found Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

Comment from: KDM, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 24

I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis 17 years ago. I had 1 year of symptoms before the diagnosis. I was so exhausted mentally and physically, and had constant body aches and migraines. I could only stay awake 2 to 4 hours at a time. By time I was diagnosed, I was myxedemic. Endocrinologist said I should be in a coma. He had seen patients in coma with lower THS, never seen this low before. Of the 5 closest THS counts to mine, all were in comas, and 3 had died. I had a 1 year old at time; probably the only thing keeping me going. It took a couple years after that to get it under control.

Comment from: Carla, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

I suffer from inhuman fatigue with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Although I sleep 8 to 9 hours every night, in the morning I cannot get out of bed. My body aches. My muscles are floppy. My skin is dry with some watery and itchy blisters. I have put on many kilos. From time to time I have a strong pain of my thyroids, spreading up to my left ear. It usually lasts 3 or 4 weeks and then it disappears. I take 50 mg Euthyrox (the blood results are within a norm), but I feel very bad. I have decided to go on a gluten-free diet. It helps a little. Also, taking selenium and zinc seems to strengthen my immunological system. Basically speaking, it is a nightmare.

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