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1/11/13 11:25 A

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First of all welcome, and sorry that you have been diagnosed w/Hash. HOWEVER, do your research and you'll find ways ot take care of you and use this diagnosis to feel better.

Not sure what to tell you if you're allergic to Synthroid due to the iodine. But what about the natural thyroid supplements?

Is your Dr. an endocrinologist? If not, I'd surely want the expertise of an endocrinologist for care of my Hashimotos.

I have had Hash for going on 15 yrs. At this point, my meds are stable, I lost weight when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (which happens sometimes w/Hash, since it's all part of the endocrine system) and watch nutrition and exercise while taking my meds faithfully.

Good luck to you in finding a Dr. to help you craft a treatment plan to feel better.

I found once I lost weight my joints felt better, but it was getting to that point of losing the weight! Difficult with Hash. Not impossible, though, just letting you know.

HUGS and good luck.

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1/11/13 6:13 A

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Hi! My name is Beth and I am new to the team and to Hashimoto's. Doctors tell me that I have likely had it for years, but I didn't know what it was so I have just managed it. I am a big believer in less medicine is better, and that has to work for me because I am also allergic to iodine and as a result can't take Synthroid because that is part of what is in it. I am about 60 lbs overweight. I have 6 children, and have pretty much consistently kept 10 lbs with each baby. I am very tired most of the time, and my hips and legs hurt constantly. I am doing well with exercising, and was happy to make it up to 25 minutes on a stair stepper consistently. :) I have discovered that this is not easy, and sometimes I honestly feel like I am walking through mud because I have no energy. Anyone else feel this way? My doctor diagnosed, but he was not a wealth of information on how I was going to feel or what was "normal" so I am hoping to make connections with other people who have this so I will know what to expect and figure out good ways to manage it. I am looking forward to getting it under control so I can feel better. :)

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