I have Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and am battling some annoying symptoms. I think I'm fairly depressed, super tired most of the time, have pretty severe mood swings occasionally. Just generally feel like garbage. I am MUCH heavier since having a baby, some cold/heat intolerance, lots of issues sleeping. I seem to shift from hypothyroidism to hyperthyroidism which is common for Hashi's. I have an HMO and am also battling the docs I've seen to help when all they look at is a "normal" range TSH.
Levothyroxine is causing issues even at the lowest dose. I stopped taking it this week after another night of insomnia. My doc didn't want to prescribe it at all anyway. I decided to supplement with selenium instead since it's virtually side effect free.
I asked to be tested for vitamin D and others such as folate, b12, sodium. I could only get the Vit. D test which of course showed my levels very low at 17. I get outside pretty often, eat a mostly paleo diet which I'd think is very high in all vitamins. But I will admit that I get very irritable in summer weather and try to stay out of the sun.
Going to start taking a Vit. D supplement. Already taking selenium and a generic whole foods probiotic, some vitamin C and coconut oil pills which are almost gone. I use the oil to cook now so I won't be buying the pill form again. I get queasy from fish oil and some multivitamins as well so I'd rather just take what I specifically need.
Any advice for me? What supplements to take with this bugger of an auto-immune disease? Thank you much ladies!
Mama + Daddy +DD (12/20/09) =
Expecting #2 in September!
|76 members and 10,052 guests|
|acegmom , aim4balance , amma_mama , artemis33 , bananabee , belltree , bluefaery , Chaika , chiefmir , clearlycrazy , Crimson8 , Dakotacakes , davidnneff , Dawn's mom , Dear_Rosemary , Deborah , denik11 , elliha , emmy526 , Galatea , greenemami , heatherk2971 , hillymum , HOMER , Incubator , indiana , inthespring , IsaFrench , K703 , katelove , kathymuggle , Kelleybug , LilaReads , LiLStar , Linda on the move , lolo77 , Lovingmommy04 , mama24-7 , mamabear0314 , mamadance84 , mammafairy , mariamadly , MeepyCat , Melissa5 , Memento , meowmix , Milk8shake , Mirzam , MissMuffet , Mommiee2010 , Ninamarina , oaksie68 , peebs , PixieLittle , primalmom , RollerCoasterMama , SandiMae , sarafl , satkins , SecondtimeMama , shantimama , Shmootzi , sillysapling , Snydley , sofreshsoclean , Springshowers , stellanyc , Tigerle , Wild Lupine , worthy , xixstar|
|Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.|