1. If someone feels bad there is no point in telling him/her that nothing can be done...

  2. I didn't tell someone who feels bad that "nothing can be done"

  3. It's not caused by the thyroid, but by the inflammation (auto-immune disease).

  4. These people could have something else entirely going on and can be wasting time trying to avoid gluten ("low" gluten won't help anyone who actually needs to give it up, FYI) or whatever the latest demonised food happens to be. They could have something serious going on and be putting themselves in danger wasting time. They could be needless suffering for years.

  5. No, antibodies are simply a disease maker. The fluctuate on their own and levels have not been shown to link to symptoms or severity.

  6. You can ask your doctor to try you on a low dose to see if you feel better at a slightly lower TSH.

  7. I eat a variety of yoghurt - whatever sounds appealing. I never take probiotics.

  8. This is the correct answer. All the exercise or weight training or food elimination won't make a difference unless you are eating less than you burn. Eat less, move more.

  9. No, no difference at all due to Hashimoto's. But age can have an impact on how it makes you feel/how long it takes to recover. So can your tolerance or lack of tolerance based on how much and how frequently you drink. But there's no difference in processing for those of with Hashimoto's versus the general population.

  10. To support my point about microbiome determining how nutrients are used and how calories are burned. I agree on the portion control and listening to your body and not abusing it with sugar, but ultimately intuitive eating is superior, from what I've learned. Alcohol would be awful in large amounts because it kills off the microbiome.

  11. Okay this is an interesting study. About mice. And a potential drug-induced lowering of the metabolic rate. That's not evidence of anything to do with humans and thyroids.

  12. I think we're just going to disagree because I've found a ton of studies stating microbiome determines how calories and nutrients are used. 🤷🏽‍♀️So keep counting, I'm not going to. I spent too much time talking to people well versed and well qualified that have convinced me that it's not necessary.

  13. I'm not advocating for obsessively counting calories. I'm advocating for being educated about how they work, and honest with oneself about how much you're eating.

  14. Only take what you have been tested for and found deficient in.

  15. Yes, though slightly more likely to have another AI condition, the vast majority of people with Hashimoto's won't go on to develop another. I've seen varying numbers between 14-23% who may.

  16. There is no reason you can't exercise as you wish due to Hashimoto's. There are no restrictions on activity.

  17. Anxiety is common and also happens to people with perfectly functioning thyroids. Have you sought any treatment beyond thyroid hormone replacement?

  18. If your thyroid labs are all normal, then something unrelated to your thyroid?

  19. Cleanses aren't necessary (unless you're having a colonoscopy of something) and can be harmful. The quickest of glances at the website and the prices tells me all I need to know and I would personally avoid this like the plague.

  20. There are no dietary changes required for Hashimoto's/hypothyroid, no foods need to be eliminated. You will easily find lots of people selling books and supplements who will try to convince you otherwise, but please don't fall victim to the misinformation and change her diet. Especially for children, restrictive diets can be dangerous and lead to malnutrition and orthorexia.

  21. There's no need to eliminate anything for Hashimoto's. If you also have alleriges or celiac, that's different.

  22. You need to remove from your mind that autoimmune flares have anything to do with the treatment of the disease or the status of their levels. One could take levothyoxine and have perfect levels and have an enormous level of autoimmune activation/inflammation in their bodies. This is not a debatable idea. Yes, all autoimmune conditions are different and require varying treatments. No one is arguing that. I think you need to trust the millions of people who suffer and the decades of research demonstrating the effectiveness of diet in reducing tpo antibodies, immune over-activation, and inflammation.....(flares).

  23. The actual scientific research shows that antibodies fluctuate on their own and aren't related to diet, symptoms, severity of disease etc. They are simply a disease marker.

  24. I did a food intolerance test last year, it's a little expensive for a blood test but it gave me a list of foods and how well I tolerate them. It saves a lot of time compared to the elimination diet but it is a little pricey. My results showed that dairy and eggs are way worse than gluten.

  25. Was this an IgG test? If so, I'm sorry to tell you that isn't a measure of intolerances. IgG antibodies are found in all people and may just indicate what you've recently eaten.

  26. There's not much needed to manage the disease, so your endocrinologist isn't wrong. Once you are hypo and prescribed levothyroxine, you just need to take it consistently and keep up with your regular blood tests.

  27. I don’t follow a specific diet. Just showing that there are peer reviewed studies out there. This one says it seems to help symptoms but not blood test results. Are you not a layperson? Are you a doctor? I don’t disagree with you at all, just wondering if you have more qualifications to back you up than anyone else.

  28. No, I'm not. Which is exactly why I quote reliable sources who are capable of interpreting studies and looking at them as a whole body of information - not a single study, the parameters of which make a huge difference and lay people aren't usually trained to understand them.

  29. I completely agree with you about diet. Changing it does nothing for me. But a study (even small) that says AIP can relieve symptoms, even if it doesn’t change numbers, would make me consider it and maybe give it a shot. Not sure what’s wrong with a placebo effect in this case either, if it’s giving you symptom relief. No harm in trying.

  30. The potential placebo effect of 16 people is no where near enough data to rob me of the enjoyment of food. And equally important - enjoyment of shared meals with loved ones, travel, and so on.

  31. First off breathe. Second keep in mind that depending on your body it may take up to or over a few weeks to actually feel the dosage working. It’s not a BAM in your face change but a gradual one that you will miss at first. At least I did….took me a full month to notice my dosage of Levo was actually working the way it was suppose to. Our bodies need time to adjust and PROCESS the changes happening. That takes time but you will eventually feel better little by little if the dosage is right.

  32. You're exactly right - levo has a very long half-life so it takes weeks, not hours or days, to feel an impact. That's also why blood work is scheduled for 4-6 weeks after a dose change, and not sooner.

  33. Yes! I set an alarm at 4am to make sure i’m taking awhile before I eat anything (i get up at 8-9am). It’s so frustrating. Thank you for the support.

  34. You don't need quite that much time before eating. Consistency is key - try to wait the same amount of time each day so that you're absorbing the same amount, but 30-60 minutes is plenty of time for most people. 4 hours *after* eating, not before is usually what's recommended.

  35. No, the "root cause" is a theory pushed by people selling snake oil.

  36. Levothyroxine has a very long half-life. I don't think it works like this, and at best would have no effect.

  37. I know someone who had one of those pool covers.

  38. Getting dizzy and almost passing out is not a symptom of known and treated thyroid issues.

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