Hashimoto’s Diagnosis (part 1)
July 2010 I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease.
What is Hashimoto’s? It’s an autoimmune attack on the thyroid gland, which causes Hypothyroidism. Actually, most people with hypothyroidism (90%) have Hashimoto’s. Doctor’s just do not usually tell the people WHY their thyroid is not functioning, because (to them) the reason does not matter, as (to them) there is no cure, the patient just “has” to stay on medication for the rest of their life. However, all of those “truths” are something I am contesting!
Being hypothyroid also makes you loose somewhat of your…. BRAIN…..among other things. Which I definitely experienced! Since starting treatment I have lost 30lbs, feel like my old self again, and can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. I desperately want others to know there is hope!
And there is a great need to get the information out there, as some sources estimate 12% – 18% of the population is hypothyroid.
As of today, I am on the road to recovery and plan to tell you how/what/when/why in the following posts.
Please note that I am no way a healthcare professional. I am however a person that is choosing not to leave my health in the hands of others. Know that every body is unique. What got me to this point in my health, may not be exactly the same as you – though there are some overriding themes in Hashimoto’s patients.