Hey everyone! Is anyone dealing with Hashimoto's?
Here's my story in short:
overweight teen/early adult > lost 76lbs in 2009 w/low-fat, low-carb, high protein > handful of months into it I start to develop hypothyroid symptoms > I keep doing the same thing, went to HYPERthyroid for a while > crashed and burned with fatigue > BINGED on carbs, fats > my hypothyroid then turned into a NIGHTMARE in 2010 > got sick over & over > binged over & over > my whole BEING changed... couldn't think, angry, sugar crashes, etcetc...... > spent 2011 sick, but started to get it under control.
Found out November 2011 by blood tests that I had Hashimoto's. My thyroid levels are a little low, and my antibodies were fairly high. Not sure how long they've been high.
Anyway, I've been doing 811 for 2 weeks now and my digestion is still lagging. Let's just say I'm a few days behind. I'm using the restroom daily, but it's from days ago. I tried to eat a giant salad the other day, and that did not set well with me at all. It made my digestion worse and slower. Because of this my back burns! I'm wondering when I'll start to feel good again? I'm on low dose thyroid meds & have been since November.
Advice? I'm thinking of doing banana island. I just want to feel good energy and like the true me again. Should I do NOTHING but bananas? Or have some blended greens as well? Any other advice on this? I'm getting 3L of water a day, getting more sleep, doing exercise daily, working on getting a high calorie intake of over 2,000 cals.
Any opinion about exercise and thyroid/Hashimoto's issues? I know exercise is important, but should I rest until I feel more energy to exercise, or keep trying to do lighter/gentler exercises, or very little exercise..... or what?
I didn't read this whole thread and I don't have Hashimoto's but I was on thyroid hormone for two years and 4 month after my son was born.
I feel like there were many factors that helped me:
sleep sleep sleep sleep...did I say sleep? :)
weight training with a trainer 2x a week
chiropractic, especially using something called the lie-down vibe, it provided vibration to the neck while in hat proper curved position
Also about a month before i got off the meds I had had bad tonsilitis for about 8 days, during which I fasted and rested for several days then only had fresh oj. I actually think it was a detox of my thyroid. My last day of thyroid hormone was august 19th and I was at the woodstock fruit festival :) !!
I still get fatigued fairly early in the evening, but then again I have 3 little kids and a full-time career.
Hope this is helpful.
Thx for the response! You said you're fatigued in the evening, but what how is your energy the rest of the day?
My energy during the rest of the day is great. I am asleep at around 9 pm with my kids, but I start feeling tired around 7. Also, I am still nursing, so I'm sure that is a factor.
I had tried getting off the hormone once before and it caused a lot of problems..depression, more exhaustion, anxiety etc. When I got off it finally in August I immediately had great energy, that foggy haze lifted, my sleep was better (when I closed my eyes I no longer saw a lot of white light behind my lidds.) I am sooo grateful to be off the thyroid hormone.
The meds seemed to help my digestive reactions to some foods, such as oats (before I started trying out 811). I'm still having problems with my energy, and I still don't wake up feeling refreshed. I wish I could have awesome energy again! My mental clarity is better than it was, but again I've got a ways to go.
bananas has alot of idione i think. If I eat alot of bananas I get hyperthyriod. Idoine is good for thyroid hormone production, but if you have a thyroid problem, then I don't think you should have too much bananas. I'm not an expert but I would check it out some more :)
I just started (a somewhat modified) 811 about 2 weeks ago and also have Hashi's. Thankfully I have a doctor who is on top of things and tested me for the antibodies a few years ago (which were positive, hence the diagnosis) before my thyroid function went beyond the 'normal' range. So I'm not on meds right now and technically have normal thyroid function, although my numbers fluctuate in a way that indicates my thyroid is being affected.
For anyone who doesn't know, Hashi's is actually an auto-immune condition that destroys the thyroid. It's not necessarily a thyroid condition although most doctors would have you believe that something is 'wrong' with your thyroid when the problem is much deeper than that. Some also say that iodine is bad when you have Hashi's because it strengthens the thyroid gland, which in turn sends the signal for the body to fight even harder to destroy it! :( But I've seen others say that the iodine is important.
I just looked up the iodine in bananas thing - a med. banana has about 3 mcg (which probably also depends on how it was grown - I would assume organically grown bananas may contain more iodine than conventional ones, esp if they enrich the solid with seaweed or something!). But people need about 150 mcg of iodine a day (according to traditional requirements) so they're probably not a really significant source.
anyway - just wanted to post since I'm also dealing with this condition! I'm hoping that a better diet will help prevent the damage to my thyroid that I know is in the cards eventually if I don't address the underlying cause!
Shellie - my heart goes out to you! Hashi's is not easy. But it's possible to help yourself to some degree. My wife is vegetarian and not raw vegan (we've done long periods of raw vegan together); here is a link to her own story and to the tremendous help she's gotten from Tong Ren developed by an amazing healer/acupuncturist, Tom Tam. She has never taking medication for Hashi's despite the insistence of her Doctors and friends. She does take some supplements - mostly Vit D - but not very regularly. Wishing you success and health: