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Recently diagnosed with Hashimotos cannot tolerate meds so going Paleo , please help what do I eat?

Commented on December 07, 2013
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Please help I have been recently diagnosed with Hashimotos and was currently taking synthroid I reacted so terribly to it, my doctor agreed I could go off it for two months and try my natural path's supplements. I am currently detoxing my liver, kidneys and have alot of candida in my body which I am also on a supplement for. I was overwhelmed at the information on the website regarding this disease and was so frustrated and did not know what I could eat. I recently discovered the Paleo diet and was excited to hear the testimonials, I decided to try this to see if it could work for me but I am overwhelmed with where I get my recipes from. Currently I am off all dairy and gluten, I am not sure what I should be avoiding,eggs, nuts, seeds, peppers, that's about all I know. How long do I stay off of these for? Can anyone help? Please, I wake up with diareahevery mornings and am a bit shaky and am losing weight. I seem to have lots of energy all through the day. My TPO levels went from 9.2 to 10.95 in 2 months, my goal is to get them back to normal before I go see my doctor again, as she would like to start me on new medication. I really want to beat this drug free. I welcome any suggestions, please, please. Thank you so much.

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I agree. While a normal Paleo diet will help overall the health and it should be pursued, for Hashimoto's specifically, actual treatment is needed. Some people eventually are able to reduce it or lay off of it completely after they get even healthier (especially if young-enough to heal properly), but it does require proper treatment.

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Agreed. Getting started on thyroid replacement isn't easy, lots of experimentation, dose titration, etc…

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on December 07, 2013
at 02:39 PM

If you really have hashimotos you need thyroid hormones, theres no way around it. Don't become lost in dietary changes. Especially when it comes to (in my mind idiotic) autoimmune paleo protocols (aka "don't eat anything").

It's pretty common that women with hashimotos have problems with synthroid (T4), as it can impair conversion from T4 to T3 (the active thyroid hormone). There are many alternatives to synthroid that also contain T3: Natural dessicated thyroid (several different brands: armour, efra, thyroid-s etc), cynoplus, cynomel, delayed-release T3 etc. You have many options other than synthroid to choose from and experiment with.

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on December 07, 2013
at 03:12 PM

Agreed. Getting started on thyroid replacement isn't easy, lots of experimentation, dose titration, etc…

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on December 07, 2013
at 07:36 PM

I agree. While a normal Paleo diet will help overall the health and it should be pursued, for Hashimoto's specifically, actual treatment is needed. Some people eventually are able to reduce it or lay off of it completely after they get even healthier (especially if young-enough to heal properly), but it does require proper treatment.

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