If you have hypothyroidism and/or Hashimotos, you know how frustrating the symptoms can be, ranging from:
- Brain fog
- Compromised digestion/food sensitivities or allergies
- Skin issues (acne, eczema, psoriasis…)
- Undesired weight gain or loss
- Trouble sleeping
- Chronic fatigue
- Moodiness, depression
- Frequent colds and flus
- … and much, much more 🙁
It probably took some time before you were officially diagnosed.
You’ve likely been prescribed medication that has helped tremendously in some ways – like getting your numbers within normal range – but leaves many other symptoms lingering, especially the fatigue, brain fog and tendency toward depression.
You might have been told these symptoms are not related, or that it’s all just in your head.
You may have gone down the rabbit hole of wondering what the heck you could have done differently to avoid this condition.
Perhaps you were told that it’s genetic and it was pretty much unavoidable that you were going to develop hypothyroidism at some point in your life.
But you’re not quite satisfied with that answer… does it mean your kids will eventually most likely be hypothyroid, too?
As much as conventional medicine is wonderful and amazing, especially when it comes to treating acute pain, for chronic conditions conventional medicine can sometimes miss the boat when treating body systems in isolation, overlooking the integrated whole and how our parts function synergistically.
Conventional treatment for hypothyroidism generally goes something like this:
- Thyroid condition is diagnosed based on lab work.
- Prescription for thyroid medication is given. Patient may start to feel better. Lab work shows that numbers are within range.
- Blood work and lab tests are run every 6 months or so.
- Patient may feel symptoms returning, or not see much improvement. Medication dosage is adjusted if needed.
- Continue to retest every 6 months…
Sounds fine, right?
Maybe… The problem arises when you’re taking medication and your numbers are within range on your lab work, but you’re still not feeling well.
So what else can you do?
I’m teaching a free teleclass next week, Thursday, October 19th, on holistic support for subclinical/hypothyroidism/
Hashimoto’s to address this question, including:
- Why medication alone will most likely not be enough to manage your hypothyroid/Hashimoto’s condition – and why your lingering symptoms are NOT “just all in your head.” (brain fog, fatigue, depression, mood swings – anyone?)
- How simple dietary and lifestyle changes CAN help you look and feel better
- How to find the time, energy and motivation for self-care when you feel pooped at the end of the day
- More information about my 6 week beta group program for women with subclinical/hypothyroid/
Hashimoto’s (begins Oct. 23rd!) and get the accountability and support you need to thrive.
Go here to sign up for the teleclass – if today’s article resonates with you, you won’t want to miss out!