For years I felt like something was wrong with me, like something was off and I couldn’t put my finger on it. My doctors all told me I was fine but that was far from the way I felt. I had terrible periods, hair loss/breakage, inflammation, bloating, brain fog etc, which made me obviously believe I was dying but my endless google research and the rabbit hole I went down on WebMD all pointed to Hashimotos Disease. Hashimotos? What in the heck is that and how could this be happening to me?! I workout like a champ, count my macros and do sooo much self care! After going to the doctor and having them test my antibodies levels, which for some reason doctors don’t normally do they confirmed my theory was spot on.
If you were like me and have no idea what Hashimotos Disease is, it is an autoimmune disease that attacks your thyroid. It causes all the symptoms I spoke of earlier and more and effects predominantly middle aged women.
I was put on meds to get my numbers in check, which they are currently but will most likely have to stay on them for the rest of my life. I’ve tried GF and DF diets to see if it made a difference in the way I feel and honestly, I never noticed anything life changing so I went back to a more balanced way of eating. I try to limit when I can but I also want to live my life (I like cheese and bread way too much). I’ve been on medication for 3 years now and many of my symptoms have subsided but I am learning more and more about my body and what works for it every day. I believe in science but am also opening my eyes to more and more holistic ways of healing and will be sharing more of these with you soon. My main takeaway and reason I wanted to share this with you is that you really have to listen to YOUR body, trust your gut and when something feels off, you have to take matters into your own hands and hunt down the solution. Don’t wait for a diagnoses, you have to be your own advocate.