Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is one of the world’s most common autoimmune conditions, and it affects more women than men. It can be a difficult condition to have, but you can do something about Hashimoto’s.
The first thing I would recommend is to see a specialist. Endocrinologists will strongly consider symptomatic treatment.
The interesting thing about Hashimoto is that it has a hyper, or activated phase, and a hypo, or underactive phase. When you are in the activated stage, symptoms can include anxiety, palpitations, increased urine, being more talkative, and bowels that work a bit faster.
In the hypo phase, you may feel tired, sluggish, unmotivated, colder, with a lower mood and slower bowels. Waves of hyper- and hypoactivity are not uncommon with Hashimoto’s. I know that clinicians who truly understand Hashimoto’s won’t keep you indefinitely on a drug that blocks thyroid peroxidase, a vital thyroid enzyme.
I recommend a comprehensive stool analysis (CSA)for anyone with an autoimmune condition like Hashimoto’s. A naturopathic or integrated medical practitioner should be able to help you interpret the results of a CSA. I recommend sending the three samples to be analyzed by Doctor’s Data Laboratories if you in the USA or Genova Diagnostics if you are in the EU.
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A comprehensive stool analysis measures gut inflammation. It will also comment on some of the primary triggers behind autoimmune disorders, including Citrobacter freundii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. A CSA will tell you whether you have problems with Candida, low beneficial bacteria levels, or parasites. Once you know what is going on in your gut, you can choose the appropriate treatment.
My other recommendation is that you have a comprehensive thyroid panel. You should measure blood levels of thyroid peroxidase, thyroid antiglobulins, T3, T4, reverse T3, and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). Also, have your iron levels measured.
Use a symptom tracker to monitor the change in your symptoms. A written record of your symptom severity over time will help you determine whether your current treatment is beneficial or not
The CanXida line of products works very well with autoimmune disease. CanXida Remove has given me particularly good results when treating clients with autoimmune disease. I’ve used CanXida Remove to treat, not only Hashimoto’s, but also Sjogren’s disease, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease.
If you stay on conventional medication for years, my concern is that you may end up with horrific side effects. Thyroid peroxidase blockers can cause serious liver inflammation. It’s never nice when treating one condition leaves you with another disease.