Welcome to HypothyroidismHelp.com, where I give you the tools and information to regain your health after a hypothyroidism/Hashimoto’s diagnosis. As a patient I can tell you that there is no “one fits all” approach when it comes to treating Hashimoto’s disease – an autoimmune thyroid disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. As many patients have learned the hard way, relying on thyroid hormone supplementation alone to get TSH lab values within normal ranges certainly doesn’t guarantee a fix for most people. Hashimoto’s is a multi-faceted auto-immune condition that involves many factors. To truly manage your autoimmune Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, it’s important to understand what contributes to it and what you can do about it.
I’ve always been a proponent of being your own advocate. From my experience with numerous doctors and practitioners, it’s rare to find one who is really knowledgeable in diagnosing and treating Hashimoto’s. If you’re a passive patient who relies only on what your doctor tells you, you most likely will continue taking your thyroid medication for the rest of your life, without doing much to actually improve your condition. A passive patient who blindly follows their doctor’s advice may not do as well as an educated patient who takes their health in their own hands.
I’m not saying all doctors are the same – there are specialists who are good at what they do and actually help patients. But the majority of doctors will offer you one type of treatment only – lowering your TSH with synthroid or levothyroxine. Once your TSH is within lab ranges, there’s nothing more for your doctor to do except to check your TSH once a year. It doesn’t matter that you still have symptoms – they look at the test results and if TSH is normal, they consider that they’ve done their job.
If you truly want to get better, you need to take the time to educate yourself on the various mechanisms of Hashimoto’s, and understand it – this gives you a much better chance to successfully manage your health. That’s why I created this website – to give you all the information you need in one place.
By the time I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s few years back, I’d seen eight different doctors since my health went downhill and I felt as sick as ever. Not one of them could help me. Out of desperation I decided to start doing my own research on Hashimoto’s and figure out how to get better.
A year after I took matters into my own hands and completely changed my lifestyle my symptoms starting falling out one by one and nowadays I feel totally normal. As of the time of writing I’m symptom-free and my life has returned back to normal. I no longer need thyroid medication. Included in this website are all the things I did in order to recover and I’m here to tell you that it is possible to overcome this horrible disease and lead a completely normal life, no matter what doctors tell you.