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Mon, Aug. 21st, 2006, 12:27 pm

Hello. My name is Rachel and this morning I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. I went to the doctor to find out why my friend was over a week late and to get on meds for my ADD. THe doc asked me a few questions about symptoms (which were similar to ADD and pregnancy) and ordered blood work for my thyroid. After I found out the blood test for pregnancy was negative I knew that it was my thyroid (after having read that hypothyroid can cause irregular and absent periods). I think I'm in shock. I bought two books "Thyroid for Dummies" and "Living Well With Hypothyroidism" by Mary J Shomon. I'm mainly concerned with weight loss. I've gained back the weight I initially lost after my 9 month old was born and I want to lost at least 28 pounds (10% of my current body weight) before having another baby. I thought I could do it in 10-12 months, but after reading a bit I'm discouraged. Well, I guess there is no harm in trying. Any way, I just wanted to introduce myself.

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Mon, Aug. 21st, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)

I have hashi's too, and have had great luck with Dr. Schwarzbein's program (her book: "The Schwarzbein Principle: The Program" I highly recommend.)

to make it work, though, you really have to follow it and consider things like going gluten free, at least for a while etc. It can take a lot of work, but it really, really works to create a healthier body, and when your body is healthy, you will lose weight. (since getting serious about the program etc, I've lost 55 lbs in six months, most of it in the last three months when I went gluten free and read up on candida overgrowth.)

Mon, Aug. 21st, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)

Thanks, I'll have to check out that book :)

Mon, Aug. 21st, 2006 08:16 pm (UTC)

good luck!

Tue, Aug. 22nd, 2006 12:38 am (UTC)

I'll second everything dodging fate said! I've lost 35 lbs since February and am losing about 1-2 pounds a week. I've got 20 lbs to go to get back to my normal weight.