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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