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Ok I have hypothyroidism and I was diagnosed with it back in December. Does anyone know if once you have it do you take medicine for the rest of your life? And what symptom do you get? My hair falls out, I'm cold or feel like I can't get warm, my nails are brittle, and a few other issues!

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    Hi,

    Yes the tablets are for the rest of your life and you shouldn't skip any tablets.

    I get very dry acne prone skin, tired all the time and struggle to sleep or fall asleep when i shouldn't. I also am cold all the time or have night sweats. And my period lasts longer and is so much heavier. And i have problems with my eyes this is even though i am taking my tablets every day.

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    Try eating protein based foods like eggs nut and organic chicken!

    Don't eat 

    Cabbage 

    Broccoli 

    Cauliflower

    Carrots 

    Turnip 

    This is because it's most probably hashimotos disease which is where the immune system attacks the thyroid I fixed my fiancee thyroid this way see if it works for you? Anything worth a try. My fiancee was going to have to go for a biopsy and when we went back after 4 weeks her thyroid was normal!   

     

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      Your forgot gluten and soy! wink They can be very bad for hashimoto sufferers.

      akincaid, Google hashimoto root cause and your eyes will be opened to a whole world beyond medications.

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      I don't think this site will let me list what we can do as my posts have been deleted before, so researching a hashimoto's diet and speaking with a good doctor who understands it is the way to go.

       

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      Do a search for goitrogens. These are foods known to cause thyroid growth. The idea is to avoid goitrogen foods. 

      Gluten, found in all wheat, rye and barley products, is known to exaccerbate autoimmune conditions, especially thyroid disease.

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      It's also important to make sure you get proper nutrition, especially enough natural iodine, and tyrosine. A paleo style diet is very suitable for thyroid disease.

      Since stomach problem frequently accompany thyroid disea, it's especially important to maintain good gut health for prope nutrient absorption.

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    Hi

    Most people take medication for life but it depends on the cause of hypothyroidism and some have claimed to get better through going on strict diets etc.

    Hair loss cab be caused by a number of things - untreated or under treated hypothyroidism, over treated hypothyroidism or changing of doses (I know as I suffer with hair loss too).

    Make sure you get your T3 levels checked as some people don't have enough and doctors only usually test your t4 and tsh levels which doesn't really give you the whole picture. There are a lot of people who are still symptomatic after taking levothyroxine - doctors generally aren't that knowledgeable about the details of this condition.

    British thyroid foundation, thyroid UK and this forum are all pretty good sources of information if you have any other questions

    Take care

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    I was diagnosed with Hashimotos last October 2015 and I haven't taken any medication yet. I changed my diet and added supplements and the labs are almost normal apart from antibodies. Find a doctor who will work with you if you do not want medication for the rest of your life. It's the auto immune attack that needs to be suppressed, and diet with supplements plus a knowledgeable doctor will help you solve it without medication.

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    Hi Akin,

    from a medical perspective, the answer is yes. However, I personally know people who have been able to use natural means to reactivated their thyroid. 

    Diet and nutrition are a huge part, though difficult to track because the thyroid takes months to respond.

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