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Ok I've been diagnosed with HypOthyroid for 3 years now, worked up to 100mg levothyroxine.

I've just had some new bloods done, because the main symptoms are getting bad again.

Brain fog, insomnia, very stressed ( even though I have reason to be) and crucially the pain in my wrists and hands which was what I was finally thyroid tested for!

It seems my thyroid is bang on the money as far as dosage goes, but I am on the borderline going from pre diabetes into full diabetes.

As such GP has recommended a crash diet, to hopefully swiftly drop me into pre diabetes area.

I'm also anaemic and that's sure as hell not helping, fainting feeling weak ,and I have made the choice to stop driving as I just do t trust my body not to let me down.

I am going in 10 days to have GTT and loads of blood checked for B12, ferritin and other stuff, to establish why I'm anaemic etc.

In the meantime , I truly feel horrendous and I do t want to take any iron vitamins, as that may mask why I am anaemic.

Should say I eat properly so I would imagine I'm getting the appropriate bits from diet.

Is there anything I can do? Apart from the obvious of just rest when I need and be kind to myself, as I honestly feel absolutely bloody awful!

Any help gratefully received

Vicky x

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    Have a look at the low carb diet..it will be very good for pre diabetic

    Also take a feroglobin and vitamin multi B supplements and magnesium.

    If you  are anaemic you need iron and feroglobin is a gentler way to take it also the magnesiul stops constipation and helps with lots of other things.

    The feroglobin will help with all your other symptoms too.

    Hope this helps smile

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    Hi Sorry to hear all this. Has anyone checked you for  adrenal stress/fatigue?

    Take care Jane xx

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    Gluten free paleo style diet. This means lots of lean meat and green leafy veggies, as well as other veggies and some fruit. Though you may want to limit the fruit bc of the prediabetes. No wheat, rye, barley (absolutely no cheating on these gluten items!). You'll need to do some research on gluten free bc it's in everything. No soy, nothing processed, no white sugar, avoid dairy, though yogurt and hard cheeses are usually better tolerated. Skip grains altogether. Substitute low starch root veggies for grains. Dont try try to go glutenfree by substituting other grains. You'll do yourself a favour by ditching grains altogether.

    This will turn your diabetes around and calm your immune system, to curb your thyroid disease.

    Do this diet in moderation and you'll do a lot towards solving both the diabetes and the thyroid issues.

    Good luck!

     

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      Avocados are great! In fact, my favorite oil to cook with is avocado oil. Very easy to digest as fats go. And you do need a little fat in your diet. My recollection is that about 1/4 avocado is one serving of fat and you need two servings a day. So have a half an avocado a day. Yay!
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