So, you’ve been feeling like crud for a while. You make an appointment with your doctor and he runs some blood work. He calls back the next week and tells you that you have Hashimoto’s.
He will say, “It’s not big deal. You’ll just need to see an endocrinologist and take some medicine and you will feel better.”
Did anyone else hear that story?
That is what I heard when I finally got a doctor to run a full thyroid panel.
I didn’t buy that I just had to take some medication to feel better.
That was when I started my search on Google to find out more about Hashimoto’s. And oy! Let me tell you there is SO much information out there! My brain went into overload and I had to back away for a while.
Good news though, if you are reading this and you have Hashi’s, I’m going to help you out. I want to give you a place to jump-start your research and hopefully, your path to feeling better.
This is not the end all be all of Hashimoto’s, however I really feel these are great sources to dig into, whether you are using conventional methods of healing, natural methods are a combination of both.
Nothing makes me more sad than people who think that have to live with their Hashimoto’s symptoms. That is far from the truth. There are so many resources available, we just have to work at finding the right one for us.
Resources for Hashimoto’s
- Stop the Thyroid Madness
Here is where you will find information on what lab tests you should have run, their optimal values, how to find a good doctor and information on medications.
- Hypothyroid Mom
This is a real thyroid patient and she covers so much information. It is informative yet easy to read. She also touches on diet and other real life thyroid issues.
- Thyroid Change
People are becoming aware that thyroid patients need better care! This site is dedicated to seeing those changes.
- My Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
Another site brought to you by a Hashi’s patient. Lots of hands on information as she goes through her journey.
- The Root Cause by Dr. Izabelle Wentz
If you only by one book, this is it, my friends. I almost cried when I got my hands on this book because it took me years to get all the information that was now in one book. Dr. Wentz is a Hashi’s patient as well and I find this book information and easy to read. I wish I could by it for everyone with Hashimoto’s.
- Overcoming Thyroid Disorder by Dr. Brownstein
Dr. Brownstein has seen many patients succeed in feeling better with his protocols. Lots of good information in this book.
- Why do I still have thyroid symptoms when my lab tests are normal by Dr. Datis Kharrazian
While this book is not as easy to read as others, it gave me great insight to why I was feeling as bad as I was. There is also great diet information in this book.
- You’re not crazy and you’re not alone by Stacey Robbins
The title of this book says it all. Sometimes having this disease will make you feel like you are losing it, but it is not you…and there are many of us that feel the same way.
Need a doctor?
You can type in a search, here, to find a functional medicine doctor in your area. This is a great resource if you are having trouble getting your doctor to listen to you.
- Brain fog matters
- The effects of Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism on the brain
- Five ways to banish brain fog
- 10 things that stopped my hair loss
- Hashimoto’s and getting your hair back
- Three ways to stop thyroid hair loss
This is just the tip of the iceberg but for me, when I started my Hashimoto’s journey these are resources that made an impact on my journey.
You will quickly learn that you need to be your own thyroid advocate.You deserve to have wonderful care and to feel good. Do not settle for anything less than just that.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions and dig for more answers. We are so unique, so each of our journeys to wellness are going to be so different. Do not compare yourself to others, it will only lead you to feel discouraged.
Also remember, you didn’t get here overnight so you are not going to get better overnight. Each step you take will make a difference as you find each puzzle piece to healing.
I’d love to hear from you, what has made the most difference in your Hashimoto’s healing?