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Newly Diagnosed With Hashimoto's and frustrated

From: MS_H3LLFIRE - 1 year 38 weeks ago

Hello Everyone

I was diagnosed with Hasimoto's Thyroiditis a few months ago and at first it was like "finally an answer" to what all my issues were coming from. Along with it I am Hypothyroid so for thyroid support we've tried Levothyroxine and Synthroid. I understand they are basically the same - one generic one brand. I had horrible side effects that caused me to get major migraines and made me feel like I was freezing to death at times...felt like I had to shower a zillion times per day and gained weight on it...
I have another appointment but I am so frustrated with this.
I just want to get some sort of normal back. I don't want perfect - maybe someday- but for right now I gladly take anything better than how I feel now. I've withdrawn from my friends because I feel like I'm nothing but Ms. Negativity for a few months now - but I am trying not to be and failing.
I am also reading up on foods that can help and everything points to Paleo as being the better option. Grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free. But the definition of "Paleo" seems to vary by which book I read. The problem I run into - I have a very tight budget for groceries (low-income single mom supporting 2 kids) and fresh vegetables are expensive where I live - so I've opted for frozen and some canned which I've stocked up on but on Paleo - it's not allowed. LOL.
Anyway, I would love to find a Hashimoto's support group (online is easiest with my nutty schedule) and I would love feedback from anyone dealing with all the side effects and I would love some feedback on some things that maybe worked for those suffering from the same problems.
Thank you!!

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