(Closed) Vegan with Hashimoto's Disease?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I have hashimotos also. There are some pills made from the thyroid hormones of pigs pigs (they supposedly work better), but there are also synthetic versions. Just tell your doctor that you are vegan so they can perscribe you one of the synthetic versions

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m confused about the re-diagnosis part. Why did you stop with the medication the first time around?

Armour has pig hormone in it, but synthetic thyroxine replacements (levothyroxine) do not contain animal products.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I feel for you. My endo left to go work at a cancer center in 2011 and I couldn’t get my medicine refilled till I saw her again and it took me till this last week to finally find a doctor to give me the right dose again and I felt AWFUL. The good news is I have been on it for 2 weeks an already feel so much better! It just sucks how you have to wait.

I was actually vegetarian when I was first diagnosed with hashmotos (Only meat I ate was fish and that was very rare). The endo I saw told me that was fine and actually a healthy diet and gave me a list of vitamins to make sure to take. 

Honestly exercise is what works best for me. I get really bad depression on and off and I am always tired from the hashimotos and exercising really does help alot. I notice a HUGE difference when I stop exercising.  I have also heard about going gluten free helping alot.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have Hashimotos too and have actually been taking the armour throid for about 3 years now.  When I first went to my new doctor, they also diagnosed me with Adrenal Fatigue and put me on Cortisol as well as Vitamin C, Vitamin D and an energy formula.  I felt a ton better after starting that regime than when I was on synthroid. I go to Hotze Health and Wellness: http://www.hotzehwc.com/en-US/default.aspx. They have a lot of good articles on their website. I’m not sure about vegan thyroid options though, sorry!

 

Good luck!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@couldntbeehappier:  I have hypothyroidism, was prescribed Synthroid (stopped taking it since A. it didn’t seem to help and B. I couldn’t afford it), but I can attest that taking Vitamin D can improve things. My mother and aunt also take it (anywhere from 2,000 I.U.’s to 6,000 I.U.’s) and so far it helps lower if not completely eliminate pain levels when I first wake up, gives a boost to energy (and I’ve had vitamin B shots for energy–didn’t work), and also supposedly has been known to somehow enable you to eat/digest foods that were difficult to eat before (in my case, gluten). I take the 6k I.U.’s per day, which seems to be the max dosage, but it works usually. You just have to remember to take it daily. You can buy a bottle of it at CVS or Walgreen’s or even Walmart, and it’s relatively cheap. If you decide to ty the vitamins, good luck.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@couldntbeehappier:  Here is a whole website devoted to adrenal fatigue: http://www.adrenalfatigue.org/what-is-adrenal-fatigue. πŸ™‚ I wouldn’t recommend stopping taking anything until you have talked to a doctor. Try searching for “natural wellness” places in your area. But taking vitamins couldn’t hurt! have you started doing any of this? How are you feeling now?

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve been on synthroid and cytomel for a very long time. I know armour is pig hormone. Natural treatment methods have brought me for more relief than the hormone therapy has. I highly reccomend it. 

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