For three years I let that day in the Doctor’s office emotionally wreck me. Not only did I become depressed, my body started to do more bizarre things. With Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, there can be times when your thyroid gland is overactive (“hyperthyroid”) and times when your thyroid is under active (“hypothyroid). This happens in response to the damage thyroid antibodies inflict on the thyroid gland itself. When my thyroid was overactive, I experienced panic attacks, hair loss, weight loss, and tremors. When my thyroid was sluggish, I would feel immobile and depressed. I would gain weight and feel incredibly lethargic. My energy at times was so lacking that I was unable to exercise. What made things more stressful is that my immune system (while it was busy destroying my thyroid gland) failed to take care of my body as a whole. I would get chronic sinus infections, chronic yeast infections, skin infections, and well, just a whole lot of infections. I was miserable, and becoming increasingly bitter because of it. At that point in my life, I began to lose hope. I yearned for the day to feel well again, but had no idea what I could do to make that day come.
Janelle Reverses Autoimmune Thyroid Disease from the Robb Wolf website.