A quick update first. I had another problem with my thyroid, I was absolutely miserable. The bad thing about it is that it doesn’t hit fast, it comes gradually so you don’t really notice it until it’s completely taken over. I was cold all the time (my poor husband had to deal with me always wanting to push the temperature on the a/c up because I was freezing – I finally just resorted to wearing sweats and wool socks in the house). I was completely exhausted no matter how much sleep I got and so achy I didn’t want to move (which we all know makes it worse). I finally recognized what was happening and immediately scheduled a doctor appointment. I also started doing research, I’m so tired of just throwing another pill at what’s going on, I need information. I need to know what's causing the problem, I need to have some things I can do proactively to keep it from happening again. With that said, the doctor did give me another pill, but I think this may be a good one. It’s a synthetic T3, which may have been my problem this time around. I say that because since Sunday my energy level seems to be coming back and my achiness has decreased (I started taking it last Thursday).
Things I have learned….while I have eliminated gluten it may be that I will need to eliminate other foods. Soy and dairy are my first targets, and they have been quite difficult to remove. Dairy has been a little easier, I have replaced the creamer in my morning coffee with a creamer that is made from coconut milk, the cheese in certain things has gone away. I have to admit, there is a little dairy in the premade baking mix I use, but that will be replaced soon by my own homemade baking mix. Soy has been a little more difficult because it seems to be in a lot of the premade gluten free items at the store. Insert big sigh here, that means I have to make everything I eat, I like to cook but really?
An attitude adjustment is in process right now. I’m focusing on what I can eat versus what I can’t. I’m looking into Paleo eating, though I’m not entirely convinced about it but I’m continuing researching it. I do believe that food plays a large part in what is happening to my body so I’m paying even more attention to what I put in my mouth.
Oh, I also wanted to share a couple of Facebook groups that have helped me with information; Hashimoto’s 411 and Thyroid Sexy (when you are logged in to FB just look them up, there is a ton of good information in both groups). The Thyroid Sexy group has a lot of resources in the “Notes” section, make sure you look there for a lot of good information.
What does that mean for my blog? It won’t be changing much other than you will see more recipes without dairy and soy in them. I will start posting those recipes again later this week, I'm still getting my bearings :)
Continuing on the journey to health…I'm so glad you are along for the ride!