December 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm #14247
OK So I’m way past (or so I thought) refeeding. Went for my annual yesterday which was the first time in about 20 months… I was a little late because we moved again. Doc seemed alarmed since my thyroid is enlarged again, I was weighed and it looks like everything I lost after my refeed is back on again, in TWO MONTHS I gained 15 pounds. I haven’t been bingeing or doing anything weird. Getting enough sleep, eating plenty of salt, carbs, and such. I’m so effing frustrated. I wonder if the transatlantic move again stressed me out enough to push me over the edge. Surprising, though, because moving back to the US was really relieving for me. Anyway, I have a thyroid ultrasound planned in a few days and have to go in for some bloodwork. Does anyone have any things that have worked for them? I was sort of refusing to give up my coffee but I think I will finally wean myself off this week (it was my sugar and gelatin delivery system before.) If the doc prescribes thyroid I still haven’t seen any definitive differences between the porcine and synthetic so any input about that would be helpful. AGHHH!!!!! :::pulls thinning hair out:::December 13, 2013 at 7:15 pm #14251DutchieParticipant
Don’t know anything about meds and stuff…..but do you eat (a lot) grains?
All grains in general can inhibit thyroidfunction….at least that’s what Billy Craig once mentioned to me.
So,you could experiment with dropping them for a while and see how you do?December 13, 2013 at 10:17 pm #14253
No I don’t eat a lot of grains. Mostly rice, rice-based pasta, some organic corn products like popcorn (popped in palm or coconut oil) or those sprouted organic tortillas. Most of my starches come from potatoes. I ate paleo for two years. Definetely don’t eat that way anymore but I do think my aversion to oats and wheat were real.December 14, 2013 at 7:49 pm #14258DutchieParticipant
Rice and corn are also grains.
It’s just a suggestion:)December 14, 2013 at 8:24 pm #14259The Real AmyModerator
A goiter usually raises the question of a potential iodine deficiency.December 14, 2013 at 10:16 pm #14260
Possibly, It was hard to get un-iodized salt in Poland so I only even got back to using un-iodized since we moved back here a month or two ago. Also, I’m sort of a glutton for shellfish, seaweed, and dairy. Maybe. I’ll start grabbing the iodized salt just in case. Goiter is supposedly quite common in Hashimotos cases and I remember reading something by peat about it correlating with estrogen dominance. I guess I’ll see for sure in the ultrasound on Wednesday.December 19, 2013 at 8:07 pm #14310ErinElizabethParticipant
I’m curious to hear how things went in the ultrasound, I’ve just in the last month been told I’ve got a low grade goiter and my labwork came back indicating possibility of Hashimoto’s (and incredibly low iron stores, but I don’t know if those are related). My natropath is titering me up on iodine drops along with miscellaneous other things but we have to keep things mild since I’m pregnant.
As for the move being stressful, even if it was a relief, it seems very reasonable that your body could have taken it as stressful enough to trigger a significant stress response. Even in the best conditions a local move is stressful, let alone transatlantic!
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