kayten reacted to a post in a topic: How to know if Whole30 has helped Hashimoto's symptoms?
KMasta replied to kayten's topic in Whole30 with medical conditionsDo not stop taking your medication without consulting with your doctor! So much damage has already been done, it's really not safe to deprive your body of something it needs. I've been where you are, though. I've had the same symptoms and thought I'd never see the light at the end of the tunnel, but stick with it. Things will improve, believe it or not! Listen to your body, first and foremost. I kept a journal during my first Whole30 and kept track not only of the food I ate but also my pain levels, emotional well-being, sleep, and whatever else I was struggling with at the time. It's easier to then look back and see how much things have improved. Or, if they haven't, you can go back and see what wasn't working. Personally, part of my problem was Synthroid itself. I needed to remove the synthetic hormone from my system and get on something more natural. Once I did, coupled with a healthier diet, I felt like a new person. But it took a lot of trial and error for me to discover this. You're 24, there IS still a chance that you won't need medication for the rest of your life. Stick with healing your body and find a doctor you feel will support you. It's not an overnight solution, but things will get better.