So, I have hypothyroidism, specifically Hashimoto's disease. I was diagnosed in middle school, and I've been on synthetic thyroid hormones ever since. It's not something that will ever go away, but my TSH levels are normal, with the hormone.
*However* I continue to have many of the symptoms, and I've just ignored them, because, hey, I'm on the hormone, obviously there's nothing to be done.
Here's a list of the varying symptoms, with the ones I experience bolded. (because you all need this information, of course):
Dry, thick skin
Painful muscles and joints
Heavy, irregular or prolonged menstrual periods
Low body temperature (below 97.8°F first thing in the morning)
Low blood pressure
Puffy eyes and face
Chronic sinus infections
Heat and/or cold intolerance
Frequent colds and sore throats
Ringing in the ears
Slow wound healing
Cold hands or feet
Inappropriate weight gain
Falling asleep during the day
Loss of outside portion of eyebrows
It's my own fault that I've never really paid much attention to my disease before, just sort of lived with it, but now, I'm hoping that I can find a diet that works with the hypothyroidism, plus I've just started taking a supplement called Bladderwrack which supposedly helps with the symptoms. We'll see. I'm still searching for the diet, because I know that there are some foods I shouldn't eat, like soy, but I don't know all of them, or what foods are suggested.