Wow! Big name….huh? apparently, I have this as well as Crohn’s. Briefly, this is what I know about Hashimoto’s:
It is an auto-immune disorder where the immune system attacks and destroys the thyroid gland. Because of this, patients with Hashimoto’s have hypothyroidism- not enough thyroid production. Some symptoms of it can be modest weight gain, fatigue, sluggishness, sensitivity to cold, constipation, and dry skin, among others. The treatment for Hashimoto’s is to take a thyroid hormone replacement pill, which patients likely will need to take the rest of their lives.
So there…that’s all I know about Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis!
Mine is apparently pretty minor, so we are not concerned. It DOES however make me think about all those times I have been exhausted no matter what I did. Was it the Crohn’s, the stress, kids, or the Hashimoto’s?
I just hope we can get a fix to that one. I can function just fine, but would like a titch more energy each day. 🙂