I had my first follow-up appointment last week, after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s two months ago.
And there was good news! I do not have any additional autoimmune diseases and the amino acid injections are working. My antibody counts cut in half in two months. The goal of the amino acid injections is to target and prevent the antibodies from replicating, halting the destruction of my thyroid gland.
I am continuing my elimination diet, and eating gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free (outside of a little bit of fruit) as a lifestyle. It’s hard work to change habits, to face cravings and not indulge them, to say “no” to so many foods offered to me. Some people ask, “When do you get to stop that crazy diet?” The answer is: I don’t. It’s how I’m going to eat for life, for my health & energy’s sake.
- Consistent sleep, rather than long periods of insomnia
- Curbing sugar cravings and replacing those with bone broth, fermented vegetables, and healthy fats like avocado and coconut oil.
- Acne has cleared up going dairy-free.
- Increased energy, both mentally and physically. Less brain fog.
I will continue injections at least for the next 10 months, continue with my nutrition plan, follow-up lab work and appointments, and I’m starting PT to try to help with leg pain I still experience.
Thanks for celebrating with me 🙂