Have you recently been diagnosed with Hashimotos? I was diagnosed with it in January 2018 after at least 5 years of being sick and having thyroid issues but not being able to figure out exactly what was wrong. Two and half years later, I’ve learned a lot about what I think people should do after getting diagnosed with Hasimotos in order to improve your chances of going into remission. So keep reading for my list of 17 things you must do after getting diagnosed with Hashimotos.
- Make a plan to get on the right thyroid medication for your needs. This will probably require blood draws and labs every 2-3 months for the first year or so and adjustments to how much thyroid medication you take.
2. Discuss with your doctor what other supplements you should be taking. Common ones include iodine, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12 and Turmeric.
3. Determine if you need to get a thyroid ultrasound done to check for nodules.
4. Start living gluten free if you aren’t already. Gluten can make thyroid problems worse.
5. Start an elimination diet or consider additional food sensitivities testing. Food sensitivities are common with people with Hashimoto’s and thyroid issues.
6. Research all you can about the condition and ways to heal from it. Check out my recommended reading list here.
7. Consider trying either the paleo diet or the AIP diet.
8. Add bone broth to your diet.
9. Start taking probiotics and eating probiotic foods.
11. Stop drinking soda if you haven’t given it up already.
12. Work on giving up sugar as much as you can. (This does not include fruit.)
13. Work on supporting your adrenal glands. Adrenal fatigue and thyroid problems are often related.
14. Take time for self care and maybe even a few days of work if needed.
15. Consider incorporating chiropractic and acupuncture into your regular health care routine if you aren’t already.
16. Read stories of others who have hashimotos and how they have healed from it and learned to thrive despite it.
17. Breathe. Cry if you need to.