Welcome to ThyroidDiseaseSucks.com!
I created this site to help patients struggling with thyroid disease all around the world. After years of living with unexplained and debilitating symptoms, and seeing numerous doctors I was finally diagnosed with Hashimoto’s or auto-immune thyroditis in 2010. I was at a point where I could barely get out of bed to walk my daughter to the school bus. And I was only in my 20s! Usually when you think of chronic conditions you might imagine someone older but thyroid disease can strike anyone at any time really.
Doctors were no help at all, all I ever got was a prescription for Levothyroxine. Nothing else. No symptom management help, no nutrition information, no advice. So I decided to create this website in the hopes that it will help other patients like me struggling with this horrible disease. Since doctors weren’t helping I decided to do my own research and try to get better. I’ve come a long way this past year and my health has improved greatly to where I’m able to enjoy life again and do most of the things I love, and most importantly, be able to be a mom to my beautiful daughter again. I missed out a lot during the years I was so sick but now I feel like I’m getting back on track. My ultimate goal is to come off medication completely although I was repeatedly told by doctors that this would be a lifelong therapy. I don’t agree with this and I know of many people who were able to get well and stop taking levothyroxine altogether. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. I’ll be updating you on my progress right here on this website.
If you were diagnosed with thyroid disease and you’re only taking hormones, take some time and read more on this site about what your doctor isn’t telling you and what you’re supposed to be doing in order to feel well again. If I’ve helped even one person feel better, I’d be happy because I know exactly what you’re going through and it’s not easy. Cheers to getting better and regaining your health!