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XArielle 02-02-2015 01:47 PM

Suggestions for eating habits (Addison and hypothyroidism)?

I have been diagnosed with Addison's disease when I was 15 (I am now 22) and a few years later I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I would say that the replacement therapy is working fairly well for me, even though my mental state is not what it used to be. I generally feel "foggy" and I used to be quite depressed, although I am much better now. I have low energy and I get anxious very easily. I do not have any skin hyper-pigmentation, which I feel lucky about.

I am interested to know if any of you have had any specific recommendations from their endocrinologists regarding eating habits. Are their specific vitamins that we should try to eat more and if so, how much?

Any advice is welcome. If you would like to discuss anything else with me, feel free to ask! :)

aldous09 02-10-2016 08:56 AM

Re: Suggestions for eating habits (Addison and hypothyroidism)?
Hello there,

I've also been recently diagnosed with mild hypothyroidism. My doctor started me on the lowest dosage of levothyroxine (25mcg) but it just wasn't enough so he doubled that to 50mcg and will check my levels in a couple of months.

I started to take a [U][B]Food Rich Women's Multi[/B][/U] that has a lot of important nutrients for those who have Hypothyroidism. It has selenium, zinc, iron, and iodine along with plant based nutrients and i have really noticed a difference in my attitude and lethargy. I used to wake up and feel tired for hours and need coffee to stimulate me but now if i drink coffee I get jittery and it is just too much.

I also noticed that a [B][U]plant based diet[/U][/B] works wonders. I juice a couple of times a week and only eat meat a couple of times a week and even then it is lean cuts and "healthier" meats. I [U]stay away from tofu/soy products, dairy (im lactose intolerant) and gluten[/U] because ive read in multiple articles that gluten certainly will not help with a thyroid imbalance.

I have noticed a difference in my foggy-headedness, my energy levels (which reminds me i also take [U][B]5000 mcg of biotin[/B][/U] which also supports your energy) and the drive to become a healthier person. My goal is to reach a healthy TSH level and then maintain with a healthier plant-based diet.

Also, a 30 min workout everyday, doesn't matter what it is (walking, yoga, cardio etc.) helps your energy and mood. I do 30 min. of cardio and alternate with yoga whenever i can and i love it. Exercise is half the cure :) i firmly believe that. I hope this helps!!!! Good Luck :)

sdbray89 04-30-2016 09:06 AM

Re: Suggestions for eating habits (Addison and hypothyroidism)?
Protein has helped me with the brain fog. Also, make sure you're not taking too much of the steroid! Too much can give you brain fog as well.

Dragonfly Wings 01-18-2017 11:16 AM

Re: Suggestions for eating habits (Addison and hypothyroidism)?
Hello, how are you going now? Did you change your diet? Find something that works for you?

I am still waiting to see my Endo post diagnosis (he just liaised with my GP to get me started on meds etc, I guess being diagnosed over the Christmas period wasn't ideal), but if I find out any information to further add to this thread I will be sure to add it for you all :)


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