Hi. What advice would you give someone newly diagnosed? Since my twins birth 4 years ago, I've been to three doctors complaining of fatigue, heavy periods, blurry vision, brain fog and other symptoms, only to be told I was exhausted because I have 3 kids. Finally saw an endocrinologist that diagnosed me with Hashimotos. My question is, where do I start? Do I just take what the Dr. prescribes? How do you know what type of hormone drug works best? I haven't had my follow up visit to discuss my options. We're in a small town in the U.S., so I'm guessing he doesn't prescribe natural hormones. Should I get anything else tested? As far as I know, he only ran the thyroid tests. Do I need to have cholesterol checked? Should I see an allergist to test for gluten sensitivity? How do you know if you need to be on vitamins or supplements? I'm just so tired of feeling bad. I want to get things right and not listen to this Dr. blindly. I'm not sure he's experienced in Hashimotos, so I'm guessing he'll just hand out whatever the drug companies are pushing nowadays.
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