Hi everyone. My name is Missy and I live in the deep south in the US - Mississippi. (And yes, I've been called "Missy from Mississippi my entire life." ) I was diagnosed with Hashi's almost 30 years ago. I just went gluten and dairy free this year. The thing that has helped me the most is giving up dairy! Dairy stresses my entire body and when I've reintroduced it, it causes chaos. But I do believe everyone is different. The best thing to do, in my opinion, is to eliminate certain foods from your diet for at least two weeks, then reintroduce that food. Your body will let you know right away what it thinks of that food.
I also have a skin rash under my neck called "Poikiloderma of Civatte", which is a red rash all around the neck and onto the chest, except around the thyroid. I found this page because there were people experiencing the same thing. The rash is caused by too much sun and thin neck skin (and too many birthdays!). My rash causes me pain due to Hashi's related inflammation. If I eat anything that causes inflammation (or if I get too stressed out), my neck flares up and hurts. How about that for motivation to eat right!
I enjoy reading everyone's posts!