I am brand spanking new to the forum. I was just diagnosed with Hashimotos last week. I am trying to figure out my plan of attack. My dr said absolutely nothing. Said you have Hashimotos and take levothyroxine. I mentioned Natural desiccated thyroid and he said he does not prescribe that. So i really do not have a plan yet. I am going to go on a gluten free diet. Should I start taking Natural desiccated thyroid or wait and see if the gluten free helps? Any other suggestions please help? My symptoms are never sleep through the night (watch a whole lot of netflix). I am always exhausted and have lots of aches and pains. I am a 52 yr old male? I would rather take a more natural approach then the levothyroxine. My test results are
Anti-Thryroid preoxidase/tpo 166 IU/ml high
Thyroxine (t4) 5.3 mcg/dl Normal
Thyroxine (t4) free, Direct1.1 ngl/dl Normal
Any help/suggestions would be highly appreciated.