Living with Hashimoto͛s means different things to different people. The symptoms of a flare-up might be fatigue and sluggishness, aches and pains. It can mean a drop into depression when everything seems to be fine. It is difficult and can feel overwhelming, especially if you haven͛t yet been diagnosed with the thyroid disease. Living with Hashimoto͛s is a marathon, not a sprint, but with treatment you can combat and minimize the impact the disease has in your day to day.
The symptoms of Hashimoto͛s are often ͚invisible͛ in the sense that they are not immediately observable to outside parties. The fatigue, sluggishness, muscle aches, tenderness, weakness, depression, amongst others weight heavily on the mind. It can be hard to relate to others just how your health is impacting you, to them you may appear just fine. If you don͛t even know you have it especially. But with proper diagnosis, treatment is possible.
Depending on the nature of our Hashimoto͛s and thyroid, your day to day may involve taking of synthetic thyroid to balance hormones, avoidance of foods that may trigger reactions, inflammation. The important first step is to know your condition.