Day One

I’m not sure if today really counts as day one, as I’m sitting here as we speak eating Nutella out of the jar (Fun Fact: Did you know Nutella comes from Germany?)… and Nutella, like EVERYTHING IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, contains gluten (in the form of soya).

I went to the doctor to check out my bloodwork this morning, which of course, was “fine”. All of my tests are always “fine” and I’m pretty sure my doctor thinks I’m insane. He didn’t say that, but he did say that he didn’t think I had Hashimoto’s. I’ve decided to ignore him and treat myself as naturally as possible, which means gluten free. Sigh. They tell me life goes on, but I don’t believe them yet.

He did allow me to double my dosage of the Levothyroxine so now I’m taking 50mg (or will be starting tomorrow). He says it can’t really hurt me too much as people who are hypothyroid tend to take 100mg a day. So, basically, he said: “You can take the drugs, crazy. Since people with “real problems” take more, you’ll probably be ok…”

What makes this especially hard is the fact that this is what I see EVERYWHERE as I’m walking down the street:

Just imagine how that smells. Now imagine committing to never eat it again. Double sigh. Back to my Nutella.


4 thoughts on “Day One

  1. I’m on 150mcg a day and I still fell like crap – I am trying to find a pharmacist who makes dessicated thryoid though because I have heard great things from many people that it makes you feel 100 x better!

    I also understand your pain in giving up gluten, especially nutella! I have been trying for the last few months and I am taking it slowly by removing something glutenous from my diet every few weeks (as you can imagine, nutella will be the last thing I give up haha). Good luck to you!!! I hope you feel better soon 🙂

    1. I’ve not heard of desiccated thyroid. I’ll definitely look it up though! The gluten thing is not going well – it’s hard to be pregnant and nauseous while giving up bread… I keep reminding myself it’s a lifestyle change not a sudden thing. Good luck to you, too! 🙂

      1. Have you tried GF bread? Dessicated thryoid is a natural thyroid substitute which has both the T3 and T4 hormone it. A lot of people who take the natural variety say they feel much better!

        I found a homemade recipe for gluten free nutella on Paleo Mom.

        Ingredients (Paleo “Nutella”):

        1 cup unsalted hazelnuts (also called filberts)
        3 oz bittersweet chocolate (you could use anywhere between 70% and 85%)
        2 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil

        1.Blend hazelnuts in food processor or blender for 2-3 minutes until a paste begins to form.
        2.Melt chocolate and coconut oil together (you can use a small saucepan over low heat or your microwave).
        3.Add warm chocolate to hazelnuts and blend an additional 2-3 minutes until completely smooth. Let cool. Store at room temperature for up to a few days or in the refrigerator for a few months.

      2. Cool, thanks! I’ll definitely try that Nutella and check out that page, too. I’ve tried gluten free bread, but haven’t found (or made) a good one yet.

        I think I might have been on that thyroid first – it was called Armour thyroid and I switched after 2/3 weeks BUT my glorious week of feeling wonderful was after taking that medication. Maybe I’ll have to switch back…

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