Did several web searches on the topic of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and noted several effects attached to it. Just wanted to go through it one-by-one to help me understand my condition.
Walking daily for at least 20 minutes had the reverse effect on me. Instead of maintaining my weight of 185lbs, it made me gain 15lbs. It scared me to tip the scale at 200lbs. I am fully aware than for a height of 5’2, 200lbs opens me up to a host of other issues such as knee and back injuries. I was surprised that this happened at the time when walking was a consistent part of my day.
It’s tough for me to say if the level of tiredness I feel day-to-day can be attributed to my condition. Since college, I’ve always felt “low batt” by 10PM.
More than brittle hair, I noticed hair loss. This was scary because I like being a girl about my hair and coloring it, wearing it long or short.
Have not encountered this challenge as yet. I can still stay concentrated during meetings, while crafting emails/presentations. If at all I get distracted, I reckon it is more because of mobile phone notifications!
Feeling Colder than Normal
Not so prominent for me. Whenever I do feel cold, I check with others in the same space if they feel cold as well, and they usually do. So, I conclude that I still perceive cold the same way others can.
Dry Itchy Skin
Does dry, flaky scalp count? Dandruff has always been a part of my life. I relish days when my scalp is tame and under control. Perhaps it’s my oil-prone skin type is more to blame for dandruff than Hashimoto’s. But I can’t be sure.
Doctors did ultrasounds and manual examination on my throat area for this and no goiter. Yey.
The least visible of the effects. Haven’t sought professional help to confirm if I have depression. Yes, there are times when I do feel sadness and feel like I do not want to interact with people per usual, but I have yet to get the proper diagnosis for this.