What I Wish I'd Known When I Was Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Autoimmune Disease - Part 1

Updated: Sep 24

March 15th, 2019….

There are certain dates that are forever burned like a scalding hot iron in your brain, and for me, this is the day when my world turned upside down.

On the morning of March 15th, 2019, I was heading off to my local minute clinic with what I thought was a seasonal “bug” of some sort…but as the day unfolded, I realized it was something much more serious (I guess a heart rate of 165 isn’t considered “normal” - who knew?) that ultimately ended with an unexpected ride in an ambulance, a trip to the emergency room, an overnight stay at the hospital in the cardiac ward, and dozens of tests, blood samples, ultrasounds, and scans.

If you want to read more about the lessons I took away from that experience, I shared more here.

What I didn’t realize on that day in Mid-march, is that what I thought was a short-lived Winter sickness was actually the starting point of a wellness journey that ultimately took about 18 months to fully recover, and it was certainly a bumpy ride with lots of ups and downs.

On that fateful day in March, as the test results started coming back in, it became quickly apparent that I had a thyroid condition and a fairly serious one at that, and during my time at the hospital, I was in the midst of “thyroid storm”.

Luckily for me, I was able to leave the hospital after only one night’s stay with the proper diagnosis, yet, I had no idea how I was going to navigate this new health challenge.

So, I did what the ER MDs recommended…see an endocrinologist and get on the appropriate medications.

As a rule of thumb, I am one of those “granola mamas” who wants to try any holistic remedy before I seek the Pharma options, and who at my very core believes that any illness can be healed. </