2) What is Hashimoto’s thyroditis?
Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease characterized by the destruction of thyroid tissue. What’s cool about it is that it was the first disease to be recognized as an official autoimmune disease. Here’s a quick and dirty on the symptoms:
Myxedematous psychosis, weight gain, depression, mania, sensitivity to heat and cold, paresthesia, fatigue, panic attacks, bradycardia, tachycardia, high cholesterol, reactive hypoglycemia, constipation, migraines, muscle weakness, cramps, memory loss, infertility and hair loss.
So, you can easily see why it is often misdiagnosed, and also why it sucks. Couple it with narcolepsy and you’re tired all the damn time. I’ve talked extensively about Hashimoto’s on other posts.