Re: Wife has Hashimoto's / hypothyroid....
I've had hashimoto's for 35 years. I'm fine.
Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disease where your body attacks its own thyroid. Buy the book, "The Root Cause". The most important thing about Hashimoto's si diet. Certain foods have the identical protein receptors as the thyroid, thus when a certain food is eaten, the body attacks because it thinks it's attacking the thyroid. Medication will not fix all the problems.
In the beginning, the diet is very restrictive. No dairy, gluten, nuts, grains, soy, eggs.... Google the Autoimmune Illimination Diet (AIP). Once you start feeling better, you introduce a food back to see if your body will react to it. Headache, rash, joint pain, puffy face.....the list goes on. Trust me.
Hashimoto's is largely triggered by Lyme disease so she should be tested for Lyme. Don't use a regular doctor. Find a LLMD (lyme literate medical doctor) and have her blood sent to Igenex labs in California. Lyme can certainly cause mood swings, rage, and other awful things.
If she can change her diet, this will change a lot. NO GLUTEN. Start with the above book and Lyme testing.
If someone had told me this 35 years ago, it would have saved me many years of agony, weight gain, 5 misscarriages, ...... It will create havoc if not treated. Medication will help but it won't be enough. Hashimotos is forever although it can go into remission with diet and one can live a totally normal life. Lyme....., that's way more complicated.