How can I handle my hashimoto's thyroiditis w/o taking meds that will make me gain weight?

Depends. Not all individuals with hashimoto's thyroiditis require thyroid replacement but the majority of them will need it later in their disease course. The only way to tell if your weight gain is in part due to hypothyroidism is to have your levels checked and interpreted by a specialist.
Selenium . Selenium 200 mcg daily for 6 months has been known to help lower high tpos. But consider finding a good integrative medicine doctor or an nd to help monitor you properly.

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Is there a relation between myasthenia gravis and hashimoto thyroiditis? Experiencing irregular periods and rapid weight gain. I have myasthenia gravis

Autoimmune disease. Both are autoimmune disease, so if you have aberrant antibodies, it is entirely possible. Ask your specialist to evaluate if you are worried. Read more...
Autoimmune diseases. Both myasthenia gravis and hashimoto's thyroiditis are autoimmune diseases, and they often occur together. Your doctor should check out your thyroid tests (tsh, ft4) and treat with levothyroxine if you are hypothyroid. Other autoimmune diseases are more common also. These include adrenal failure (addison's), premature ovarian failure, and others. Read more...

What weight supplement or fat burner can I take that's safe with hashimoto thyroiditis, eat healthy but still struggle losing the weight?

Exercise. Exercise regularly (both aerobic and strength) will help you burn off fat. Of course one must control the diet intake especially re to carb. If your thyroid replacement dose is appropriate, your weight gain has nothing to do with the thyroid. It is also not just how "healthy" but how much you ear compared to the energy expended. Read more...

Anyone familiar w/ hashimoto thyroiditis treatment?

Most PCPs and endo. Most internists and endocrinologists are familiar with the disorder. It is an autoimmune disorder that often leads to an under active thyroid. It is the most common cause of low thyroid hormone levels. There is no treatment for hashimotos per se, but the thyroid hormone levels can be kept normal with medication. Read more...

If you have hashimoto thyroiditis will it mess with the results of a fna or blood work?

No. We can spot both the hashimoto's and whatever else may be going on in the thyroid at the same time on the fna. Same for the labs. Hoping things turn out for you and glad you're taking a proactive approach to your health. Read more...
Unlikely. I am not sure what you mean by mess with the results, but hashimoto's is the most common cause for hypothyroidism in the us. It will not affect test results, other than thyroid levels (low thyroid). Fna can show some abnormalities, such as lymphocytes, hurthle cells, sometimes some atypia, but most of the time, one can tell malignancy when present. Read more...