Started a vegan diet about two months ago, I have recently had symptoms of an underactive thyroid?

January 23, 2014

Question by lmlm: Started a vegan diet about two months ago, I have recently had symptoms of an underactive thyroid?
I started eating a vegan diet about 3 months ago. In the last 2 weeks, I’m freezing all of the time (I live in the Arizona, so it’s not exactly cold), my skin has gotten drier, always sleepy, sore muscles for no reason. I’m on the thin side, but I always have been.

could it be soy milk inhibiting my thyroid? I drink about a glass or two a day.
I am well-versed in nutrition. For the first two weeks of eating, I anally documented everything I ate and changed my diet accordingly to meet dietary needs.
and that’s how I started drinking soy milk – for calcium and B12, the two nutrients I was lacking.

Best answer:

Answer by Chelseamae6
You are probably not getting enough nutrients and could becoming anemic, have you fully researched how to get all the nutrients you need from a vegan diet? It’s probably NOT the soymilk affecting your thyroid. I would go see your doctor, they can run blood tests to check iron levels, vitamins and thyriod to make sure everything is at the proper levels.

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