Hi i'm a regualr, on the thyroid forum, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease last October. My question is regarding metabolic syndrome, this is what my endo diagnosed me with on Thursday. I have been a mess for a year, blameing everything on thyroid and it wasn't until I saw my endo, that maybe i'm looking at something entirely different. I have excessive weight gain and am very overweight, I have elevated blood sugar, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. She put me on a diet that consists of no dairy, no red meat, fruit, but no juice, nothing processed, and low carb, does this sound like a good idea? i've been on low carb before, but never with dairy being restricted, and never to where I can have fruit, that seems weird to me. I'm in the process of having test to see if I have diabetes, but am a mess right now. I get blurry vision alot, I always just chalked it up to my high blood pressure, I am very tired and fatigued, I sometimes, am hot for no reason, people always ask if I have excessive thirst, but I don't have that? Is that a good sign? Is that common with people with diabetes? I also do not urinate often, in fact I retain fluids real bad, and have to take a diuretic. Any input, I would really appreciate it, I'm clueless on all of this. I don't understand the whole insulin thing at all, or what it does or what i have or anything, I'm scared. Help please.