I'm glad you're feeling better today! And honestly: I'm really happy that you're considering not taking SSRIs. i totally understand that feeling of desperation, but I think since you're getting your hormones checked soon it will really help you get a picture of what's going on with you. Taking SSRIs will throw some things out of whack.
Secondly, I'm not an expert, but from what I know, Hashis is different to hypo and iodine can be helpful with hypo, but detrimental to hashis. I know you want to feel better quickly, but I'd really encourage you not to try too many things at once because otherwise you won't know what's affecting you. Again, I really think once you have your hormones done, you'll have concrete info to work with.
Thirdly, I'm betting you're the kind of person who really listens to other people's problems, and maybe some of these people take advantage and stop talking about things constructively and just end up dumping on you? From what I've observed, you're definitely not like that. We all need a moan every now and again, but you seem to have your head screwed on, and I bet that talking about things helps you process them, and understand them. That's very different to venting. And if people can't cope with it, then they're just not those kinds of people that are able to deal with other people's emotions. They probablycant even deal with their own! It doesn't mean they don't love you in their own way. Just be careful about who you speak to, because speaking to the wrong people will make you feel worse.
Finally, the picture was a reference to all of our cat-obsessed and / or trollish carb fiends on here If Ray Peat had been in the picture that would have made it perfect.
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat