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spicyfishgoat

1026d

Honestly how do you keep a good relationship with your thyroid ? I know I don't. I have tried levothyroxine and tirosint to manage my levels. However, my thyroid is so unpredictable I have discontinued all meds and can't get a good level. Also struggling finding a PCP that will talk about alternatives? What is your thyroid problems like?

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    • Lora

      1022d

      Totally agree with Mimi2too!! The struggle and effort to find the right dosage of Levothyroxine is totally worth it in the end!! Also I avoid dairy because I also have a lot of GI problems and my doctor said it's common that people with Hashimoto's have lactose intolerance.

    • Lora

      1022d

      Totally agree with Mimi2too!! The struggle and effort to find the right dosage of Levothyroxine is totally worth it in the end!! Also I avoid dairy because I also have a lot of GI problems and my doctor said it's common that people with Hashimoto's have lactose intolerance.

    • Aubs3296

      1023d

      Hi my name is Aubrey, and I’m 25 years old. I got diagnosed with Hypothyroidism about 10 years ago when I was like 11 or 12 years old. Young age. I have been taking Levothyroxine since then and all these years I have struggled with symptoms still. It’s been a roller coaster with adjusting meds throughout my whole life. I had recently gone to an endocrinologist for the first time about a week ago to finally get a full Thyriod Panel done. All my labs came back normal until they check my Thyriod antibodies. My number was 1,170!!! Super high. This changed everything for me. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease (Thyroiditis) I’m struggling with hair loss, chronic fatigue, major mood swings/depression, and what I think is some Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) I just want to feel better I hate struggling like this. And I feel like most people just don’t understand until they experience themselves.

    • QueenB424

      1023d

      Levothyroxine didn't work for me either. After alot of back and forth with my Endocrinologist I finally convinced her to put me on Armour Thyroid. It has been a game changer. My levels are finally normal and I feel much better. The best part is now there is a generic NP Thyroid.

    • Mimi2too

      1024d

      I’ve taken Levothyroxine for almost 30 years. It takes awhile to get the dosage correct. I’ve had dosages increased and decreased and the blood tests when the dosage is changed is a pain. BUT, it’s worth it. Find a doctor that will work with you to get the right dosage and be patient. Hope this helps.

    • Mila

      1025d

      Also on levothyroxine for years. When I just started my doctor said that I might change the dosage, never needed though. Also I take selenium supplement - It is thought to reduce inflammation and protect thyroid function.

    • exaustedeveryday

      1026d

      Levo works great for me. Been on it since 2004

    • spicyfishgoat

      1026d

      My doctor took me off them I have tried and tried again but it's like I need a new dosage of levo everytime I check my levels

    • Lunalover98

      1026d

      I don't really know any other way to help but medication because levothyroxine works for me. Has your doctor taken you off those meds or was it just you discontinuing the meds? I think if it was you doing it I would suggest getting back on a med and stick it out and try to see if increasing those meds could help otherwise I would definitely ask your doctor/doctor's what they suggest

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