Asked for female, 40 years old from West Godavari
Change diet and lifestyle first Do the correct basic tests for thyroid function which is six in number. If you have done only the total T4 ,total T3 and TSH the 3 tests commonly done your tests are incomplete. You are missing the autoimmune cause which should never be left out.
Hypothyroidism usually does not require lifelong treatment. Do not get misguided .If you find out the triggers and fix them your hypothyroidism can be fixed Do not to blindly believe your doctors. They may have vested interests because they are bribed by pharma companies and labs .They have no knowledge of nutrition so fixing hypothyroidism is a problem for them
What patients are prescribed is the synthetic. T4 Thyroxine known by brands like
Thyronorm./Thyrox/ Synthroid /Eltroxin which may or may not be the correct drug you need.
Because T4 -Inactive hormone - T3 is the Active hormone.
T4 has to get converted to T3 in the presence of a healthy liver, healthy gut and adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals.
T4 is worthless unless it is converted to T3 .Dose adjustment in hypothyroid based on normal TSH ranges is completely wrong.
Your labs will be normal but you will not be normal. You will still have symptoms like Fatigue, Constipation,Hair loss ,Inability to loose weight, brain fog etc
Find out the triggers of hypothyroidism .The triggers may be Chemicals in your Food, Water, cooking oils, & Pots, toilet & kitchen cleaners, Stress,bacterial and viral infections etc.
Send a feedback with your name and contact number and try to most probably reverse your hypothyroidism by diet and lifestyle and few food supplements without any medication. Treat the triggers and taper your medicine and you may be able to stop medication eventually.