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hashimoto's disease

I'm a fifteen year old girl and I have Hashimoto's disease. I was diagnosed about a year ago and have been on 100 mcg/day of levothyroxine for nine months or so. My symptoms alleviated a bit for a while, but recently they've been coming back more and more, and I still get sick once every few weeks. I'm wondering if anyone else with hypothyroidism has it affect their everyday life strongly, because for me it really, really does.
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351246 tn?1379682132
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Hi!
With thyroid disorders you will need to go for complete thyroid check every three to four months for the first year or so, and then at a frequency decided by your doctor. This is because usually the symptoms recur due to inadequate control of the problem. Please discuss this with the doctor. You need to get a thyroid profile done (T3, T4, TSH) and maybe will need a dose adjustment. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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Thank you for your answer. I do go to an endocrinologist, who prescribed my levothyroxine. The last time I went was about a month ago. The problem is, my symptoms have been worsening, but my doctor said I don't need my dosage changed. I was wondering if anyone else with a similar problem took a while to adjust; is what I need more time? I've been being treated for about nine months now, but perhaps I just need longer to figure this out.
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I would try to find a doctor who prescribes Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT) like the name brand Armour Thyroid. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 14 years ago at age 25 and was taking Synthroid until one month ago when I switched to Armour. It has made a huge difference. My  My daughter, who is 14, has now been diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and I am going to insist that she be put on Armour. You can do an internet search on this and you and your parents can talk to your doctor or maybe find another who is open to NDT. Hope this helps.
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both my teen daughters have hashimoto's.  They both take levothyroxine.  Does teen hashimotos differ from adult onset?  both my girls are always sick.  The longest we go without strep, sinus inection or migraines is 4 weeks then the cycle starts again.  They both practice gluten free diets and that seems to help a lot.  But what else can we do to get them healthy.  They have had tonsils out, adenoids and sinus surgery but nothings has stopped the continuous cycle of strep.  One was diagnosed at 12 the other recently at age 15.  
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