In Hashimoto’s Disease/Thyroiditis, your immune system is attacking and literally eating your thyroid until you begin to lose thyroid tissue little by little. This goes on day by day and even year by year until one day your thyroid gland no longer has enough healthy thyroid tissue to produce adequate levels of thyroid hormones.
The medications prescribed for low thyroid patients only replace the hormones the gland no longer generates, it does not address the immune disorder. Hence, the disorder inevitably continues to progress.
Ultimately what you need to understand is that if you have Hashimoto’s you do not necessarily have a thyroid problem. You have an immune problem and the thyroid is just the victim. It’s just a symptom of a deeper problem.
Most doctors only check for one of these patterns by only looking at your TSH when their are actually over 9 essential markers to understand thyroid function.
Four years ago I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s. As expected I started using Synthroid for treating my symptoms. Every year I was feeling worst so my doctor at that time keep increasing my doses. But I was still gaining weight, having trouble concentrating, sleeping even my hair became brittle.
Fortunately I found Dr. Valdes Clinic in Miami. When they started treating Hashimoto’s the changes were evident from the beginning. The doctor explain the process so well that I didn’t have any doubts because all my questions were already answered. I lost around 20 pounds, more energetic, sleeping like a baby and more important I no longer use synthroid.
I feel like me again, and that’s the most rewarding thing.
Thanks Dr. Valdes and Staff for all your help and guidance during this process.