By MarkS Latest Reply 2011-04-24 14:45:03 -0500
Started 2011-04-18 08:23:28 -0500

Along with my Type 1 diabetes, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease (hypothyroidism) about 24 years ago. While my diabetes is not too bad, lately my hypothyroidism has gone haywire. In an effort to get my thyroid levels up my diabetologist has been increasing my daily dose of thyroid medication (Levathroid) with no success. I can't say that I feel sick, though I do seem to tire easily and definitely have a hard time keeping my body warm (seems like I always need to put on a sweatshirt or wrap in a blanket while reading or watching TV in the evening). Has anyone else experienced this and what was done to correct the seemingly uncorrectable hypothyroidism? Is levathroid a decent hormone replacement medication or is there a better hormone therapy tablet available?

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MarkS 2011-04-24 14:45:03 -0500 Report

Had an appointment at the diabetologist last week and it turns out that it was the T3 and was less than 4 which is acceptable. T^hough I was told to take my levathroid by itself and not within an hour of eating. All is good. Thanks for your concern.

shayandallisha 2011-04-18 22:30:32 -0500 Report

Hello - I cannot give you any real advice. I just wanted to say that I also was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and they put me on Levathroid as well, and for me, it seems to be working, because they tell me that my levels are perfect. As with you, though, I don't feel any different before Levathroid, and after. I hope that you can find a hormone replacement that works for you, and soon.