A member asked:

Is there a cure for hashimotos? if not, how is it managed? i'm on synthroid (thyroxine) and armour combo, tests normal, but little relief of symptoms.

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Dr. Joram Seggev answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease, where the thyroid is destroyed by the body's own immune system. The standard treatment is suppression of the gland by prescribing the active hormone (levothyroxine). Armour is an extract of bovine thyroid gland and is less standardized. If you don'[t feel well, see an endocrinologist.

Answered Mar 24, 2014

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Dr. Joseph Mathews answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

There is only treatment. Hashimoto's is an autoimmune destruction of the thyroid gland. It is a progressive disease and patients require more and more thyroid hormone replacement until they are fully replaced as the gland is destroyed. If you have symptoms be sure that your blood tests show that you have normal levels (tsh, free T4 ; free t3 (liothyronine) especially since you are on armour).

Answered May 23, 2015

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