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A 26-year-old female asked:

I've been on levothyroxine for 5 years. i've come to live with the symptoms of hashimotos. blood work normal, would brand name prescription take symptoms away?

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Dr. Aaron Pardini
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
Brand vs generic: Since both the brand names and generics of levothyroxine contain the same active drug it is not likely that you will feel better on a brand name. From what we know about hoshimoto's thyroditis the cause of most symptoms are probably due to the hypothyroidism it can cause. Some people may have other undiagnosed conditions that may explain problems like fatigue or depression. Hope this helps.

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