A 44-year-old female asked:
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i have hashimotos.on synthroid/cytomel. dr says levels are normal. lymphatic massages 1x a week. still having a lot of symptoms. frustrated!

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Hashimoto's: Hashimoto's disease often leads to hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hashimotos-disease/basics/definition/con-20030293 & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypothyroidism/basics/definition/con-20021179. Unfortunately, symptoms can be vague & nonspecific. Worse, there's wide range of normal. Ask for higher dose then recheck TSH.
Answered on Aug 31, 2014

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