okay have had hypothyroid for very long time..my dr tested my levels and the TSH is .25 but my T4Free 17..I was on 200mcgs lowered to 175mcgs ..this is a good level to be at for me , I also was told I had hashimotos disease..I don't understand it..hyper/hypo a yo-yo ..I just started the lower dose on friday and it's tuesday ... when should I feel better? I am ok but my voice is a little hoarse but other than that i feel ok..any thoughts?
Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) is a condition in which your thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine. Hyperthyroidism can accelerate your body's metabolism significantly, causing sudden weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, and nervousness or irritability.
Several treatment options are available if you have hyperthyroidism. Doctors use anti-thyroid medications and radioactive iodine to slow the production of thyroid hormones. Sometimes, treatment of hyperthyroidism involves surgery to remove all or part of your thyroid gland. Although hyperthyroidism can be serious if you ignore it, most people respond well once hyperthyroidism is diagnosed and treated.
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