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Are steroids effective at treating Hashimoto's disease?

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Dr. Mirjeta Guni


Practicing since :2006

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Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: ive been on steriods for 3 weeks 60mg a day for my hashimoto. ive droped down t0 40mg but ots made my brain fog so bad i cant function and also causing derealaztion. what can i do? i feel awful.
Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:

About your concern:

Detailed Answer:


First of all, I do not agree with your treatment. Steroids are not recommended to treat Hashimoto thyroiditis because the side effects of steroids may be very serious and levothyroxine can substitute very well the thyroid function.

Anyway, regarding actual symptoms, I would suggest a synacten stimulation test to evaluate the adrenal function.
It may be still suppressed by the corticosteroids you have taken.

Do not hesitate to attach the results.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Mirjeta Guni, Endocrinologist
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