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Advised to take medication for hypothyroidism. Opt for naturopathy?

Hi, I am a 30 year old woman. Recently I got my blood test done and my TSH is 3.8. My doctor advised me to start off with the medication for hypothyroidism . From what I understand, once we begin taking the medication, we probably have to take it for a lifetime? I am concerned about starting the medication. After all, we use the medication to supplement the deficiency of hormones produced by the thyroid gland, but it doesn t really treat the thyroid gland itself. Can I opt for naturopathy or some other way to aid my condition? Thanks
Asked On : Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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What was your Free T4 ?? and if that is normal and if you are not pregnant or not planning for pregnancy soon, you may not require to start on Thyroxine ( with a TSH of 3.8).

Please recheck TSH and Free T4 using a reliable hormonal assay in a good lab before deciding on treatment.
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