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Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism due to hashimoto's, prescribed Thyronorm. Any problems of taking life long ?

Hi I have just been diagnosed with Hypothyriodism due to hashimoto s.I am 25years of age And I have been prescribed Thyronorm 150mcg. I am quite depressed since I was a very normal adult and quite active too with no other disorders. I got to know that my tsh 150 so the doctor prescribed 150mcg. I am very depressed since I need to take this medicine for life long and I am very worried regarding the side effects and how it might affect my regular activities. Please guide me!! thank you
Asked On : Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2012
Hello, welcome to HCM, I am Dr. Das.
Firstly, hushimotos thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease of thyroid where destruction of normal thyroid tissue takes place leading to hypothyroidism. This condition leads to increased TSH.
so, in therapy, you have to be supplemented with thyroxine hormone. So, you have to take it life long.
But do not worry, it will not hamper your any activity. But if you donot , then it will definitely hamper your life.
Answered: Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Stephen Christensen's  Response
Hello. I'm sorry you're having to struggle with this issue. It's difficult to be diagnosed with a condition that alters one's sense of vigor and vitality. For what it's worth, hypothyroidism due to Hashimoto's thyroiditis is quite common, and people in your situation lead perfectly normal lives once their thyroid dosage is adjusted. In contrast, untreated hypothyroidism causes myriad problems, including depression, cold intolerance, fatigue, hair loss, impaired mental function, weight gain, heart failure and possibly even death. Taking one pill daily is a small price to pay for your continued health.
If your depression persists even when your hypothyroidism is corrected, ask your doctor about counseling. Many people need assistance dealing with chronic diseases, even if they're easily treated.
My best to you.
Answered: Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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