Just a quick mention.... I was diagnosed in 2011 and didn't like the thought of life on med, so I tried to fix what I thought was the problem....stress, poor diet etc... anyway in 2012 my T4, T3 were back in range (yippee I thought)....just the TSH...so a bit longer and might be fixed.....at this point I did have antibodies (first time checked for) at TPO ab 200-ish. Now a year later (hoping to be better or cured) the latest results were shocking...TSH >100 wayyyyy beyond...low T4, ok T3....antibodies over 2000....OMG!!
I had tried the theory of Selenium (watch that one for toxicity), vit c....multivit....meat, veg etc and whatever happened last year to get scores back in range..... I have undone or it was natural progression in the disease and everyone is right...can't be fixed.
Anyway.......started Levo, as it was scary to risk not going on Levo....strong hypo symptoms of potentially deadly nature have now forced me onto this famous 'hormone'.....I am not one to sulk....but humph!!