I am a fifteen year old girl with Hashimoto's disease. I was diagnosed about a year ago, but it's been significantly affecting my life for about two years now. I have highly erratic sleep patterns, cycles of depression, and many other symptoms, and even though for about nine months I've been taking 100 mcg of levothyroxin daily, my symptoms have recently come back. I went to my endocrinologist about a month ago, but according to him I don't need to raise my dosage. I'm curious as to other people's experience of the disease- do symptoms permanently remain, and only lessen, or does it just take a long time for the medicine to take affect?
It strongly affects my life, to be honest, and I'd love to hear other people's stories about the extent to which it affects their everyday life.View Thread