Thyroid medication is an important part of Hashimoto's management for many people. But there's a lot more to it than just simply taking synthetic T4 such as Synthroid. It's important to understand that both thyroid medication and thyroid hormone produced in the body must be converted (into T3) and then absorbed by the cells of the body. If there are problems with either conversion or absorption than thyroid hormone may not work as well in your body. And when it doesn't work, it doesn't help you feel better. You still feel tired, have brain fog and may struggle with other hypothyroid symptoms such as depression, anxiety, hair loss and more.
In this section I explore many if these issues. You'll discover how this all works and you'll learn some important things you can do to improve it.