EXCUSE ME? SOLVE ITSELF? HASHIMOTO'S WILL NOT SOLVE ITSELF! Hashi's is the autoimmune be all destroy all your thyroid tissue disorder. It may not be an instant kill off of your thyroid, but your thyroid is going to die. The rate and side effects of this destructive process vary between individuals, HOWEVER many studies show that Hashi's patients benefit greatly from proactive treatment of there imminent hypothyroidism. I am a bit biased and ranting because I have Hashimoto's and Graves disease. I KNOW how rough living under treated and under managed can be. I am not mad at you.. but I really would like to stomp all over your MD at this time.
YOU NEED A NEW MD. This MD is not a thyroid savvy MD in my opinion. This is not unusual.. most MDs only have a 15 minute seminar under their belt going over the basics of thyroid health. You were lucky to get tested for Hashimoto's at all.
Look over my post it should help you with some general thyroid health care and concerns.. there are a series of them.. but my Week 2 post covers the basics.
In addition get a copy of your lab results.. Lab values and RANGES. If you post them here we will be able to tell you where you are in range and if additional testing is warranted.
Now how old are you? Are you of child bearing age and do you have any desire to have kids? Have you had children? All these factors need to be taken into account as well. Why? Autoimmune disorders.. especially thyroid ones are genetically dominant. Hence if you have it.. your children can get it.. your mom or grand mother may have it.. sisters.. etc. I stress the female dominance here. Men can get it.. but the chances are 8 to 1 that a female will get it over a man.
Pregnancy for a Hashi's patient automatically puts you in the high risk category. It is not something to be sat back and observed. You are sick and things can be done to help you.. even if it is just supplementation of vitamins and minerals until your thyroid is killed off incrementally.
I am sorry that you are in the beginnings of Hashi's Hades. It does get better with adequate care and management of your thyroid. I speak as a Hashimoto's, Graves, Adrenal insufficiency suffer that suffered FIVE years before finding an MD willing to treat me. I also have seen my mom and her four sister suffer and fight on average 13 years to get adequate care and treatment. HOWEVER it is treatable and manageable. You need a thyroid savvy MD to manage you. YOU also can not trust the MD to manage you as closely as you need to be managed. YOU are your own best advocate and must fight for yourself.
Uh.. sorry.. ranted there.. welcome to our thyroid dysfunctional family.
I hope you find my research and thread helpful.