What treatment do I need?
The treatment you get for hypothyroidism will depend on how low your thyroid hormone level has dropped. Doctors usually treat this condition with a man-made form of thyroid hormone called levothyroxine (Levothroid, Levoxyl Synthroid). This drug will bring your thyroid hormone levels back up to normal, which should relieve your symptoms. If your thyroid hormone level is only slightly low, you might not need treatment.