Living with Hashimoto's: Is that Lorazepam Really Helping Your Hashimoto's Symptoms?

Six months ago I went in for my Hashimoto's check with my general practitioner and he we went through the list of medications that I take. I don't take a lot. I'm not a person who likes to take medicines, especially if there is another way of handling something. /But as most with Hashimoto's will tell you, one of the ways that Hashimoto's manifests itself is by creating anxiety. In the most recent past, anxiety was usually treated with a drug such as Ativan® (or Lorezepam) or one of the other drugs listed as in the benzodiazepines

Proper thyroid function requires that both the T3 and T4 hormones get inside tissue cells, with T3 requiring much less energy for cell transport than T4. Numerous studies demonstrate that cell energy may not be sufficient to allow for adequate thyroid hormone transport under some conditions, such as diabetes, migraines, depression, chronic fatigue, chronic inflammation and high cholesterol. The use of some drugs, such as Valium®, Ativan® and Xanax® can also interfere with T3’s ability to enter into the cells.

According to the information I found when I researched this, it is suggested that when taken at the same time as a drug such as Synthroid® (or Levythyroxine), even when blood testing shows an adequate amount of the T3 cells being produced, the benzodiazepines will actually inhibit the body from converting them into the much needed T4. 

Please keep in mind that I had to mine for this information. But because Thyroid research is such a crucial continuing study, this should be kept in mind. I'm not sure my doctor is even aware of this, but even though I have stopped taking Lorezapam I am still going to share with him what I found. 

This just shows that your own research into your condition continues to be necessary. Not all the information may be correct, or it may be in the initial stages of development, but it should still be considered. 

Hope this helps someone in need. Start a dialogue with your doctor today!

Blessings from Maine!

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