First off, I have had hashimotos for 7 years now. At first I saw a lady who does biofeedback. I was taking high amounts of vitamin b12, a good probiotic, what I vaguely think may have been tyrosine and a, homeopathic thyroid treatment. I was doing well although there were some ups and downs as I have been told is normal for natural treatments. After becoming pregnant, the naturopath told me they couldn't recommend me to keep taking the same things. I found an endo. At my first appt I received a heated lecture about the dangers of natural thyroid medicines. She claimed that because the cows thyroid levels weren't tested it could cause serious long term problems.she went so far as to say that people would become so sick that synthetics wouldn't be able to help them. I was put on levoxyl and after moving and switching endos, levothyroxine. I did well until recently. I'm now on 75mcg. I am having lots of symptoms like extreme exhaustion, insomnia, heat and cold intolerance and more. I am getting ready to see an integrative health doctor. I am looking forward to it but nervous. I have not found any information to back up the endos claims. Has anyone else been told this? Also, with the natural treatments like armor dessicated, do you get the ups and downs?