As a recent survivor of Hashimoto’s Disease, I finally quit taking synthroid after 5 years of being prescribed the medication. Not only did I encounter strange side effects, such as, dizziness and weakness but the medication afflicted with my menstruation and resulted in amenorrhea. Months later, I began to search for holistic ways to treat my over-sized thyroid and was recommended by a Western nutritionalist about an Indian herb, ashwagandha. My test results and body have healed tremendously from ashwagandha.