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Old 07-08-2012, 09:24 AM   #2
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Re: Hoshimotos for 40 years

If you didn't have those symptoms while taking genuine Synthroid, then yes... You should go back to Synthroid. There can be real differences between the ways the different thyroid hormone preparations may work within your body, even at the exact dosage.

If you were experiencing some symptoms while taking Synthroid, though, it would be better to use your free T4 and free T3 levels as a guide to dosage. If your MD is testing only your TSH and not testing the free T levels, he's only guessing at the right dosage for your needs.

Hope it gets better for you!
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