Are you sure it is the synthroid that is causing this "mean streak"? I am on synthoid right now and my "mean streak" is getting better. I am a little more relaxed and less high strung or agitated about things. I know synthroid works differently on all of us.-Roni
Roni, I think Kathy is asking if the Synthroid will eventually help her become a "nice" person again. It might...or maybe you're in perimenopause and need natural progesterone. Being progesterone deficient not only causes hypothyroid symptoms, it also can make us real witch's spelled with a "B"!
Sounds to me like you might have a hormone imbalance...check with your endoc.
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WxKathy, I wasn't going through menopause, but until they had my levels evened out, I could have crushed puppies heads and ran grandma's off the road!!! Was a single mom, chased off two perfectly nice boyfriends and had my children whispering around me. It didn't last long and most people forgave me. Hang in there.
The "Mean Streat" comes and goes with me.It is more like just being out of control.It happens to me when my goiter swells up.This increases my levels and I become Hyper-T until the swelling(Hashimoto's thyroiditis)goes down. This becomes one of the areas of debate,to lower your own med dose or wait until you can see the doctor. I have done both over the years. Stress, mental or physical can set things off.BUT,yes the meds do help,some help some better than others. We can do some pretty unbelievablely nasty things (esp. when you throw in PMS)to the ones we love, http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif
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I think it's the synthroid because I have become irritable and wired since starting it - I am only 18 days into it (started at 50 for 2 wks and went to 100 on 9/19). The endo is using it to try to shrink a nodule and not really directly to treat hypo - although I think I might have that too - they are also checking my estrogen, proges, etc..but I had to quit BCP on 8/16 for three months to check all this. And I just went through a terrrible PMS and am on day 3 of my period. SO, I don't know what's what...all I know is I don't want to keep on living like this and I don't like myself this way....Hopefuly the endo will get ALL my levels evened out and I can be nice again. (I used to be really nice - I promise)....But this 50 extra lbs doesn't make me feel any better either
Thanks for your support - it really does help - I don't know my diagnosis - my endo just said, I think your thyroid is the culprit - my labs weren't bad (on another thread) but he found this nodule and did ultrasound..but I think my body is going a little hyper in adjusting to the synthroid. The nodule takes up about 1/2 of the total size of the right lobe. I think the endo will biopsy on 10/2. The waiting makes me irritable too I think...
Thanks again - you guys mean alot to me....my husband has been great to me despite how awful I've been to him....And I can't believe how awful I've been - I don't feel like me at all....
Hi Kathy, It sounds to me like your dosage of synthroid is throwing you into hyper. You went from 50 to 100 in 2 weeks? Sounds like a lot to me. What were your labs before you started?
I was on 50mcg for 7 weeks, upped to 75mcgs when tests showed my TSH was still a bit high.
Shortly after, probably less than a week, I started having insomnia and being the *itch like you described. I skipped taking my pill twice a week for about two weeks. I am on my 3rd week of taking it and I'm slowly getting adjusted to the new dosage. I started taking it every day this week. I had only gone up 25mcgs.
Are you having trouble sleeping now? I did when I had my dosage change. Good luck to you. And give your husband an extra long hug today.
I called my endo and told them about the irritability and insomnia - Now I'm worried they won't give me enough synthroid to help with the weight loss - I don't know - I am just a bucket of anxiety...I hope I did the right thing....