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Old 06-29-2004, 01:10 PM   #1
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Unhappy Been treated for a year...still foggy..need help

I am a college student who was hit with Hypo. I thought I was going crazy and getting dumber. Turns out my TSH was at 127! I have been treated now for almost a year and feel a little better but not 100%. I still feel like I am "floating." My foggy vision and lack of concentration and memory are driving me insane. Does anyone else have this "foggy" feeling. Has it messed with anyone's vision? My Dr. insists that I just need to keep taking my Synthroid. I see Synthroid posters and flyers all over the hospital that I go to, and wonder if I should switch Dr.s and try a different medicine. I don't know. I would be interested in hearing about anyone who has had the "foggy" feeling aftter being treated and switched medicines or something like that. Thanks.

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Old 06-29-2004, 01:24 PM   #2
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Re: Been treated for a year...still foggy..need help

I still have that foggy, stupid, always tired feeling. I believe it's because I'm being undertreated. Finding a Dr who will do anything about it is a pain, though. In the 2 1/2 years since I found out that my TSH was 5.5, I've been through 7 doctors. It took me a while just to find a doctor that would give me Synthroid and it's taking almost as long to get a doctor that will stop looking at JUST my TSH.

You might want to get a copy of you blood tests and see if you Free T3 and Free T4 are within range. It could be that you are being undertreated, and aren't aware of it, because your doctor says you're fine. (i.e. everything is in range, so you just have to live with the symptoms).

Sorry, I'm feeling kind of bitter today.

Getting a copy of your blood test results and finding out what "fine" means to your doctor might be the first step.


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Re: Been treated for a year...still foggy..need help

As Karen points out, you may be undertreated. Some doctors are so conservative, they'd rather neglect the patient than put their necks out. Your poor vision suggests undertreatment. The brain fog sometimes responds better to a natural dessicated med like Armour. It contains both T4 and T3. Generally, the "mental" aspects of hypoT respond better to some T3.
The fact that Synthroid ads are all over the hospital says a lot about who's in whose pocket. $$$ Fact is... many people don't do well on Synthroid. I'm one of them.

Post your latest test results here if you want to; someone can tell whether they suggest undertreatment. Also, if your doctor refuses to Rx a trial of Armour, she might be working more in Synthroid's interest than in yours. You'd be better off with someone else.

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Old 06-29-2004, 04:40 PM   #4
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Re: Been treated for a year...still foggy..need help

Thanks for your responses. Today is the first day that I have heard of armour. I think I'll look into it.

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