Re: Had My Appointment Today
Ticker it can take weeks to see a noticeable difference if you're taking synthroid (it is only T4 and this acts more slowly than meds which contain T4 and T3 like Armour Thyroid). It is customary to start off low and build up to your optimal dose - too much, too soon can be a real shock to your system, espcially if it's been w/o support for a long time. Then again, some people feel better sooner, if they are sensitive to the T4 (I know I am one of these). Just be warned that often you feel good for a while and then feel bad, usually a sign you need to increase that dose.
I do hope she is monitoring more than just your TSH. Have you had your Free Ts measured at all? Once you begin treatment they are the numbers you need to follow and adjust your dose according to. Often you'll find people who's TSH is nearlly suppressed before their Free Ts move up and allow them to feel good.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
Last edited by Gopherhead; 09-24-2004 at 08:49 AM.