Re: Disagree with thyroid results-PLEASE tell me what you all think?
I too took Levo for several years, and had problems with hair loss, as well as lack of energy, I also took synthroid, it never really helped me either. I had doc change to Armour, this seems to work for me. I have a 9 month old daughter and have graves. The deal with Graves and being pregnant is that some people do start making thyroid hormone after pregnacy, even after RAI, because you do still have some thyroid left as most who are completly ablated take a dose of atleast 150mg of Levo or more. So that might be the reason your doc did this. To see if that is the cause. If it is this what is going on you will go back to the original dose before to long anyway. You don't want to become hyper again so I would take the med the doc gave you, that way you can become pregnant again if that is what you want. Synthroid does some people differently as the ingrediants in it is a bit different that Levo. I found that Synthroid seemed to help me feel a bit better, but not all the way. Different synthetic drugs aren't the same even if they are generic, because the pharmacy can now give you different brands of generic even though the ingrediants are different. The FDA has approved it for pharmacys to give you generic Levo that is made up of different compounds which can cause a different break down in different people. So that might be why the Endo is making sure you get Synthroid instead. He sounds like he might be on the money even though he is a jerk. Remember with hyperthyroid it makes it hard to get pregnant.