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Old 02-19-2007, 06:10 AM   #1
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I accidently took 2 synthroid

I'm worried because my body doesn't respond well with medicine. Has this ever happened to anyone here?

I called the pharmacist and she didn't seem worried. She told me that some people take 300 mcg. I take 75 mcg so this morning I only did 150 mcgs of damage. Hello People who don't have a thyroid take 300 mcg. I still have a thyroid. I'm going to be running laps and having heart papilations. I hope thats all.

 
Old 02-19-2007, 06:15 AM   #2
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Re: I accidently took 2 synthroid

I wouldn't waste time worrying about this - one time taking a double dose will not make much of a difference. Relax!

 
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Old 02-19-2007, 06:16 AM   #3
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Re: I accidently took 2 synthroid

You should be just fine. It's pretty hard to od on thyroid hormones in just one dose. A nine year old boy took 99 from a bottle of 100 and just needed a tiny amount of support in the hospital and he was fine afterward.

If anything you might feel a little surge. It'll go away.

You might want to think about getting a calendar or something and putting a tick on it each time you take one so that you always know whether you've taken it or not.

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Re: I accidently took 2 synthroid

hi dont worry hi pursie here phone your gp and ask just for a little advice im sure i have done it i have defo forgot to take them on a few ocasions lol so yes phone him and see what he says make sure you do as the might sat have alittle less tom or next day??? and i ahve to increase my meds an d i always have weird speeded up crap goin g on so it would be just like having an increase though make sure you ring as soon as poss love from pursiexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxx

 
Old 02-19-2007, 09:27 AM   #5
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Re: I accidently took 2 synthroid

Remember, if you start getting heart palps & are worried, you can call your doc's office or the on-call doc if after hours, and they can Rx a dose or two of beta-blocker.

Since T4 has a longish half-life, if you DO feel side effects today, you may want to reduce tomorrow's dose -- ask your doc.

But quite likely, you'll ride this through just fine.

If your T meds were Cytomel or T3 based, IME you'd be much more likely to get a jolt from a double dose.

Best wishes.

 
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Re: I accidently took 2 synthroid

Ok guys I'm not going to worry.

 
Old 02-19-2007, 03:46 PM   #7
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Hah, I'm fine. As soon as I realized what I had done I stuck my finger down my throat, so I guess both pills came up because I was really tired today. My sister (a witness) thinks i'm crazy but if I even increase my dose 15 mcg in one day then I get a bad headache and heart papilations. I hope that I will never have to do that again. Yikes

 
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Re: I accidently took 2 synthroid

Oooooh, that sounds rough,you poor kid, you probably got real scared...I could see me doing that...I have a method I use. I don't think I ever took two of my Tapazole, I might have forgot one MAYBE. I keep pills in a basket on the counter. Around supper time, when I take mine, I remove the bottle from the basket and just leave it there. I know if it's still there, I didn't take it yet, cause I always put it right back, it becomes a habit. You need some kind of method that works for you.

 
Old 02-19-2007, 06:29 PM   #9
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Re: I accidently took 2 synthroid

TV I'm in GA too.........

You're gonna have to break down and do what I HAD to do because I couldn't remember sometimes if I took my synthroid or not BUY A, S M T W T F S container. lol

I swore I'd never buy one of those things but it's the ONLY way I know for sure what I've done. Ahem.....Brain Fog.......ya know lol

 
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I never have a problem with my synthroid schedule because it's always the first thing I do when I roll out of bed. Today I meant to go for the vitamin bottle but I guess that I was distracted by other people around me and their conversation. I realized what happened while swallowing. You should have seen my face.

 
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Re: I accidently took 2 synthroid

lol I've done that when taking excedrin for a headache. Take stupid pills and be hurting so bad 5 minutes later take them again and second I swallow realize what I've done.

Hate that feeling when you REALIZE ..........eeeeek!

Well at least all is well for ya now.

 
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Re: I accidently took 2 synthroid

What makes it worse for us with thyroid disease, we tend to forget things faster than normal people! I get paranoid with my meds, even with the method I use, with the leaving it out of the basket, but with the m,t,w,t,f,s,s pill container, if it ain't there, you took it, right? I guess that's the best way.

 
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pill container ???? what pill container Bran'sNana?

Ooooooooooooh THAT pill container ........lol dum de dum de dum

 
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Re: I accidently took 2 synthroid

I am on 212.5mcg of Synthroid but I don't break the 25mcg pills, I just take one every other day with my 200mcg pill. To keep things straight I turn the bottle of 25mcg pills upside down after I take one. The next morning I see the upside down bottle and know I only need the 200mcg pill. After taking that, when I set the bottle back on the shelf I turn the 25mcg pills right side up.

I tend to wake early--5ish--and like to get the Synthroid out of the way early. I then go back to sleep until 6:30 so I can eat or drink anything without worry. The upside down bottle trick has served me well--no mistakes that I am aware of.

 
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Re: I accidently took 2 synthroid

uh oh Archie...is that why the pill bottles are upside down at the houses I clean?? I usually set them right cause it bothers me, I figured they put it away fast???I'll leave them alone from now on..

 
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