It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Thyroid Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-29-2008, 06:17 PM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Macon, Georgia
Posts: 16
graceful36 HB User
newly diagnosed hypo

Hi, I was newly diagnosed with hypothyroid. My levels are T3 2.3, T4 .07 and TSH 3.7 My doctor is starting me on 100 mcg a day. Is that too much to start? From reading on here some people start at 25 mcg. I just don't want to have a ton of side effects. I also want to start feeling myself again.

any advice is how to deal with hypothyroidism? Any advice would be helpful Thanks!
__________________
graceful35
teacher/supermom

 
Old 04-30-2008, 02:26 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Detroit Suburb
Posts: 1,055
Eagle HB UserEagle HB UserEagle HB User
Re: newly diagnosed hypo

Sounds like the doctor will just have to test again later to see how you're doing on that dosage.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 04-30-2008, 06:42 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Acworth, GA USA
Posts: 617
Barbara_Ann HB UserBarbara_Ann HB User
Re: newly diagnosed hypo

Dosage seems a bit too high for starter in my very lay opinion. Most doctor's will start you on 50 or 75mcgs especially, with tsh under 5.0.

You know your body best. If you start feeling too hyper let your doctor know immediately so he can adjust your dosage. Don't wait until your next appt. if you feel your dosage needs cut back.

My tsh is presently at 3.6 and I'm on 112mcgs but, I've been raised to that gradually over the course of a year and a half. I'm also over 60 and they have start people in my age bracket low. I started out on 50mcgs then moved up to 88, then 100, and I've been on 112 for about 6 months.

Last edited by Barbara_Ann; 04-30-2008 at 06:45 PM.

 
Old 04-30-2008, 08:27 PM   #4
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 22
mother bear HB User
Re: newly diagnosed hypo

Hi graceful36,

Welcome to the rollercoaster ride!

I was also started on 100mcg of Thyroxine.
From my experience starting that high was plain awful

I was a wreck.
I experienced terrible symptoms but the headaches and eye pain were the worst....my advice is not to just put up with it like I did.
Go back to your doctor straight away,if your not feeling well.

My THS was so suppressed it was 0
I was then put on 50mcg for two months and have now just gone up to 75mcg.
Still waiting to find my miracle dose and a good doctor

Take care,
mother bear

 
Old 05-01-2008, 07:14 AM   #5
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Oak Ridge
Posts: 6,749
mkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB Usermkgbrook HB User
Re: newly diagnosed hypo

The FDA recommended tack:

25-50 mcg start. Hold for 4 weeks test TSH, Ft3, Ft4. Increase to 50-75 mcgs. Hold for 4 weeks test TSH, Ft3, Ft4. Increase to 77-100 mcgs. Hold for 4 weeks test TSH, Ft3, Ft4... See the patten. If a hope drives you hyperT you bisection back to 88 from 100.. and make small adjustments until you are optimal.

Look at this post.. it summarizes a lot of my research into thyroid care.
[url]http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=597479[/url]

MG
__________________
If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Newly diagnosed, Low tsh, normal T3, T4, very confused about diagnosis and treatment teddybear111 Thyroid Disorders 2 12-17-2009 01:29 AM
New to board and newly diagnosed AI - need help! Sypher7 Addison's Disease 4 10-23-2008 07:10 AM
Newly diagnosed as hypo..... kittyroo Thyroid Disorders 1 05-01-2008 06:44 PM
Newly Diagnosed, Strange Dizziness and other symptoms desertrunner Thyroid Disorders 4 09-24-2007 12:35 PM
Newly diagnosed. Advice? Idgiebay Thyroid Disorders 6 09-04-2006 07:44 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:00 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!