Re: increasing Synthroid causes "clenching stomach muscles", ????
Marilyn--it's always ok to think out loud!!!! You never know if any small idea might be a clue!
I am due now to have my TSH, FT4 and FT3 done. I just put it off because of the bloating. I have to have a 3-hour GTT with it and I didn't think I could sit in the lobby with the stomach bloating.
I have about an 8 year history of off/on bloating, but usually just live with it. Rarely, like yesterday, it gets so bad it feels like it is cutting off my circulation in my abdomen(like wearing a waaay to tight waistband). It's kind of scary as I begin feeling really weird and lightheaded, and my b/p had jumped up to 175/92. That kind of validated my theory on limiting my abdominal circulation. I have been to a few gi docs, tried everything, but no answers. So, I'm at a loss.
By the way, I think, depending on my labs, I am going to ask for either Armour, or add in cytomel. One time a few years ago when I was bloating on a trial dose of Synthroid, I added in a very small dose of some Armour, and the bloating went away. But, of course, my heart started really racing so I quit. Your &$#@ed if you do and %$#@ed if you don't!!!
Last edited by sue1234; 05-06-2008 at 04:30 PM.