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Old 01-26-2009, 12:04 PM   #1
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Feel better WITHOUT meds???

Hi all!

I believe that my frequent migraines were caused by my thyroid medication. I have used Synthroid, Levoxyl, generic T4, Armour and combinations of T4+Armour and all have caused migraines.

Well, with the change of insurance at work my D.O. is no longer in my health plan and I ran out of pills 3 months ago. Yes, I know that is dumb, but it took 9 years to find a doctor that I was comfortable with and now do not know where to turn.

Here is the kicker, I actually am feeling BETTER off of my medication than I ever did while I was on it. I have symptoms of hypo/Hashi's, but they aren't nearly as noticeable as they were while I was on any combo of meds, and in addition my migraines are gone for the most part.

I don't know what to do. I just started taking a multivitamin (Centrum) because I feel I should be taking something, but can anybody help me or give me some support.

I have never heard of this happening and don't know what to do.

 
Old 01-26-2009, 12:45 PM   #2
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Re: Feel better WITHOUT meds???

I did the same thing. I was actually off my thyrolar for about one year. I am paying for it now. I was in a position where I could not afford the medicine and then-- when I could afford it, I too, thought I felt better off the meds than one them. I had started seeing some swelling in my feet and hands and had some bladder problems, I just thought it was from the bladder. It was not the bladder it was the thyroid. I went to the doctor and I was way to low. I have not felt right since then. I hope you are keeping a very close check on your levels. I also hope, you don't make the same mistake I did. We can all be hard headed and think we know what is best for us (as I did) but I was wrong. I only thought I felt better. Let me state that it took about 6 to 8 months for the swelling to start. I so wanted to never have to take this medicine everyday (I had been on thyroid replacement for 14 years). I now know, what it can do to you if you don't take you thyroid medicine. Just be very careful. I had to have my thyroid removed due to GD, I don't know your case, just be very careful. It is really something you don't want to mess around with. Please be careful!!! I regret ever stopping my thyroid medicine.

 
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