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 03-02-2009, 07:12 AM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Litchfield MN 55355
Posts: 2
cathy79 HB User
how long does levothyroxine stay in system?

how long does levothyroxine stay in system? I was on it for over 4 months and never felt any improvement in my chief complaints (extreme fatigue and joint pain). My initial TSH was 5.78, but 2 months after taking it, was down to .78, but then last week was down to .05, so I was given a new prescription for sythroid .1 mg (was on levo .125 mg). Since I had gone to the

 
Old 03-02-2009, 07:25 AM   #2
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: how long does levothyroxine stay in system?

T4 has a 7 day half-life. So you should be at an approx equivalent of 112 in a week then 106.25 in 2 weeks and near enough for government work to 100 mcgs in four weeks. Now it will take an added 2-4 weeks for your symptoms to settle out AFTER you hit the 100 mcgs mark.

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

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
how long does it take for levothyroxine to start working after taking it gina coplestone Thyroid Disorders 10 08-27-2010 09:25 AM
Hashimoto's - how long till the meds start to work? Lugrita Thyroid Disorders 2 01-29-2010 05:12 AM
how long do drugs stay in your system raidersrok Drug Interactions / Side Effects 1 07-12-2009 01:01 PM
how long does it take for beta blocker to take effect? needhealing777 High & Low Blood Pressure 51 07-17-2008 08:16 AM
how long does BC stay in your system? rozzi13 Birth Control 2 05-19-2008 06:44 AM




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




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Armour
Cytomel
Levothroid
Levoxyl
Potassium
  Synthroid
Tapazole
Unithroid
Xanax
Zoloft




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



sammy64 (668), midwest1 (627), FinnMaid (308), Reece (224), lisa789 (196), Tree Frog (80), mkgbrook (72), cd37 (56), ladybud (45), Bran'sNana (44)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1166), MSJayhawk (1000), Apollo123 (899), Titchou (835), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:23 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!