How long does it take your thyroid prescription to start working?
I'm not sure how long it took my Synthroid to start working after I'd gained weight, water and felt totally lousy when I was first diagnosed a year and a half ago with Hypothyroidism. I know it wasn't right away. In August my body must have changed because it started happening again and I started gaining weight in the stomach by the day and in my ankles and feet. I felt lousy and I felt a tightening in my chest when I'd walk any distance at all. I tried to tell my doctor that I needed a lab test because things weren't right inside of me but we'd just had a test done recently so he couldn't understand why I'd need to be retested but I did get it done last Tuesday and my thyroid was low.
I started a higher dose of Synthroid==from 137 to 150 mcg with the usual Hydrochlorothiazide last Thursday and have noticed no change yet.
i'm trying to get a general input of thyroid patients as to how long it takes your body to start reacting and working with your higher thyroid dosage to get things back to somewhat normal and for the water weight to start dropping? Or perhaps for the first time you've taken the thyroid medicine, does the medicine work right away or does it take weeks?
Thanks for taking the time to help with your input,
Last edited by diane7723; 09-06-2011 at 06:56 AM.