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Old 09-04-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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5 days on Synthroid: HELP!

I started taking Synthroid 25 mcg 5 days ago. The only imrpovement I have noticed is softer skin, and my dry mouth and dry eyes have greatly improved.

Is it normal that, after 5 days, I still do not feel any better?

How long does it normally take to see improvements in how you feel?


TSH: 1.61 (0.50-2.50)
Free T4: 1.22 (0.89-1.76)
Free T3: 3.7 (2.3-5.0)
Total T3: 1.13 (0.60-1.81)

Anti-TPO AB 57.5 (0.0-28.0)


Headaches, lightheadedness, fatigue, dry skin, eyes, mouth, hair, lethargy, etc. (The dryness has improved since starting Synthroid)


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Old 09-05-2012, 08:27 AM   #2
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Re: 5 days on Synthroid: HELP!

I'm sorry to disappoint you but 5 days is like nothing when it concerns thyroid. The meds titrating process does take time. How long depends from the person and situation but we're not talking days but months.

25mcg is a starting dosage but not a therapeutic dosage. Iit's common to retest after 6 weeks ( it takes that long to reflect an accurate picture) and adjust the dosage accordingly if need be.

After a week one might (or might not, not everybody has those) one might experience adjusting symptoms if so those are temporary.

and hang in there

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Old 09-06-2012, 08:06 AM   #3
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Re: 5 days on Synthroid: HELP!

I would suggest you go back to your Doctor and ask to get Reverse T3 tested. If it is out-of-whack, then the Synthroid is not going to help (may make things worse).

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