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Old 01-02-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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is it possible to feel .. somewhat normal on a low dose of synthroid?

hi all,

months ago i started on a low dose of synthroid (25 mcg) and upped my dose to 37 mcg about 2-3 weeks ago.. since then, and not to mention the numerous supplements i take.. i m able to function as a normal human being versus not being able to shower two months ago..

could this have been thyroid related ? or what?

im now on 37 synthroid and the only lingering symptom i feel is aches in the morning and feeling tired but not abnormally tired. my pain, plantar fascitis, shortness of breath, anxiety, chest pain, constipation, depression, fog i no longer have. so is this possible that i could feel somewhat normal at this dose?

ps. i have hashimotos. tpo antibodies in the 900s. due for labwork mid january

 
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:40 AM   #2
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Re: is it possible to feel .. somewhat normal on a low dose of synthroid?

From personal experience, I am not an MD...

As you approach your optimal level of thyroid hormone. A small change can make a lot of difference. It takes me and my fellow family suffers about two weeks to notice a leveling out in our symptoms changes.

Early stages of Hashi's is hard to treat. Your demand for more and more thyroid hormone supplementation will increase as the destruction of your thyroid increases. Addition of the thyroid hormone slows down this destruction in my experience and allows for a more gradual easement into dead thyroid land.

I strongly recommend keeping a daily symptom log in addition to regular complete blood work profiles. It saved me and allowed my sixth or seventh MD down the line of thyroid duds to treat me efficiently and properly.

Good luck! Hope this helps.

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