Since I had my right thyroid lobe removed July 5th, I just haven't been right. I was formerly on 50 mcg before surgery and now I am up to 100 mcg of synthroid! That is double!
And it is not working!
Still my skin is sooo dry even prescription lotion does not help...even my eye lids are dry...who knew that was even possible
! And I just keep gaining weight which is very disturbing to me...I went for my annual OBGYN visit today and I had gained 5 more pounds in about 3 months! Yikes! What really pisses me off about this is I have actually started doing cardio exercise every night for 30 minutes and have cut my daily calories by about 300...I should be LOOSING weight NOT gaining!
So anyway today I finally made it in for my blood to be tested (been on 100 mcg for about 6 weeks now)...and the RN calls and says....Dr. D wants to increase your synthoid to 112! As calmly as possible I reminded the RN that my last visit the doc and I talked about synthroid and my desire to try something else as it just does not seem to be working for me. So she called me back and starting tomorrow I switch to Armor....a dose of 90.
So what do you think? I don't want to go hyper! Is Armor a LOT more effective?
She tested my T3, T4 free and TSH. Don't have results yet but plan to stop by tomorrow to get a copy.
Sorry, I know it's what I asked for, but now that I got it I'm a bit stressed...I don't like new meds they make me nervous.