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Lynn W. I have some information for you on Snythroid and Paxil

Lynn W. I have some information for you on Snythroid and Paxil

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Posted by Tina on August 03, 2000 at 18:49:56:

Hi Lynn,

Just saw your reply on the Paxil thread and thought I'd share this with you.
Snythroid can cause "temporary hair loss" please see their site for more info on it.
http://www.synthroid.com/healthcare/3700.htm

Also checked Mary Shomon's book for interaction with Paxil. It said
" Also, researchers have found that taking thyroid homone replacement while taking the
popular antidepressant sertraline (Zoloft) can cause a decrease in the effectiveness of the thyroid
hormone replacement. This same effect has also been seen in patients receiving other selective serotonin-reputake
inhibitors such as paroxetine (Paxil) and fluoxetine (Prozac).

RAI can continue to affect your thyroid for a long time afterwards, sometimes years! So you will find your TSH levels
climbing up again after a while on the same dose. And if you have tested positive for antibodies it may continue until
your thyroid is completely destroyed. Anyway, your TSH going up all the time is normal but...as I'm sure you've heard
by now, today's thinking is that a TSH between 1-2 may actually be the real "normal range" . It's just getting the Doctors
to acknowledge it now. That plus the studies on the addition of T3 being helpful to many.

If you want to copy any information on the "new studies" on TSH levels or adding T3 to take to your Doctor, let me know
and I'll give you links to them. They are from reputable sites such as the NEJM and the BMJ. They help me get to try adding
Cytomel and then switch to Armour. Also they back me up when my Doc say's "your TSH is 4.75, looks good". I just said "Wrong"
and handed him the copies! Worked!

Let me know how it goes, ok?
Tina



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