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Old 12-22-2010, 03:47 PM   #1
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Need correct Synthroid dose

I am a thyroid cancer survivor, but really having problems getting the correct dose of synthroid. I was recently hospitalized for tachycardia (rapid heart rate) and was found to have a tsh of 0.6. I was told that that was too low causing me to be almost hyperthroid so the dose was lowered by the cardiologist.. Repeat tsh level was done 2 days ago and the radiation oncologist called and said my level is now 7..My heart doesnt like the 125 dose and apparently my body doesnt like the 112..I am having many hypo symptoms now..Anyone else experience this, and if so what did you do? The radiation oncologist suggested alternating doses but I told him I would talk to the cardiologist in Jan when I go back and see what he thinks..Appreciate your thoughts on this!

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Old 12-23-2010, 06:29 AM   #2
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Re: Need correct Synthroid dose

I alternate between 150/175 daily, so that's an option. You might be one of those people that might benefit from trying a "natural" t3/t4 combo. drug (armour type but there are other brands), because you seem to be very sensitive---I would talk to your endo. about other options.

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