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Board: Thyroid Disorders 02-02-2009, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,821
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Levothyroxine odd side effects

AGREE with Eeps :D lucky you!!
Board: Thyroid Disorders 01-22-2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 28,439
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: ?? anxiety symptoms with hypothyroid ?? How about you??

I've had some depression issues before developing hypo thy. Levothyroxine sent me into THE WORST depression / anxiety time of my life. Levoxyl doesn't give me this side-effect. Though I'm finally...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 01-22-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 42,382
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: my hair is really dry and brittle and breaking really bad

Before I had one enlarged, non-cancerous thy lobe removed 3+ years ago, my stylist noticed the dryness. Started using "Loreal Professional - absolute repair" (<- on-line purchases only unless you...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 01-22-2009, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,106
Posted By Suey77
Re: Doctor says labs are normal- are they?

Hi ~

Agree with Finnmaid. Your T4's are low. Doctors seem to forget that there is a HUGE difference between Normal :rolleyes: & OPTIMAL. Normal is just barely inside the range, while OPTIMAL is...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-17-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 25,666
Posted By Suey77
Re: First month on Synthroid and having menstrual problems *help*

For a T4 med, anything less than .050 mcg's is considered a NON-dose that the body has MORE trouble with than no med at all

I was taking 2 grains of Armour with no probs, but when they added .025...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-17-2008, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 25,666
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: First month on Synthroid and having menstrual problems *help*

Hi Kelly ~
YES, I've had similar experiences with T4 meds. Irregular, spotting, too frequent. It will settle down when you get closer to optimized. In Sept, I started taking Levoxyl again with my...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-09-2008, 06:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,442
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Thyroid Care and Concerns Endocrine Balance Issues

MG - Your Great Aunt sounds like a gem who lived a long, full, happy life. Glad she :angel: went peacefully. You'll have the warm memories forever , , ,

ferritin - Mine was 33 this summer (& I...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-07-2008, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,551
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Please interpret my TSH results

Hi Klee4au1 :wave: w e l c o m e :D

Your Doctor is making a common mistake by letting the TSH results deem whether your Hypo-Thy or not. A healthy persons TSH is around 1.0. And I'd bet that if...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-22-2008, 05:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 22,087
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Hi y'all...........

accessn12 ***hugs*** to you

GLAD your gp kept his noodle on allowing you to keep Cytomel & sanity :)
sshaking head

thinking of you :angel:
~Sue
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-20-2008, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 30,671
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Weight loss with Cytomel???

I went off Cytomel because my (then) D.0. told me to. He said that Osteoporosis was a concern w/ my TSH low (.05) At the time he took me off Cytomel, he didn't increase my Armour or add T4 to it, so...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-19-2008, 07:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,126
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: So Far Synthroid stinks!

No you don't have to go to compounding pharm for Armour.

My insurance is MedCo. And recently I had to start paying for ALL the cost of my Armour which is $18 monthly. But if you have the Dr write...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-19-2008, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 30,671
Posted By Suey77
Re: Weight loss with Cytomel???

I was never right enough on T4 and Cytomel to lose weight.

But when I was taking Armour & Cytomel, I did gradually lose 12 pounds.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-08-2008, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,733
Posted By Suey77
Re: Anyone taking Armour Cytomel Combo

I've been taking Armour since May 07. Only recently (2 weeks) have I started taking Levoxyl w/ it. My Osteopathic Endo says that normally they lower the Armour before combining a T4 with it. But...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-08-2008, 04:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,733
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Anyone taking Armour Cytomel Combo

I LOVE Cytomel , , ,

the "Bandaid" was basically because I was under medicated on 2 grains Armour w/ Cyt. But it got me feeling good enough to slowly lose 10+ pounds, while not totally FIXING my...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-07-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,733
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Anyone taking Armour Cytomel Combo

Until June of this year I was taking a Armour (2 grains) & Cytomel (12.5 mcg's) combo. My T4's were low (due to stupid Doc#5 syndrome) , while my T3's were mid range. I actually lost weight on that...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-02-2008, 03:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 23,014
Posted By Suey77
Re: Hi all.. can a low thyroid affect the digestive system?

Y E S - One symptom I had previous to treatment was fiber (or too much of wrong food) induced diarrhea
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-25-2008, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,236
Posted By Suey77
Smile Re: Thyroid Numbers Still Don't Show Change Expected, Plus I Have Put Weight On

Hi JT ~ We need the lab ranges posted with your results to see the possible problems. (labs vary:dizzy:}


To my untrained medical eye, your T3's are going D O W N, and that could be part of the...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-25-2008, 05:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 19,998
Posted By Suey77
Smile Re: I keep having problems with gas. is that from low thyroid?

I've read about this elsewhere, so I know I'm not imagining things ;)

Personally, I was only hypo & UNtreated for less than 6 months. But when my TSH was 6+ one symptom I had was "fiber or too...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-25-2008, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,576
Posted By Suey77
Smile Re: Will RAI destroy a cold nodule?

My lobe was removed due to enlargement, not hyper issues.

from what I read here, most everyone would prefer surgery to RAI ;)
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-25-2008, 04:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,738
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: New Lab results after treatment, for interpretation and sharing.

Hi Jenny ~
PRE-NATAL vitamins are over-the-counter supplements that can be bought at any drug or grocery store. They are made for pregnant or nursing mothers, but available to anyone. And are GREAT...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-24-2008, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,738
Posted By Suey77
Smile Re: New Lab results after treatment, for interpretation and sharing.

Hi Jenny ~ I'm only going to comment on what I know ;)

Your T's are just about mid-range, which is good! And your TSH still needs a lil work (as you know) Some more T4 should hooked you right up...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-24-2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By Suey77
Re: How much of a difference does dosing on an empty stomach make?

that's what I *thought*, but didn't KNOW ;)
thanks :p
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-23-2008, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 16,510
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Please Help me: Thyroid - and excessive sweating - are my TSH Level readings norm

respectfully I say Baldderdash to them both. Both Doctors are correct. B-U-T, while TSH of 4.26 is normal according to the draconian (O L D) lab ranges, a healthy persons TSH is around 1.0. Why not...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-23-2008, 04:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 46,148
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: New to hypoT - levothyroxine making me feel much worse

I wouldn't go by what (kind of) works for me. See what works for your body ;)! Glad you have Synthroid now. Keep in mind, you could still have some symptoms while your body gets USED to having more...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-22-2008, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 46,148
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: New to hypoT - levothyroxine making me feel much worse

Took me 7-8 months to get where I had any lasting effects on Levoxyl 150 mcg's/25 Cytomel. (remember this is ME not you->>) Felt like I was running on 55% of the old me though. Endo refused to up...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-22-2008, 06:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 46,148
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: New to hypoT - levothyroxine making me feel much worse

Hi throid :wave: welcome ~

i was 3+ months out of Thy surgery when I finally started meds, w/ TSH of 7.63. I was lucky enough to have a multitude of side-effects on 50 mcg's of Levothyroxine:...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-20-2008, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 16,510
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Please Help me: Thyroid - and excessive sweating - are my TSH Level readings norm

hello ammers79 :wave: welcome

When you post labs PLEASE put the ranges. UK & USA are different, so I cannot guess at it. A healthy person TSH is around 1.0, so your is elevated (though still...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-18-2008, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,739
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Low ferritin level, hypothyroid symptoms, but normal thyroid on test

Hi Gwen ~ Did you get a copy of those labs? I've found it interesting to do this so that I can look at & DIGEST what they think is normal. Also low ferritin & hypo-thy can go hand in hand. how did Dr...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-17-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,609
Posted By Suey77
Re: Cow patty right here...please help me

*[email protected]* must go GET bottle :) (at least I know where it is :p) your right MG :D - its ferrous furnarate
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-17-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,609
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Cow patty right here...please help me

iron

My ferritin was 33 late July. So I started taking PRE-NATAL vitamin's. The iron in them is like 157% needed. (eating Cream-0-wheat every day as its 60% of daily iron too;)) Had no probs....
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-17-2008, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,609
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Cow patty right here...please help me

Hi one2wonder :p welcome - I saw this yesterday, & didn't know WHAT to say :( sorry


I'm not expert, but from what I've read here (i believe) your T4 & T3's shouldn't be that far apart.
It...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-17-2008, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,122
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Hyper-Thyroid causing Losing weight and Sweating?

YES Amanda ;) sweating & unexplained weight loss may be a Hyper issue that medicine can control.

Hope they get to the root of your husbands troubles soon :)
Sue
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-17-2008, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,579
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Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-17-2008, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,542
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Thyroid Ultra Sound

Hi nola - welcome :)

Sorry, I have no clue as to the normal size of a lobe or how to "read" those results.
But am bumping this with hopes that someone CAN ;)

Sue:cool:
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-17-2008, 04:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,511
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Newly diagnosed hypo-greetings to all

Glad to hear that ;) willismoonis,,, SOOO many thyroid new-comers don't seem to grasp that concept.


h a i l to that :bouncing:
Sue:p
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-16-2008, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,394
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Your thyroid story

My story is a little different ;)

Due to one enlarged, non-cancerous Thy lobe being removed, it shouldNOT of been a mystery what was happening to my body. But it seemed like dumbDUMBER were at the...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-14-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,511
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Newly diagnosed hypo-greetings to all

Hi willismoonis ~ welcome!

Just wanted to caution you in this:

Thy med are NOT an automatic fix like taking aspirin is for a headache. It could take a while before you feel any LASTING changes....
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-13-2008, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,064
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: If you suspect adrenal AND thyroid issues - which one to treat first?

Hi beautyofspeed ~

PLEASE post ranges along with lab tests. Some of those I can take a stab at, where others I don't have a clue about. That said, the one that screams at me is ferritin 10 . That...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-13-2008, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,545
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Question

Hi :wave: Sharon ~

Besides TSH, how are your o t h e r Thy labs looking? I'll bet that your T3 & T4's are in the l o w end of normal & that is why you still have symptoms. I would increase the...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-13-2008, 05:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,402
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: 6.5 tsh normal t3 and t4

Hi Comeandrelax ~

A healthy persons TSH is around 1.0 (mine was 1.23 months before one enlarged Thy lobe was removed) Your lab probably uses the old, OLD range of .5-5.5 hence your Doctors saying...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-10-2008, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,343
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Total Thyroidectomy One Year Still Trying To Level

Hi NoThyroid :) welcome ~

Totally agree with Reece's suggestions about Doctor issues. <--THAT happens waaay toooooo often (so-called MEDICINE should be :o!!!) I'll leave cancer to the experts
...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-08-2008, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,507
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Osteo calcium...very worried

Sorry :( I don't know the answer to your question,,,

but really hope that if an osteo calcium level of 37 was very SERIOUS you'd of already hear from Endo.

***hugs*** to you Heather :angel:...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-07-2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,023
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Feel like I'm going crazy

Been there DONE (most of) *that* -- Personally, I'm less social than I used to be :(

HOPE :angel: they figure out your health issues soon (((((((tigger67)))))))

take GOOD care
Sue :cool:
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-06-2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,329
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: High TSH level and new meds

Hi Nick16 :D welcome

Personally I prefer BRAND (Levoxyl) to generic T4, Levothyroxine. (never taken Synthroid) Your Doc has to mark the little DO NOT SUB box on prescription or pharms WILL do...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-04-2008, 04:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,794
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Reverse T3---Need advise on new Thyroid Lab report

Hi 40mills :D WELCOME!

The number that jumps out at me is your T4. You're barely IN range (personally that make me :yawn:!) Most people need their T3 & T4's nearing or above the 1/2 way mark in...
Board: Gallbladder 09-04-2008, 04:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,150
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Gallbladder/Thyroid woes!

Hi Thygall3 :D welcome !!

I'm happy to hear that the Doctors are working TOGETHER, so you can get the surgery you need. I've never had gallbladder issues, but know from friends it is MISERABLE.
...
Board: Cancer: Thyroid 09-04-2008, 03:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,100
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Thyroid Cancer - Synthroid vs Levoxyl - Anyone???

I had one enlarged, non-cancerous Thy lobe removed. Personally, I had horrid side-effects on generic (Levothyroxine) and felt much better on Levoxyl. Never taken brand Synthroid

I'd say it's the...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-04-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,626
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: High TSH, normal range free T3 & T4

I'm still in SHOCK :eek: because your numbers really ARE normal ;)

You've found a Dr that is willing to treat you, I'd GO with *that* & see how you feel,,, A tiny dose could do wonders for you :D
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-03-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,078
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Tired on synthroid?

YES - 25 mcg's is a small dose,

And (like others have said) your tired again, because your body has gotten used to *that* dose - - it's NOT enough - - so it's calling for more.

Thyroid meds...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 09-03-2008, 06:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,236
Posted By Suey77
Cool Re: Have the thyroid gland removed or have it destroyed with radiation?

From what I've read here ;) most would do surgery before radiation for the reasons that Mid-west describes.

Could you write a FEW paragraphs when you post :cool:?? A medium or b-i-g one is VERY...
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