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Old 01-13-2018, 10:34 AM   #1
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Face flushing

Anyone else have facial flushing while using Synthroid?
I have only begun Synthroid two months ago, and have changed the dosage three times. From 25mcg to 50 mcg then back to 25 mcg...but recently it is really bothersome. Just had my blood work done yesterday and waiting for results. Meanwhile, today, I stopped taking anything. Want to see how I feel. I might have too much in me, or I am allergic to the Synthroid.

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Old 01-13-2018, 02:40 PM   #2
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Re: Face flushing

You probably aren't allergic to the thyroid hormone in synthroid but you may be allergic to one of its fillers. You might want to talk to a pharmacist about switching to another brand or generic. Tirosint is an additive free gel cap whose only inactive ingredients are glycerin and gelatin but it is expensive.

That said, you've gone through 3 different dosages in 2 months time. I'm not sure you can expect your newest labs to tell you anything. LevoT has a long half life of a week or longer. Time is needed for a dose to stabilize. In general, that's usually about 5 or 6 half lives. My own doctors have retested 2 months after a dose change. Though I have seen posters here report retesting after 4 weeks, I believe the recommended is 6-8 weeks

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