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Is it possible to feel more hypo symptoms after just starting synthroid?

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Old 09-16-2003, 11:13 PM   #1
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Post Is it possible to feel more hypo symptoms after just starting synthroid?

HI All,

I have been on 50 mcg for about 12 days - I actually think more hair is falling out and the joint pain is terrible and my mood swings - argh?? Or could it be that synthroid if making a viscous PMS for me?? Or is it just my body adjusting - ready for adjustment to end now - oh yeah, guess not...get to increase to 100 mcg on Friday...

thanks for your help!!

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Old 09-17-2003, 12:07 AM   #2
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i really don't think it's anything to worry about yet -- bodies differ in their response time to T4 and T4 is very slow, and unfortunately you seem to be getting worse before getting better ... and 12 days is NO time, i'm here to tell 'ya!

took me a long time to get to feeling "just ok", then i relapsed, if you can call just being up and down a relapse ... (currently i'm so down i don't think i'll be better by xmas, let alone summer) ...

just ask anyone when i first found this board (march) -- i whined and howled and stamped my (not so) little feet, and then SLOWLY ... after at least a month, i realised i could watch a movie thru', and read an interesting article, and stay up past 7:00 ...

you're going up to 100mcg on friday, so see how you do on that ...

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Old 09-17-2003, 01:19 AM   #3
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Your body adjusts to not having the missing thyroid hormones in some ways. Your body is now getting those missing thyroid hormones and waking up saying "Hey I'm getting this stuff now, gimme gimme" and you'll get more hypothyroid symptoms as a result of time for that very reason.

The key thing is to not fear when that happens or ask for a dosage reduction - you only do that for true hyperthyroid symptoms. Once you get enough thyroid hormones, those symptoms will disappear again.

Old 09-17-2003, 01:25 AM   #4
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Thanks guys - my labs were never any help to me with knowing whether I was hypo or hyper - but the nodule seems to mean hypo to my endo....thanks for the encouragement!

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