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Have You Been the Victim of "Crazy Doses"?

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Old 06-02-2005, 03:51 PM   #1
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Have You Been the Victim of "Crazy Doses"?

When I was first diagnosed with hypot, I was given 125 of synthroid. I did good for quite awhile and then I needed to be bumped up to 150. Again I did ok for quite awhile. Then I got bumped up to 175 of synthroid---and I did good for quite awhile---then I started going hyper.
Then I was dumped down to 100 of synthroid, then bounced up to 150 where I was doing ok for about 6 months. Then I was put on 60 Armour. I felt better---but not great. Then they increased me to 120 of Armour and I felt great. Then they dumped me back down to 90 thyroxine and 10 t3. At that point, I thought I was dying.
Now I'm going to a new doctor and I'm back on 120 Armour---but I don't feel as good as I had before. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? It seems the minute I start feeling good, have energy, and can eat without gaining massive amounts of weight, they drag me off what I'm on and put me on something else.
Could it be that my own thyroid is "kicking on and off"? One doctor told me that that was not possible. Another doctor told me that I couldn't have gained weight like I claimed---my stomach literally grew three inches in one day----and another told me that they didn't know what was wrong with my thyroid---it was all out of whack.
I'm just wondering how all these lab results could come up with such different levels?

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Old 06-03-2005, 02:45 AM   #2
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Re: Have You Been the Victim of "Crazy Doses"?

Oh, my you really are all over the place! Are you dealing with Hashimotos disease? I am not one to talk about it much as I do not have it, but I understand people can go from hyper to hypo sometimes. And I am wondering if you should stick with Armour at a set dose for 6 weeks or so and see how it goes? For Armour info, look at the thread titled "how have you helped your foggy head" as KKKittykat posted great info on dosing. And once you are on the dose where you feel well, don't let anyone bump you up or down for any my opinion anyway!

Also, I am wondering if you may be able to help heal your immune system with diet and least to give it a boost a bit. There is all kinds of info on that in books and on the net. I am on synthroid...I identify, at least, with the belly part! Hope this helps...maybe someone else?

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Old 06-03-2005, 07:22 AM   #3
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Re: Have You Been the Victim of "Crazy Doses"?

I really have been all over the place! I'm not really sure if I've been diagnosed with hashi's or not. After having been on synthroid for so many years, my body just seemed to not be able to deal with it---I ended up going to a doctor who did Armour---and a lot of things got better right away---they increased the dose from 60 to 120 and I was on top of the world---but then they dropped me down to a 9/1 ratio of t-4 and t-3 (compounded), and I sunk like a rock---gaining weight, becoming bloated, extreme fatigue, etc.
Today I'm going to get copies of my lab results----and see if I can make any sense out of them.
I appreciate your suggestions about supplements. I've started on a super b complex---and that helped, I'm going to try the other, I think it was selenium or something---it's supposed to increase your body's ability to convert t4 to t3. Anyway, I guess I'm off on another adventure!
Thanks for your comments!

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