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    Old 03-31-2008, 12:10 PM   #1
    kscb30
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    Regulating TSH Levels after TT

    I had a total thyroidectomy in mid Jan. I did not have RAI so I started 100mcg Synthroid after the surgery, within a week went up to 125mcg. My last TSH Level in Mid March was 6.7 above the ref. range....I am now on 150mcg. of synthroid and feel worse than ever, cold and tired etc. etc.
    I have to wait until May 19th for my next appt.
    Does it normally take this long to get into the reference range for TSH? Will I ever feel normal again?? I am 35 and feel like a 90 year old women. I could sleep 23 hours a day if I could, I am often achy and always cold. And the symptoms are getting worse. The Dr. supplemented my Syntroid with Provigil which he says will give me more enery but I thought the point was to get your TSH under control and in turn that would make you feel better. HELP ME OUT- anyone else have these issues?

     
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    Old 03-31-2008, 12:21 PM   #2
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    Re: Regulating TSH Levels after TT

    I can't imagine why he would want you to start two new things at once. It might be that you would benefit by adding a T3 like cytomel to your Synthroid. Maybe you could talk to him about it. I actually can't give any great advice as I'm in the same boat as you--TT in late Jan. and up to Synthroid 112 as of a few days ago. My last TSH was 5.7, but I don't get very sleepy. I have to take xanax just to sleep, or I never would!

     
    Old 03-31-2008, 12:26 PM   #3
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    Re: Regulating TSH Levels after TT

    how low does your Dr. want to get your TSH? I think my Dr. said around 1.0 I wish we could get there quicker!!
    The Provigil is actually used for shift workers and narcalepsy!! But he says it will help until he can get me regulated on the synthroid.

     
    Old 03-31-2008, 01:19 PM   #4
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    Re: Regulating TSH Levels after TT

    My NP said he wanted my TSH to get around 1.0 also. That will be interesting, as when I had a thyroid, my usual TSH hung around 2 - 4. The couple of times it got lower around 1 or lower, I felt really hyper. So time will tell.

     
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