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    Old 11-11-2008, 08:33 AM   #1
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    How long til you start feeling better on Synthyroid???

    Just started synthyroid ( 12.5 mg) , working up in doseage slowly.

    How long til you feel ANY improvement in symptoms:fatigue, heart palps, muscle spasms,ect.???

    Thanks all!

     
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    Old 11-11-2008, 08:47 AM   #2
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    Re: How long til you start feeling better on Synthyroid???

    I started Synthyroid about three months ago. I started feeling better as far as fatique around the two month mark and was not tired for about a month (which was a weird feeling!) The last week or so though I've been tired again but they are still trying to adjust my medicine to the right dose. Everyone is different I think. It sucks and it seems like a rollacoaster sometimes. It's no quick fix but according to other people, we'll get there. Hang in there!

     
    Old 11-11-2008, 10:13 AM   #3
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    Re: How long til you start feeling better on Synthyroid???

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    Just started synthyroid ( 12.5 mg)
    You're mistaken about your dose. It's either .0125 mgs (milligrams) which is the same as 12.5 mcgs (micrograms)... but it cannot be 12.5 mgs, which is more than enough for a herd of hypothyroid horses.

    In any event, as Dawn says, everyone is different. My guess, though, is that it'll probably take you quite a while since you're starting with what is considered to be a "non"-dose. The typical starting dose is 50 - 100 micrograms. Until you work up to that, you might not notice much. I hope I'm wrong.

     
    Old 11-11-2008, 10:47 AM   #4
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    Re: How long til you start feeling better on Synthyroid???

    i too started on synthroid 112mcg about a month ago..
    it does take some time i guess for everything to level out
    i myself wish it would get there soon!
    i was on 100mcg levothyroxine, and my new endo put me on synthyroid
    112....
    i too have fatiuge and aces and pains in joints and muscles..
    my hair is not falling out as much this week, and iam slowly feeling some changes,,,
    hang in there!
    its got to get better!!
    bren

     
    Old 11-12-2008, 11:41 AM   #5
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    Re: How long til you start feeling better on Synthyroid???

    Dear all,
    Thanks for the news... hoping for a "miracle curel"- aren't we all?????

    Midwest,
    Yep, you are right about the dose- it is 0125 mgs (milligrams), but I really wish for the amount for a small herd of horses right now... anything to help me.

    I am starting slowly due to heart palps, tachycardia (PSVT), and only going up to 050mgs. because it is stop/reduce thyroid nodules... Endo say my levels are low but "normal" ( oops the dirty word here...).

    Thanks all!!! Have a great week!

     
    Old 11-12-2008, 04:32 PM   #6
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    Re: How long til you start feeling better on Synthyroid???

    hope you get to feeling better soon!
    bren

     
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