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Old 11-16-2009, 06:38 PM   #1
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thyroid stopped producing hormones

My Dr. said through my blood test that at my old age (69) my thyroid
no longer produce hormones and she put me on synthroid 25 mg. After another blood test she increased the dosage to 75 mg. I don't think that this is going to work, because I am feeling tired and I am not accustom to such as I am a very active person.
I am wondering if any one out there have had the same problem?
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:58 AM   #2
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Re: thyroid stopped producing hormones

Ask your doctor for a copy of your labs and post the results here with the ranges. That way we get a better idea of what is going on with your thyroid.

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Re: thyroid stopped producing hormones

Welcome to the board, Gabe.

First... Your gland most likely did not completely stop working. It just can't produce as much hormone as your body needs. Your MD may want to try adding a little outside hormone to supplement the deficiency, but that usually doesn't work. The gland has a way of compensating for that extra hormone you take in a pill, and it starts producing even less hormone than it was before you took a pill for it. Most often, what has to be done is to increase the dose steadily until the gland turns off completely and the pill becomes your sole source of thyroid hormone.

That said, you are just starting treatment. No doubt your MD wants to begin cautiously, and that's fine in people our age. Can't go shocking the ol' cardio system or bad stuff can happen. Low (dosage) and slow (increases) are best.

It's very, very common to feel somewhat worse once treatment begins. The body has gotten used to not having enough hormone, so when it gets more, it's a shock to the system. This should be temporary. Once you adjust, you should feel better.

You didn't mention any symptoms you were having prior to treatment. MDs are usually quite conservative about treating after age 60. If yours thinks you would benefit from additional hormone, you likely need it and will benefit from it. Try to be patient as you navigate the process.

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