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[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][COLOR="Navy"]I have been in treatment for a little over a year. I am still not leveled, but I had the puffy face. My face is actually long, but it looked round. I felt like Ms. Doughboy. ;)

I don't remember exactly when I looked in the mirror and realized my face looked like mine again, but the puffiness is gone. You can't really gauge when symptoms will disappear for you by when they disappeared for others. We all have different rates of reaching our feel as normal as I can place, but it's good to know troublesome symptoms do go away for people once treated.

Edit to say: I take Levothroid, not Armour, if that helps.

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ErinBeth-yes it helps that others share that the puffy, moon face did go away. And, I was glad to hear that you were able to lose the puffy face with levothroid. At 8 months of treatment I was beginning to think that I would never lose the puffy face. My face does not match my body weight.

Librarygirl2-thanks for your input. I do drink alot of water and limit sugar. As far as gluten goes, I don't think I overdo but I try to get recommended fiber.

I am not clear by what you folks mean by when you are balanced or when you are at your optimum. Up till now, the dr. has just monitored my tsh and it has come back first to 1.3 then 1.5. I am seeing a new endo and she seems to have tested more on recent lab tests. Do you mean balanced and optimized when your tsh gets in the right range or are you taking a more expanded look?? I am going to do more reading on the subject starting this weekend.
[QUOTE=osteoblast;297***9]ErinBeth-yes it helps that others share that the puffy, moon face did go away. And, I was glad to hear that you were able to lose the puffy face with levothroid. At 8 months of treatment I was beginning to think that I would never lose the puffy face. My face does not match my body weight.

Librarygirl2-thanks for your input. I do drink alot of water and limit sugar. As far as gluten goes, I don't think I overdo but I try to get recommended fiber.

I am not clear by what you folks mean by when you are balanced or when you are at your optimum. Up till now, the dr. has just monitored my tsh and it has come back first to 1.3 then 1.5. I am seeing a new endo and she seems to have tested more on recent lab tests. Do you mean balanced and optimized when your tsh gets in the right range or are you taking a more expanded look?? I am going to do more reading on the subject starting this weekend.


Osteoblast,
Optimized means that your symptoms of hypo are pretty much gone and you feel good regardless of your TSH. Some feel better at 1 and some feel better at less than 1 for TSH. You know you have a good doctor when he/she looks not just at TSH but also at FT3, FT4, AND symptoms. Usually FT3 and FT4 should be in the middle to upper ranges and your symptoms should be almost nothing while you feel good.

Hope that helps.