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Thanks for the replies!
I am still having problems sleeping and have not had a full nights sleep yet. Last night I got 4 hours. My legs are jerking along with arms too. It is so weird because I never had this problem before. I really wonder what I am running on. I had to have a crown prepped at the dentist today and I was freezing and shaking so badly, he had to get a blanket for me. It took me forever to stop shaking. Ugh, I sure hope things get better soon.
Judy,
My last labs on 3-30-04
TSH .082 range .350-5.50
FT4 .57 range .61-1.76
FT3 2.8 range 2.3-4.2
I am currently on 25 mcg Cytomel and 75 mcg Synthroid (He upped the synthyroid from 50 to 75.)
I have to say though that my mood and depression has lifted. I am on generic prozac and effexor.
Thanks all! :)
Quote from Bellajoon:
Thanks for the replies!
I am still having problems sleeping and have not had a full nights sleep yet. Last night I got 4 hours. My legs are jerking along with arms too. It is so weird because I never had this problem before. I really wonder what I am running on. I had to have a crown prepped at the dentist today and I was freezing and shaking so badly, he had to get a blanket for me. It took me forever to stop shaking. Ugh, I sure hope things get better soon.
Judy,
My last labs on 3-30-04
TSH .082 range .350-5.50
FT4 .57 range .61-1.76
FT3 2.8 range 2.3-4.2
I am currently on 25 mcg Cytomel and 75 mcg Synthroid (He upped the synthyroid from 50 to 75.)
I have to say though that my mood and depression has lifted. I am on generic prozac and effexor.
Thanks all! :)

[FONT=Comic Sans MS]Oh.....geeeez......sorry, I get really upset seeing stuff like Prozac and Effexor being used without having you up to where you should be with your thyroid. Can't say what I'd do about that though.
Your present dose of Synthroid 75 mcg is about equivalent to Armour 45 mg. about 36 mg of T4, and the T3 would be 9 mg. Note that "mcg" and "mg" are NOT the same. This dose is about HALF of what your starting dose should be. It's no wonder that you're feeling so bad.....you're not getting enough.
Can you get on Armour? If you can, start out at 90 mg. Your Synthroid is really a low dose, as is your Cytomel.
With Armour on 90 mg, you'd be taking 72 mg of T4 and 18 mg of T3 (Armour is T4 (80%) and T3 (20%). If you're unsure about what I'm writing, call a pharmacist and discuss the dosage comparisons with him.
At any rate.....too low of a dose will make you feel worse than ever. Also, adjustment periods usually last 2 - 3 weeks each time.
Your Free T's should both be in the mid-upper normals for your lab ranges. The uppers are best for women, men can't seem to do well that high, they're better in the mid range....as are elderly people and cardiac patients.
Good luck and keep us posted!
Judy[/FONT]