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Thyroid Disorders board

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a couple months ago and started treatment with Synthroid. So far, my worst symptom by far has been fatigue, and it has not improved one bit with the tiny dose of Synthroid I've been on. I've heard from others that treatment with T3 and T4 is effective for fatigue, as opposed to just T4. I'm going to ask my doctor about that next week. I just can't function like this.

Homer...I have the same problem as you. I was put on 50mcg of Synthroid. I also take vitamin B complex, flax seed oil, a multi vitamin, and Oscal w/D. I think the vitamin B complex has given me some energy back. Although I still feel fatigued....I can at least get up and do things that I couldn't do before.
Maxsam...I am only 30 years old so I don't believe I am going through menopause. I know the fatigue is due to my thyroid being underactive. I was diagnosed hypo in late June and was rechecked 6wks later. I was taken off 25mcg of Levoxyl and put on the Synthroid. I haven't been on it long enough to say how I am doing with it. My dr is checking me every 6wks for now. I do notice there are days that are better than others but for the most part I am not better now. As soon as one symptom gets better...another one comes. I wish they would all go away so I could feel like a normal person again.-Roni