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Thyroid Disorders board


HI!! I'M NEW HERE AND JUST FOUND OUT I HAVE AN UNDERACTIVE THYROID. I WAS PUT ON SYNTHROID 25MCG. MY TSH IS 8.235H AND LAB SHOWS RANGE TO BE 0.350-5.500.
I HAVE BEEN SOOOO TIRED FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS, I SLEEP ON MY LUNCH AND IT IS VERY HARD FOR ME TO GET UP IN THE MORNING TO GO TO WORK.(I AM LATE ALMOST EVERYDAY).
TO THE POINT OF ALMOST LOSING MY JOB. ANYWAY, MY QUESTION IS HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR YOU TO FEEL BETTER? (THIS IS MY 2ND MONTH ON SYNTHROID AND I FEEL NO CHANGE. I GO TO THE DOCTOR FOR MY LAB AGAIN AT THE END OF THE MONTH.) ALSO IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE MY LEVELS ARE HIGH FOR THE RANGE THEY SHOULD BE IN. DOES IT LOOK THAT WAY TO ANY OF YOU. ALL HELP AND INFO ON THIS WOULD BE GREAT AS I AM FEELING DEPRESSED BECAUSE I'M STILL SOO TIRED.

WENDY
Do you have any of your lab results? It might help if you can post them here. It looks like Synthroid may not be working for you if you have no change in symptoms or perhaps you need a dosage increase at this time. If you get those lab results someone on this board might be able to interpret them for you.

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Please pardon any typo...obviously it is because I'm hypo!