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Quote from BonBe:
I was started on a 100mcg of eltroxin, and after 4 weeks had to have it lowered to the 50 I am on now.... down in the dumps mood swing (most unusual for me) and migraine type headache, (though never had mmigrain, but it was not normal, more like a whoppping big fat 'hangover headache' after being put on the 50 dose, those two symptoms dissappeared. I am not nor have ever been on anything else.... so I do not know about the eltroxin and other meds (if I were on any)

It is a good drug (eltroxin) lots of people here talk about 'fillers' could not that have a role to play in the lack of effect of your dose Blue? or the other meds you possibly are on? Just asking.

Hope you are ab le to sort it out.... for one so young you have been through the ringer, as have many others here and I feel for you all.

Bonnie


i had whopper-headaches for about 6 months after going on eltroxin, then synthroid, then thyroxine ... now back on synthroid and i'm getting fewer headaches ... so i personally don't think my headaches had as much to do with the brand as just taking thyroid hormone ...

and i just accepted what the druggist gave me at first w/o questioning -- 50mcg eltroxin, 75mcg eltroxin, 100mcg synthroid (and at some point there was plain old thyroxine in there) ... i'm now taking synthroid ...

i'm thinking that, cuzz i'm so sleepy, maybe it's the fillers in the synthroid that are causing me not to improve and eltroxin might be better ... going to my GP on apl. 1, so will suggest it ....

:yawn:
jb

~i hear 'ya about starting at 100, and altho' i'm at 125/137 now, had a heck of a time getting up to 125 (from 100) -- went completely hyper for about a week ... blue is a different case, i guess ...
yeah I used to wonder about the 'fillers' as well, through my teenage years, I took eltroxin and synthroid at different times to see different outcomes. If I remember correctly, they both gave me headaches, but eltroxin was more of a constant throbbing while synthroid was a constant dull pain. All I know is that cytomel worked mysterious WONDERS :eek: whilst levothyroxine did nothing...
I would like to stick to just cytomel, thats why I am hesitant to start a levothyroxine again. I will most likely end up waiting to see the new guy my gp is finding for me. It's a while off I imagine, but thats okay I guess.

Growing up, rarely hearing about other people with thyroid problems, I always thought mine was an 'average' or mild case. I never thought 100 was high, I think I took it as just the dosage most people took- that there was never and lowering or upping of meds, everyone just took 100. I was never able to have a say in what I took when I was young, I just knew that doctors knew what they were doing and I should listen. I never would have thought they were wrong, so now, when I have the oppurtunity to learn and help myself, it seems no one wants to contribute (professional wise- you guys have helped me through lots which you know :)). I wish I was able to relearn everything about thyroid disease, but having doctors minimize everything my entire life I never take the seriousness of medications like people on this board do. When I was going through a bad time, I took over 20 50 mg pills of eltroxin. Nothing really happened. I took a few other things along with them, the only result was that I woke up with a dull headache- like a hangover headache which Bonnie descibed, but not as severe. Perhaps my body, after literally growing up on them, is not responsive to the drugs as much as other people are. Even though that shouldn't be, perhaps it is. And maybe thats why they have never been able to reach the desired goal. I think I am going to start a new thread about this...

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Quote from bluesnowflake:
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but having doctors minimize everything my entire life I never take the seriousness of medications like people on this board ...

blue


isn't that attitude the PITS!! ... i've not run into very many who do that (and believe me, it's just dumb luck), but when they do -- absolutely ghastly ...

i recently went to a psychopharmacologist who said that the name brand drugs are far superior to the generic (my plan only pays for the generic) ... there's an AD i take called manerix for which i must pay $45 out of pocket (not that much when compared with some, i know) -- the generic is moclobamide which barely works, and also i take presc. ranitidine, but only the OTC zantac works, so you might want to keep that in mind when you're next prescribed levothyroxine -- probably why it had absolutely no effect on you, as opposed to eltroxin/synthroid, which are, of course, name brands ...

jb
Ah I see Barb, well, good luck to your husband with his new job, I hope the pits aren't long lived and the rewards will be. You get better already...I hate how life never stops when you feel like crap, hey?!

Amy, no no, the *news* of my cancer spread...not the cancer iteslf (thank goodness). I'm really not having that hard of a time though, I just need to medicate myself properly. I still have most of the symptoms, but in those I am pretty adaptable and functionable. However, I am contemplating inventing a suit of clothes to turn instantly hot when I need it ;). How are you doing with your recovery? What happened with the lung metasis report?

Jb, I agree, but like I said, I'm pretty used to it. I minimize everything myself, so I suppose it just makes me less stressed in the end. I dunno ;). So are you paying $45 a month? It's odd, my insurance pays for everything I have ever been prescribed. I am still under my parents plan, because of school, but I do have one through my work as well. I have only ever recieved eltroxin or synthroid, I actually think most of my doctors would not prescribe me anything but brand name because of my reactions to things...I have mixed reactions with common antibiotics and what not, so many of the prescriptions I end up getting are high up on the price list. Luckily I have never had to pay for them. I never really knew that there was such a thing as generic and name brand levothyroxines until this board. Learn something new all the time I do.

I hope everyone, esp Barb will have a better week, no news I assume is good news!

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Quote from bluesnowflake:
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Jb, I agree, but like I said, I'm pretty used to it. I minimize everything myself, so I suppose it just makes me less stressed in the end. I dunno ;). So are you paying $45 a month? It's odd, my insurance pays for everything I have ever been prescribed. I am still under my parents plan, because of school, but I do have one through my work as well. I have only ever recieved eltroxin or synthroid, I actually think most of my doctors would not prescribe me anything but brand name because of my reactions to things...I have mixed reactions with common antibiotics and what not, so many of the prescriptions I end up getting are high up on the price list. Luckily I have never had to pay for them. I never really knew that there was such a thing as generic and name brand levothyroxines until this board. Learn something new all the time I do.

I hope everyone, esp Barb will have a better week, no news I assume is good news!

blue


no, i pay $45 for 200, and take 4 a day, so in theory it lasts 50 days ... it's not much -- just bugs me, 'cuzz we have a co-pay that i cannot figure out anyway and usually amounts to $8 to $70 (yes, $70 -- for imitrex, which would cost us $400 if we had to pay the whole fee) ... and also, altho' i'm on a fixed income, the fees keep going up -- 10 years ago, we paid about $2 per presc. ... so :mad: ...

it's most peculiar that my plan pays for (most of the cost of) brand name many-things (like synthroid and eltroxin), but not this AD i'm taking ... i must admit, i do not understand it, but i don't understand most of how this plan works (i have to pay a certain percentage of both the prescription fee and the cost of the drug, but it's not any sort of percent of the drug that i can figure out, like 5% or 10% -- it's always different, it seems ... the pharmacists don't even get it) ... :confused: ? you bet!!

jb

~barb is moving this week i think, or next, so i hope she doesn't do too much ...
~~ is there an emoticon for hiccups?? i've had them for all the time i've spent on this post, and there oughtta' be!!