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  1. High hyperparathyroid due to vit. D deficiency?
    ... absorb the large doses of calcium. I take 150mcgs of synthroid . The large doses of calcium has caused stomach problems...

  2. seething
    ... ago i had my first 'normal' tsh test after being on synthroid and my nurse practitioner who swears by TSH and nothing...
    ... ago i had my first 'normal' tsh test after being on synthroid and my nurse practitioner who swears by TSH and nothing...

  3. Thyroid Dilema
    ... However, based off these results I was prescribed synthroid of 75 mcg. Surfing for information, I looked up ... synthroid and read something alarming. ...Once someone takes ... synthroid , their thyroid will never produce hormone as good ... high and have a dilema. Dilema - 1.)I can take synthroid and potentially feel better but be dependant on taking ... questions: 1.)What should I do? Was my research about synthroid dependancy correct? 2.) Does it 'feel' so much ... than 4.2? 3.)For those that know something about synthroid , is 75 mcg a suitable dose given my TSH and age (28...

  4. hypothyroid
    ... to have a thyroid reading of 97.335?? Last year on synthroid it was .844 and at the when I was first diagnosed ... about 4 years ago it was around 7.0. I stopped the synthroid about three months ago and started taking something...
    ... longer. You need thyroid hormone---which is what the synthroid has---get back to your doctor, and back on synthroid...
    ... Jewel. PLEASE get back to your doctor and get back on synthroid . I recently had RAI (radioactive iodine) after a...
    ... mistake. I will go to my dr. Monday and have started the Synthroid again. I still don't think the number is right but ... in the states and have good doctors both places and Synthroid MUCH cheaper here than in the U.S.--just wanted to...

  5. Cytomel?
    ... hypothyroid for years and have been on various doses of Synthroid , I was taking 50 mcg, last dosage, then bumped to ... rush in patient to an endo, he cut back the dose of synthroid to 50 and out me on 25 of Cytomel, it is week 2 and ... in on this as well to why I am not processing the synthroid , I feel like poo, I have not had an appetite in about...
    ... ve seen people start on 2.5 or 5.0. and for your synthroid , a bump from 50 to 100 is really a lot. that's doubling ... its my opinion that you are on too much cytomel. 50 synthroid sounds good for now but double check that cytomel...
    ... agree. That Cytomel is the equivalent of 100 mcgs of Synthroid . So you're now taking the equivalent of 150 mcgs ... of Synthroid only. I guess he's thinking "The T4 is excessive...
    ... half life and is utilized quickly in the body (unlike Synthroid which is very slow) therefore they usually have you...

  6. Estrogen dominance
    ... Anyway keeping with the cream and the "white pills" synthroid . Hope you get some help with testings! ;)...
    ... No way to armour, fatigue is not part of too much synthroid , joint aches etc she says are not related, :) anyway...
    ... found that the muscle and joint pain that I had on synthroid are GONE>> My doc isn't that great ,He's a tsh doc...
    ... majority of the times appear to be stuck straight onto Synthroid ??? I began medication in mid april this year and...
    ... possible with t3 meds. Oh well, may have to hang onto the synthroid , but I'm using some old 50's that are white and seeing...
    ... shot. I was hypo thyroid for 14 yrs and on .25 mcg of synthroid for dx of goiter/hypo . I had no weight issues, and ... son in june 2003, had 1st depo in nov,still on .25 synthroid . 2nd shot of depo in feb, after that shot I went hyper...

  7. Just diagnosed....more questions
    ... been hypo for years (TSG 139 at diagnosis) and is on Synthroid . My doctor (general practice) says I don't need...

  8. Quick question for long time hypo people
    ... Does it make a difference on when you take your synthroid before a blood test? I feel like I am now hypo since ... had my blood taken in august, after being on 1.0 of synthroid , my tsh was .10 (.50-5.0 normal range). I had taken ... the low tsh? Now the doctor has lowered me to .75 of synthroid ....I am so shocked at the hyper reading. I cant imagine...
    ... the dolt is only testing your TSH, you can take your Synthroid before the test. It doesn't affect TSH. It only...

  9. Overdue update on me--starting Armour!!
    ... what!?). In March, my TSH was 5. I bumped up to Synthroid 100. In June I had a whole bunch of other labwork ... check my TSH and free Ts. In June I bumped up to Synthroid 112: TSH(.3-5.5) Free T4(...

  10. Just had to share...
    ... matters into our own hands, huh! ;) I'm on 125 mcg synthroid . At first I was feeling pretty good, but I think...
    ... matters into our own hands, huh! ;) I'm on 125 mcg synthroid . At first I was feeling pretty good, but I think...

  11. TSH way high...
    ... patients. Anyway.....am now back on dose of 150mcg of synthroid .....current dr wants to recheck tsh in 1 month. I...

  12. changing meds
    ... Levoxy or Levothyroxine since you didn't like the Synthroid . Did you feel better with the Synthroid Cytomel combo...
    ... not. I might - but it is probably too much. The Synthroid and Cytomel was OK for a while - and I had a couple...
    ... Probably T3 as I have had it with the Cytomel. With Synthroid only I was like dead - don't think my heart was even...
    ... in the morning was there before - actually not on Synthroid as I said - I don't think my heart was even beating...
    ... remember if the burning went away when they upped your Synthroid ? Hang in there you will be better soon. Pia...

  13. Unithroid for Hashimoto's
    ... Unithroid is just another brand name of T4, like Synthroid . Most of us take some form of T4 (sometimes with...
    ... when I finally get to see him. It is the same as Synthroid , etc, but quite a bit cheaper. If T3 conversion stinks...

  14. Lupus Meds and Thyroid Medications
    ... Hi, I'm currently taking Synthroid 137 mcg daily and 2.5 mcg Cytomel daily for thyroid ... I'm not sure what I'll be taking. I usually take Synthroid at night before going to bed and Cytomel mid-morning...
    ... to try and beat it back into remission. I take my Synthroid anywhere from 4am to 6am. Then I wait 4 hours and...

  15. Increasing tiredness
    ... with adjustments on meds. My new endo increased my Synthroid back to 75mcg and dropped t3--I'm back to horrid fatigue...

  16. why do i feel my heart beating??
    ... Hi, Are you on t4 med? I was on synthroid and did the whole yoyo thing for 3 1/2 yrs. I have...

  17. Concerned now about nodules and dosage change
    ... My doctor keeps lowering my synthroid dosage to try and bring my tsh back up, but with the...

  18. Anxiety and Hypo
    ... specialist. He said my T4 was low 1.1 so I've been put on Synthroid . I have been on for about three weeks and I'm not...

  19. Antibodies
    ... standards are just as stringent as those placed on synthroid . The only difference is that Armour uses the hormone ... EXTRACTED from a pig/cow to formulate its product, while synthroid makes it artificially. MG...

  20. Why does my thyroid hurt?
    ... Why does it hurt and what can i do about it? Im on synthroid 100. It feels big when i put my head down....

  21. legs
    ... it. At the time I was on 100mcg of levothyroxine ( synthroid ). I was having severe hypo thyroid symptoms but my...

  22. Need Some advice ...Feeling bad Please help!
    ... April I was Dx as hypo/hashi. Dr put me on 50 mcg Synthroid . July 23rd my TSH was .03 and my FreeT4 was 1.7. ... with and Endo. In the meantime should I stop my 50 Synthroid or cut them in half? If I cut them in half and drop...

  23. I am SO scared!!!
    ... and that is easily taken care of with a low dose of synthroid . Try to stay calm and relaxed. Stressing yourself...

  24. How Does Armour-type Med Work
    ... going off due to heart palpitations, I was place on Synthroid which was terrible. The endo added Cytomel which...
    ... finally didn't know what to do, so he changed me to Synthroid . I had no idea how bad that would be, but had such ... know if I will go back because I don't want to go on Synthroid again if I can help it. Let me know how it goes...
    ... wears off. Did you have the heart palpitations with Synthroid ? When I was just on Synthroid alone 50 mcg, 75 mcg...

  25. Sense of Smell
    ... one of the first things i notice after i started on synthroid . Food tasted better:) I can smell things now that...

  26. New HypoT - Need Help and Encouragement
    ... for a least a month after radiation and getting on synthroid . You might want to see if there might be something...

  27. RAI Questions
    ... that's making you feel bad. I'm 6 days out now, on synthroid for 4 days, and I'm still pretty weak and tired. ...
    ... office today to stay on the Cytomel along with the Synthroid at least until I see her in about 3 weeks. It's helping...
    ... got almost immediately better after I could take Synthroid on day 3 of RAI treatment. I'm still not 100% yet...

  28. TSH 4.6 - I don't believe diagnosis
    ... read about. My doctor recommends 25 mcg. daily of Synthroid . She wanted to start it a year ago when my TSH was ... me or have an opinion as to why I should start the Synthroid . Thanks in advance... Here's more details of my...
    ... I have told my doctor's office NOT to call in the Synthroid prescription at least until I talk to the doctor ...

  29. FNA biopsy tomorrow...wish me luck
    ... concern is that it keeps getting bigger despite taking Synthroid ....

  30. Heart palps
    ... armour in june and now I feel fabulous!!! No more synthroid for me.. That kept me sick, I am now on the road to...

  31. Help with thyroid issues
    ... To make a long story short, I have been without my synthroid for about 2 weeks now (going to see new doc friday...

  32. Omega 3s - can we take them since we can't take flaxseed?
    ... Sjogren's) - Total Thyroidectomy in '06. I'm on 150mcg Synthroid . My opthamologist recommended flaxseed oil for...

  33. TSH of 8.9, just diagnosed
    ... listens, and when symptoms persisted after being put on Synthroid , she tested further. Good luck with your search....
    ... better than the majority other endos. Prescribed only Synthroid , which I couldn't take, so she told me to wait until...

  34. Feeling worse
    ... strange. I think you should switch from levroxyl to synthroid . I feel a lot better on synthroid. [QUOTE=scoot...

  35. How much iodine in diet after TT for cancer?
    ... help my body regulate on the meds? I'm on 125 mcg Synthroid , just started two days ago but already feeling a small...

  36. conversion from Armour to T4/T3 combo
    ... a year, and just saw my doctor about changing to synthroid and time-released T3. There's just too much T3 in...

  37. high TSH, high T4
    ... My grandmother (76 years old) was overdosed with synthroid forever until her family parctitioner doc finally...

  38. Confused, nodule not there now?
    ... decision on if I'm going to pursue surgery? He's upped my Synthroid and dropped the cytomel, another 6 wk wait, been at...
    ... might help? He truly feels with the correct dose of Synthroid , with a consistant dosing, not like the other endo...

  39. Lab results help
    ... thyroid quit working and progrssively my dosage of Synthroid has gone from 88mcg to 200 mcg. At 200 I felt the...

  40. Lucy is back....
    ... rai sounded like a long drawn out process. I started synthroid 1.0 on june 9th. I had to wait 8 weeks to get my levels ... So I get the results today, and he is lowering my synthroid to .75 because my tsh was back down to .10 again. ... I am so confused now. I thought I would get more synthroid cause I was gaining weight and so tired. I asked if...
    ... You're obvioulys still hypothyroid and reducing your synthroid is just going to make it worse. Go find someone who...
    ... to be a complete replacement dose of levothyroxine ( SYNTHROID ), a TSH and free T4 index should be measured about...

  41. Low Thyroid results for years, now producing too much
    ... previous results at this time.. When I started on synthroid it was my understanding my thryoid was not producing...

  42. Can anyone explain why you can still be shaky and hypothryroid?
    ... my TSH was 125 back in March. Do I increase my synthroid ?? My next endo appt is 8-25 and I cannot get in any...

  43. Tsh Levels Are 88,
    ... your doctor recommended? I started out at 100mg of synthroid . I am now on 75....

  44. Is a low TSH ok if T4 and T3 are normal?
    ... gone down to .004. My endo is now having me take my Synthroid 5 times a week, hoping it will bring up the TSH, but...

  45. Low Iodine diet is good for Hashimoto's and relieve HypoT?
    ... but I was dx goiter in 1990,and had RAI in 2005, On synthroid for 18yrs, 14 of them were ok. but for the past 4 ... armour and am soooooo much better than I ever was on synthroid . The iodine I am taking is LUGOLS solution 5%...

  46. Do I have Hashimoto's?
    ... I'm just unsure if an endo will feel the same way. Synthroid or T3/T4 (like armour) the preferred treatment? Or...
    ... [QUOTE=namelessme;3681474] Synthroid or T3/T4 (like armour) the preferred treatment? Or...
    ... with fatigue. She also is adamant that I take Synthroid not the generic. She says that with some meds it ... in the amnt of dosage in the generic, but not with Synthroid . After those test results came back she then tested...

  47. Whacky out of sync levels and high calcium to boot!
    ... take meds on the morning of the draw! Currently on Synthroid 62.5mcg and Cytomel 5mcg. I was supposed to call...
    ... take meds on the morning of the draw! Currently on Synthroid 62.5mcg and Cytomel 5mcg. I was supposed to call...

  48. tsh level help, have I turned from hypo to hyper?
    ... I have been on synthroid 112mcg for about 3 years now. orginally my tsh level ... was over 30,000. synthroid was started slowly then for the past year or so its ... says they are borderline and that I can reduce my synthroid to 100mcg, and see if I feel better. I also have Hasimotos...

  49. Any way to lose the weight? TSH level up
    ... last Endo appointment said that so many patients on Synthroid have a weight problem. I have lost 5 lbs since Jan...
    ... person is necessarily affected. Are all of you on synthroid ? My first medication was T3 and it was called Triiodothyro...

  50. Pulse rate
    ... it would be better to stick to one name brand, like Synthroid , Levoxyl, Unithroid, or Levothroid, instead of using...
    ... s and began treatment. But... She only prescribes Synthroid . It turned out that it overmedicated me even at the...

  51. How long to wait before lowering dosage--hypo to hyper
    ... I have been on Synthroid 100mcg for 3 weeks now, having gone up from 75mcg ... thought we should either mix the 2 or go just on synthroid . My TSH was 2.8 then, but I was still feeling awful ... increase in TSH and I would like to lower my dose of synthroid sooner rather than later. I am going to another...

  52. Synthroid dosage reduction---will I gain?
    ... My doctor insists on bringing me down from 0.175 Synthroid which I have been on for ten years. I have no symptoms ... years ago and I have been on a suppresive dose of synthroid for the past 4 years. I have recently begun feeling...

  53. mixture of hypo and hyper symptoms?
    ... 5mcg which I started taking Saturday. I also am on Synthroid 88mcg 6 days/week. Since I started taking the Cytomel...

  54. Synthroid vs. Levothyroxine
    ... I've never taken Synthroid , but have taken the generic, LEVOTHYROXINE [SIZE= ... So I'll assume the same thing could be true with SYNTHROID /levothyroxine...
    ... I for some unknown reason feel better on synthroid than levoxyl (generic)---it could have been coincidence...
    ... I am now on Levoxl (a NON-generic form of of Synthroid ) and feeling almost like myself again. I kind of...
    ... head against the wall with levothyroxine. Sounds like Synthroid is worth a try. Thanks again. Andee...
    ... Hi...Have taken Synthroid and done good on it...am taking Levoxyl and feeling...

  55. What happens when you take calcium and magnesium with synthroid?
    ... What happens when you take calcium and magnesium with synthroid ? Ideally you shouldnt take any other medication within...
    ... meds, they sure haven't made my levels go up. I take synthroid in the am and cytomel am too....
    ... absorption, don't take it after 5 pm. I just take synthroid . Doesn't selenium help with sleep? Like I said...
    ... Calcium and iron bind to Synthroid in the digestive tract, preventing it from being absorbed ... into the body. Make sure to separate Synthroid and calcium by at least four hours. I can't find...
    ... [QUOTE=TV in RV;3677090]Calcium and iron bind to Synthroid in the digestive tract, preventing it from being absorbed ... into the body. Make sure to separate Synthroid and calcium by at least four hours. I can't find...
    ... take my supplements with me to work. Do a search on " Synthroid Drug Interactions", in parynthesis. There is actually...

  56. Drop in tsh
    ... attention to what my levels are. I take 100mcg of synthroid and for years the levels hovered around 3.7. Within ... the test - it came back at .02 - so she reduced the synthroid to 88 mcg to see what happens. We are in the ... because my doc was thinking of increasing my level of synthroid to try and get the tsh between 1 and 2. Any thoughts...

  57. Iis pain in the arch of foot from low thyoid?
    ... think that was from stopping soy. But my dose now is synthroid 100 now. and it was Levothyroxine 75 went it went...

  58. Does a thyroidectomy CURE Hashimoto's...
    ... seems like whenever those levels change, it affects my Synthroid dose. I've been up and down on it numerous times...

  59. 7th day of Thyrolar after switching off of Armour
    ... doesn't "knot" like it did for the last 5 months on Synthroid . So I guess just a difference in brand can make a...

  60. Surgery was Thursday, have some ?s
    ... has been higher than usual, can't wait to start on Synthroid ....

  61. Is there more than 1 antibodies test?
    ... find an MD who prescribes Armour thyroid and not just Synthroid or other levoTs, you will generally find an MD more...

  62. Any good doctors on Long Island
    ... had a partial thyroidectomy two years ago, been on synthroid since. Most of my symptoms have been under control...

  63. Heartburn and Synthroid
    ... for me. The pkg directions say it is alright to mix Synthroid & AS if you take it right away. Don't let it sit ... around. I wasn't able to take Synthroid on an empty stomach either. Fam...

  64. pregnant with hashi's update
    ... has taken really great care of me. He has uped my synthroid . My baby BOY, is bigger than he should be for my due...

  65. Do Dr's convert from (barely) "normal" to OPTIMIZED ??
    ... writing Armour script)[/SIZE] It's from P I G S :) Synthroid is the same thing You must have MENTAL ISSUES [SIZE...

  66. latest lab results
    ... 03 (0.5-5.5), FT4 1.0 (0.8-1.8) *diagnosed, started Synthroid 88mcg/day* 1/30/08 - TSH 0.11 (0.5-4.5), FT4 1.97 ... prescribing me Cytomel to take in addition to the Synthroid . Is there anything I need to know about Cytomel before...
    ... 03 (0.5-5.5), FT4 1.0 (0.8-1.8) *diagnosed, started Synthroid 88mcg/day* 1/30/08 - TSH 0.11 (0.5-4.5), FT4 1.97 ... prescribing me Cytomel to take in addition to the Synthroid . Is there anything I need to know about Cytomel before...
    ... 5 mcg of Cytomel, plus I am still on the 88mcg of Synthroid . I'm going to see my doc again next week to see if ... it okay to take the Cytomel the same time I take my Synthroid ?...
    ... because its short acting, but since you're taking Synthroid [SIZE="1"](long acting)[/SIZE] with it, I wouldn't...

  67. anyone else been bullied at work when thyroid was low?
    ... how all the bulling stopped a month after started on synthroid . about 2 1/2 years ago i had a gallbladder attack...

  68. Questions before scan/RAI treatment
    ... some "wand" they wave around your body. Being off Synthroid was the worst part of it. I was SO fatigued I could...
    ... last minute reminders for me? I have my lemon drops, Synthroid prescription to start Saturday (HOORAY!!!), disinfecting...
    ... last minute reminders for me? I have my lemon drops, Synthroid prescription to start Saturday (HOORAY!!!), disinfecting...

  69. itching
    ... throat swelling with the meds with dye. Now I take Synthroid that is white without dye. I still have itching ...

  70. Hypothyroidism Lab Question
    ... I've been on 75mcg of synthroid for about three months. My levels were just redrawn ... follow up labs in April. TSH was at 6, increased synthroid to 75mcg. Also did antibody study, dx with Hashimoto...
    ... I have a question about my labs. My Synthroid was reduced to 112 mcg and I do not feel as well....

  71. Need HELP With New Labs Please! Also What Does This Mean??
    ... prior. The change in medicine was that I was on 75mcg synthroid and 30mg armour2 weeks prior to this last test and ... then just switched to 100mcg synthroid only. What do you recom? My endo thinks my numbers...

  72. Red Bull and Thyroid
    ... symptoms are thyroid related or not? BTW, am on 50mcg synthroid amd my tsh and ft3 ft4 levels are stable...
    ... normal.But, I have noticed no changes after 8 months of synthroid treatment.Rite now am on min possible dose of 25mcg...

  73. Confused, what is the difference between Hashi and Hypothyroid?
    ... I was hypothyroid. My primary put me on 25mcg of Synthroid , said it was post partum thyroiditis, and that it ... results below, but basically he just increased my Synthroid to 50mcg and said to come back in a month for a repeat ... are my labs: Labs from when I was first prescribed Synthroid after the birth of my daughter (lab collected 5/9...
    ... If your MD doesn't prescribe an increase in your Synthroid dose, pressure him/her for it. Your TSH should be...

  74. Very Hypo in Prep for RAI
    ... grin & bear it until I can get back on Cytomel and Synthroid (the Synthroid will be a new experience for me after...
    ... in any pain or discomfort. Also, I've been on 125 Synthroid for two days now and I think it's starting to take...
    ... from RAI and even taking some Cytomel along with the Synthroid . I'm on 125 Mcg too! My sense of taste is still...

  75. Different brands/kinds of medicine
    ... Armour Thyroid has been around more than 100 years. Synthroid and other T4 meds are synthetic and were first made...