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  1. What is the function / effect of T3?
    ... you find you need some sort of T3 med in addition to synthroid , and you don't want something from an animal, you ... take a bit of cytomel (synthetic t3) along with your synthroid ....
    ... taking Cytomel today. I take one, 5 mcg. tablet with my Synthroid in the morning, then a second 5 mcg. tablet around ... low dosage to see how I react to it. I take 100 mcg. Synthroid . I have muscle soreness/stiffness, a very bloated ... feeling and a heartbeat that isn't so regular that Synthroid hasn't helped. I like Synthroid a lot, but I needed...

  2. please give advice-hypothyroid is taking away my desire to live
    ... but didnt give me any levels just a precription for synthroid 50mcg (or whatver) Since then my hair, which was falling...

  3. please give advice-hypothyroid is taking away my desire to live
    ... but didnt give me any levels just a precription for synthroid 50mcg (or whatver) Since then my hair, which was falling...
    ... doctor that knew what she was doing and got him on Synthroid and once she got the dosage right he began gaining...

  4. Update from me .. finally on Synthroid
    ... calcium at another time of the day away from your Synthroid . When are your next labs due?...
    ... strange symptoms will be there and the Ca and the Synthroid may help.. She was so sure .. she helped me psychologically ... believe I will be fine... Itake synthroid at ~8:00 am and I take the citracal at noon.. that...
    ... Hi, I stopped the synthroid this morning (25mcg) Since starting it I have ...

  5. Anyone else have trouble trying Levoxyl?
    ... I have tried Synthroid and Levoxyl. I can't take either one of them. I am...

  6. Had my first appt. 6 weeks post TT
    ... I am at Synthroid 100 mcg. right now, have been for about 10 days. ...

  7. Hypo Hashi needing some help and ideas...
    ... and which the body has always needed. Around 1940, Synthroid was developed. It is a synthetic T4-only preparation...

  8. About to give up
    ... and he dropped my Armour I am taking now 50mcg of Synthroid and he will add a little of T3 if I need it later...
    ... WOW Mauz - that is GREAT! I hope the synthroid works for you. FYI - at one point in my saga I switched ... from synthroid to levo. The levo didn't work for me at all and I ... went back to the synthroid . I like it. Keep me posted. You can always add back ... in very small doses. Go Figure! Now I am on 50mcg synthroid and 1/4 grain armour and am feeling pretty good. I...
    ... before and it gave my terrible heart burn I hope the Synthroid won't do this. Did you have the same side effect ...
    ... same thing but for me, they aren't so I went back to synthroid and have no problems with it whatsoever. I hope you ... it. I know they make like an "organic" version of synthroid with no dyes, preservatives, sensitive fillers etc...
    ... jrose My doctor gave me Synthroid and I just started today, so I am glad you let me...

  9. Side Effects of Synthroid Fillers?
    ... I've had 1 doctor tell me only take Synthroid & the others have said either is just fine. I am now...
    ... which is a really bad thing. I started out on Synthroid , and within 3 months, I knew I wouldn't be able to...

  10. Hurthle Cell Carcinoma Anyone?
    ... am in the best shape of my life.I am on 187mcg of synthroid and my last TSH was 0.22.I take my synthroid every...
    ... and feel like a slug, and then he would put me on synthroid . i asked some natural alternative medicine folks about...

  11. just diagnosed ... any help?
    ... diagnosed with hypothyroid last week. My doctor put me on Synthroid and wants to see me in 8 weeks. I asked for a copy ... really encouraged me to ask my doctor for Armour not Synthroid . What do you think? Sue zzzzzz...
    ... a lot of people probably get along just fine with Synthroid or another T4-only med. But I take Armour and would ... from the start, before you go much further with the Synthroid . If your MD refuses - and he well might - you'll ... then have to decide whether to keep giving the Synthroid a chance or to move on to another MD who will rX Armour...

  12. Does anyone have that vacant stare with HYPO?
    ... insane exhaustion I was feeling. I've only been on synthroid about 5 weeks and the difference is amazing!...

  13. My appt. w/ endo
    ... 1cm he says. He is going to start me on 25mcg of synthroid once we complete the biopsy, to help w/ my diagnosis...
    ... hope you are feeling better once you start on your Synthroid ......

  14. How quickly does TSH change?
    ... my TSH was just under 7.0. I took a small dose of Synthroid for about 3 months and my TSH became suppressed to ... just .02. After stopping the Synthroid , my TSH was back to 7 within one month. That's how...
    ... in Dec. said that at 2.5 she'd like me to start on Synthroid . I wanted to wait until the next appt. to see where...

  15. question about thyroid, cortisol levels, weight loss etc.
    ... that, huh?) he did give me reluctantly, samples of synthroid 50mg. and said come back in 6 weeks. My question...

  16. Need help switching to Armour
    ... I had a very rough switch from synthroid to meds with T3. It's a very long story, and for ... dosage of 90 mcg. Armour and an additional 50 mcg of synthroid . The ratio of T4 to T3 in just Armour alone is too...

  17. question on new lab
    ... antibodies (hashi). I was put on 75 mcg of generic synthroid and it has been a year and i never had to change my...

  18. I GIVE UP! Put a fork in me I'm DONE!! Appt with endo.
    ... you go to the new MD.. tell them I am on Armour and Synthroid at ratio X. We are trying to boost my T4 levels....

  19. Any Hypo Insomniacs out there??????????
    ... menopause. At this time, the doctor only prescribed synthroid 50mg and nothing for symptoms of menopause. Twice ... meds to 75 mg. and Mar 8/08 my doctor increased my synthroid to 100mg (after much hesitation), I had to show her...
    ... menopause. At this time, the doctor only prescribed synthroid 50mg and nothing for symptoms of menopause. Twice ... meds to 75 mg. and Mar 8/08 my doctor increased my synthroid to 100mg (after much hesitation), I had to show her...

  20. Just not sure if I should wait this out or try to see the Endo sooner?
    ... some days too many little bits broke off! She said Synthroid was easier to split and gave me samples and asked ... FYI....They are easier to split! So I am taking Synthroid now and still have to let the Endo know unless she...
    ... expert here but I know you need an increase in your Synthroid not a decrease. Your FT3 look good but your FT4 is...
    ... Cytomel) so he lowered the dose of the Levoxyl (now Synthroid ) slightly. I will bring up the "pituitary issue...

  21. cytomel
    ... in the way you feel. Cytomel works rapidly, unlike Synthroid ....

  22. Doctor in Victoria BC ??? Pins and needles???
    ... constant tingling sensation to go away after starting synthroid ? Thanks!!!;)...

  23. Over Medicated?
    ... overweight, and hypothyroid (being treated with 75 ug Synthroid for roughly 2 years). On Thursday evening, while watching...
    ... Did you change anything else like when you take the synthroid or what you are eating? When I was overmedicated...

  24. Endo appt - swollen lymph nodes; same side as nodule - help
    ... went over my bloodwork, as well as U/S. I am back on Synthroid (75mg). She is going to try and suppress my thyroid...
    ... went over my bloodwork, as well as U/S. I am back on Synthroid (75mg). She is going to try and suppress my thyroid...

  25. labs all great but still in a fog?
    ... I have been on 75 mcg of Synthroid since November but recently went to the endo again...

  26. Armour & Low TSH
    ... started taking Armour in January after two years on Synthroid following my TT. Here are my first labs after 7 weeks ... Cytomel. (I had previously been taking the Cytomel with Synthroid .) I'm not feeling hypo for the first time in years...

  27. What causes you to produce too much cortisone?
    ... bouts of depression because of my hypothyroidism. On synthroid now and much better. Hope this helps....
    ... feeling panicky. I knew how I would react! I'm at Synthroid 100, but not without problems. My heart starts racing...

  28. Hypo-emotions
    ... clue as to what had transpired! Now that I am taking synthroid I feel like I am regaining my 'self'. bit by bit. ... always been a sentimental fool. Within days of begining synthroid I caught myself becoming teary eyed. What a wonderful...
    ... clue as to what had transpired! Now that I am taking synthroid I feel like I am regaining my 'self'. bit by bit. ... always been a sentimental fool. Within days of begining synthroid I caught myself becoming teary eyed. What a wonderful...
    ... I'm taking synthroid . I was only diagnosed over a month ago. I started...
    ... Take Care Hi, I'm taking synthroid . I was only diagnosed over a month ago. I started ... ve lost about 7 pounds a weeks since starting the synthroid . I feel my energy returning. I'm not falling asleep...

  29. Help me know if lab result optimal . . .
    ... medrol per day. Probably need to up my cytomel and synthroid , I am on 10mg cytomel and 25 mg of synthroid. Have...

  30. Synthroid/hydrocodone
    ... Does hydrocodone kill the affect of synthroid when taken together?...

  31. how do i switch from armour to synthroid
    ... also mix and match your meds.. supplement Armour with synthroid . My Aunt B optimized at 75 mcg of synthyroid and...
    ... I am optimized at 50 mcg synthroid and 1/4 grain armour. Synthroid has worked well for...

  32. Hypothyroidism and "normal" TSH
    ... over 4. My doctor actually started me on 50 mcg of Synthroid and I had insomnia during the first week. She called ... my life. I have been doing a lot of reading about Synthroid , Throlar, and Armour and could really use some advice ... what would be right for me. I am wondering if the Synthroid is going to work for me since I had insomnia. If...
    ... No I am not taking Armour. I am on 75 mcgs of Synthroid . My T4 levels were 30 % lower than my T3 so....
    ... over 4. My doctor actually started me on 50 mcg of Synthroid and I had insomnia during the first week. She called ... my life. I have been doing a lot of reading about Synthroid , Throlar, and Armour and could really use some advice ... what would be right for me. I am wondering if the Synthroid is going to work for me since I had insomnia. If...

  33. Synthroid and levothyroxine?
    ... generic brands never work or are always inferior to Synthroid ; they can work well for many people. But they might...
    ... wks. I have taken 4 weeks of levoT and 4 weeks of synthroid . I have just went back to LevoT. I haven't notice...
    ... Ask your doctor to put Dispense As Written on you synthroid prescriptions, so you can get that same brand. ... the generics didn't seem to make me feel as good as synthroid (I tried that first), so now I won't ever take a generic...
    ... for over 1 1/2 years. When I tried to take the real Synthroid I ached bad in my legs and pelvic areas. My sister ... is on real Synthroid and she's complaining of her legs hurting but hasn...
    ... I have taken synthroid for over 20 years. I tried switching to the generic ... didn't work and I always ended up going back to my synthroid . I agree that you should stick with what works unless...

  34. New Bloodwork: Your Input Appreciated
    ... wasn't running, I was fine. I was switched to Synthroid , and have been taking this for the last 1 1/2 years ... . Synthroid was much better for me and allowed me to run again ... lips and tongue. I am currently taking 100 mcg. of Synthroid . Here are my labs from my first vist to an Endocrinologist ... (200-1100 pg/ml) The Endo told me 100 mcg. Synthroid was fine and that my results were "in line". My regular ... doctor had reduced my Synthroid to 88 mcg. and 3 weeks after this change, I started ... feeling way off. I asked to go back to 100 mcg. Synthroid . Right now, I just don't feel that well. I feel...
    ... spent most of the last year on 137 mcg or higher Synthroid . I guess not... Thanks again! Cobalt...

  35. Cortisol testing
    ... request the cortisol testing? My tsh was 2.8 I am on synthroid and I have hashi's....

  36. Hypothyroidism in males
    ... level from taking Armour. My T4 is low so I added Synthroid to my diet. I'm hoping to get both the T3 and T4 up...

  37. TSH and Free T4
    ... and her mom had thyroid cancer. I have been on Synthroid 125 mcg my entire life and was ok until I think hormones ... so I'm wondering if I should be on a higher dose of Synthroid . I'm still very tired - not sleepy - FATIGUE. I ... be NORMAL! Should I request her to increase the Synthroid or add a combo T3??? I wish the surgeon from...

  38. Bloodwork Results
    ... 2007 which left me with hypothyroid. The Dr put me on Synthroid 50mcg and just added Cytomel 5 just two days ago....

  39. synthroid and mouth sores?
    ... about 24 hours. I had the situation before taking synthroid . My dentist sent me to an oral /maxillofacial surgeon...
    ... the doctor and I was diagnosed hypo. I was put on synthroid (generic version) and continued for the 1st year to...

  40. Introduction & seeking advice
    ... Mine is off the list in Tennessee. We are giving synthroid a go first. The big thing I noticed is that she...
    ... likely to be cancer. The current plan is to start on Synthroid today, see him in 6 weeks for followup bloodwork,...
    ... are taken 8 hours prior or 4 hours after taking your synthroid . Did he test for antibodies? MG...
    ... a more extensive set of bloodwork after 6 weeks of Synthroid . He said he'll sit down with me then with both sets...

  41. Left hand and legs go to sleep
    ... blood tests and my tsh was 57.9. She put me on .5mg of synthroid . My symptoms have become worse. I tried to see the ... severe. Does anyone know how long it wil take for the synthroid to owrk and the numbness to go away? I'm afraid to...

  42. newly diagnosed-hashi's and hurthle cell
    ... an Endo and he said we will try to shrink it with Synthroid , meanwhile we need an FNA. They did an antibody test...

  43. Newbie needs help
    ... January TSH was 2.16 this was only test done, dosage for Synthroid 50 mcg. After reading the forums I up my dosage per...

  44. Conversion - High FT3, Low FT4
    ... just cold again and bloating. So now I need to up my synthroid . First things first is getting my cortef in my system...

  45. Quick question
    ... Carafate) Theophylline (Theo-Dur) Warfarin (Coumadin) Synthroid reacts with anti-acids because of the minerals. Prilosec...

  46. My lab results and new T3/T4 protocol
    ... 1890's. It fell out of favor in the 1940's, after Synthroid did a hatchet job on its reputation. Many of us who...

  47. Goiter help- please help~~~~~~
    ... see the outline of it on my neck. Will taking the Synthroid make it shrink in time? So its not longer bulging...
    ... pretty good. What do you mean to sleep? I am in Synthroid now daily...is there something else I can do? I had...
    ... your doctor about it. Hey, is T3 different than Synthroid ? Thank you so much for your replies:)...
    ... Oh yeah.. Synthroid is not T3. Synthroid is a T4 or a thyroxine only substitute. T4 is converted...
    ... storage pool that's immediately available when needed. Synthroid is a man made, artificial form of T4. The thyroid ... goiter. By taking in outside hormones in the form of synthroid or cytomel, it tells the pituitary to shut up, which...

  48. 1st labs after TT a month ago...
    ... I have been holding at 75 mcgs. Synthroid for about 2 weeks now(was on 50 for week before that ... heartrate. The doctors office called out a script for Synthroid 100 mcg. Anything I can take to calm the heart down...
    ... heartrate went "sky high". Could it be that your synthroid is not agreeing with you? This is a question I...
    ... her symptoms calmed down with Armour versus being on Synthroid . I wish I knew. I hate to jump so soon to Armour...

  49. thyroidectomy question
    ... endo said his labs were fine and he is on 50 mcg of synthroid each day. Any ideas? He has gained a few pounds since...

  50. Feeling Heartbeat With Normal Pulse - Thyroid Meds
    ... Those were typical signs I needed to go easy on the synthroid ...
    ... experiencing the same thing recently. I have been on 100 synthroid and 60 armour. Dropped the armour and started having ... heavy heartbeat just as you described. Dropped the synthroid to 75, still feeling heavy hearbeat. Dropped it to...
    ... completely for about 3 weeks and slowly dropped the synthroid till my heartbeat settled down. I find now, though ... probably tell me to continue taking the 50 mcg of synthroid and prescrible a "legal" 1/4 grain of armour. (He...
    ... completely for about 3 weeks and slowly dropped the synthroid till my heartbeat settled down. I find now, though ... probably tell me to continue taking the 50 mcg of synthroid and prescrible a "legal" 1/4 grain of armour. (He...
    ... not more rapidly, just harder). Since I lowered the synthroid , not so much. I mostly notice it in the evening....
    ... t even know what medication is called T4 - is that synthroid ? I have only taken Armour. I don't know if my thyroid...
    ... iodine to see if that makes any difference. Liz - synthroid is a T4 med. It is one of many that doctors prescribe ... have always needed a bit of T3 in addition to the synthroid . Cytomel really gave me heart palps big time. Armour...
    ... little goes a long way. I have always done better on synthroid and when I get out of whack, I always drop the armour ... , adjust the synthroid until I find he dose where I feel reasonably good ... for me. Have now pretty much stabilized on 50 mcg synthroid and 1/4 grain armour. Still on the mega dose D and...
    ... Mauz - I was on 100 synthroid and 60 armour and was feeling much like liz. Hard ... notice a change at all. I was still on the 100 mcg synthroid and my heart was still whacko. I think the synthroid ... after a couple of weeks with no changel, I dropped the synthroid again to 50 mcg. Since then, I have been feeling...
    ... question. It has been about a week since I dropped the synthroid from 100 to 50. It takes several days to a week for ... notice a change if there is going to be one with the synthroid . Any change in armour is pretty immediate for me...
    ... add in the Armour if I need too. I have done ok on Synthroid before. I heard so much about Armour so I asked my...
    ... I find that I do much better on a combination of synthroid and armour. I just get better mental functioning ... energetic edge with the right amount of armour added to my synthroid . It is so nice to have someone else in the same boat...
    ... people on this board are taking a combination of meds - synthroid and Armour sometimes and changing doses. Are you...
    ... like you. I went for 17 years without problems on synthroid alone. Then about 5-6 years ago everything started...
    ... what I do. I get to feeling as good as I can on the synthroid alone and then I add back a tiny bit of armour if ... regimen so that I get labs I can trust. I know on synthroid , you have to wait about 6 weeks but I thought with...
    ... dropping the Armour? I just found this article about Synthroid and it is very interesting. More than likely Synthroid...
    ... so helpful to me. I really don't know much about Synthroid - in fact nothing, other than a lot of my friends ... I have learned on the board about the fact that Synthroid is only T4 and the body converts it into T3 - is that ... have prescriptions for both? Sounds like with just Synthroid it sometimes doesn't convert to enough T3 for energy ... But I am terrified to have him change my meds to Synthroid as it sounds like I could have problems anyway. My...
    ... Mauz - that is very interesting about synthroid effectiveness with supplementation. Maybe that is ... after dropping the armour but I think the 100 mcg synthroid was more the culprit with my heartbeat. After I dropped...
    ... discussions and ask him/her if you can do a trial of synthroid or levo with the option of adding in some armour as...
    ... at Liz since she is thinking about trying levo or synthroid . Just a little word of advice to her. I find that...
    ... and if the T3 is what is causing my problems. On Synthroid , does the thyroid convert the T4 to T3? I don't totally ... understand all of this. Is Levo the generic for Synthroid ? Are they the same? Liz...
    ... Liz, Synthroid and Levo are the same ( Levo is Generic) . Synthroid...
    ... separate medicine of it's own? I was thinking it was Synthroid . Is Levo the generic for Synthroid? I don't know...
    ... Yes T4 is Synthroid ( generic is Levo ) and yes I did get a prescription...
    ... you either? You are on 60 mg - are you taking the Synthroid too? He told you to lower the Armour and add in Synthroid...
    ... doctor. He took me off the Armour and started me on Synthroid . He thinks the Armour is just too much for me. The...
    ... tomorrow brings for both of us. Good luck with the Synthroid . Have you taken that before and switched to Armour...
    ... me try it. I never had the racy heart while taking Synthroid so I hope this will work for me. Isn't it scary when...
    ... Hi, I sure hope the Synthroid helps too. Since you had no problems on it before ... change to Armour if you didn't have any problems with Synthroid ? Yes, I can't stand it when my heart feels like it...
    ... Hi Liz, I still had some joint aches with Synthroid but looking back now I didn't give it enough time...
    ... see so many similar problems with both Armour and synthroid ........ Later, Liz...
    ... didn't have any heart problems today. Perhaps the Synthroid will be the answer - I sure hope so. I had several...
    ... feel better and not having any problems being back on Synthroid . Later, Liz...
    ... how that feels. Question - If my doctor suggests Synthroid - I wonder what that would do to me with only T4 after...
    ... the other 30mg, same happend again. Many people take Synthroid and are doing fine. My doctor said you can always...
    ... I also was so tired I added 15mg of Armour to my Synthroid so I hope I have a little more energy, Hope you feel...
    ... just doesn't seem to be working, so he changed me to Synthroid - same dose as you 50 mcg (?). I have never taken ... could stop taking the Armour right away and start the Synthroid tomorrow morning. I guess since it doesn't have T3 ... you have any problem when you shifted from Armour to Synthroid and then back? - You didn't need to let the meds get...
    ... I took a day off the Armour before I switched to Synthroid . T3 takes about 2 days to get out of your system. ... I would take one day off and start the Synthroid on Wednesday. I am still fighting this cold but today...
    ... feeling better. Thanks for the advice on taking the Synthroid . I am hoping I do feel better soon. The heart palpitation...
    ... Pia, I took your advice and didn't start the Synthroid today. I woke up feeling lousy, as usual, and my ... to get out of the system? I guess when I add the Synthroid I shouldn't notice anything different? Well, have...
    ... have to come down. you also have to get used to the Synthroid , now your body has to start converting T4 into T3...
    ... Claritin D it doesn't make you hyper. I don't know if the Synthroid works well for me, hard to tell if I am tired from...
    ... always think I can feel it. Anyway, I started the Synthroid this morning and I guess I just have to be patient...
    ... my heart rate is going down. I have never been on Synthroid so my thryoid has not had to convert the T4 to T3...
    ... long it takes as I told him I changed from Armour to Synthroid - he is the one that told me about the T3 and heart ... weeks for T4 in Armour to get out and 2-3 weeks for Synthroid to take over. I guess then have to wait to see how...
    ... direction. I still think you will have to increase your Synthroid over the next few month you are on a small dose. I...
    ... Hi Liz, Yes I am taking 50mcg of Synthroid and 15mg of Armour, so far i am feeling a little better...
    ... process - snail pace. When did you start back on the Synthroid and the 15 Armour? It wasn't too long ago, was it...
    ... that what is called RAI? Another friend who is on Synthroid said they burnt hers out a long time ago. What exactly...
    ... doctor and ask if you can add 15mg of Armour to your Synthroid . Are you feeling cold, dizzy, very tired, headaches ... take before you dropped it ? I think the 50mcg of Synthroid is not enough for you. Just call your doctor it can...
    ... T4 and 18mg of T3 now you are only taking 50 mcg of Synthroid , which isn't enough you need more meds, you are not ... t function like this and he needs to increase your Synthroid right away. Believe me you won't get better on 50mcg...
    ... with that? How long since you changed back to the Synthroid ? I don't think it was much before I started mine ... hoping it is temporary - the sheet that came with the Synthroid said trouble sleeping as one of the side effects....
    ... well while you were taking Armour ? I am taking the Synthroid for about 3 weeks but added the Armour in week 2. ... blood work. I also have trouble sleeping while on Synthroid slept much better on Armour. I will try this combination ... of Synthroid and Armour for another 6 weeks and see what happens...
    ... position where I didn't feel it. You are not on the Synthroid again much longer than me - only by two weeks. Are...
    ... your FT4 is way too low you can use the 0.75mcg of Synthroid . Pia...
    ... at your labs Liz I think you didn't had enough T4 ( Synthroid ) that sometimes happens on Armour and alot of people ... meaning high T3, you for sure didn't have a high T4. Synthroid takes about 2 weeks to build up so if you increase...
    ... effect or part of the problem. It must be from the Synthroid because I never had this before. Makes you feel more...
    ... you just can't do it. You still are on a low dose of Synthroid so it will take a few more weeks before you reach...
    ... made my heart race and that is when he changed to Synthroid just over a week ago. Thanks, Liz...
    ... JRose wrote an interesting post on my comment in Synthroid and insomnia. She also sounds like me and is taking...
    ... or lying there. I definitely think it is from our Synthroid from what I have read - don't you? I hope that is...
    ... lunch with my hubby. If this goes on I will take the Synthroid and throw it out of the window I about had it. I can...
    ... 10 days ago when the doctor finally switched me to Synthroid . I was relieved and thought this would be the answer ... feel normal or any better at all. I have been on the Synthroid for about 11 days now and just raised my own meds...
    ... another board I was on...... Are you on Armour or Synthroid ? I have heard that the T3 in Armour can cause it ... or too much Synthroid . I am a novice at thyroid problems because for 40...
    ... just this past week he moved me down to 0.75mcg of Synthroid . I have always been on levo for the past 20 years ... and never on synthroid just wondering if that could be an issue. I have also...
    ... back to Levothyroxine it is just the generic form of Synthroid , but I would call my doctor and ask him to increase...
    ... what I am now taking with the 50 mcg. and 75 mcg. of Synthroid - I think you told how much T3 and T4. I tried to...
    ... contains : 47.5 mcg of T4 and 11.25 mcg of T3 Synthroid 50mcg of T4 ... convertion chart you can type in switching from Armour to Synthroid and you can find great info. Also I have learned from...
    ... Thanks - So my Synthroid at 75 mcg has 50 mcg of T4?...
    ... No Liz 75mcg of Synthroid has 75mcg of T4 I forgot you are taking 75mcg now...
    ... So actually I am getting more T4 with the Synthroid than I was with the Armour? Must be because it has ... convert to T3 that I feel like this? Probably need more Synthroid so it will kick start production of T3 - I don't know...
    ... Armour and add 5mcg of Cytomel which is only T3 to my Synthroid . If I add more Armour my FT4 is getting too high....
    ... people need a little bit of T3 to feel well so if the Synthroid alone is not working for you, you can ask your doctor ... Armour I am pretty sure you will need some with your Synthroid but hopefuly you will be fine just on Synthroid....
    ... felt like me again. So i will see what he says. Maby Synthroid is not my pill,i know Levoxyl is just generic but...
    ... You could be allergic to some of the fillers in the Synthroid . I again looked at your FT4 and you are only at 20...
    ... adjusting to meds - especially since I never took Synthroid and not had the T3 I think I may even add up to 88...
    ... after that. Give your body time to get used to the Synthroid upping to quick can cause you problems with your heart ... on 2 grains of Armour which equals 148-200mcg of Synthroid to give you an idea how strong your Armour was. I...
    ... you have to increase your Synthroid I think that will help your migrains. Your FT3 is ... talk to your doctor and ask for an increase in your Synthroid . I don't think it is your Synthroid that gives you ... your FT4. I took Levothyroxine before and now take Synthroid and I can't tell a difference....
    ... it a try on the dosage he gave me today> 88mcg of Synthroid . I looked at my other post and nothing yet . Hope...
    ... you find out what causes you to get the heart palps, Synthroid or low FT4 Good luck...
    ... It is only been two weeks today since I went on Synthroid - I can't believe it - seems like years of lying here...
    ... I don't have any blood work to take since I took Synthroid - so I guess they will have to do it. Can't type...
    ... much, just takes time. Are you taking the 0.75mcg of Synthroid ? when is your endo appointment ? I hope you feel...
    ... have to do labs as I have no labs since I changed to Synthroid . That's about it Later, Liz...
    ... me. I am only taking 5 mcg of Cytomel and 50 mcg of Synthroid . I have labs coming up on the 23rd and a doctors appointmen ... what your endo has to say !! I think he will up your Synthroid again and maybe also add a tiny bit of T3. Hang in...
    ... feel better. I am pretty sure he will increase your Synthroid . You should be over that cold within the next few...
    ... being awake. I guess my body is adjusting to the Synthroid in that regard. Last night I went to bed at midnight ... and woke at 7:30 - got up took my Synthroid and slept until 9:00. That is a first for a very ... seems to help some. I don't think it would be the Synthroid since I have been on that for 3 weeks now - but who...
    ... darned thing. It is only three weeks for me on the Synthroid and you aren't much ahead of me on this. It took...
    ... but I don't remember right now. Did you start on Synthroid and change to Armour? Today - actually this afternoon...

  51. Can Someone Please Advise????
    ... TPO levels and nodules, I had Hash's. They bumped my Synthroid to 75 mcg,Then had me get the FNA on the nodules....
    ... TPO levels and nodules, I had Hash's. They bumped my Synthroid to 75 mcg,Then had me get the FNA on the nodules....

  52. Over medicated? 200mcg
    ... I am one that can attest to the synthroid /armour combination. I tried to drop the armour recently ... smaller amount of it back in and also adjusted my synthroid and am feeling much better. Don't know what it is...

  53. Depressed and confused-
    ... life. All 50 years of them! So I have been put on Synthroid by an Edno, and had an ultrasound of the thyroid....

  54. Update - starting Cytomel
    ... hypo due to hashi's and tried adding cytomel to the synthroid about a year ago. I couldn't stand the cytomel -it...

  55. Another Thyroid Victim
    ... called and said I had low thyroid and started me on Synthroid 0.075 mg which I've been taking since Jan. 25 2008...
    ... for your reply my doctor wanted me to stop taking my Synthroid all together, due to all the symptoms I was having ... . But I didn't stop my Synthroid I kept on taking the 0.75 mgs. I took the Synthroid ... then talked my doctor into increasing the dose of Synthroid to 0.1mgs which I've been taking since Apr. 1. A few ... done for 3 months and he was not going to increase my Synthroid . I'm still having some hypothyroid symptoms but it...
    ... Hi Kayah77, By any chance, are you taking your Synthroid 4 hours apart from Calcium, Iron, Multis, etc.? ...
    ... Hi librarygirl2 I take my Synthroid with a full glass of water first thing in the morning...
    ... Strange Things are happening since I've upgraded my Synthroid dose Apr. 1 to 0.1mgs from 0.75mgs which I started...
    ... THYROGLOBULUN NEGATIVE My doctor finally upped my Synthroid from 0.1 mg to 0.150 mg which I'll start taking tomorrow...
    ... I have some more blood work to share. I was on Synthroid 0.125mgs for 6 weeks when this blood work was done ... Reference Range 2.6-5.7 pmol/L I started taking Synthroid 0.150mgs July 1st so I'm due for blood work August...
    ... help trying to figure things out. Have been on Synthroid 0.150mgs for 6 weeks before these blood tests were ... feeling more on the hyperthyroid side while on the Synthroid 0.150mgs. I had nausea 24/7, hyper feeling, tightness ... after I had my blood work done I switches back to the Synthroid 0.125mgs. I've started feeling a little better in ... just 4 days. Blood tests while on Synthroid 0.125mgs. for 6 weeks sTSH Results: 1.55 (0 ... way I felt and gave me a new perscription for the Synthroid 0.125mgs. I guess all I can do is go back on it and...
    ... the morning or afternoon? Also should one take their Synthroid before having the blood taken or not? Thanks...
    ... doesn't matter as much. You shouldn't take your Synthroid before the blood draw if your MD uses FT4 as a dosing ... guide. Synthroid , or any other T4 drug, will cause a temporary spike...

  56. Lower dosage
    ... I am feeling the hyper symptoms. I was on 100 mcg synthroid and 1 grain armour. I dropped the armour 4 weeks ... ago and am still hyper. I've now lowered the synthroid to 75 mcg and am STILL hyper. I'm now about ready ... to lower the synthroid again. Don't know how I can swing so wildly from...

  57. T4
    ... months from now it would be even higher. She put me on Synthroid and noted no generic. Thanks for all the help...

  58. I thought roller coasters were supposed to be fun!!!
    ... weeks, and am now dropped down to about 62.5 mcg. Synthroid . I just can't see where going up to 100 three weeks...
    ... and I am still on the roller coaster ride. I was on Synthroid , then Levoxyl. Neither one of them worked for me....
    ... had terrible anxiety and palpatations when I was on Synthroid and Levoxyl. It was always worse with each increase...

  59. Anyone on Cytomel??
    ... anyone here on cytomel and do you like it? I am just on synthroid now and I do not feel good. I have a very low t3 and...
    ... I was on it for a couple of months with my synthroid when I needed it and was coming off of being hypo ... didn't seem to need it anymore. Now I do fine just on synthroid ....
    ... I take Cytomel 5mcg/daily and 62.5mcg Synthroid . I was recently switched from Levoxyl to Synthroid ... split properly. I have changed the dose of levoxyl/ Synthroid from 50 to 75 to 62.5 mcg but the Cytomel has not...
    ... Osteoblast, I take the Cytomel and the Synthroid first thing in the morning and all at once. There...
    ... Osteoblast, I take the Cytomel and the Synthroid first thing in the morning and all at once. There...

  60. Labs? - help!
    ... 80%. 1.3 - 1.6 range. Maybe you need armour and synthroid together. T3 Free 2.8 (2.3-4.2) - Normal.. well it ... not lower your dose... ask for an increase and some synthroid to boot. Do you have a sybling or mother with normal...
    ... to add a little T4 only (my choice is Levoxyl since Synthroid nearly crippled me).Listen to mkg about balancing...

  61. Hashi - hyper flare help
    ... back and forth and had it removed and just went on Synthroid forever. She sounded happy.:) I think your replacement...
    ... thyroid prophylactically. My first day on 50 mcgs of synthroid . My heart rate dropped 20 points, my blood pressure...

  62. MKG-Labs Question and Parotid Gland
    ... 2.3 -4.2) What do you think--I have been on 75mcg synthroid . Mostly I have been at 1.5 to 1.8. I was surprised...
    ... 2.3 -4.2) What do you think--I have been on 75mcg synthroid . Mostly I have been at 1.5 to 1.8. I was surprised...
    ... levels were at 30%. After four weeks on 50 mcgs of synthroid my FT4 went to 30% and my FT3 went to 72%.. my T3 ... It wasn't until I started taking the 75 mcgs of synthroid that I was able to lose 2 pounds. It has still been...

  63. Has anyone successfully switched from synthroid to armour?
    ... chime in soon. I am just starting my journey with Synthroid and plan to give it a few months to see how well it...
    ... I have one aunt that is on a mix of synthroid and armour. 1 grain of armour meets her needs for ... T3. In addition to the Armour she takes 75 mcgs of Synthroid . It is possible to mix synthroid and Armour if it ... cytomel. What are your Ft3 and FT4 levels? How much synthroid are you on? WHat is your T3 Uptake? These results...
    ... Armour for a little over 3 weeks now. I had been on Synthroid for 3 months before I switched. I was experiencing...

  64. BLAAAHHHH... New Labs. Even WORSE than before. PLEASE any input or thoughts???
    ... matched.. she is on 1 grain of Armour and 75 mcgs of Synthroid . This has her optimized at T4 - 73% and T3 - 68%...

  65. tsh says normal
    ... going to find a new DR .I use to be hypo and I took synthroid for 10 years then I went hyper the the DR took me...
    ... going to find a new DR .I use to be hypo and I took synthroid for 10 years then I went hyper the the DR took me...

  66. Low FT4 Low TSH, High T3 uptake, low cortisol ?diagnosis?
    ... adrenal issues. You need medication at least 50 mcgs of synthroid . They will treat your condition give the low Fts...
    ... Can you tell me the difference between Synthroid and Levoxyl for treating hypothryroidism?...
    ... supplements. Official FDA ingrediant information: Synthroid : Active Ingredients Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium...

  67. Doc wants to cut dosage in half.... worried....
    ... match to optimize. 1 grain of Armour with 75 mcgs of Synthroid . This got both Fts in the 70% range and she has no...
    ... match to optimize. 1 grain of Armour with 75 mcgs of Synthroid . This got both Fts in the 70% range and she has no...

  68. mkgbrook
    ... a few other things work out. My Aunt has to mix Synthroid and Armour. She just uses 1 grain of Armour and 75 ... mcgs of Synthroid . If your MD is willing to mix and match to balance...

  69. What kind of doctor is treating your thyroid?
    ... no arguing required TSH, FT4, and Ft3 are mandatory Synthroid or Armour supplementation. Good Cardiologist...

  70. thyroid peroxidase and miscarriage
    ... me day one after visiting. Now I am on 75 mcgs of Synthroid and my FT4 levels are climbing with no hyperT symptoms...
    ... and he diagnosed me with Hashimoto's. He put me on synthroid and I am getting an ultrasound done on my thyroid...

  71. Should I be taking magnesium citrate?
    ... through out the day, starting about 2 hours after my synthroid . I also take super B, extra B6 and a good multi-vitimin...
    ... need calcium too, but not taken with or around the synthroid . Magnesium helps relax the heart and also muscles...
    ... the calcium today also. So how long after taking synthroid ( I usually take it at between 6:30a.m. and 7:00a...
    ... as the thyroid med? If not look it up.. just put in synthroid and calcium, you should get the info. I take 600...
    ... that you should not take calcium too close to the synthroid ,, I just wondered how far apart I should space them ... calcium in the afternoon. Since starting the synthroid in Nov.07 I have noticed that my hair is getting thicker...
    ... Noticed that improvement in like 5 days of starting the synthroid . I just think maybe I should call my Dr. and tell...

  72. how long after eating before I take synthroid
    ... Synthroid is best taken on an empty stomach, right when you...

  73. How to take Synthroid with taking Nexium??????????
    ... I take synthroid first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. I ... allieviate the conflict if there is going to be one with Synthroid . Vitamins and supplements should be taken four ... hours after or eight hours before Synthroid . Antihistamines and decongestants do not effect Synthroid ... affected as well so they are alright to take along side Synthroid . Hope this helps. MG...
    ... I was told by my doctor that Synthroid and Nexium can be taken at the same time (and I do ... with never a change in my TSH). Synthroid is absorbed in the stomach. Nexium capsule remains ... stomach acid pumps. It will have no affect on your Synthroid metabolism....

  74. huge TSH/low T4
    ... compared to the minimum range. He's been put on Synthroid (even before results, just assuming from earlier tests...
    ... supplementation in addition to T4 supplementation. Synthroid is only a T4 supplement. Optimal levels for just...

  75. thyroid and birth defects
    ... This is going to take a dose of 75 - 100 mcgs of synthroid if my 50 mcgs 4 week blood proves indicative of a...