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  1. Update
    ... doctor in early October. I was taking the .075 mgs of Synthroid but still feel really bad. Endo and other doctors ... dropped from 11 to 0.6 after 6 weeks on 075 mgs of synthroid but I was still having horrible symptoms. She kept...
    ... Armour is a lower/equivalent dose to your current Synthroid , 30 mg is equal to half a grain. Armour Thyroid contains ... chemistry.. you will feel like you are taking 65-74 mcg of Synthroid with adequate conversion of T4 to T3 with one grain ... and 32.5 mcg - 37 mcg of synthroid on your 1/2 grain dosage. You may be fine on one...

  2. Anyone w/Hashi's ever.....
    ... and i do have hypo symptoms here and there but the synthroid has helped me alot of the symptoms. and i see a new...
    ... a second opinion to the endo and he prescribed me synthroid and my symptoms all disappeared and i'm back to (close...

  3. hypothroidism need some help
    ... thyroid TSH was 86.05 Feb. started on .50 mcg Synthroid . March TSH 40.80 FreeT4 0.5 (Stopped taking ... Zoloft and Xanax) April TSH 20.02 .75 mcg Synthroid May .100 mcg Synthroid June ... TSH 5.32 .125 mcg Synthroid (Started to feel nervous, on edge) July TSH ... 3.14 .125 mcg Synthroid (Started to have trouble sleeping, nervous, DR said ... you in Dec.) Aug .125 mcg Synthroid (still feeling nervous, stomach pains, trouble sleeping ... ) Sept. .125 mcg Synthroid (symptoms worse anxiety, headaches, hot, shakes, ... increased Zoloft to 200 mg. Asked DR. if it could be my Synthroid or my TSH levels said he didn't think so. Oct. ... .125 mcg Synthroid (symptoms as above but now dry mouth, and sweating ... thyroid test. Levels came back up 7.71 increased Synthroid to .137 mcg. Things just seem to be getting worse...

  4. Hurthle Cell Prolifieration
    ... tomorrow. personally since I already have to take synthroid I would just feel better if the damn thing were removed...
    ... i would like it removed as I am already taking the synthroid anyway. She said that is the right decision, so that...

  5. Can you have hypo and hyper symptoms at the same time?
    ... symptoms. My doc wanted to start me out on 50 mcgs Synthroid (my TSH was 7.1) but I felt sooo awful I begged to...
    ... because my thyroid worked so hard. he upped my dose of synthroid and the first week i felt hyper again without the...

  6. One week total thyroid removal
    ... been hypothyroid for 3 years and was on 75 mcg of synthroid . I had my Total Thyroid taken out 1 week ago. Went ... will get blood work in 4 weeks to check to be sure synthroid is right dosage. I will be seeing endincrinologist ... because that way they don't have to take me off of synthroid so this will keep me from having side effects of being...

  7. thyroid antibodies keep rising.
    ... what they are and all however since being placed on synthroid , the antibodies keep going up and up in number. Isnt ... the goal of the synthroid to replace my thyroid hormone levels and to lower ... I can feel has gotten bigger. Since he doubled my synthroid I feel more hyper than hypo and today it was so bad...
    ... [QUOTE=louie112;3265738]...since being placed on synthroid , the antibodies keep going up and up in number. Isnt ... the goal of the synthroid to replace my thyroid hormone levels and to lower ... antibodies? You are partially correct. The goal of the Synthroid is to replace your thyroid hormones, to bring you ... not being administered to lower your antibodies. Synthroid and all other thyroid replacement hormones do not ... month. [QUOTE=louie112;3265738]Since he doubled my synthroid I feel more hyper than hypo and today it was so bad ... get out of bed to make it into work. Doubling your Synthroid dose will certainly make you feel more hypER than...

  8. Could this be a thyroid issue?
    ... the relief she needed. She is 84 and on 200mcgs synthroid . Gets around like a 30 year old and is very healthy...

  9. Pregnancy and Hypothyroid
    ... disorder. Well, my doctor currently has me on 100 mg synthroid , and I still feel like crap. Now, my throat has begun...

  10. Yikes.....Cholesterol up 68 points in 5 months.
    ... Blood Pressure Meds and entering into my 5th week of Synthroid (go for bloodwork for the endo again next week) ... Hashimotos 08-16-07 TSH 4.120 08-16-07 TPO = 11790 Synthroid 50 mcg...
    ... and may be even lower than when you started on the Synthroid )....

  11. hypo to hyper
    ... higher and higher. I read that when the levels of synthroid are correct they will level off. I hope that is true...

  12. synthroid after half thyroid removal
    ... recognized cancer hospital) said I was safe to either take synthroid and watch and wait or to be more aggressive and take...

  13. confused by PCP and lab results
    ... my PCP jsut told me that I need to take synthroid (sp?) because my labs aren't normal according to something...
    ... possibly know for certain that it is until you take the Synthroid for a few months and see if cholesterol improves....

  14. My second week on thyroid meds!
    ... you will need more.. most need between 100-150 of synthroid . But jumping straight up can hammer your system....

  15. Help With Labs Please
    ... having some trouble with my levels, doc put me on .150 synthroid and now she's saying my levels are too high. I'm...

  16. I'm New - Long
    ... to get it under control fast (the doctor prescribed synthroid ) or it could lead to coronary difficulties and/or...
    ... intention of avoiding treatment - I went to get the synthroid prescription filled immediately after the phone call...

  17. Natural Thyroid Question
    ... try Natural Thryoid, maybe i'm not tolerating the Synthroid any longer. my daughter can't take synthroid either ... switched to Natural Thyroid, 1 grain from 100mcg of Synthroid . i love my doc, he's great, always right on. but...
    ... been given isn't an exact equivalent of the dose of Synthroid you took. You may need a bit more within a few weeks...

  18. No thyroid
    ... and PGM both had thyroid cancer. I have been on Synthroid 0.125mg my entire life with off and on complaints...
    ... people cannot get by without added T3. Even though Synthroid (T4 only) has been touted since its development to ... trace hormones that the natural gland provides which Synthroid does not. If the body makes them naturally, how can...

  19. Do you think this is thyroid or weak adrenals?
    ... Disodium EDTA, Poloxamer. And I'm on 75 mcg of Synthroid and have been from day one....
    ... and that its not something else. I will be raising Synthroid from 75 to 88 MCG. Felt great right before: 5...

  20. Help interperting thyroid ultrsound.....Please....
    ... have a lump in my neck. My endo tried to put me on synthroid to shrink it, but I didn't want to mess with something ... have time to feel awful, with no guarantee that the synthroid would actually even do anything - she said there's...

  21. Thyroid Whacking Out??
    ... happen after iodine treatment. My doctor put me on synthroid about 6 months ago. I really didn't notice any major ... yperactive thyroid was yet undiagnosed. Is it possible for synthroid to make my hyperactive thyroid symptoms come back...
    ... Synthroid is a synthetic duplicate of T4, the main thyroid hormone...

  22. My thyroid history
    ... I never realized how 'crazy' I was. I was put on Synthroid . My labs never were right. I was taken off the Synthroid ... by a homeopathic doctor. Again with the hair loss. Synthroid again, never could get the dosage right. Now I'm trying...

  23. Medication switched from Synthroid to Armour
    ... grain (60mcg) is equal to approximately 75mcg of your synthroid . That is a good starter dose. Best to start really...
    ... contains: 19 mcg T4 4.5 mcg T3 equals 37 - 50 mcg of Synthroid . I don't think 1/2 grain will be enough for you...
    ... 1 grain of armour (60mg) = .100mg of synthroid 1 1/4 grain of armour (75mg) = .125 of synthroid ... of armour = 60mg is not how you convert the mcg of synthroid . cheers...

  24. Not Taking my Synthroid..its been a long time
    ... This is not something to mess with. The generic of Synthroid is very inexpensive. I believe 100 tablets is about...

  25. new here... advice please!
    ... antibodies were high and started me on 100mcgs of synthroid . and within weeks, i felt normal again. but of course ... once ur on synthroid , it's another rollercoaster ride with the doses. but...

  26. Accidentally Took Double Dose of Armour for Three Days
    ... I know how you feel. I have taken Synthroid but didn't feel great. My Ft4 was always on top of...

  27. How do I get more energy w/out a thyroid
    ... T4 only since medical schools are heavily funded by Synthroid . I will let you know if I find anything new out...

  28. horrible headaches since beginning Synthroid?
    ... onset of various brands of thyroid meds, not just Synthroid , in people who post here. Synthroid's prescribing ... et al, to see if the problem is limited for you to Synthroid ....
    ... 97.4 to 96.8. By the beginning of my 3rd week of Synthroid I had a really bad headache. The headache lasted ... have some other symptoms that I had prior to taking Synthroid such as hair loss (haven't noticed an increase since ... Puffy face, etc.....I feel like I am doing well on Synthroid so far and hope to continue to improve. I was told...
    ... I'm not able to take Synthroid - my body just doesn't seem to like it. I do much...

  29. Anyone sleepy on Armour?
    ... Hello All, I have just switched from 150 mcgs of synthroid (been on various doses for five years with and without ... waiting for the mental fog to clear as well....on synthroid my worst unresolved symptoms were fatigue (with insomnia...

  30. Just got labs, feedback appreciated...
    ... range and I worry that by giving you more T4 (that's Synthroid , Levoxyl or any of their substitutes), that your doctor ... feeling hypO-thyroid symptoms, I'd probably take the Synthroid or Levoxyl prescribed to "test it". But you need...
    ... range and I worry that by giving you more T4 (that's Synthroid , Levoxyl or any of their substitutes), that your doctor ... feeling hypO-thyroid symptoms, I'd probably take the Synthroid or Levoxyl prescribed to "test it". But you need...
    ... thyroid gland removed, you are taking synthetic T4 ( Synthroid , Levoxyl, levothyroxine). If you don't have some...

  31. FNA- need help with cystology
    ... in the smears. Re-biopsy is recommanded. I am on synthroid , US of thyroid over the past two years does not show...

  32. Synthroid and Bone Loss
    ... The doctors have not told me that Synthroid , specifically, will cause osteoporosis. However, ... I am on a suppressive dose of Synthroid and, being slightly hyper, this can cause osteoporosis...

  33. Please help me I am so confused and doc won't return calls
    ... this time my thyroid levels were normal. I am now on Synthroid and am feeling like hell. I started in July at 100mcg...
    ... they're hot you would need an anti-thyroid med, not Synthroid ...or a thyroidectomy, I would think, that is weird...
    ... they're hot you would need an anti-thyroid med, not Synthroid ...or a thyroidectomy, I would think, that is weird...

  34. Please help me I am so confused and doc won't return calls
    ... this time my thyroid levels were normal. I am now on Synthroid and am feeling like hell. I started in July at 100mcg...
    ... know if this will be of any help, but I have been on Synthroid generic for three to four weeks and feel MUCH worse...

  35. Latest labs, I'm confused!
    ... what has me confused... I am currently on .100 Synthroid and .015 Cytomel. Labs from 10/01/07: TSH 1 ... some direction? Is it possible that I'm not on enough Synthroid , and the Cytomel is doing no more than supressing...
    ... what has me confused... I am currently on .100 Synthroid and .015 Cytomel. Labs from 10/01/07: TSH 1 ... some direction? Is it possible that I'm not on enough Synthroid , and the Cytomel is doing no more than supressing...

  36. please help me interpret my results thanks.
    ... T4 is low, your Ferritin is low. You need more T4 ( synthroid , levoxyl), but not necessarily more Armour because...

  37. Jelly Legs
    ... sounds like how I was when I was taking the "real" Synthroid . I can do the generic synthroid but not the "real...

  38. HELP! I don't want to have surgery
    ... The left on eis completely fine. I have tried synthroid and levoxy-(can't remember the whole name). Since...

  39. Some advice please !!!
    ... other t's that im sure play a role in the thyroid. Synthroid (t4 only) for me makes me yawn all the time and causes...

  40. Thyroid Test and Tests
    ... 2007 T3 Uptake 28 Free T4 0.95 TSH 6.45 Started Synthroid July 2007 T3 Uptake 27 Free T4 1.02 Tsh 3.55 ...
    ... 2007 T3 Uptake 28 Free T4 0.95 TSH 6.45 Started Synthroid July 2007 T3 Uptake 27 Free T4 1.02 Tsh 3.55 ...

  41. Thyroid Doses
    ... a doctor that will prescribe Cytomel along with my Synthroid ? I have read a wonderful book on how well the two...

  42. New Here. TT and vocal cord damage questions
    ... did remain weak for about 8 weeks post op. When my Synthroid dosage was increased to a more appropriate level is...

  43. hypothyroid and weight gain
    ... treatment then he went hypo. the doc keeps adjusting his synthroid . he did have lots of fluid on his body when he first ... hypo and lost 18 pounds in 2 weeks after starting the synthroid . The fluid was so bad he was even have trouble breathing...
    ... who needs supplemental T3 in addition to the T4 med ( Synthroid ) he takes now. It's quite possible to have enough...

  44. Multiple problems- could they be related?
    ... showed multiple small cystic nodules. I was told to try synthroid for 30 days and see if it helped shrink the nodules...

  45. UP and AWAY....
    ... like 7 hours now. this is how i felt before i was on synthroid . does this mean that i'm undermedicated? overmedicated...

  46. Complete List Of Thyroid Symptoms
    ... i would feel it really bad before i started taking synthroid . to a point where i thought i would just pass out...

  47. Synthroid Side-Effects
    ... just to rule out over-medication as the culprit. Synthroid is just the synthetic version of a hormone your body...

  48. Anyone familiar with Wilson's Syndrome
    ... some others). I have never taken anything other than Synthroid (which I think is only t4), but my tsh is 22.32 and ... my synthroid has been increased from 88 to 125. Did not have t3...

  49. thyroid and beta blocker...
    ... There is not a direct documented interaction with Synthroid . How are you taking you meds and what all are you...
    ... Glad you are on something that is working well now. Synthroid suggests a 30 min - 1 hr span of time to pass after ... your toprol. So wait 30 minutes before taking your synthroid . Sincerely, MG Sincerely, MG...

  50. 2 year Thy journey: 5 months on Armour (smile!)
    ... heard all their stupidity: its from P-I-G-S, OLD, Synthroid is the SAME thing- but wouldn't be dissuaded. I prepared...

  51. Midwest1 ??????
    ... preferred due to higher accuracy in analysis techniques. Synthroid Official FDA information, side effects, and uses:...

  52. lab help please
    ... I have Hashimotos and am currently on .175 of synthroid . Thanks Grace...

  53. Lab Results - Advice Pleeeeeeease
    ... a quarter grain of armor in conjunction with your Synthroid ? How does your MD feel about a 1/2 T3 alternating...

  54. High resting pulse in thyroid diease
    ... ptu? or is it heart meds? The meds I am on are synthroid for my thyroid, atenonal for blood pressure and hydrochloro...

  55. questions about Synthroid
    ... When and how are you taking your synthroid ? Are you taking it with any other medications? ... Recommended dosing methodology for synthroid : 1) Take Synthroid on an empty stomach at least ... unless otherwise directed by your doctor. 2) Take Synthroid with a full glass of water (8 oz/240 mL). Then you ... dietary fiber. These foods decrease the absorption of Synthroid . 4) Take Synthroid 4 hours apart from calcium ... sulfonate. These medicines decrease the absorption of Synthroid into your bloodstream. 5) Synthroid works best ... improvement and stabilization in your symptoms. 7) Synthroid will usually have to be taken for life, except in ... thyroid inflammation and in patients who are taking Synthroid on a trial basis. 8) If you miss a dose of Synthroid...
    ... Do not refrigerate Synthroid . Condensation will ruin it. Store it at moderate...

  56. Help Midwest
    ... More synthroid would allow more T4 available for conversion. So ... low. So I think you could stand a slight jump in synthroid with out adverse affects.. but I think a boost in...
    ... that she knows what she is doing by increasing the synthroid and not the cytomel. As the previous reply said, I...

  57. Lab Results
    ... for some reason. I have been on .075 mg of generic synthroid since mid May. My TSH was 11 back in early May. ... last specialist doesn't want to change the dose of synthroid , even though my numbers change each month. My problem...

  58. Thyroid for Dummies and a brief venting session..
    ... very informative; it's just the treatment ( I was on Synthroid for 25 years and was dosed by TSH alone and I suffered...

  59. FNA and new symptoms
    ... the FNA opened a new can of worms. I am hypo on synthroid for years. No weight problems, just the other usual...

  60. FNA and new symptoms
    ... the FNA opened a new can of worms. I am hypo on synthroid for years. No weight problems, just the other usual...

  61. Oprah blew out her thyroid....
    ... it. That would be interesting; but I bet she is on Synthroid and being kept in "normal range". That is after all...
    ... to destroy those doctors thyroids and put them on Synthroid (keep their TSH between 2 & 3, let their FREE T3...

  62. What questions should I ask my doctor?
    ... Hi MG, I am taking synthroid and my thyroid bloodwork as of last week is normal...
    ... might not think so). So you need to check behind him. Synthroid patients can easily get a low FREE T3. (even when...

  63. New lab results:
    ... grain of Armour and 75mg (purple colored pill) of Synthroid . TSH 0.09 (0.35 - 5.00) FT3 2.69 (2.30 - 4.20 ... be taking too much medication? Maybe lowering the synthroid or Armour a little might help?...
    ... would think that your doc would want to lower your Synthroid and raise your Armour rather than lower both. If...
    ... talk them into two grains of armor and ditching the synthroid . Let me see what the corresponding dose of Armor ... of Armour = Tablets 60 mg (1 grain) + 75 mg Synthroid = 135 mg T4.. this is right in the average dosing ... to low T3 concentrations. See about dropping the synthroid and increasing the armor.. or holding on your meds...
    ... to her that we increase the Armour and decrease the Synthroid . To what, I am not sure. I surely hope she...

  64. Hashimoto's Symptoms????
    ... swallowed) after 2nd child in 1987. I have been on synthroid for 21 years to supress the growth of the one thyroid...
    ... the results of this first. I originally started synthroid to supress the thyroid function because I had one ... natural thyroid with T-3s. I was hoping to get off synthroid (and all meds) so I convinced my regular doctor to ... put me on armour after 20 years of being on synthroid . That's when all hell broke loose. First they started ... spectrum. Finally I said "enough" and went back on synthroid . This calmed everything down for about a month.. ... level is 1.74. These results are since returning to synthroid . I am now waiting for someone to put a needle in...

  65. High TSH but feeling fine???
    ... my TSH checked and it was 12. Dr. is increasing my synthroid but I just wondered if anyone else actually felt fine...

  66. Synthroid vs. other T4 only pills
    ... Tinytot, So sorry you're having such a rough time. Synthroid made me ILL - Levoxyl treats me much better. I'm...
    ... I switched from Synthroid to Levoxyl because I found out that I am allergic ... to one of the fillers in Synthroid (povidone). I made the switch back in July and haven ... was very stable and didn't change from when I was on Synthroid ....

  67. Need advice from anyone taking Armour...
    ... Armour alone (now I take it along with additional Synthroid ), but my thyroid has never been regulated, so I'm ... t causing that. It was the same way when I was on Synthroid alone. Generic Armour does NOT work for me at...
    ... s just fine! Just like trying to figure out if Synthroid or Armour is better, you have to try it to find out...

  68. Upcoming TT surgery - papillary cancer - questions
    ... probably hyper - she had some kind of surgery and was on synthroid . This was when she was in her late 20's (50+ years...
    ... bit different from some of the other posts. I am on synthroid right now and have been since surgery. I am trying ... levels have been low and they have had to bump my synthroid up 2x. I went in today because my last test showed...

  69. Newly Diagnosed, Strange Dizziness and other symptoms
    ... diagnosed as having hypothyroidism and was prescribed synthroid - 25 mcg. My M.D. suggested starting at 50 mcg, but ... in a different world. Could this be related to the synthroid ? My M.D. is out of town and his nurse suggested discontinu ... go away? If I can't handle the lowest dosage of synthroid , is there an effective alternative? Thanks so much...
    ... neither dieting nor over-eating). M.D. felt that synthroid would shrink the cyst, improve energy, and raise FT4...

  70. Recent testing confusing
    ... my Free T3 was 4.21. I have been taking 75 mcg of synthroid a day with an extra half pill during the week. My...
    ... Is the "extra half pill" you take...is it synthroid too or is it something else? What vitamans or supplement...
    ... The extra half pill I take is synthroid . I also take yasimin and just recently a magnesium ... supplement. I take both of those at night and my synthroid in the morning. The range on the testing for the...

  71. small multinodular goiter and synthroid
    ... in an optimal area for your T4/T3 numbers, then the synthroid might make you hyper and you would feel really crappy ... the low side, then I would start at a low dose of synthroid and work up slowly until you find the right dose....

  72. Thinking of having sleep study, anyone have this?
    ... night then up for 2 and then down for 2. Once on synthroid it really h elped me actually sleep through the night...

  73. tsh test
    ... nodules that have been tested with no cancer. I am on synthroid 137 and cytomel twice a week and my nodules have not...
    ... your lab uses for the Free T's? Are you taking the Synthroid every day & the Cytomel twice a week?...

  74. Contraceptive Pill/Thyroxine
    ... have been taking the pill since before I've been on synthroid , and thuse, it's all been adjusted to it since I started...
    ... I had been taking Synthroid for years and was doing fine. I then added the birth ... went from 1.0 to about 8.5!! I even increased my Synthroid dose and could not get the TSH to go down. It was...

  75. anyone else feeling emotionally crazy after thyroidectomy surgery?
    ... this trauma after losing their gland and trusting synthroid + cytomel to regulate a human body. aaargh! i've...