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  1. 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...

  2. Weight Loss Question
    ... avaliable to be used by all the cells in your body. Synthroid is only T4 and you need to get this tested to see...

  3. Hydrochlorothiazide Effects on Thyroid Tests?
    ... rochlorothiazide). I am on my 7th day of taking 50mcg of Synthroid and asked my Dr. if it was okay to take it with my...

  4. synthroid
    ... if the synthroid is making you sick, check with your doctor and see ... there's several others that u can try...not only synthroid . and how low a dose are you? are u sure that your ... levels are alright? synthroid has it's ups and downs with me. but it doesn't give...
    ... will really be low when this happens. This is how Synthroid can often cause the FREE T3 (and FREE T4) to be lower ... than it was before Synthroid is started . In other words, you probably need...

  5. Thyroid surgery and problems with calcium? Can anyone help?
    ... came from the doc.....seems I am now taking too much Synthroid . Who would have known that too much and too less mimic...

  6. I made it to the Endo
    ... in need of meds for a while. He gave me 50 mg of synthroid to take daily. He said he would see me back in 2...
    ... It's the second day on synthroid and I still soooo tired. Of cause I didn't expect...

  7. Thyroid Disorder And Drug Issues
    ... A Difference In Terms Of Effectiveness With Using Synthroid Vs. Levothroid? Is One More Effective Than The Other...
    ... off the market. At that point, I was switched to Synthroid and my TSH never changed. I recently found out ... am allergic to one of the inactive ingredients in Synthroid (povidone) so I was switch to Levoxyl which does not...
    ... In your Synthroid , Levothroid, Levoxyl.. the thyroxine hormone concentration ... the individual lots have specified documentation. Synthroid stats:Pharmacokinetics Absorption Absorption of orally ... ranges from 40% to 80%.The relative bio-availability of Synthroid tablets, compared to an equal nominal dose of oral ... levothyroxine sodium solution, is approximately 93%. Synthroid varies inactive ingredients greatly depending on dosage ... Lake Many people with dye allergies have issues with synthroid . Levoxyl stats: Pharmacokinetics Absorption–...

  8. Latest Lab Report and I'm confused
    ... thyroid meds. It really has the capacity to bind to Synthroid in the bloodstream. Also, if you take Slow Release ... period of time where it could be interfering with your Synthroid . Some people on slow release iron have to take more ... Synthroid ....

  9. Got my hypothryoidism diagnosis. What to expect?
    ... the TSH was high), and put me on 75 mcg per day of Synthroid . Is that a typical starting dose? Am I likely to...
    ... I am so happy you were put on Synthroid , for your TSH is quite high. You will start feeling...

  10. Tingling lips
    ... tsh etc. I can tell you that when I went hyper on Synthroid medication that my fingertips tingled, and my lips...

  11. Is the TSH Suppressed Thyroid Hormone?
    ... guess what I'm asking is while I'm taking 50mcg of Synthroid does my body loose or forget how to make TSH and rely ... totally on Synthroid for TSH production? Thanks ~Dee...

  12. How much more Armour?
    ... whom Armour wasn't. I couldn't take even 50 mcgs of Synthroid without becoming overmedicated-hyper. I began taking ... that I was still hypo when I was overmedicated on Synthroid , but the labs proved otherwise. My muscular aches...
    ... MDs, Endos, etc. never found a good level or type ( Synthroid w & w/o Cytomel, Armour) for me. Several complicating...

  13. On the Verge of giving up
    ... Armour. Now with me starting at the lowest dose of synthroid it has taken a toll on me. My tsh was 3.2 last time...
    ... think you maybe having drug interactions with your synthroid . It is well known in the pharmacological world ... response) and may alter the therapeutic response to Synthroid . In addition, thyroid hormones and thyroid status ... of other drugs. You are taking iron with your synthroid .. Ferrous Sulfate - Concurrent use may reduce the ... tachycardia). You may be able to back down your synthroid dose when you stop taking it with the iron. I am...
    ... the research for their patients. So I'm guessing Synthroid and L-Thyroxine are the same thing? Usually I take...
    ... think you maybe having drug interactions with your synthroid . It is well known in the pharmacological world ... response) and may alter the therapeutic response to Synthroid . In addition, thyroid hormones and thyroid status ... of other drugs. You are taking iron with your synthroid .. Ferrous Sulfate - Concurrent use may reduce the ... tachycardia). You may be able to back down your synthroid dose when you stop taking it with the iron. I am...

  14. New Synthroid User Here w/Question?
    ... Ive been on synthroid for 19 years, (graves)at first it will feel like speed ... semi-normal person again! fyi PEOPLE PAY $ FOR OUR SYNTHROID TO USE AS A DIET PILL, DON'T DO IT.......
    ... by this Friday. That will be my 7th day of taking Synthroid . Incidently, I feel a lot better now. Someone on...

  15. Breast pain and hypothyroid???
    ... doesn't think I'm crazy!!! Still she thought that synthroid was a bit more than I needed at this point. She...

  16. Mostly normal labs? do I have thyroid problems?
    ... refused to Rx me Armour, but wouldn't take me off Synthroid either [SIZE="1"](KNOWING I was having HORRID side...

  17. Hypo with mood disorder and skin problems--need advice
    ... my daughter 2 years ago. I have been on 125 mg of synthroid and my levels look good. Since that episode, I have...

  18. Thyroid Meds, and Blood Pressure med?
    ... prior to the new stuff, but I was just put on 50mg of Synthroid and also take Norvasc and Hydrochlorothiaze for BP...

  19. TSH lab result ? and symptoms driving me crazy
    ... a T4 drug for 3 months now (after TT). (Started on Synthroid and changed to Levoxyl 6 weeks ago). Have still been...
    ... finally think I am at stable levels - ended up with synthroid 112 5x/week and 100 2x/week - never thought my body...

  20. Looking for others who have experienced singular thyroid nodule
    ... have a mild choking sensation sometimes. He gave me Synthroid samples to try, but I didn't take it more than a couple...
    ... thyroid nodules other than Armour as an alternative to Synthroid . I am pretty frustrated about that. I don't want...
    ... Thanks again. I was prescribed Synthroid to try to shrink my nodule last November. It made...

  21. Help!!!!!
    ... is elevated. HIves went away when starting to take synthroid , finally peaked at 175 mg of meds for the last month...
    ... don't see any reason whatsoever to have put you on Synthroid . Your TSH - at .89 - wasn't 'elevated'. It was right ... making you hyperthyroid. It's no mystery why the Synthroid didn't help. The test one or the other should have...
    ... is elevated. HIves went away when starting to take synthroid , finally peaked at 175 mg of meds for the last month ... was no reason why your doc should have put you on Synthroid . Your labs were perfect before medication. Your...
    ... 99.99% of MDs would not have allowed you to try Synthroid with those labs. Even though most MDs err on the...

  22. Hashi better with levels above range?
    ... the range for the ft4 and ft3. I plan to change to Synthroid and additional t3 in hopes of lowering my ft4 and...
    ... is not the direction I'm headed towards. I added Synthroid to my lowered Armour and feel better but I know I...

  23. New Endocrin: Levoxyl vs. Armour
    ... for me, but I am now on a combination of Armour and Synthroid and doing pretty well for now. I seem to be sensitive...

  24. Is this optimal blood results?
    ... have an old blood test of when I was on 50 mcg of Synthroid . I had been on the dose for about 6 weeks and still...
    ... symptoms are you suffering from exactly? You are taking Synthroid and that in itself has some side effects that sensitive ... appropriate dosing. Side effects to look out for on synthroid are those resulting from being driven hyperthyroid...
    ... my new doctor called and told me to take 50 mcg of Synthroid . I've done that before and it gave me the below results ... . 50 mcg Synthroid TSH 1.02 FT4 1.5 (.8-1.8) FT3 345 (230-419) ... Armour website 120 mg of Armour is equal to 200 mcg of Synthroid . So should I be taking 200 mcg of Synthroid with ... some T3 or 50 mcg of Synthroid with some T3? Will a little T3 really take away the...
    ... david45249;3205070]So should I be taking 200 mcg of Synthroid with some T3 or 50 mcg of Synthroid with some T3? ... that for me ;) Maybe you should try 50 micrograms Synthroid with a little T3 first....

  25. crazy fatigue symptoms
    ... I have been on synthroid for years due to partial thyroid removal. For several...

  26. Will I ever feel perfect?
    ... findings. (This is called a baseline). I started on Synthroid in 1981 & felt lots better at first too (and for several...

  27. symptoms...and question
    ... before i found out i had hashi's. i was on 100mcgs of synthroid but after 2 months, went to get blood work done, they...

  28. Help need with nodules
    ... have a thyroid disease or else you wouldn't be taking Synthroid . Something is causing your gland to be unable to...
    ... was confused. OK, MB... You say you've been on Synthroid for several years. How has that worked for you? ...
    ... was confused. OK, MB... You say you've been on Synthroid for several years. How has that worked for you? ... it, or some of each. When I was 12yrs, I was on synthroid , then we I moved, the doctors did not think I had...

  29. TSH 3.2 T3 High normal t4 High normal
    ... levels say over - ? Have you tried T4 only therapy ( synthroid , levoxyl, etc.) or T4 with just a small amount of...
    ... dont have the exact number with me. Ive been on just synthroid only and also synthroid with cytomel. Synthroid makes...
    ... Food for thought - synthroid made me very nauseous and dizzy... so I switched to ... cause the same symptoms. Perhaps levoxyl instead of synthroid would work for you (not cause the leg aches, etc....
    ... more different doses.... for example 100 mcg of synthroid will put me at .4 TSH 30 mg of armour will put...
    ... attacks since I was 10 years old. But when i was on synthroid they stopped for 3 years. But synthroid causes brain...

  30. Left Lobe Thyroidectomy
    ... testosterone). He doesn't like the fact that I am on Synthroid and only on Estrogen and no progesterone. I need...

  31. Drugged Up.
    ... Could you talk them into a low dose of synthroid .. just T4 to go with your Armour? I seen nothing...

  32. Frustrating labs and symptoms for my child
    ... son has juvenile diabetes but recently he was put on synthroid for elevated thyroid antibodies. He had a bad reaction ... to the synthroid causing him dizzy spells etc. Lately he has been having...
    ... low-normal, the doctor was justified in prescribing Synthroid to improve those levels. MDs are normally reluctant ... ignificantly abnormal. The reactions he had after taking Synthroid might be from several causes: ~ It's usual for ... than it has been used to for a long time. ~ Or Synthroid may simply not be the right brand for him. I couldn...

  33. The REAL latest labs - bummer. Midwest?
    ... have seen references to continuing hair loss with Synthroid use; for what it's worth, I haven't seen anything...

  34. Swelling in hands and feet. Should I be worried?
    ... have all "normal" ranges myself but i'm on 75mcgs of synthroid because i test positive for hashimotos. i am no expert...

  35. In Between?
    ... am not feeling too well right now. i'm on 75mcgs of synthroid for about 6 weeks now and only now i'm feeling alot...

  36. Hashimoto with normal thyroid test?
    ... am being treated for hypothyroidism with 88 mcg of synthroid and 10 mcg of cytomel. The cytomel is new (four days ... now). Prior to that i was taking 125mcg of synthroid . My question; If your thyroid tests (FT3, FT4, TSH...

  37. My first T tests, interpretation?
    ... usually 97.7 to 98.1 at the most, and my mother was on Synthroid as I remember. I've only a few of the key measurements...

  38. Birch, ErinBeth, Midwest
    ... am pleased with the changes or not. I am now on 50 synthroid , and 90mcg Armour. Getting my T3 from armour is much ... problems previously, but he calculated a dosage of synthroid and armour to the ratio of T4 to T3 as closely as ... possible to what I had with cytomel/ synthroid combination. (does that make sense...?) So far, ... experienced with Armour alone, without the additional synthroid . Anyway, just wanted to see how my thyroid buddies...
    ... range. I must say that I was doing pretty "ok" on the synthroid /cytomel combo., but my doc wants to continue to try ... in either T4 or T3. Hopefuly with the additional synthroid , rather than straight Armour, the ratio of T4 to T3...
    ... when I remember how fast my levels changed while on Synthroid . Armour was more gentle to my system when I started...
    ... two. Do you think it's possible that when you took synthroid before, that the ratio of T4/T3 was too high for you ... thus you went hyper with just the small amount of synthroid ? Perhaps you have a similar, but opposite, ratio ... balance issue that I have. With just the synthroid alone you had too much T4 in relation to T3. Where ... now, on 90 mcg of Armour with supplemental 50 mcg of synthroid . Previously on just 90 Armour I went wacky. Therefore ... It doesn't matter what "brand" of meds we take, synthroid , Armour, cytomel, etc. just that the balance of T4...

  39. Anyone taking/have taken Cytomel? Headaches from ect....
    ... on has been cytomel? Usually, doctors prescribe synthroid (not necessarily better, just what they tend to prescribe ... thyroid meds. You might feel better on a mix of synthroid and a little bit of cytomel---I did that at one time ... , now I feel fine on synthroid alone at this point (with no thyroid). Let us know...
    ... was increasing & other symtoms. Endo first gave me Synthroid 75mg 1x daily, I had heart palpitations, real weird...

  40. Anyone have nausea from hypothyroidism?
    ... tested again and come to find out I was on too much synthroid , thats why I was feeling like this. For the past...

  41. need serious advice about my new endo's advice/treatment
    ... use of T4 meds - is not the best med for everyone. Synthroid is the most prescribed drug for hypoT in the US, and...
    ... of it and my adrenal were shot! The makers of Synthroid have spent billions promoting their drug to doctors...
    ... of it and my adrenal were shot! The makers of Synthroid have spent billions promoting their drug to doctors...

  42. hypothyroid , hormonal imbalance ,and insulin resistance.
    ... s syndrome. It was only temporary as I went onto Synthroid and got my thyroid levels higher. However, I have...

  43. New Labs - Opinions, Please -thanks!
    ... There have been pp. here that needed only 100 of synthroid after a TT, and anything more made them hyper. ...

  44. Hashimoto's, Vit. D deficiency, and hormonal imbalance
    ... will probably cause you to have to go to a higher synthroid dose for the duration of treatment. And then back...

  45. still clinching
    ... causes it, but I get the same thing anytime I begin Synthroid or Armour. My abdomen and chest "tighten", kind of...

  46. Let's post our stories here-I'll start with mine 2
    ... still on b/p meds which I hate. Plus 1/4 of a tab of Synthroid . I'm awaiting the results of another US which I will...

  47. Armour Thyroid and hot flashes
    ... about this. I am secondary hypothyroid. I was on Synthroid for about 2 years and nothing happened. My T4 rose...

  48. Cancer question re: hypothyroid and twitching
    ... I have been off all Synthroid for about 2-3 weeks now. I've just gotten into that...

  49. just need to vent just upset.
    ... hyper or hypo. You might still have the effects of the synthroid keeping you from going one way or the other right...

  50. Newbie - Medication concerns after total thyroidectomy (cytomel vs synthroid)
    ... Hey, when started back on meds.. i took both synthroid and cytomel while i was coming out of my hyponess...
    ... because of all the horror stories I've heard relating to Synthroid . My doctor was waiting for pathology results and blood ... make sure I didn't need RAI before he switched me to Synthroid and now that I don't need it, staying on the Cytomel ... nfortunately. I'm just really afraid of the side effects of Synthroid . Are you taking it? Have you experienced any side...
    ... being on the medicine.. and my father has been on synthroid since his thryoidectomy in 1965.. he is fine.....
    ... that's reassuring. Anyone else have experience with Synthroid ? Positive or negative?...
    ... I had a TT on 7/7, I was on Synthroid pre and post op and have no problems with it. I actually...

  51. believe i have hypothyroid ......all tests are negative
    ... 4 yrs ago, I had a TSH level of ?17 and was put on Synthroid which I stopped myself b/c I didn't have symptoms...
    ... 4 yrs ago, I had a TSH level of ?17 and was put on Synthroid which I stopped myself b/c I didn't have symptoms...

  52. Weird labs - is this common? - what does it mean?
    ... worse. I had assumed that those were from too much Synthroid . I now know it was from adrenal insuffiiency. I...

  53. Kooky Thyroid Girl
    ... one since having thyroid removed, and he put me on Synthroid , I felt major heart palpitations. Called doc and...

  54. Lab results interpretation please.
    ... That's what happened to me when I first started on Synthroid . I went straight from hypo to overmedicated hyper...

  55. hyper/Hypo, HELP
    ... you considered switching meds? Some people swear by Synthroid (what I'm taking) and some love Armour. It may be...

  56. Lab tests shortly after taking medication
    ... of it measured. To recap: ~ If you are taking Synthroid or any other T4-only med within 8 hours before a blood...
    ... of it measured. To recap: ~ If you are taking Synthroid or any other T4-only med within 8 hours before a blood...

  57. My thyroid caused infertilty
    ... the same problem I am having because once she got on synthroid she got pregnant and I had several test done before ... said my hormone levels were low and I take 125 mcg of synthroid everyday,my doc said I don't ovulate and my thryoid...
    ... but I was told taking Iron pills would affect the Synthroid absorption....
    ... a very low ferritin. The iron would affect the Synthroid absorption if it is taken too close to the time the ... iron is taken. You could take the Synthroid first thing in the morning & take the iron much later...
    ... Crystalgray Can you oscillate your iron and synthroid dosing times? Often it is the iron interferring with ... medication. Try taking your iron at night and the synthroid in the morning. Sincerely, MG :) GCC just beat my...

  58. hi i new here doc just started me on levothyroxine 25mcg
    ... too low to do any good- upped/changed me to 75 MCG Synthroid . He said- that is a little old lady dose- and even...

  59. med question
    ... out of awfull pain) the dr. has her on 300 mgs of synthroid is that to much ?? i'm tring to get her to ask her...

  60. Does TSH really matter if you don't have a thyroid?
    ... so she didn't think we should change my dosage of Synthroid . I got my copy of the results: FT3 2.7 ...

  61. Sick Again???
    ... It has been awhile since I posted. I was on .75 synthroid for about 3 months and was just raised to .88. My...
    ... sinus infection several times a year (when I was on Synthroid & my Free T3 was very low). It would take 2 courses...

  62. T3 - Day 3 feeling wierd
    ... one reason most doctors would rather just prescribe Synthroid . They don't want the take the added time and effort ... this. It 's a lot easier for them to only prescribe Synthroid and dose by the TSH. (And ignore how bad the patient...
    ... I am on 40mcg of Cytomel. Synthroid makes my muscles hurt and Armour gets me aggitated...

  63. for hypothyroid people: do you avoid tea?
    ... TSH hits 10. My mother has hypothyroidism and is on Synthroid , but she did have to be switched because the generic...
    ... symptoms are more pronounced now. If they put me on Synthroid or some other thyroid replacement hormone, will most...

  64. Please Help W?ultra Sound Report
    ... tomorrow. I have been told I have Hashi's but am not on synthroid as my labs are in range. And tried them once and it...

  65. thyrodectomy....heavy dosage of thyroxin
    ... and I'm a small person, and I attain that with a synthroid dose of 150-175, and I feel very good. The doctor...

  66. GCC have question for you.
    ... you allways say 25 years feeling worse every year on Synthroid & 13 months feel good on Armour Thyroid. so how well...
    ... I am 47. I did feel a little worse every year on Synthroid . I started taking it in 1981 after radiation therapy ... So , I warn others who say they feel fine on Synthroid & those whose doctors will not test their Free T3 ... Free T3 tested if and when they stop feeling fine on Synthroid (because their doctors will likely blame their symptoms...

  67. Feeling much more tired on day 3 of Cytomel.... any thoughts?
    ... I added Cytomel to Synthroid this past Tuesday. For a day, I felt "ramped up,...
    ... [QUOTE=kjrunner;3164767]I added Cytomel to Synthroid this past Tuesday. For a day, I felt "ramped up,...

  68. Question for the ladies who've had a TT
    ... I had my TT back in May, and have been on .1 mg of synthroid once a day for about a little over a month (before...

  69. Hypo Hair - Revelation
    ... back could have been from that too; I had been on Synthroid for 25 years). But anyway, I hope you get your...
    ... Thanks! Kathy PS dx with nodules in 2003, 150 mg synthroid , hashi's and hypopituitarism...

  70. How long before I would expect to see some improvement on Cytomel?
    ... hypersensitivity to meds. When I started on 75 mcgs of Synthroid , my brain fog cleared within 2 weeks, and my mood...
    ... hypersensitivity to meds. When I started on 75 mcgs of Synthroid , my brain fog cleared within 2 weeks, and my mood...
    ... due to thyroid surgery. I have gone the straight Synthroid route, the Armour route, and the Synthroid/Cytomel ... too much T3 in proportion to the T4) So far the synthroid /cytomel combination has been the best for me. My ... last November at 5 mcg. in combination with 100 mcg. Synthroid . I did not feel well with the addition of T3 at the ... and then up to 10 mcg along with my regular 100 of synthroid . Each time I bumped up in just the smallest dose ... increase in T3; but also told me to take 50 mcg of synthroid , which puts me very close to the same ratio I was ... at with the synthroid /cytomel combo. yet just a small boost in both T4 and...
    ... to go back to Armour, or to try a T4-only med like Synthroid . I'll be pulling for you to get it all figured...

  71. How are you birch?
    ... I had to take whole tablets and half tablets of my Synthroid on different days of the week when they were trying ... me to the same amount all week. Have you ever tried Synthroid , I can't remember? Be patient with the hair loss,...

  72. Thyroid Test Results -I'm Really Confused - Please Help
    ... helping and listening. Oroxine is the same as your US synthroid , from what I have read and understood Oroxine is only...

  73. low iodine diet and constant nausea - help!
    ... weeks, I found I needed it until I found the right synthroid dose and my body adjusted to the meds....
    ... cytomel is T3, synthroid is T4. Usually, you take T4 (which a thyroid usually ... eventually tapered off to the point where I just needed synthroid ....

  74. well cant take the 50 mcgs of levothyroxine either what now??
    ... very and I mean very sensitive to thyroid meds.. Synthroid turned my skin yellow , bones ached, heart raced...

  75. On synthroid yet not getting better
    ... clueless/test results? about optimal levels and Synthroid leaving so much to be desired. WHY was your Synthroid...
    ... ranges, they look good. How long have you been on the synthroid for the TSH to go down that much?...
    ... Why did your doctor cut your Synthroid dose?...
    ... good iron supplement, and if so, are you taking your Synthroid at least 8 hours apart from it?...