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  1. Heart palps while sleeping....
    ... too. So if you're on too high a dose for you of the synthroid it will do the same,our bodies(me and mmztcass) just...

  2. Dr completely mis-read my bone density - told me to lower thyroid!
    ... gaining bone - even my one sister, who is on 115mcg Synthroid , is losing bone rapidly. That says a lot for Armour...

  3. YOYO effect, baad surgery experiance!!!
    ... 250 mgs i believe it is, I take 3 and 1/2 of white synthroid pills as I cant take the ones with dye because I break...
    ... 250 mgs i believe it is, I take 3 and 1/2 of white synthroid pills as I cant take the ones with dye because I break...

  4. TSH is 6.1
    ... the past than I do right now. But I was always on synthroid . When I was on synthroid I had severe fatigue, severe...

  5. Does Low T4 even matter?
    ... to discuss with your doctor: (1) either adding T4 ( Synthroid , Levoxyl, Levothroid or Unithroid) to bring that level...

  6. Postpartum hypothyroid, diabetes
    ... for about 3 months and is now underactive. I am on synthroid 50 mcg. 1. Has anyone faced stomach cramping ?...
    ... for hyper? (If so, did they make you hypo?) Is the synthroid helping? Do you have any side effects from it? (How...
    ... rate and bp low. Its been 1 month since I am on the synthroid . I do feel better and don't think I am having major...

  7. when to take medication
    ... Armour THyroid should be split int o 2 doses. Synthroid does NOT need to be split into 2 doese....

  8. anyone with partial thyroidectomies out there
    ... regulate my meds. This month I have taking 88 mcg of synthroid . It changes each month for me. Everyone is different...

  9. Doctor feels I am overmedicated....
    ... more hungry and gain weight. He wants to put me on Synthroid and T-3 from a compounded pharmacy. He RX'ed 75 ... mcg's of Synthroid and he said I will be taking 7.5 T3. I don't know...
    ... ..I will call him, but what do I say, I want more Synthroid ? Like 100 mcgs? UGH...I hate this :(...
    ... is the equivalent of 300 mcgs (.3 mg) T4 (such as Synthroid ) Your doctor says the 75 mcgs Synthroid plus the ... 5 mcgs Cytomel is equivalent to 114 mcgs (.114 mg) Synthroid . If so, then the 75 mcg Synthroid plus 7.5 mcg Cytomel...
    ... that 1 grain of Armour is the equivalent of 100 mcgs Synthroid , that isn't accurate? If they were being accurate ... that 1 grain of Armour is the equivalent of 75 mcgs Synthroid and 3 grains of Armour is equivalent to 225 mcgs Synthroid ... ? But 75 mcgs Synthroid isn't subject to those same conversion issues, so ... 75 mcgs Synthroid is accurately labeled as 75 mcgs Synthroid? No wonder...

  10. What is a "normal" T4 range
    ... insurance changed and my doctor reitred I was taking synthroid with no problems at all and was feel great. I was...
    ... back to my "almost" original dose and did go back to synthroid .......but I can't get back to the "actual original...

  11. Levoxyl and Intestinal Upset
    ... I had that side effect on both Armour and Synthroid . But after a while the side effects went away....

  12. Normal Labs, Feeling Awful
    ... unable to function? I'm taking .075 mg of generic Synthroid . My TSH was 10 back in May. I'm still having dizziness...
    ... wasn't testing me for the T3 because I am only taking Synthroid , T4 so it wouldn't make sense to test for the T3....

  13. Many Questions
    ... person very soon. you will be on quite a large dose on synthroid and must be carefully watched and monitored to make ... kept a rash on my stomach forever til i got dx and on synthroid then it along with every other little to big complaint...

  14. Help!Do you think it is hypothyroidism?
    ... hashimoto antibodies they will start treating you with synthroid and you will certainly come right out of this funk...

  15. Birch are you better?
    ... gave out when it had 9 tumors in it. Have you tried Synthroid . I can't remember. I had all the chest pains and heart...

  16. What questions should I ask Dr.?
    ... doing. i have none now and cannot wait to have my synthroid back next week !!!!!!!!!!!!i could not be happier...

  17. Long Term Effects of Aging After Thyroidectomy
    ... after trying to reduce cold nodules for 6 years with Synthroid . The goiter that I developed became so large that ... nodules were found to be benign. I am still using Synthroid , although my numbers changed drastically last year ... effects of aging...Now I am aware of the changes in my Synthroid requirements and my dosage has been increased. ...
    ... If you continue to feel bad taking Synthroid , I strongly urge you to have your free T3 level evaluated ... . Synthroid seems to work for millions of people, but it absolutely ... medication ... either in the form of Cytomel added to the Synthroid , or in the form of natural dessicated thyroid, which...
    ... weeks ago, alittle complications, but I ve been on synthroid for over 17 yrs. Now all i can say is I can NOT take...
    ... not just the T4 that is present in synthetic form in Synthroid , Levoxyl, etc, but also contains T3, T2, T1 and Calcitonin...

  18. Something is WAY wrong...
    ... the top number. i felt horrible and when i got on synthroid everything went away. good luck sarah b...

  19. think I might be going hyper
    ... I am currently pregnant and my Endo increased my synthroid from 150 to 175 about a month ago. I had a prior...
    ... 3102800]I am currently pregnant and my Endo increased my synthroid from 150 to 175 about a month ago. I had a prior...

  20. Not responding to Armour - HELP!!!! (please)
    ... add a bit of T4 to your Armour. A small amount of synthroid , levoxly, or other T4 only thyroid medication in addition...
    ... underactive. I was on 1/2 grain, equal to 50mcg of Synthroid . Went for my tests and TSH was way to low. Doc upped ... from 1/2 mcggrain to 1 grain makes no sense when Synthroid comes in .25, 50, 66, 75, 88, 100 etc. does. To go...

  21. My hair is a mess
    ... of that they found my TSH to be 79. I was put on synthroid starting at 50 and now am at 100 with another check...
    ... bad too. Despite upping my armour and previosuly synthroid , it just keeps on shedding and is dry and lies really...

  22. Synthroid Tummy Troubles
    ... I have been taking synthroid for about a week and it is killing my stomache. I...

  23. funny feeling in head???
    ... was diagnosed with hashimoto's and am on 100mcgs of synthroid . before i was treated, i would feel the tightening...

  24. low iron and low paltlets and low red blood cells!! anyone have aneamia??
    ... Free T3 could still be low (especially if you are on Synthroid , because Sythroid is only T4). Get copies of all...

  25. low iron and low paltlets and low red blood cells!! anyone have aneamia??
    ... which is very bad). This is very likely with Synthroid because it is a T4 only med. You may have to insist...

  26. Are these connected?
    ... happened to me. I spent over 2 decades feeling lousy on Synthroid with my TSH in "nornal range" and my FREE T3 in the...
    ... can be reduced by your failing to take it properly ( Synthroid , Levoxyl on an empty stomach, same time each day;...

  27. Scared About Upcoming Total Thyroidectomy.....
    ... surgery, my pathology came back benign, I was started on Synthroid .100mcg and will need to have my dosage regulated...

  28. Hashis & Flare-ups - please help!
    ... internist who immediately switched me to armour, from synthroid . We increased until 10/06. I started having anxiety...

  29. Levothyroxine...allergy?
    ... Anyone have a problem with allergic reaction to generic synthroid ? I started 112 mcg (pink) about 3-4 weeks ago. This ... would be more concerning if I was just allergic to the synthroid ....

  30. What medicine are you taking TT people?
    ... with a total thyroidectomy are on. I was taking Synthroid when I first had my surgery, then switched to Armour ... and now I am back on Synthroid. With the Synthroid , I feel lots of mood swings and I feel hungry quite ... splitting the doses of Armour before going back to Synthroid . I was actually able to lose a little bit of weight ... the first time I was on Synthroid with a clean diet. Armour, I couldn't lose anything...
    ... some questions in my mind. 1. How long were you on Synthroid the first time? What was the highest dose given and...
    ... some questions in my mind. 1. How long were you on Synthroid the first time? What was the highest dose given and ... can't tell by what you posted.[/FONT] I was on Synthroid for 5 months. Then they switched me to Armour at ... getting tired spells. So I requested to go back to Synthroid for a while to see if I felt better. Synthroid was...

  31. levothyroxine anyone?
    ... I take levothyroxine (generic synthroid ) and do much better on it then Real Synthroid. Have...

  32. Synthroid & Muscle Pains..my Endo Doesn't Believe It
    ... have your free T3 level checked while you were on the Synthroid ? When the fT3 is low, muscle aches are common. But ... been reacting to something else, like a filler in the Synthroid . Skin rash from the color in all but the 50 mcg....
    ... When I was on Synthroid I had to take Advil daily (the last few years) for ... pains. It gradually got worse every year. I was on Synthroid for 25 years after my thyroid was destroyed by radiation ... was always at the bottom of the range; even when my Synthroid dose was so high that my TSH was very low and my free ... and kept testing the TSH and T4 and re-adjusting the Synthroid up or down. They told me I was getting old (in my ... afternoon. I spent over 2 decades feeling lousy on Synthroid and blaming myself for how tired and fat I was. Most...
    ... place...I also thought I had arthritis...I'm still on Synthroid but my dosage was increased 6 months ago and the pain...
    ... wrong answer to. He was a complete jerk. Only uses Synthroid and tried to scare me about other meds. Told me the...
    ... (thyroxine sodium) which I believe is the same as Synthroid and it lists muscle weakness and cramps as a side...
    ... pains, especially my shoulders. I am currently taking synthroid for T4 with a bit of cytomel to supplement my T3. ... been in several years. In the past, I have taken synthroid alone, Armour, and other medications to relieve the ... thyroidism. In my case, my personal belief is not that the synthroid , or other medications are causing the aches and pains ... relieving symptoms including muscle/joint pain with synthroid , or other T4 only medications. For me, Armour caused ... muscle aches. However, my current combination of synthroid and cytomel is good for the most part. I do however...

  33. my thyroid is out of whack.
    ... hypo to hyper from time to time and you still be on synthroid . i think i have gotten nervous cause my thyroid ... whack yet i had diarrhea and they increased my synthroid . i hope someone can answer some of these questions...
    ... hypo to hyper from time to time and you still be on synthroid . i think i have gotten nervous cause my thyroid ... whack yet i had diarrhea and they increased my synthroid . i hope someone can answer some of these questions ... with HYPO. Well the test came back showing that my synthroid 75mcg that I have been taking was not enough so he ... had a month ago and said to me Oh, your on to much synthroid 100mcg. OMG I thought why did the nurse tell me everything...
    ... I never felt good on Synthroid . I switched to Armour Thyroid and feel so much...
    ... hi, i am thinking about being switched from synthroid ....

  34. Getting Medication dose Right
    ... having your Free T3 tested. That could easily be low on Synthroid and the cause of your not feeling right. (Even when...

  35. New to this and have many Q's - hypoT
    ... with hypothyroid and have taken my first two doses of synthroid . I was given a starting dose of 125 mcg.....told ... 1. I was not feeling well before i started the synthroid and have noticed that it is making me feel a bit odd...

  36. do i take my synthroid?
    ... on my symptoms and not on tests. i was put on 50mg synthroid . over the years i found that i was not pre diabetic ... months ago silly me decided that i would stop the synthroid too. i wanted to somplify my life and thought i didnt ... depressed. just two days ago i started taking the synthroid again and i am already feeling better. could it be...
    ... Yes, you probably should take the Synthroid . Most people do need to take it forever. Call the ... doctor's office that prescribed the Synthroid and tell them what you did and ask them to do a TSH...

  37. OTC meds question
    ... over 1000+ and my dr wants to raise me to 125 mcgs synthroid . but i'm still on the 100mcgs. i felt like a basketcase...
    ... cardiologist and she wants to prescribe me 150mcgs of synthroid . how crazy is that? and my latest tsh was .01. and...
    ... body wakes up and walks to the kitchen to take my synthroid . even before my alarm goes off on regular school days...
    ... some light packing. have to make sure that i have my synthroid with me. hehehe. i consider them my sanity pills....
    ... ..and the only draw back is that i'd have to take synthroid for the rest of my life. that was kinda extreme for...
    ... allergy documentation and initial prescription regime of Synthroid and partial thyroidectomy biopsy results. Now it...
    ... a better recovery in her case. She is now taking synthroid and is already stabilized on the medication. So I...
    ... what meds to take or not to take. all i know is that synthroid has kept me afloat. i have this nasty cold that's...
    ... ll hold off. i feel like a druggie as it is taking synthroid everyday. hehehe. and that's a consistency. i'm thinking ... can go on BC's because if i always remember to take synthroid , i'll remember to take BC's. lol. can i take those...
    ... below range.. so she is hitting me with 50 mcg of synthroid and will see me in 4 weeks to calibrate the dosing...
    ... 85%. However I am betting on a wait and see if the synthroid causes it to shrink. I am about 50% sure he will...
    ... normal. So.. I am waiting for my next blood test and synthroid level bump.. and waiting on my biopsy and spinal tap...
    ... Off my BCs this month, they want to see how the synthroid helps in that regard. :) Whew! I have to bite my...

  38. Migraines... armour or synthoid???
    ... My new doctor had put me on Synthroid for a few months and the frequency of my migraines ... symptoms worsened. Now I am on a combination of Synthroid (75mcg) and Armour (60mg). My migraines are more ... take that 2x per week vs 2x per month when I was on Synthroid alone. Could it actually be the Armour that is...
    ... The Synthroid gave me migraines but I haven't tried Armour yet....

  39. Does medication cause gradual improvements?
    ... information about my disease. I started at 25 mcg of Synthroid and my doctor isn't adjusting my dosage according...

  40. Subclinical Hypothyroidism/Synthroid/Swollen ankles-HELP
    ... level 3.85, FT4 1.0, FT3 3.0. I was given 25mcg of Synthroid to begin with at first. My 6 week followup revealed ... 6. My dosage was increased the week to 50 mcg of Synthroid . I have felt more energy since taking the drug ... Has anyone else had problems with this while taking Synthroid ? My doctor said I could take diuretics to help the...
    ... working, then you can change meds. I also know that Synthroid gets bashed a lot on these and other boards - however ... with treatment. I have also done a T4 only med like Synthroid and had ups and downs with that too. I believe I could...

  41. Signs of overmedication?
    ... I feel so much better on Armour than I did on Synthroid . Hopefully it will help you too....
    ... I don't understand why you don't take synthroid .It is a verysafe med. with no bad side effects other ... diagnosed with Hashimotos over 8 years ago. I will be on synthroid for the rest of my life, but ya know what? that is...
    ... for thyroid treatment before big Pharma came up with Synthroid . I could list all of the reasons I believe Armour ... is better for me - but I also concede that Synthroid works well for many people. Not everyone does well ... on Synthroid . Not everyone does well on Armour. Isn't it wonderful...
    ... I hear the term "big pharma" used in reference to Synthroid , Levoxyl, Levothroid, Unithroid, etc. IOW, the synthethic...

  42. Veterans - is this normal???
    ... ever since being diagnosed last November (75 mcg of Synthroid ). For the most part I have been feeling so much better...

  43. What is normal TSH range?
    ... T3 and free T4 tested too, especially if you are on Synthroid . Even when I got my TSH down to around 1.0 (which...
    ... had my TSH levels tested after my first 6 weeks on Synthroid 50mcg. The levels went down from 11.74 to 4.84. ... higher dose? I feel SO much better after taking Synthroid - before I was lethargic, had a lack of motivation...

  44. Amour thyroid adverse reaction
    ... thyroid treatment is with a T4 medication, such as synthroid or levoxyo, relying on the body to do the conversion ... be someone who needs a 'T4 only' medication such as synthroid or levoxyl. My blood work shows that I need supplemental ... get a better ratio for my body. I take 100 mcg of synthroid (T4 only med) and 7.5 mcg of cytomel (T3 only med...
    ... really feeling so much better on Armour than I was on Synthroid . I had to search out a doctor who whould use it. It...

  45. 20 yr. old daughter just diagnosed-dosage too high?
    ... My original doc wanted to start me off at 50 mcg of Synthroid . Said they wanted to start slow and adjust up so...
    ... dose was too high to begin with, as well. I am on 100 Synthroid , now, and have been for years. The only altering the...

  46. anyone take time-release T3? Dosing question...
    ... regular Cytomel. I take it just in the morning with my Synthroid between 6:00 and 7:00, and about an hour later I do...

  47. Change in meds?
    ... feeling light-headed and weak. I have been taking Synthroid for 2 years, and my annual blood test is due in October...
    ... I felt lousy all the time on Synthroid . I changed to Armour at the reluctance of my doctor...
    ... got in touch with my doctor, and she increased my Synthroid dosage. She apologized that I'd been waiting so long...

  48. Out Of Er Again. Anyone Had Chest Pains From Armour?
    ... believe my doctor messed up when changing me from synthroid to armour. I was on .88mcg of synthroid and 5mcg of ... website you will see that 90MG is the same as 150mcg of synthroid and 37.5 of cytomel. Was that to much? I think so...
    ... website you will see that 90MG is the same as 150mcg of synthroid and 37.5 of cytomel. You're misunderstanding the ... Ninety mgs is roughly equivalent to either 150 of Synthroid or 37.5 Cytomel, not both added together. Whether...
    ... I dont know what to do from here. Synthroid doesnt help with symptoms, armour does but gives me...

  49. I'm new and at such a loss I'd appreciate any help (m)
    ... type of follow up, etc do you have to do? Are you on Synthroid or Armour thyroid? I realize that you can't hang your...
    ... good, because I only had to have one surgery. I use synthroid as my hormone replacement, at first I needed to add...

  50. MIDWEST-Help with Labs?
    ... leave the Armour dose as is and gradually add T4 ( Synthroid or Levothroid or Levoxyl or Unithroid) to see if that...

  51. Anyone have radiation/Xray as a child and now have thyroid problems?
    ... to the radiation to that area. Well, I've been on Synthroid for the last 5 yrs. It is also hereditary too, my...

  52. Armour, Synthroid and Cytomel
    ... November in a small dose (7.5 mcg), along with 100 mcg of synthroid for the T4. I've had pretty good luck with that dosage...
    ... heart damage, but that can be said for Armour and Synthroid . One theory is the body might stop producing thyroid...
    ... [QUOTE=rstarre;3087605]I have been on both Synthroid and Armour and neither one has made me feel all that...
    ... [QUOTE=rstarre;3087605]I have been on both Synthroid and Armour and neither one has made me feel all that ... thing on my mind reading your post is this ... when on Synthroid , did you ever go through the drill of slowing titrating...
    ... I am doing pretty good at my current level of 100 synthroid and 7.5 cytomel. Even the "lump in the throat" problem...

  53. Miserable Symptoms. Thyroid?
    ... at one point. but it has slowed down a bit being on synthroid . goodluck with your journey. we are always here to...
    ... kinda borderline, the Dr. did start me on low dose of synthroid and it made a big difference. I know it is very frustratin...

  54. 45 mg Armour first day, bad symptom
    ... tried Armour. After several weeks, I switched back to synthroid as I was unable to adjust to Armour. Though many...

  55. Bad Meds?? Synthroid - have you ever heard of this?
    ... about the potency problems. How does it say to store Synthroid ?? I posted on Aussiejenni's thread that here in...

  56. Please Help!! Extremely high levels of thyroid anitbiodies.. what are treatments?
    ... reached the "normal" range (now 2.5with taking 100mcg synthroid daily) however my thyroid antibodies are continuing...
    ... reached the "normal" range (now 2.5with taking 100mcg synthroid daily) however my thyroid antibodies are continuing...

  57. anyone have a problem with Armour thyroid
    ... but in the past have not been able to tolerate the Synthroid because it caused severe headaches. I am about to...
    ... have options - it may just be that the fillers in synthroid caused the headaches - hopefully armour will work ... just know that it's T3/T4, rather than just T4 like synthroid . If that does work, you can try levoxyl (another ... T4) - it has different fillers than synthroid - or the synthetic T4/T3 (brand name escapes me -...
    ... makes them feel very good. I use a combination of synthroid (T4) and cytomel (T3) and that seems to work best ... for me. I have not had the problems with synthroid that you are describing that you have though. ...

  58. New Here - Any thoughts on treatment for TSH of 5.2?
    ... ranges could feel all that as well. i am on 100mcg's of synthroid now. so goodluck....

  59. My TSH came back at 4.13............
    ... know whether or not they will put me on a low dose of Synthroid . I am going crazy waiting. Just wondering if anyone...

  60. synthroid and swollen ankles
    ... said your ankles swelled after a reduction in your Synthroid dose I would say the two are probably related. Many...

  61. Post TT no meds? Help TT people...
    ... I'm feeling really sluggish and tired, but I start Synthroid next week, so I'm looking forward to getting back...

  62. Hypothyroid Symptons?
    ... tsh was around 10, and I've been on the .75 mg of Synthroid for about six weeks. He ordered the TSH and the T3...
    ... chronological order of lab versus prescription for .075 mg Synthroid . Was .075 mg Synthroid prescribed as an increase ... Or, were you prescribed an increase to .075 mg Synthroid six weeks ago and just had new labs done and TSH is...
    ... bad. That was when they prescribed the .75 mg of Synthroid . I had bloodwork done about a week ago, including ... the next few days. I don't know how much the .75 Synthroid lowered my TSH from 10 back in May, but I'm still...

  63. according to sister whos had hypo for 13 yrs said endo had her on 25mcgs for 6 mos 1s
    ... figured out something that works for you. i started with synthroid 100mcgs straight off the bat. i was feeling a bit...

  64. Very Confused after RAI
    ... year to get my thyroid levels normal. I am taking Synthroid .150. Felt really slugish Dec of 2006, had another...
    ... well again. Also consider that a T4-only med like Synthroid may not be enough for you. Many people also need...
    ... high in its range, though, so merely raising your Synthroid dose probably won't be an option, because your FT4 ... medication, either in the form of Cytomel to take with your Synthroid , or in natural dessicated med like Armour. This would ... never needed because the body invariably converts Synthroid 's T4 to T3 in exactly the right amount for its needs...
    ... either not be taking my meds or I got a bad batch of Synthroid . He is saying to stay on Synthroid .175 and retest...

  65. Confused
    ... really helping any of my symptoms. then i started on synthroid 100mcgs and it has helped me alot. tho now i feel...

  66. tt yesterday
    ... you. How are you feeling now???? Have you started synthroid ???? Take care and let us know how you are doing...

  67. Question about thyroid function test
    ... If you are taking Synthroid or any other T4-only med within 8 hours before a blood...
    ... Here's another response for you from a Synthroid user; My TSH has been down to 0.11 and I had extremely...
    ... to store our medicine. For example, I just went to Synthroid 's site and found that it should be stored at 77°F ... colder one than the temp range recommended; ergo, Synthroid should not be stored there. All of the US products...

  68. Fatigue
    ... to get things checked out again. I'm currently on Synthroid , .112 mg. As far as adrenals go, I honestly can't...
    ... treat hypos. There are also different meds than just Synthroid . I can think of a dozen different reasons why you...

  69. Hello KMatthew!
    ... re taking as far as thyroid meds - levoxyl? armour? synthroid ? thanks B...

  70. has anyone ever took levoxyl before???
    ... mcg....its been wonderful for me...I started taking Synthroid and did good on that also.My doctor wrote me a prescription...
    ... Vickie...i started on Synthroid with taking samples...maybe between 25&50 mcg...i...
    ... equal that, I feel great. I had side effects with Synthroid , and with the colored Levoxyl as well. My endo seems...

  71. Symptoms of hypothyroid??
    ... were they alleviated after taking proper dosages of Synthroid ?...

  72. What is a TSH assay(sp?)/
    ... m the pretty sick girl. I am now taking 1/2 a .88 synthroid . My doctor did tests tuesday when I was feeling headachy...

  73. Cytomel-Bad Reaction
    ... cytomel now for about 9 months along with 100 mcg of synthroid , and have settled in at 7.5 mcg. For me the adjustment ... cytomel is helping me to feel better than just my synthroid alone. My last labs were still low on FT3 but at...
    ... probably could use an increase in your levoxyl. I take synthroid which is very similar to levoxyl; there is a dosage ... of '88' for synthroid . I would think there should be a dosage between 75...

  74. 112 to 125 - chest already "hurts"
    ... stemmed when they increased me from .5 to .125 of synthroid and within one day I could feel the dizziness and...

  75. Question - Anyone - Senior Mem - Midwest1
    ... Then - he also gave me a prescription for 112 mcg of Synthroid - but told me to continue to take the 100 mcg until ... him - he said for now just continue on the 100mcg of Synthroid and he will let me know about the 112mcg. That his ... drop out? Also - shouldn't he have increased my Synthroid based on my tsh levels? Or do you think that he is ... potassium levels right now? And not increasing my Synthroid ? It is enough to make ya nuts..........I will tell...
    ... size of half a ping pong ball. I can not swallow my Synthroid pill - which is as small as a birth control pill....