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  1. I don't understand the test results
    ... who had her thyroid out in 12/06. Was started on Synthroid and was moved up to 137 with no success. 6 weeks...
    ... previous test results from March (on Synthroid ) were: WBC 5.9 Glucose 103 Calcium 9.5 Triglycerides...

  2. questions re future throidectomy
    ... cause you to have changes in your voice. I had been on Synthroid since I was 8 so it was really just a matter of adjusting...

  3. Thyroid goiter question
    ... My levels are still fine. My docs now want me on Synthroid at 0.1mg a day. I have 2 questions: 1. If my T4...
    ... Does this mean it could be graves? I am on 100mcg of Synthroid and so far so good, have not noticed anything. But...

  4. Question for Armour People - Re Process of Switching to Armour
    ... ratio of T4/T3, which is the goal, right? I took Synthroid in the beginning, but I was off of it for 1 month...

  5. Thyroid meds activate after food intake?
    ... Hi! I am the girl on synthroid with bad stats. I am noticing that after I eat food...

  6. Hashimoto's and Hives
    ... multiples for the RXd dose. I got hives from the 75 mcg. Synthroid tablet which is dyed mauve. When I switched to Levoxyl...
    ... greatest relief came from just taking my starting dose of Synthroid 50 mcg. I am on 75 mcg of synthroid now and things...

  7. Test results back - no wonder I feel cruddy
    ... have seen my endo, (who's going to try to put me on Synthroid again, or tell me that I should have surgery). ...

  8. need advice badly im frustrated dont know whats going on???
    ... and hope that we do solve this. i'm on 100 mcg of synthroid with all NORMAL levels. but i have hashi's and they ... to lower down my antibodies with a HIGHER DOSE of synthroid . imagine how i'm feeling? cuz i do feel hyper too...
    ... are concerned that your inability to tolerate the Synthroid might be related to cortisol deficiency and you would...

  9. 2 weeks of Synthyroid- I feel BAD
    ... labs but by how I was feeling. I couldn't tolerate Synthroid but it's generic I can take??? Go figure. Something...
    ... definitely could be the brand, too. I couldn't take Synthroid , either. If the headaches don't stop soon, consider...
    ... well. i have hashi's. and seems like the .1 mgs of synthroid i'm on is overmedicating me now. but that's only my ... hashi's...but the doctor's started me on .1 mgs of synthroid . i was shocked. but the doctors think it is working ... dose. but i did go from a TSH of 1.43 (in april w/o synthroid ) to a TSH of .27 (in june w/ synthroid). and she still ... symptoms coming on. i do admit tho that since starting synthroid on may 4...it has helped alot of my panic/anxiety...
    ... in the moon. Grrrrrrrrr these docs. As far as the synthroid I could not take it. It made me ache something terrible...

  10. not sure if i took my pill
    ... getting it because I was only 29 when I started to take Synthroid ... and I was in a bit of denial about having to take...

  11. thyroid and pregnancy??
    ... TSH levels checked, they told me I needed to go on Synthroid . I am reluctant but it seems that I really do have ... because of the imbalance. So I'm leaning toward the Synthroid at this point. Trying for over a year is wearing...
    ... pregnant and have been taking Levothyroxine (generic Synthroid ) since November 2006. If your levels are showing that...

  12. You're too young to have a thyroid problem
    ... years at approximately 20yrs of age. She has been on Synthroid ever since about 20+ years....

  13. I Dont Know Whats Going On With Me
    ... prescribed 90mg of Armour. Before that I was on 88mcg of synthroid and 5mg of cytomel. This is what I did.... May...

  14. Advice needed
    ... your doctor. dr. started me straight with 100mcgs of synthroid . i was feeling side effects a week later, went to...

  15. Endocrine Connection To Fibromyalgia
    ... symptoms instead of her labs by putting her on a low synthroid dosage and she turned around over night. She thought...

  16. can stopping levothyroxine alltogether hurt till i see new dr ??
    ... little too fast for you. And changing from generic to Synthroid may have been a bit of a shock for your system too ... better with generic levothyroxine than I did with Synthroid . I seem to be the oddball when it comes to that. With...

  17. attn k9mom midwest do I still have graves
    ... quote me on the exact #'s) Anyway he increaed my synthroid again last visit to 325 mg daily and now I feel like...

  18. do I still have graves after RAI treatment
    ... quote me on the exact #'s) Anyway he increaed my synthroid again last visit to 325 mg daily and now I feel like...

  19. Thyroid help, please!
    ... I started taking 075 mcg of Synthroid about 10 years ago. My levels have always been in...
    ... at least prescribe you some cytomel to add to your synthroid . You KNOW on the lower 50 mcg your levels are most ... recent labs.......a t3/t4 combo equal to amount of Synthroid somewhere in between 50mcg and 75 mcg and then wait...

  20. Painful joints-related to hashi's /hypot
    ... aching in hips, pelvis, upper legs when I was on real Synthroid . Felt almost arthritic. I went back on the generic ... s really hard to say. The way I determined that synthroid was giving me trouble is I went off it for 3 or 4...

  21. Weight Gain with Armour/Synthroid
    ... both. Though I seemed to do better losing weight on Synthroid . What are your experiences? Do you seem to gain ... going to try to get a hold of my doctor and switch to Synthroid again in hopes that I can lose some weight. I feel...
    ... anything at all. so here i am in june 2007, started on synthroid since may 2007, feel 100% better (with of course some...

  22. Should I feel great by now?
    ... My endo suggested yesterday doubling my 88 mcgs of Synthroid one day a week only. So I started today. Nine weeks...
    ... I recently went to the synthroid site. I found some of the information there helpful ... to check out the site. Also, as I see you are on synthroid , there are also coupons there that might help you...

  23. lab results...update
    ... been about 6 weeks since i've taken the 100mcg's of synthroid . did blood work on june 19 and just got results today...
    ... so you are obviously being helped by the 100 mcg of Synthroid . I would follow your GP's instructions. I would...
    ... midnite. i'm not that hungry. tho i haven't taken my synthroid yet. sorta debating if i can skip today. or take half...

  24. Nodules and thyroid disorders?
    ... seen and I feel fine. My endo wanted to put me on Synthroid , figuring there's a 50/50 shot that it might shrink...

  25. DONT MESS WITH UR MEDS/ Just got back from ER
    ... surprised if your tests come back ok - It's not like synthroid where it takes a long time to change the numbers....
    ... much for me and thus I do better on a combination of synthroid and cytomel. I can get a more "customized" ratio ... It's about $75 a month for me to purchase both the synthroid and cytomel. I pay it gladly though as it's the best...

  26. I think Im going Hyper!
    ... wdiguy - I have a hypo friend on 25 mcg of Synthroid who has the same experience as you with heart racing...
    ... has Hashimoto's/hypothryoid, has been on 25 mcg of Synthroid for more than a year, and has really no other reason...

  27. RAI for Graves
    ... P.S. It seems that Levoxal may not be as good as Synthroid . To save a little $ I went on it about 1-2 years ago ... . I was always very stable on Synthroid , no change in dosage in 9 years. Now, I've had to...
    ... you will be ALWAYS with RAI. Then you have to take Synthroid the rest of your life and have a lot of other issues...
    ... getting enough dosage, not too much. I'm now back on Synthroid and have lost about 5 lbs so the dose may be too high...

  28. Nothing works for me
    ... You and I are sort of in the same boat. I was on Synthroid and then Levoxyl for 2 years with symptoms and swinging ... Cytomel (probably wasn't a good move.) So...I am back on Synthroid and after 8 weeks feel okay...better than I was for...

  29. cant get up in a morning
    ... ever since i started on synthroid , i did notice that it takes a little more for me to...

  30. Someone explain IODINE'S role in thyroid health????
    ... iodine until results come back. he then prescribed synthroid and i've been feeling alot better these days. of course ... within "normal" ranges....the dr. still prescribed me synthroid . i've been on it for 6 weeks now and i must say that...

  31. Abrupt Change in TSH...Anyone else experience this?
    ... in 1997, and have been on the same .175 mcg dose of synthroid for years. I had a thyroid panel done on April 8...

  32. Cytomel!
    ... latest labs and before I knew it she upped my dose of Synthroid from 75mcg to 100mcg and is starting me on a little...
    ... responding. I'm only taking 5mcg in the morning with my synthroid . I feel better on it (more energy)and hate to stop...
    ... and see if that does it. If not then we'll lower the Synthroid . Luckily my doctor's office is about two miles away...

  33. Abnormal TSH level
    ... hypothyroid and the doctor has me on a very mild dose of Synthroid . However, there are other forms of this medication...

  34. Help with tests.
    ... the labs look hyper now,but was he on Synthroid for hypo, and is overmedicated now? Or was he on Tapazole...

  35. There has to be a better way to prep for SCAN??
    ... doctor's ideal level 0.12, while taking 225mcg of Synthroid . I don't feel my best at that level, but she wants ... it there. Now I have been off my Synthroid for the last 4-5 weeks to get ready for my annual ... SIZE="3"]I thought of cheating and taking 100mcg of synthroid for a few days so I don't get even worse. My scan...
    ... Especially at TSH 93. No sense taking your Synthroid because it takes a while to kick in. Cytomel may ... Cytomel (fast acting thyorid meds) when you come off of Synthroid and for up to two weeks before the scan. At least...

  36. No Thyroid - Salt Intake
    ... once you have your thyroid removed - and you are on Synthroid - total T4 replacement therapy - do you have to watch...
    ... laxatives, you know. Other than that, are you sure your Synthroid dose is not excessive? I experienced a few days of...

  37. Need help, like always
    ... when I first started Armour 90mg. I was on 88mcg of synthroid which was probably still in my system. Do you think...

  38. loretta where are you?
    ... height - he figured I would be at like 125mg - 150mg of synthroid before we were done. But all seems to be going well...
    ... try another thyroid medication. Have you ever taken Synthroid ? Sometimes - they say sticking with the name brands...

  39. Synthroid Causes Muscle Aches?
    ... some people were experiencing bad muscle pains from Synthroid . I had my dose raised for 50 to 100 last week and ... to hear from others who have had muscle pains from Synthroid also. My doctor said he never heard of this as a symptom ... of Synthroid ...
    ... also had pain in my legs and hips when I was taking Synthroid . I switched to Armour and I am doing much better....
    ... association and I also don't think it's listed on synthroid as possible side effect. This is what I know I...
    ... When I first started Synthroid - if I layed on one side for too long in bed - my...

  40. How quickly can you feel the difference in a dose?
    ... feeling so much better than i did before i started synthroid . goodluck....

  41. What's Hyper? Tsh and Ft4
    ... what you mean. After my diagnosis, I started on Synthroid , .075 mgs. After two months on that dose, I was certifiabl ... Hashi's and started the treatment. The thing was... Synthroid is the only med she prescribes. When the smallest...

  42. Saw new Endo today........ Good
    ... uptake scan she said I would have needed to stop my Synthroid prior so I am not sure why your endo wouldn't want...

  43. what tsh level do your docs recommend
    ... september to a 0.27 now in june. ( i am on 100mcgs' on synthroid since may) my gp believes that i was normal at 2.97...

  44. hypo eyes
    ... though about your vision coming and going. I've been on Synthroid for about 4 months and now I just switched to Armour...
    ... though about your vision coming and going. I've been on Synthroid for about 4 months and now I just switched to Armour...

  45. lab results ;normal', hair falling out
    ... have hashis or graves? now that i'm on 100mcgs of synthroid since may, my numbers are a bit off, hope to get them ... with all normal ranges, and thats when i was given synthroid . i do feel alot better, except for right now...which...

  46. Anyone have this?
    ... I was on synthroid for the past 3 years, I have been on armour now for...

  47. looking for a surgeon in central fl
    ... I healed beautifully but am still trying to get my synthroid levels to get normal. Good luck:)...

  48. anyone have a doc in ny or long island who...??
    ... New to the board and have been Hypo for 10 years on synthroid ...just switched to armour 6 months ago, but still...
    ... year have since gained 50 pounds, and have been on synthroid .75 and it doesn't seem to be working. My labs are...
    ... for another doctor they only want to treat me with Synthroid and will not consider other options. Any names to...

  49. What is my body telling me?
    ... today with the results. They want me to reduce my Synthroid to 200mcg from 206. This is based on a FT4 reading ... weight and really hate the thought of reducing my Synthroid dose. For the first time since surgery (January 2006...

  50. Thyroid Questions
    ... hormones. i have hashimotos and since i've started on synthroid , it has really helped me alot. your wife has to get...

  51. TSH of 0.12 with meds, but feeling great again. Anyone else have this happen?
    ... and after a year it was still over 9 with 200 mcg of Synthroid . I was bumped up to 200 mcg 6 days per week and 300 ... great! I'm a little concerned that they will drop the Synthroid and I will go back to my symptoms. Has anyone else...

  52. levelling
    ... trouble with symptoms lately. I have been on .75 mgs of Synthroid for three weeks now. My TSH was 11 the last time...

  53. Do You Take Thyroid Meds The Day Of Your Tests?
    ... I take my synthroid 100 - at 7:00am - but usually wait until like 2-3pm...
    ... version, paraphrased for clarity: If you are taking Synthroid or any other T4-only med within 8 hours before a blood...

  54. zits anyone?
    ... really changed is that i started taking 100mcg of synthroid since may. it could also be that the weather is alot...
    ... have alot more than I use to get. I thought it was my synthroid . I have the tiny little bumps on my cheeks that I...
    ... on my chest and back - since I started taking the synthroid - but they are small and not cystic - like I was dealing...

  55. hi toall my freinds pursie are you all wellxx
    ... that i am craving more sweets since starting on the synthroid . i know it's not a symptom of it, but i do look for...

  56. confused on testing
    ... You get the same amount of hormone in each 88 mcg Synthroid tablet. If you switch to 88 mcg Synthroid from 88...

  57. Carbs
    ... puts on the pancreas. I found that once I was put on Synthroid that craving for chocolate seemed to stop. Occasionally...
    ... labs checked next week. i have been on 100mcgs of synthroid for 5 weeks now. i do feel alot better, but of course...

  58. "7" nodules found (I'm NEW) Help please!
    ... nodules at one time - I was lucky they resonded to synthroid and shrunk - last ultrasound showed only two small...

  59. Missed Periods and Thyroid Problems?
    ... Once I found my :) doctor and got started on the Synthroid , my cycle got back to a 27-day cycle. My flow was...

  60. Hey Midwest..latest labs
    ... Sodium, am I right in thinking it would be the same as Synthroid ? Doc is away for a month. Thanks for being here for...
    ... Yes, Synthroid is a brand of levothyroxine sodium. LevoT is the...

  61. back from the endo...what a jerk...
    ... still feel like crap, he diddnt lower or increase my Synthroid dose and im going back for a blood test in 2 weeks...
    ... issues. D.O.s are usually more open to drugs other than Synthroid but don't be too surprised if Synthroid--in the correct...

  62. HELP! Hypo with increasing meds, decreasing energy
    ... changes in diet or environment, so I thought either the synthroid or vit D caused the reaction? any thoughts or similar ... experience with synthroid ? Also when I was in the ER, my EKG now shows an ... appreciated, Anyone else managed by other drug than Synthroid , SOOOO tired of being tired thanks all:)...
    ... last 6 weeks...). Could you try a different batch of synthroid - maybe there is a problem with this one. It just...
    ... an allergy to a filler. If you have been taking Synthroid all along, that wouldn't be the most likely suspect...
    ... allergies etc, and no real changes in meds, I did get my Synthroid at a different pharmacy this time around, and have ... today to stop the Vit D, and keep the same dose of synthroid , but is really neglecting the fact that I had some...
    ... increases. If you are not converting well all the Synthroid in the whole is not going to make you feel better...

  63. I just want to scream... No one gets it!!
    ... m just glad that i'm feeling better. i've been on synthroid 100 mcg's for 1 month now and i do notice a difference...

  64. Do I Need A Higher Dosage?
    ... just switched to Armour which im on 90mg. I was on synthroid for 2 years plus cytomel and felt like crap. My tsh...
    ... necessarily a "high" dose. Plus - if you just switched from Synthroid to Armour, be careful of the fact that T4 meds like ... Synthroid stay around a while. Do you feel better at 120mg?...
    ... fro 90mg. In the meantime Ive been taken 88mcg of synthroid and also 5 mg of cytomel. The day I got them I was ... took 1 90mg of armour even though I had a 88mcg of synthroid this morning. I started getting a rush to my head ... was dumb of me to take the armour the same day I had synthroid in my body but that was then and i wont do that again...
    ... Armour is different than Synthroid , and the titrating process can be shorter. With Synthroid ... the process. According to a chart, your 88 mg of Synthroid would convert to about a grain of Armour and the 5...

  65. 14 Vials of Blood! HELP WITH RESULTS PLZ!
    ... know you experienced increased panic attacks while on synthroid . On its face, your situation should require more than...
    ... I've been off synthroid for about 3 1/2 weeks. This new TSH is the highest ... have been told also that to start more than 25mcg of synthroid can totally wack you out if you have adrenal fatigue ... know you experienced increased panic attacks while on synthroid . On its face, your situation should require more than...
    ... been to 4 other Eendo's to no avail../ just "take synthroid and see a shrink" ARGH! [QUOTE=sparkles916...

  66. switch to a different med????
    ... mcg for over 10 years, my doc wants me to change to synthroid 125 mcg, is this safe?? do i have anything to worry...
    ... mcg for over 10 years, my doc wants me to change to synthroid 125 mcg, is this safe?? do i have anything to worry ... off, thats why he wants the increase & change. Synthroid is the pure form the drug. What were your latest...
    ... assertive with their MDs when something doesn't work. Synthroid is no better or worse than any other brand. It isn...

  67. Cytomel Trouble
    ... I finally found my "sweet" dose - I was on 75 of Synthroid and 5 + 5 of cytomel. Thursday, I felt "normal" for ... the dose I felt "normal" maybe we should try 125 of synthroid - this was a big turnaround for her as she uses TSH ... already feeling the effects of being on just the 75 of synthroid , brain is starting to feel "off" and the neural buzzing...
    ... why I'm not really hopeful that pumping me full of Synthroid will be the answer. I tried to request a FT3 in the ... but that was drawn when I first dropped to 75 of synthroid . I am so tired of trying to figure all this out. I ... internal med docs - wanted to take me completely off synthroid and go to 50 of cytomel - all I wanted was a little...
    ... instead of 10, and I take it with the noon dose of synthroid . For a while I was taking 75 of Synthroid Monday through...
    ... in disguise. My endo says I can slowly titrate my synthroid from 75 to 112, and then stay there for a few months ... equivalent dose to what I was on with the cytomel+ synthroid . It is also the dose I asked for in January ;) . This...

  68. Swollen Feet And Ankles.
    ... Hi, I'm not on Synthroid , I'm on armour but fluid retention is a hypo symptom ... that it is a hypo symptom instead of a reaction to Synthroid . Someone on Synthroid will like as not chime in and...
    ... I did that once while on synthroid but it wasn't the medication. It was from soy sauce...
    ... Blessings, Stacey Before I was put on the Synthroid , I used to have swollen legs and ankles when I would ... usually this happens to people before they are put on Synthroid ....

  69. Does underactive thyroid make feel like lump in throat
    ... Levothyroxine is a T4 replacement. It's the generic for Synthroid . Cytomel is a T3 replacement....

  70. No Help For Thyroid
    ... off. I dont know if it was because I had 88mcg of synthroid still in my system, so the high dose made me feel...

  71. fatigue/hypo
    ... TSH of 4.5 on .5mg Synthroid and waiting four weeks for the retest. So tired I...
    ... [QUOTE=Lesliean;3017425]TSH of 4.5 on .5mg Synthroid and waiting four weeks for the retest. So tired I...
    ... day, just as happens each time I have to go off my Synthroid . I wondered if it might be an allergic reaction to...

  72. Horrendously Hypothyroid
    ... TSH 148 FT4 0.39 After 4 weeks on 88 mcgs of Synthroid (and a new doctor) my labs were: 5/15/07 TSH 2...
    ... above 97 - 98. About 5 years ago I started 50 mcgs. Synthroid and felt NO side effects. One month into it I felt...

  73. so whats the deal with Synthroid?
    ... here and it seems a lot of people had issues with Synthroid not helping them at all...i am headed to the endo ... in a couple of days and i am currently on Synthroid 88 MCG once a day, i was wondering if i should ask ... feel like crap for another month, then find out that Synthroid isnt going to work for me, then have to get used to...
    ... Also, the majority of people who come here are taking Synthroid or another version of it. It would be easy, but illogical...

  74. scared somethings dreadfully wrong
    ... when I changed back to Armour. I've never been on Synthroid , so I don't know if it would cause the same problem...
    ... with getting unbearably hot, made me quit taking the synthroid . I would like to know also if getting to your right...

  75. Hi Midwest & all - should I be nervous?
    ... I got my labs in the mail with a script for 88 mcg Synthroid saying thyroid could use some improvement. (I've ... Dr. W after calling me and he suggested upping the Synthroid . Looks like my TSH does have room to come down but ... long. I just wanted some reassurance that upping my Synthroid is a good idea. I've not had any thyroid med change...