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  1. please help, not sure what to do about thyroid
    ... found I am hypo and I have hatimoto. I have been on synthroid , taken off synthroid and put on Armour, taken off ... Armour, and now back on synthroid and cytomel. I have been taking these for about 6...

  2. Very Scared-Taking Cytomel No Thyroid Trouble
    ... your doctor will probably just switch you over to Synthroid or Armour....

  3. How many days/weeks before your synthroid (or, like im taking- levothroid) kicked in?
    ... you are going through this...the first day i took my synthroid sample i felt better and its been that way since....
    ... I was on synthroid for a week and stopped but I got the hot flashes around ... days. Maybe because that was happening before the synthroid and I could have been susceptible to that. I would...
    ... I was on synthroid for a week and stopped but I got the hot flashes around ... days. Maybe because that was happening before the synthroid and I could have been susceptible to that. I would ... hope you do well on it. Some are very sensitive to synthroid . You may try a different brand and have no trouble ... heard of soooo many people that have sensitivities to synthroid . I don't know why drs continue to prescribe it, ...

  4. Any thoughts on symptoms??
    ... place. Anyway, to cut to the chase, I have been on Synthroid for 4 wks now, note; I was totally asymptomatic prior ... go high and low on it's own is it possible that the Synthroid could push my TSH to the lower end sometimes and have...

  5. Carrielynn
    ... high pollens -- I've tracked that. He increased the synthroid -- he said he wanted to get my tsh down further. ...

  6. CALLING MIDWEST!!!!!!! Anyone else also
    ... Armour combination. The truth is, my reaction to Synthroid was so negative that I'm afraid to try any T4-only...
    ... experience that me when I was switched from Thyrolar to Synthroid . It completely crippled me with achilles tendonitis...
    ... 35 before it's too late. It's trouble. Re: the Synthroid ... It wasn't that it caused new symptoms like hair...

  7. Was I heading from hypo to hyper?
    ... have seen or heard of before. I am totally new to synthroid ....
    ... yours from a few days ago. If that's the amount of Synthroid you're taking, and if it's only been a week, I have...
    ... the normal area. Check the package insert on your Synthroid , and if you feel that your reactions are in their...
    ... testing too so I have a lot to think about. The synthroid does have a hair loss side effect, which may not end...

  8. Penicillin alergy and synthroid troubles?
    ... as well and I think I had some strange reactions to synthroid . I stopped it....
    ... But no one is allergic to thyroid hormone; since Synthroid is a synthetic duplicate of the hormone your body ... up the tablets. That said... An intolerance to Synthroid is not the same thing as an allergy to it. I happen ... drugs but not penicillin, and I couldn't tolerate Synthroid ... but it wasn't an allergic reaction. It just somehow...
    ... allergic to penicillin but have had no problems with Synthroid ....

  9. lived on a garbage dump, cancer and 22 yrs old and hypo.
    ... supplements Mary Shomon recommends and I'm also taking synthroid 75 mcg. I just started all this yesterday so we'll ... where it takes me. My dad and his twin are on synthroid and have been for years now-- My dad was hypo for...
    ... 9: misdiagnosed with hypothyroidism and started on synthroid 75mcg age 11: started my period and then missed a...

  10. Need Help With Results Please
    ... meds.. maybe need to be adjusted? Now, if you're on synthroid , or the like,and you go hyper,that's too much meds ... you're hyper in the first place? why would you go on synthroid ? I'm confused:) Midwest...help!!!...

  11. side effects and synthroid?
    ... Could be your body adjusting or Synthroid may not be the med for you. If it continues I'd call ... office and see what they say. Not everyone can take synthroid . For some it makes matters worse. I personally would...

  12. I am sooo mad! Lab results.
    ... was taking a higher dosage of thyroid meds. (either synthroid , or Armour--I've done both) and my TSH was suppressed ... time, he decreased my thyroid meds from 125 mcg of synthroid all the way to 88! I thought he was a lunatic! But ... I was fatigued on that dose. I am now at 100 mcg synthroid , and we have been working for many months stabalizing...

  13. Hot flashes with levothyroxine. Normal?
    ... was just diagnosed with Hashi. and started on .75 of synthroid . It has been 4 weeks now and I started getting some...

  14. Please help, need advice!
    ... the classic symptoms of hypothyroid. My GP put me on Synthroid of 50mg about 3 weeks ago. I also have an endocrinologist ... bout of thyroiditis. So he will not up the dose of synthroid . My TSH at diagnosis was 6.4 and I am not sure...

  15. Muscle Spasms with Hashi's - opinions please
    ... s. I was diagnosed last November and have been on Synthroid since Dec. Anyway, when I first started the synthroid ... in Jan. I have a feeling this is related to the synthroid because I never experienced this before I was on the...

  16. Lab Tests are back, newly diagnosed, with questions...
    ... other autoimmune diseases, and prescribed 25mg of Synthroid every other day to start, since TSH is only mildly ... My questions: I ended up with generic rather than Synthroid at the pharmacy--they were out of the brand name- ... -should I request Synthroid when I refill, or stick with the generic? Does...
    ... My former endo told me she couldn't reduce my Synthroid dose any lower than .05 mgs, because anything lower...

  17. Began self treatment w/ suppls. today...
    ... hypothyroidism. Long story short I ended up going off the Synthroid . Im treated with Chinese traditional medicine. AWESOME...
    ... also very frustrated and more than ready to give up Synthroid . I've been seeing a chiropractor for back pain/migraines...

  18. Please Helppppp!!!!!
    ... problem with thyroid Every day I have to take 300mcg SYNTHROID . The last time I checked my thyroid I was on 350 mcg...
    ... there being an interaction. I am just starting generic synthroid tomorrow, so great timing. Thanks again....

  19. Hypothyroidism and insomnia
    ... I finally went to the doc today and she put me on Synthroid . I expressed my deep concern about my 6 months of ... said I should start sleeping again in a week while synthroid does it's job. Does that sound reasonable? It doesn...
    ... to feel a difference when using a T4-only med like Synthroid . But you certainly might feel better in 2 weeks to...
    ... I was undiagnosed hypo for a LONG time. I hope the Synthroid is your answer, but if not, start reading about adrenals...
    ... I have been on Synthroid for 8 weeks- my blood tests show that I am probably ... happens 1-2 times a week. When I first switched to Synthroid I had a two week span that it happened 5 nights out...
    ... Levoxyl or other T4-only medication? I started out on Synthroid , but I was allergic--getting a huge red bull's eye...
    ... along with 125 Levothroid. I too couldn't tolerate Synthroid . I don't know if I was allergic to it, but it made...
    ... sleeping until I started taking T4 medicines such as Synthroid . A T4 alone was HORRID for me, I got 4-5 hours of...
    ... guess depression started to set in? I've been taking Synthroid for two weeks now and I am ecstatic to say I've sleep...

  20. Just Diagnosed Hyperthyroidism. Have questions.
    ... easier to make you hypothyroid with RAI and prescribe synthroid . Then you get sent to your GP to be monitered. They...

  21. Need help understanding my doctor!
    ... lower third range). Seeing this my doctor lowered my Synthroid from .2 to .175. I really dont understand why she ... Can someone explain to me why someone would lower synthroid when FT3 are low? Ive gained 20 lbs cuz of this woman...

  22. Continued weight gain despite balanced thyroid
    ... my Free T4 was 1.18 and TSH 2.3. He now has me on Synthroid 50mcg plus Liothyronine 3mcg (compounded) daily. ... told my doctor about and he decided to increase the Synthroid during my last visit. It hasn't helped. Is it...
    ... 73-1.95) TSH 1.8 At that point he increased my synthroid and added the T3 compounded medication. Then this ... were Free T4 1.18 TSH 2.3 He increased the Synthroid after seeing these results. I do not know what ... get my TSH down further. I've been on the increased synthroid and the t3 compounded medication since October 20...

  23. I have a question for anyone who can help out please!!!! Thanks :)
    ... thyroid pills that I'm currently taking is called Synthroid 175mcg's the name of the meds is called Levothyroxine...

  24. Newly Diagnosed, question about time it takes to get adjusted
    ... weeks ago with a TSH level of 150. I was prescribed Synthroid 50 for a month and then Synthroid 75 for a month, ... a retest before moving up again. I've been on the Synthroid for almost 4 weeks now and I am not feeling any better...

  25. SOS.HypoT & extreme moods? HELP PLEASE..
    ... I was just diagnosed with Hashim. and started on Synthroid , but I don't feel any better yet! I too get very moody...
    ... hypo-thy meds. For me the worst was when I started Synthroid . It got better since I've been on Cytomel (May). And...
    ... with levothyroxine because my pharmacy was out of Synthroid . I'm not sure if it's just a generic, or the same...
    ... knew enough to prescribe something. I've been on Synthroid since then. Within 6-8 weeks of starting it, I was ... higher now than it has ever been, even before the Synthroid and that scares me. :) I'm worrid my darn thyorid...
    ... knew enough to prescribe something. I've been on Synthroid since then. Within 6-8 weeks of starting it, I was ... higher now than it has ever been, even before the Synthroid and that scares me. :) I'm worrid my darn thyorid ... today was 6.7! Is your doctor going to raise your Synthroid dose? I'm new at this, but it seems like you are still...

  26. Time off work
    ... energy level was and is pretty good. I doubled my Synthroid the day after surgery so I'm sure that has something...

  27. Had my TT this week!
    ... doing well! I'm 4 weeks post op and on 100mcg Synthroid . I have been pretty tired but no dizziness. It does...

  28. popscookann
    ... explain test results to me ?WHY? I have been on Synthroid 88 mcg for one year, and I still feel crapy...Any...

  29. tsh went up & acidosis?
    ... higher levels of acid in the blood after taking T4 ( synthroid ). How can I reduce the acid levels? I don't eat meat...

  30. Correcting a borderline case of Hypothyroidism
    ... jumped from close to 3 to close to 4, she gave me synthroid . I didn't feel like anything else was wrong with...
    ... you saying you only had hair loss after you started synthroid ? I am basically taking synthroid to STOP hair loss ... normal TSH. Yikes. I'm a little worried about synthroid causing hair loss. I was told it would have to be ... slightly elevated tsh level, I would not even take synthroid ....
    ... with hypothyriodism almost a month ago and started on synthroid (at the 50 level) and it never occured to me that...
    ... peny- did your hair loss start after the synthroid ? I'm only taking 1/2 a 25mg once a day (i wanted ... thing to lose a lot of hair but hopefully with the synthroid , it will grow in too....

  31. Hashimotos.....changes
    ... Well, I was just given an extremely low dose of synthroid because I am borderline hypo. The only symptom that...
    ... dose and it's only been a week, it is caused by the synthroid . It is definitely worse than one week ago. I must...
    ... I have a friend who was on Synthroid and lost a ton of hair and gained weight. They switched ... something else and she did better. For some people synthroid makes things worse. I have heard of many many people ... her Unithroid she replied that it was better than Synthroid because Synthroid caused more hair loss. noodles3...
    ... My eyebrows are intact. I do think the synthroid caused my current hair loss to just get much worse ... losing weight. I was probably a poor candidate for synthroid given I had hair loss to begin with! I did lose...

  32. Newly diagnosed Hashi's
    ... things to settle out on meds. I agree with cutting the synthroid in half until you can talk to your md. An important...

  33. synthroid
    ... Take the Synthroid on an empty stomach then delay eating for an hour...

  34. hair shedding
    ... until you are no longer hypo--6-8 weeks after starting Synthroid assuming the starting dose is adequate. For me ... out until after the proceedure, after I had resumed Synthroid for about a week but while I was still very hypo. ... think the delayed reaction is why some people think Synthroid is the cause of their hair loss....

  35. when can I take meds.?
    ... Ideally, you should wait an hour after you take Synthroid to take anything else. Can you take your Synth at...

  36. subacute thyroiditis and hashimoto thyroiditis
    ... enough I have high levels of antibodies, so I am now on synthroid . Sometimes, subacuts thyroiditis can cause temporary...

  37. ErinBeth! Midwest! Need an opinion.
    ... Like ErinBeth's posts, I have done pretty well on T4 ( synthroid ), but have had some lingering hypo symptoms. Unlike ... morning, about 30 minutes after my regular 100 mcg of synthroid , I quickly became really nervous and jumpy. Today ... in and out), edgy, and mild heart palps. I took my synthroid and cytomel anyway (30 mins apart again) and went ... sicker and finally went to the hospital. Then cytomel/ synthroid for a few weeks without success. Any tips on how...
    ... want to discuss with your doc whether lowering the Synthroid while adding the Cytomel might be better for you?...
    ... been previously, can't help wondering if upping the Synthroid a small amount might have brought you back to a "feel...

  38. just a few questions
    ... feel sure was caused by either too high a dose of Synthroid , or too fast an increase in dosage. I'm not so...

  39. New to Hypothyroidism
    ... had more difficulties with insomnia when taking ONLY Synthroid . Its T4 only that body has to convert to T3's. I don...

  40. Hypothyroidism, newly Dx'd
    ... Hello, everyone... My Internist just started me on synthroid to combat my low thyriod output (they have been testing ... I would like to get some peoples reactions to synthroid and if it helps them with sluggish (or in my case ... amazing for all my meds and since I just added the synthroid I wanted to get an idea of what others have actually...
    ... Hi Pennybobenny :D Synthroid & Zoloft was a deadly combo for me. They just didn ... from w/in my body:) - NOT fun! Are you taking the Synthroid totally SEPERATE from all other medicines, vitamins ... what Dr's DON'T tell us Many people do great on Synthroid . But I personally feel MUCH better when I'm getting...
    ... I take the synthroid at the same time I take my morning neurontin and so...

  41. thyriod and supplements should I take hem apart from each other!!
    ... take them near the time you take the levo. I take synthroid first thing in the morning and then wait till after...

  42. Hi I'm New and I have a ?
    ... IrisLee :) I did a google search of "pregnancy & Synthroid ". Every site said that it was totally safe. The...
    ... Synthroid is a lab-made duplicate of the hormone your body would...

  43. Yet another request for help with labs!
    ... After 15+ years of Synthroid treatment for hypothyroid, was recently diagnosed ... 1.76) TSH = 0.361 (range .35-5.5) I was on .100 Synthroid November 2, 2006 Free T3 = 2.6 (range 2.3-4.2 ... .61-1.76) TSH = 2.189 (range .35-5.5) Am on .88 Synthroid I have an appt tomorrow and already know she will...

  44. Help! Doctor won't check thyroid!!
    ... now checked with the pharmacy, and the Rx is indeed ' synthroid 0.125 mg' (levothyroxine sodium). Nothing has changed...
    ... something. At present, on a daily basis, I take: -1 synthroid .125 mg pill -1 digestive enzyme pill with every...
    ... thing that can skew your thyroid tests is taking your Synthroid too close to the time of the blood draw. It can falsely...
    ... your help with this question. I always take my synthroid first thing in the morning with water. an hour or...

  45. TSH level was 6.... Dr. wants to "wait and watch"... I"m concerned..
    ... my Dr's solution to HORRID side-effects I felt on Synthroid , was putting me on STRONG anti-D med, it made me think...
    ... had no symptoms, but since I did, he put me on 50mcg synthroid . He said it'd be many weeks before I noticed a...
    ... YES, I am finally feeling the effects of taking this Synthroid (50mg, generic). I am thrilled- I have longed for...
    ... is still true, however; after being on 50 mcg's of Synthroid for little over a month now, I realize that the fatigue...

  46. Help with test results
    ... came back positive, so my doctor finally put me on Synthroid because after the hyperthyroid I went hypo. with a...

  47. Trouble staying asleep is HYPO too???
    ... syndrome. In Feb 06, I started hypo-Thy meds. 1st med was Synthroid & I was LUCKY to get 4-5 hours of BRO- - -ken sleep...

  48. Please advise. Very confused.
    ... 14) all are hypo and are being treated. Some with synthroid , more with armour, a few with cytomel....
    ... 14) all are hypo and are being treated. Some with synthroid , more with armour, a few with cytomel. [FONT ... important to do first things first. About the " Synthroid , Armour, a few with Cytomel" ... IMO, it's the careful...

  49. Hypo, abdominal discomfort and belching - recognise this?
    ... what happens, but I had the same problem while on Synthroid . I would have alot of upper abdominal bloating, with...
    ... Last winter, my tsh was at 6, so I started 25 mcg. of synthroid . I worked it up to almost 50 mcgs. over a 2 month ... started meds again. Worked my way up to 37.5 mcg. synthroid , and stomach was awful this time. Bloated, pressing...

  50. Hypo to Hyper in a week?
    ... year and three months ago, I am currently on .088 of synthroid , once daily. Just within this week, I've been...
    ... Less Than 1 In 3 Weeks Time From Being Started On Synthroid . Now The Endo Told Me He Would Like To See Me Hyperthyroid...

  51. Should I ......
    ... meds on the morning of blood work; since Levo and Synthroid contain the very slow acting T4 hormone it is not...

  52. Questions for Armour users...
    ... Monday and am considering asking him to switch me from synthroid to armour. Here's the scenerio...i just had labs ... switching to armour of an equilivant amount to the .125 synthroid would help slow the weight gain? I am on total replacemen...
    ... knows. There's no way to tell if switching to Synthroid would help or hurt, but I can tell you that it's less ... likely that a T4-only med like Synthroid would help with weight loss. I've seen plenty of ... do. I'm not allowed to direct you to my favorite Synthroid to Armour conversion site. There is a chart on the...
    ... End of story for most of us. I couldn't take Synthroid at all. The smallest therapeutic dose made me hyper ... that. It's hard for me to compare my experience on Synthroid with Armour, because I stayed on Synthroid for only ... probably try an equivalent slightly lower than the Synthroid dose you take now. If you take .125 mgs, you could...
    ... is i'm pretty sure he'll poopoo any change from the synthroid . I've even ask about adding cytomel a while back...

  53. Armour, new Endo, and my visit
    ... 2006 of 1.96 right before I switched to Armour from Synthroid . I felt like complete crap and remember very well...
    ... beef, didn't listen, and wanted to switch me back to Synthroid . This guy scared me so much, I have spent the last...

  54. new here and don't know what ....
    ... fluctuations, but my TSH is at 6.4. I was put on .05mg of synthroid , and I am finding my symptoms are getting worse! I...
    ... You don't say how long you've been taking the Synthroid so it is hard to answer your question, but I'll try ... hypo-hell but most doctors will just increase the Synthroid even though it can take weeks to feel the effects...
    ... :) Tanya ~ WELCOME :D to the boards Synthroid was H***:) for me - - plain and simple I've found ... that Levoxyl is kinder to my system than Synthroid EVER was. I feel a whole lot more HUMAN when I ... there is Thyrolar also. It's a t3/4 combo med. Synthroid isn't for everyone. i personally will never go back...

  55. help me with my labs
    ... 10.5 for whatever that means. I'm taking 125 mcg synthroid , feeling some hypo symptoms, not hypER... taking synthroid...

  56. To armour users...
    ... Monday and am considering asking him to switch me from synthroid to armour. Here's the scenerio...i just had labs ... switching to armour of an equilivant amount to the .125 synthroid would help slow the weight gain? I am on total replacemen...

  57. Levels way off!
    ... in three months I have been in. I went from taking synthroid .3 to this amount and it has been a nightmare. I do...

  58. New Numbers
    ... may be .05 Anyway they are going to take my 75 of synthroid and have me take that M-F and then on Sat and Sun...

  59. Low Dose of RAI Monday-Isolation Through Wednesday
    ... me a quick boost but when that ran out and I was on Synthroid alone I started going backward and had to increase ... my Synthroid dose. I judge my progress by the number of naps I...

  60. SEVERE night sweats on armour?
    ... if related but we decided to pass it over until the Synthroid was completely out and only on Armour. It's been...
    ... hyper but not necessarily. I have had to increase my Synthroid from 200 to 237mcg and find I am sweating more when...
    ... experiences. I switched briefly about a year ago from Synthroid to Armour. I was on Armour for about 8-9 weeks and ... symptoms. Armour's just not for me, and I went back to Synthroid . I did have severe night sweats when I was taking ... sweats from that, but they are not nearly so severe on synthroid as they were on Armour....

  61. New Member
    ... Ultra Sound & most likely other scans. I'm glad that Synthroid is really helping :) you. I've never lost much hair...

  62. Scheduled Right Thyroidectomy-please post success stories for me
    ... In my case they had already put me on 100mcg of Synthroid prior to surgery since my TSH was at 38. I continued...
    ... green tea. That was killer. I've been on 75 mcg of synthroid for 14 years. We've uped to it 150mcg to see how that...
    ... prone to other autoimmune diseases. I've been taking synthroid for 14 years now, so that hasn't really changed at...
    ... pain at all. None. My doc immediately put me on Synthroid while I was still in the hospital. And what was immediately ... in the early AM, and they gave me my first dose of synthroid shortly after. NO COLD FEET! No shivering. Barb...
    ... you have a FNB done? What are they telling you about synthroid or meds? Will you have to take any? I am in S....
    ... have to stay 2 nights(im in florida)...after that its synthroid ct scan and then LET THE HEALING BEGIN BABY!!!!!....
    ... feeling normal again really soon. Are they giving you synthroid ? What kind of symptoms have you been having? I really...
    ... yesterday. He upped me from 0.125mg to 0.137mg of Synthroid . I go back in two months. I'm still low on my PTH...
    ... was also benign. I now am on a low dose of generic synthroid , but I had/still have what you are talking about....
    ... hectic, my body didn't react very well to the 175mcg of synthroid so it got bumped up to 200mcg. I had about every symptom...
    ... than a level being off. So in March we switched me to Synthroid and now I feel great! and I'm losing weight for the ... was on levoxyl and felt AWFUL - 3.8 My level now on Synthroid - 4.5 It went UP and still I feel better! That...

  63. red eyes
    ... listened to my symptoms and with a TSH of 6.4, put me on Synthroid . I am on a low dose and still have all the awful symptoms...

  64. Cystic Acne & Thyroid Problems?
    ... thyroid levels have started to change - I am taking synthroid 100 mcgs. I am convinced my acne caused by my thyroid...

  65. Teen with Diabetes and Hashis TSH results
    ... neutraphils are low. Check out that TSH. She is on synthroid 125mg daily. Her Labs came in the US MAIL to...

  66. Thyroid Storm/ Synthroid advice
    ... probably not much help, but I have been on 100mcg of Synthroid for years, I have never had any stomach problems or...
    ... help you. I would also suggest that you switch from Synthroid to Armour (1st choice, natural)........second choice...
    ... partial thyroidectomy 4 years ago and have been on synthroid ever since. I have also tried Armour and had a very ... mean you will. I seem to do better with name brand synthroid , eventhough it does upset my stomach also. Each ... share them with you. I know most people who take synthroid do not have problems with stomach upset, but a few...

  67. My thyroid is sooo unfair....
    ... bozo!) She knew I was having HORRID side-effects on Synthroid , but didn't offer an alternative. (she was primecare...

  68. Thyroid suppresion therapy?
    ... Normally I thought it was something more in the lines of Synthroid :) But since the surpression or shinking isn't working...

  69. Wanting opinions about my endos suggestion...
    ... cases like this they have shrunk. She started me on Synthroid 25mcg, will increase this week to 50mcg and then she...

  70. So confused! High TSH low t3 and low t4
    ... radioactive iodine and thought it was gone. Dr. had me on synthroid .3 after gradual increase over the years, but I have ... high as well as positive ANA titer. New dr. reduced synthroid , added cytomel and my body came crashing down. Tried ... cytomel 10 mcg in a.m. and 10 mcg in pm, and quit synthroid . Felt good initially, then started feeling bad again...
    ... doesn't even remotely approach the equal of .3 mgs of Synthroid . The doctor who wants to increase the dose has the...

  71. Will these interfere with my thyroid med?
    ... and a multi vitamin. I'm supposed to start taking Synthroid . Are these all safe to take together or should I...

  72. New to the thyroid board
    ... blood work done. The doc sent me a prescription for Synthroid . I did a google search and found out it was for a...

  73. Thyroid meds questions
    ... insomnia and being extremely tired. Anyway, I started on Synthroid 112 the day after surgery, but my doctor said this ... for me. I was wondering what the average dose is of Synthroid for someone without a thyroid and how long it takes...
    ... TroMom My surgery was 16 days ago. I was on 50mcg Synthroid pre-op (11 years) and 100mcg post-op. I've been a...

  74. Wow
    ... tsh level was .045.. On the first visit dr put me on synthroid and still has me on it. I don't return until nov....

  75. Salty Taste
    ... have had Hypothyroidism for 20 years and am taking Synthroid . Have had many tests. Drs. have no clue....