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  1. switching to natural form????
    ... not know alot about it???? my question is iam on synthroid now 0.150mgs so what would i take for thyroid . ...
    ... thanks for all the info, i was very sick on synthroid and have been for 2 yrs!!!! my doc could never get ... it works out to 90mgs as i was taking 0.150mgs of synthroid i hope its not to much !!!! but my doc wants me to...

  2. what is normal range
    ... not do well on T3 therapy, I respond better to just Synthroid alone. But that's only me as an individual, maybe ... dosage you are at. If you are on a T4 only med., like Synthroid , you may just need an increase of dosage. Ask your...

  3. Does it get better with time?
    ... Hypothyroid (auto-immune). I am currently on 88 mcg Synthroid . On my recent lab my TSH was 0.6 and my TPO antibodies ... were 195. My doctor said I am responding to the Synthroid dose since my TPO antibodies have started to come...

  4. Cytomel?
    ... if it makes any difference." And he prescribed me Synthroid 100's (I have been taking 125's) as well as taking ... 3 pills a day. But I don't want to go back to just Synthroid and feeling miserable either. I saw on Armor's website...
    ... mcg's of Cytomel in conjunction with .25 mcg's of Synthroid . Its worth it to ME :D You also might look on line...
    ... fair trial. Since you aren't having any luck with Synthroid , you don't have much to lose. You can always go back...

  5. New lab results...
    ... appointment due to symptoms. The Dr. put me on 50mcg of Synthroid and took labs that day. They came back normal....

  6. Checking in
    ... In the middle of my 6 weeks without Synthroid and feeling every bit of it. Oct. 17-18 uptake and...

  7. Multi Nodule + Subacute Thyroiditis
    ... under three weeks left of the same wait (to get the synthroid out of my system) so an uptake test and biopsy can...

  8. What does this mean...........??
    ... treat at this time..........does that mean I need MORE Synthroid (currently on .05) or less? I have noticed hair loss...
    ... already noticing hairs falling, I wouldn't go after more Synthroid . I would try adding some Cytomel (T3 only med) to...

  9. 2% solution/cytomel/armour "grains"
    ... asking your doc for the 2% solution, which is 98% T4 ( synthroid ) and 2% T3 (which i guess is armour or cytomel?) how...
    ... right combination of T4:T3 ... but I can't tolerate Synthroid anyway, so for me it's moot. Armour is not the ... the same as 60 mgs. Cytomel is synthetic T3 only. Synthroid is synthetic T4. Why do you think you need to change...
    ... far, things are not working for me. First i was on synthroid , now armour, and i still feel like crap. someone mentioned...

  10. Your help again please? Shortness of breath...
    ... I had shortness of breath that improved with the synthroid and then got worse again, along with muscle weakness...

  11. Endocrinologist?
    ... Hello - I need your opinion. I've been taking synthroid for 6 years now for hypothyroidism. I have my TSH ... doctor during my annual physical and my dosage of synthroid has steadily increased over the years. I'm concerned ... and my TSH went up to 13. It took 3 increases of Synthroid to get my TSH within normal range. I've never had...

  12. New Here- Desperate for some help
    ... When diagnosed hypothryoid, my primary md prescribed synthroid . it did nothing, so i went to an endo- she put me...

  13. OBGYN took me off estrogen, depo-provera...
    ... Look out world, I'm on the loose!) I have taken my Synthroid and my Estradiol together at the same time everyday...

  14. Why does TSH fluctuate despite taking meds?
    ... should ask for Cytomel in conjunction with exsisting Synthroid ? It surpresses TSH, & many MANY of us thy patients...

  15. informtion please
    ... treatment since the early 1990's. But, with taking Synthroid , it has been stable. However, I have noticed familiar ... adenoma on the thyroid and it was made inactive by the Synthroid . I will answer guestions and tell more later. ...
    ... ve never heard of a cold nodule being treated with Synthroid . When they reach a certain size, they're usually...
    ... second flare-up of the tumor, will they just 'up' the synthroid or will they take the thyroid out? ...

  16. Sudufu
    ... start me back at SQUARE ONE ie ~>>[SIZE="3"]*just* Synthroid [/SIZE] - - and I'm NOT going there Again. I would...

  17. Chronic Fatigue!!
    ... nothing to offer other than raising & lowering my Synthroid dosage. Chris...

  18. Continued Hypothyroidism even with increasing Synthroid dosage
    ... recently. I associated it with the increase in my Synthroid dosage. I would take the 88 mcg for several days...
    ... down, why not add some Cytomel to your 75 mcg's of Synthroid ? (Cytomel is T3 only - also supressing TSH) Most of...

  19. Thyroglossal Duct Cyst...HELP
    ... t understand WHY :) Dr Delgado wouldn't LET me add Synthroid to exsisting Cytomel, as my T4 are *low* even by LAB...

  20. Hashimotos help!! Please
    ... never heard of treating Hashimoto's with both PTU and Synthroid . That's very unusual. I have heard of treating Graves ... the best interpretation.) Just raising your dose of Synthroid isn't likely to help raise your FT3, so the addition...

  21. Pathology Report-Papillary Cancer
    ... went on tapazole around the same time I started on Synthroid . :) The RAI wasn't bad at all, the only symptom...

  22. What are Optimal T3 & T4 lab levels when Hypo???
    ... osteopathic), he had no probs adding .25 mcg's of Synthroid to my exsisting .50 mcg's of Cytomel. My T4's were...

  23. Level of medications - Thyroxine
    ... tablets. I had this problem when switching from 50 mcg. Synthroid (no dye) to the pretty lavender-colored 75s. I did...

  24. Lab Question!
    ... COLOR="darkred"][/url] [LIST] [*]If you are taking Synthroid or any other T4-only med within 8 hours of a blood...

  25. tests say in range but thyroglobulin high...
    ... doc say blood work makes him not want to put me on synthroid , even though my thyroid is very enlarged. Last week ... and T4's need to be before an endo will put you on synthroid ? Thanks for any info. Dawn...
    ... one lobe removed last fall. I'm Hypo & on Cytomel/ Synthroid combo. Sorry, I don't have a CLUE what some of ... Medicine. He had no probs letting me take 25 mcg's of Synthroid WITH exsisting Cytomel. (t4's were in the toilet ...

  26. How do you do it -- really just a rant
    ... I'm in my 2nd or third week without synthroid -- I've honestly lost track--I have a test date written...

  27. Hypothyroidism?
    ... ypothyroid returned. I told my doctor I wanted to be put on synthroid because I new I was hypothyroid! Lucky, for me my...

  28. I am confused about birth control pills!!
    ... I will tell you that my experience with Synthroid and BCPs was NOT GOOD. Within 3 months of starting ... 8.6. The estrogen definitely interfered with the Synthroid . I had to stop taking them. No one else I talked ... such severe issues. I also separated my pills ( Synthroid in AM, BCPs and night) and it didn't matter. The...

  29. T3,I dont know what to do, or how it works!!
    ... that formula and it was to strong. I was on 100mcg of Synthroid T4. So I figure 10 of Cytomel T3 and 50 of Synthroid ... wasn't. I felt the same effects with 5 Cytomel and 25 Synthroid . So in my body, I was wondering if the T4 Synthroid...

  30. High Free T-4, With Normal FT-3 & TSH
    ... history of thryoid cancer (all my glands removed) I take synthroid . I feel hyper all the time. :) I was just check...

  31. Doctor's Visit
    ... this sounds,,, She wouldn't LET me add 25 mcg's of Synthroid to exsisting Cytomel even though my T4's were in THE ... Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. He let me add the Synthroid to Cytomel WITHOUT doing bloodwork :D because I had...

  32. New here........please does anyone have input?
    ... the last couple of years but I feel it's due to the synthroid . Plus I'm in peri-menopause! Hang in there! hugs...

  33. Bad days and good days
    ... give you. Some meds don't mix well w/ each other. ( Synthroid & Zoloft was a nasty combo for me) Hope the Endo...

  34. t3 the benefits for my mate mandy milne
    ... Pursie, I may do the exact thing with lowering Synthroid to add Cytomel. I'm on 50mcg Synthoid and my doctor...

  35. Talk me out of this...
    ... and I skipped the first two doses today. With no Synthroid (I stopped that 4 weeks ago) and now no Cytomel I...
    ... follow up, but my friend stayed on cytomel only (no synthroid ) throughout the first 8 months for a scan, treatment...

  36. test results..... menapause ????
    ... the symptoms in myself before. I take 100 mcg. of synthroid daily, and I am on a bio-identical hormone patch,...

  37. over medicated?
    ... hyper now due to over medication. She has lowered my synthroid to .15 from .225. :) I have not had my bloodwork...
    ... until it tones down slowly. But I was on 150 mcg of synthroid and now I'm on 137 mcg. I did gain about 5 pounds...

  38. Is there a natural treatment for thyroid?
    ... hypothyroidism about 6 years ago. I started taking Synthroid and about 2 years in my physician upped my dosage ... so which ones and do they help or am I destined for Synthroid or another synthetic medication?:)...
    ... happened. I was like that for months! I stopped the synthroid myself..did not wean and have never been back on....
    ... Synthroid may not be the drug for you. It wasn't for me; it...

  39. Can someone please help?
    ... levroxyl the latter gave me migraines then back to synthroid when my dose reached 200mcgs and i still felt like...

  40. How things are
    ... Mom got some "Thyroid Factor" and is taking it. Her synthroid dose is .5 now, half of what she took a couple of...

  41. Thyroid "dying" with Hashi's
    ... taking Armour and this doctor would only prescribe Synthroid to me because he believed the Armour wasn't working...
    ... just found out that it takes up to 6 weeks for the synthroid to completely leave your system. I only know this ... because they can't do an uptake test until the synthroid clears my system -- postponing the test for 6 weeks ... taking Armour and this doctor would only prescribe Synthroid to me because he believed the Armour wasn't working...
    ... was on Armour at the time, but refused to switch to Synthroid ....
    ... armour like feeling over medicated you should go on synthroid it doesn't have t3 in it. So if you do have symptoms...

  42. Newbie here-just diagnosed w/Hashimoto's-? about weight loss
    ... everything makes sense. My doctor prescribed 25mcg Synthroid and I've been taking that dose for two weeks now. ... pounds that I'd like to lose, and I'm hopeful that the Synthroid will help make that happen. I eat healthy and go ... usually take before the body starts cooperating with the Synthroid ? Thanks!...

  43. Help! dr says take medicine, asymptomatic
    ... said I am hypothyroid and dr wanted me to start synthroid . I feel great, I have no symptoms, my TSH was elevated...

  44. Armour and sweating
    ... I don't remember sweating this much when I was on Synthroid . Could this be a side effect of the medication?...
    ... 10 years and have no problems. i did switch from Synthroid which gave me a reaction and problems. The only thing...
    ... I don't remember sweating this month when I was on Synthroid . Could this be a side effect of the medication? ... I took synthroid for 36 years and did not have the ability to sweat...
    ... really don't remember sweating at all when I was on Synthroid . Hmmm. And yes, I guess I didn't realize that sweating...

  45. Synthroid versus Levothyroxine (generic)
    ... the generic brand has less of the medicine than the Synthroid . This is why your doctor said not to switch brands ... want to check to see if your insurance will cover the Synthroid if he does prescribe that way....
    ... the doctor to put a "no substitutions" order on my Synthroid prescription. He did, so I've been back on Synthroid ... people who do better on the levothyroxine than on the Synthroid . There are those who swear by Armour and don't do...
    ... the generic brand has less of the medicine than the Synthroid . This is why your doctor said not to switch brands ... want to check to see if your insurance will cover the Synthroid if he does prescribe that way." Erin, Thanks ... the doctor to put a "no substitutions" order on my Synthroid prescription. He did, so I've been back on Synthroid ... people who do better on the levothyroxine than on the Synthroid . There are those who swear by Armour and don't do ... that but I guess that is better than declining the synthroid all together. And now I received a letter from them...
    ... indications the level of levothoroxine is higher in Synthroid than in the Levothroid I take, for example. The ... am fortunate in that respect. My insurance covers Synthroid or Levothroid and the pharmacy (it's an HMO) will...

  46. Hypothyriod & Anemia
    ... was recently diagnosed as hypothyroid and put on Synthroid . I've been anemic because of low hemoglobin/iron for...
    ... was recently diagnosed as hypothyroid and put on Synthroid . I've been anemic because of low hemoglobin/iron for...

  47. taking synthroid and cytomel together
    ... have a question about some type of medicine. For Synthroid and Cytomel, you may want to look at these links:...

  48. Why Do My Doctors Ignore T3?
    ... very close to the same dosage of levothyroxine (or Synthroid ) for 33 years, and eveyone is OK with that. Except...
    ... as much T3 as it needs from the supply of T4 that Synthroid (or other levoT med) provides. And since mainstream ... comes around, you've been stuck for 33 years with Synthroid . A few brave thyroid pioneers know that this theory...
    ... Tamsin- I am on 100 mcg of Synthroid and that seems to be the best dosage of T4 replacement...
    ... very close to the same dosage of levothyroxine (or Synthroid ) for 33 years, and eveyone is OK with that. Except...

  49. Thoughts/Advise on Labs
    ... Osteopathic Medicine, who had NO PROBS adding some Synthroid to Cytomel I'm already taking for Hypo-Thy. I've heard...

  50. Disgusted
    ... Pts with "normal" TSH, or pts with low values put on Synthroid alone can continue to have numerous hypo s/s, including ... isn't converting sufficient levels of T-3, all the Synthroid in the world won't help. (?) Alt docs say they need ... more cereal than meat! My Mom (step) is hypo, on synthroid , eats well under 1100/day, (typical is slimfast bar ... gained 10# and is freaking out. I feel she needs more Synthroid or needs T-3, and then could eat "normally" for her...

  51. Hi / Think I may be hypo
    ... reading thyroid info because I suspected my stepmom, on synthroid , is not on a proper dose. When I see her next, I will...
    ... than when my poor step-mom was diagnosed. She takes synthroid , but I betcha she needs a little boost of 3, or maybe...

  52. Question about FT4
    ... I take Armour because I was the same as you on Synthroid . The smallest dose overmedicated me. It's possible...

  53. Question about converting T4
    ... knowledge will answer :) Are you talking about Synthroid (or something similair) and how much of that t4 is...

  54. Please help me understand labs
    ... T3??? Confusing. Yes, he is giving me a trial of Synthroid to see if it improves these symptoms that are draining ... out of me............He started me out at .112 mg of Synthroid , I believe that is the correct amount of one pill...
    ... then increase it as test results merit. .112mcg. of Synthroid is what they prescribe after you've gone through ...
    ... any undesirable effects from starting a high dose of Synthroid and not building to high dose??? He said in 2 weeks...

  55. Support & Answers needed
    ... ultrasound and everything was fine. She put me on synthroid and 6months later I had to see another endocrologist ... my TSH was normal--not hypo or hyper. I took the synthroid on and off and saw another endocronologist who made...
    ... look up. I'm just so sick of this. I've been on Synthroid for 11 years and *want* my thyroid and all the nodules...
    ... touch it, but to supplement it with thyroid hormone, Synthroid . It's taken close to 10 years of treatment, but...

  56. Itchy...help!
    ... Graves, but now hypo permanently, but thru medication ( synthroid ) I'm now Hyper again so go figure. I do get rashes...

  57. New Member Intro
    ... for everyone. I'm Hypo :) & taking a T4 med such as Synthroid has DISASTEROUS effects on me :) while it works WONDERFUL...

  58. Generic Synthroid questions
    ... difference when I change brand names. Usually, when I take Synthroid or Levothroid, my TSH will remain the same when I...

  59. 4.6 & 5.2 cm nodules pressing on trachea - advice????
    ... tomorrow. The doc said, best case scenario, he'd up my Synthroid . I've been on Synthroid for 11 years. What's the...
    ... causing you discomfort and affecting your breathing. Synthroid rarely shrinks it---and if it did, yours are just...

  60. Confused
    ... researched it because I was having trouble taking synthroid , he called my gp for past blood works and my tsh was...
    ... such a long time ago. Wha do you take instead of synthroid ? My mom takes it and has had awesome results. I...
    ... My TSH was 38 when I was first diagnosed. I got on synthroid and felt much better right away, with continued improvement...
    ... give that a shot because I didn't do very well on synthroid , it made me lose to much weight and I did not feel...
    ... to T3 has helped the fatigue. I am on 100 mgc of Synthroid , and have tried Armour and a synthroid/cytomel combination...

  61. Tsh 9.6
    ... blood work came back and its 9.6 and is increased my synthroid to 100mcg. He does not do any other blood work but...

  62. New here...
    ... me).My TSH levels were normal but still put me on Synthroid . It didn't reduce the goiter or anything. So I took ... the Synthroid for 6 months, as he suggested. After I had my second...

  63. Scaring myself silly...help!
    ... ago, the one that would not put me on anything but synthroid , ( don't go to him now) but he did alot of blood work...
    ... For what it's worth, I couldn't handle armour or synthroid at all. I went through the roof with either one (small...

  64. Cytomel ONLY?
    ... preparation for an uptake scan in October--go off Synthroid , go on Cytomel for three weeks, then stop the Cytomel...
    ... ve only just (TODAY :D) started taking 25 mcg's of Synthroid WITH it....
    ... T4 ( Synthroid ) has to be converted to T3 before your body can use ... immediate. That's the main reason most doctors prescribe Synthroid only--less trouble for most patients and fewer midnight...

  65. Saw Dr of Osteopathic Medicine
    ... was removed, *finally* got on meds in Feb. Been on Synthroid - YUCKO :) side-effects Armour - Felt pretty good ... Dr of O Med today. He agrees that taking 25 mcg's Synthroid could fix me RIGHT up. (like i told other Dr in JULY ... LOW for 3+ months, He's not making me WAIT to start Synthroid (i tolerate it FINE *if* I get T3's in conjunction...
    ... Cytomel out of Canada back when I first started the Synthroid and then continued to feel bad for weeks. It finally...
    ... tomorrow. He is also willing to allow me to take Synthroid AND Cytomel - even if it's just to let me try or make...
    ... Doc who pushes drug of THEIR choice, whether that Synthroid or Armour. If a medicine isn't working or the side ... D !!! My 1st PrimeCare-Dr put me on 50 mcg's of Synthroid in Feb. I wanted to try Armour, but she refused saying...
    ... Bumping for Deena :) 2.5 weeks into taking .25 mcg's of Synthroid WITH exsisting Cytomel, I feel a lil or some :) better...

  66. Blood Test
    ... medications, but if they are giving you the equivalent of Synthroid here (levothyroxine is the drug name) that I don't...

  67. WHAT is UP with my HAIR????
    ... hair falling out much (yet :) ) Since I started on Synthroid a few weeks ago I have noticed my scalp getting very...

  68. Midwest.....anyone, I need help ....again!!!
    ... my age. Guess she meant too much T3 (5) Taking Synthroid was a nightmare for me before, but I wasn't taking...

  69. Synthroid not relieving symptoms...
    ... checked. Also have read that even on a T4 med only, like Synthroid , your adrenals can be low on cortisol and cause you ... have enough T3 --- Most people can convert the T4 in Synthroid to T3 on their own, but some people have to take an...
    ... ... I've been on and off synthroid for the past few years. I've had borderline hypothyroidism ... about 10 years. ... I know the low does of Synthroid brings my numbers into the normal range, and my t3...
    ... Synthroid isn't the only medicine. Personally I tolerate it...
    ... prescription. He said we could either increase the does of synthroid or add cytomel. I said that I'd like to try the cytomel...
    ... part of the prep for an uptake scan (I am normally on Synthroid ) and I was concerned about the amount my endo prescribed ... increase the dose and that has proven to be true. The Synthroid that I discontinued about 4 weeks ago has finally ... the day so it's probably time. As a supplement to Synthroid your dose will probably be much less than I am taking...

  70. hashi hypo help
    ... umatologist. First started on unithroid then levroxyl then synthroid when i began to require 300 mcg synthroid daily switched...

  71. Synthroid vs Armour
    ... I think each person is individual. If you are on synthroid and it doesn't help you then maybe armour will. I ... have to remember too, that there are many people on synthroid who probably don't even know this website exists....
    ... Faustino, I'm a Synthroid fan, on 100 mcg. dosage, and have been hypo for several ... right med. for me. I switched back to my good old Synthroid . I was disappointed that Armour did not work, but ... with my remaining hypo symptoms, I feel better on Synthroid than Armour. However there are many people on ... much better on Armour, who had awful problems with Synthroid . I certainly respect thier feelings about Armour ... for them. They therefore suggest it to others over Synthroid . After reading and interacting with other posters ... thing. What works for one does not work for another. Synthroid is an excellent thyroid hormone replacement and the ... replacement and has been around a lot longer than Synthroid with many satisfied patients. I suppose that...
    ... I like Synthroid better than Armour. But lately I have been on Cytomel...
    ... done. There are differences in fillers used for Synthroid , Levoxyl and Levothroid (three major brands) as well ... reason for switching to another med. I have read Synthroid tends to contain slightly more levothyroxine than ... any of the major brands of meds available, such as Synthroid , Levothroid, Levoxyl, Armour ......

  72. Daisy and Midwest
    ... sick and being sick all this time even on medicine ( synthroid ) I thought my life was over. I learned about armour...

  73. hypo to hyper after hyster?
    ... if I was taking estrogen I would have to take more Synthroid ? Do women usually have to take less Synthroid...

  74. Arrrgh six weeks without Synthroid
    ... have the uptake scan as well and they took me off synthroid for 6 weeks. However, after they made the appointment...
    ... have the uptake scan as well and they took me off synthroid for 6 weeks. However, after they made the appointment...
    ... get out of the system compared to the 6-7 weeks for Synthroid to get out. It definately lessens the symptoms. ...
    ... scheduled for the uptake scan in early October. I went off Synthroid about 20 days ago but am on Cytomel for another week ... for the scan. I feel as good or better than when on Synthroid . See if you can get a Rx for Cytomel, or buy it...

  75. ExPerkyTina
    ... even though I have hypo numbers. When I started the synthroid at 25mcgs and then it was uped to 50mcgs a month later...