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

  2. New here!
    ... birth of my daughter. I started off on 50 mcg of synthroid , and that worked for almost 2 years. In January of ... brief history on me, have any of you switched from synthroid to armor? Did you notice a big change in fatigue or...

  3. Endocrinologist in Chicago?
    ... thinking and it took a lot of convincing just raise my Synthroid (at time) from 75 to 88. My Frees were low and TSH...

  4. confusing labs
    ... about my situation. I'm taking Cytomel instead of Synthroid to prep for an uptake scan. Since Cytomel is pure...

  5. Hypo and Hyperthyroid Symptoms
    ... diagnosed with hypo and when she started taking 112 mcg of synthroid she said she felt like a new person the same day....
    ... RAI treatment became permanently hypo they put me on Synthroid at 137 mcg worked for a while until they found that ... I said doc thought I was hypo put me on 150 mcg of synthroid and now i'm hyper and synthroid was lowered. I have...
    ... get it and says I shouldnt be feeling If I'm taking synthroid . i had told her a while back about my anxiety she...

  6. Total Thyroidectomy
    ... cream and italian ice helped :) Now, I am on synthroid and feeling ok. I was started on Synthroid 100 mcg...

  7. Opinions Please!!!
    ... to bring TSH to 1-2 with my dose now being 2.25 in synthroid . i've changed Dr.s due to insurance, and my complaints...

  8. Start Armour tomorrow...Questions
    ... a full glass of water with it as it does with the synthroid . Do I do this or not? If so, how long should I wait...

  9. Need help for Subclinical Hypothyroidism - alternative treatment?
    ... for hypothyroidism. Your doctor probably gave you Synthroid . It is the most commonly prescribed medication, I...
    ... thanks for the advice. I called the pharmacy and it is Synthroid . I'm going to let it sit there for awhile until I...

  10. Hyper and gaining weight???
    ... m currently Hyperthyroid again but do to too much synthroid , now my dose is being lowered. I know that being hyper...

  11. Thyroid TSH Level
    ... about TSH level. I have hypothryoidism and took synthroid . I had quit taking it for awhile because of other ... am not doing anything and then she said to take the synthroid . Does anyone know about this level of 2.32. Is...
    ... about TSH level. I have hypothryoidism and took synthroid . I had quit taking it for awhile because of other ... am not doing anything and then she said to take the synthroid . Does anyone know about this level of 2.32. Is...
    ... a level, you are fortunate. If he thinks you need Synthroid , you probably do. I suggest you take a layman's...

  12. Please Help
    ... diagnosed with hypothyroid she took her first dose of synthroid and she said she felt like a new person. If anyone...
    ... ve accepted them as part of my life. I've been on Synthroid since March, and I've slowly felt better. I'm convinced ... especially around the time of my period), but the synthroid has helped smooth things out a bit. I also take Xanax...

  13. Losing weight.......need a little advice
    ... 0.1 mg synthroid , and I have been taking that since June 30, 2006....

  14. My new results
    ... Hashimoto's). Turns out I have Hashi's too, he gave me Synthroid and I feel 1000 times better than I have for the past...

  15. I'm so sick of this :(
    ... sick of having a thyroid problem. I have been on Synthroid now for 2 months, my levels are finally okay, but...

  16. Home remedies??
    ... start the armour. I am sooo nervous after what the synthroid did to me, but I am hoping this armour is my answer...
    ... gives me energy and if the armour is anything like the synthroid , I did not sleep a wink hardly at night when I took...
    ... and around. Thats another thing I hated about the synthroid too because soon as you got up you had to gulp down...

  17. Newly diagnosed. Advice?
    ... my TSH jumped up to 7.74. I'm now taking 25MCG of Synthroid , which I just started tonight, and already I'm feeling...
    ... thought I felt a little better after one dose of Synthroid but it was either wishfull thinking or you and I are...
    ... thought I felt a little better after one dose of Synthroid but it was either wishfull thinking or you and I are...

  18. thyroid and joint pains
    ... free T4 & free T3 were very low. Taking T4 meds ( synthroid ) was somehat helpful & did raise my T4, but my T3...

  19. Newby w/Questions
    ... diagnosed with hypothyroid back in Oct. After taking synthroid for 2 weeks, I too felt something wrong with my throat...

  20. Thank you Midwest. Have more questions
    ... afternoon. I am scared to death it will do to me what the synthroid did. When I took that I was on 50mcg and although ... high, and calcium high. When I stopped taking the synthroid , everthing went back to normal, except calcium is ... as far as I know everything was normal. Why did the synthroid do that to me? Why are docs so against prescribing...

  21. New labs, What do you think?
    ... to worry about taking something else after what the synthroid did to me. Thanks...

  22. should you take meds before labs?
    ... guidelines for each medicine: If you are taking Synthroid or any other T4-only med within 8 hours of a blood...

  23. Cytomel after 1 week--anyone else experience this?
    ... At my last appt one week ago I was on 50mcgs of Synthroid with t4 at 1.3 (.8-1.8 lab range) and tsh at 1.05 ... lots of fatigue and bad muscle cramps so dr lowered synthroid to 25mcg and added 10mcg of Cytomel (5 in a.m. and...
    ... get my old aches and pains back from just being on synthroid . I was on armour for about 8 weeks. I did not adjust ... switched me from armour to a combination of cytomel/ synthroid . That also gave me worse symptoms than the ones I ... , but for the most part I am happy and healthy on synthroid . I wish I could just take the T3 and everything would...
    ... judgement, he switched me to a slightly smaller dose of synthroid and added just 5 of the cytomel. He had me break...
    ... I got off both Synthroid and Armour. Cytomel makes me feel great. At first...

  24. synthroid - blurry vision now!!
    ... a similar experience when my doc upped my dose of Synthroid . Hypo symptoms seemed to get worse! It seems (he ... lowered it's own production of t4 when I started the Synthroid . The answer after reviewing bloodwork was to slightly ... increase Synthroid to 50mcgs for me. I also had the blurry vision . ... really slow to react including those in the eye. Once synthroid was increased, my eyes got better although now my ... fatigue) and I have been taking Cytomel as well as Synthroid as of a week ago. Hope that helps....

  25. Help with Ultrasound report
    ... isthmus. --------- Since 2000, I have been on Synthroid for suppression, which obviously hasn't worked. The ... low TSH of .01. My endo has now taken me off the Synthroid to do an iodine uptake scan. I have been off the...

  26. Question about postassium iodide (Iodine) and Hashis/Hypothyroidsm
    ... with Hypothyroidsm in Oct. (05). Was put on 25mcg. synthroid and in 4 weeks bumped up to 50mcg. My starting tsh ... me. My specialist would not prescribe anything but Synthroid . The Holistic Dr. wanted me to try to jumpstart the ... hormone. I really do not want to go back to taking synthroid again and I'm scared to death to try Armour. What...
    ... the tsh go back down? I had a terrible time with synthroid , at one point I went to the ER and my liver enzymes ... know everything checked out ok. When I stopped the synthroid everything went back to normal. Except the calcium ... Sounds like most people do better on Armour than synthroid , so why are the docs so against prescribing it? I ... insomnia, blurred vision and terrible anxiety that the synthroid caused. My blood work was fine but I wasn't. Thanks...
    ... permanent damage. I had a nightmare of a time with Synthroid myself. The smallest dose overmedicated me, sending ... used caution in prescribing it, due to my reaction to Synthroid . He started me at 30 mgs, and I didn't have the overmedica ... product and because it contains T3. The synthetics like Synthroid are T4 only. They are taught in medical school that ... world, but my world isn't perfect. The rest of the Synthroid -Armour battle is a long story. Suffice it to say...
    ... what you mean by multi-dosing, do you mean taking synthroid with armour? If so, I have not taken synthroid since ... questions but I'm really nervous about this, since the synthroid incident. I just want to be normal again. How long...

  27. anyone get chest pains?
    ... goiter.) The endo who diagnosed me only prescribes Synthroid , and since Synthroid didn't work for me, she didn...
    ... that say the range is .3 to 3.0. She said not to take Synthroid or anything at my number because it can cause osteoporosis...

  28. PET scan results
    ... activity around the rib is normal healing. I stopped Synthroid last Thursday and started to feel the effects within ... endo has prescribed way too much Cytomel. My ideal Synthroid dose has turned out to be 212mcg and he told me to ... have said 25 of Cytomel is roughly equivalent to 100 Synthroid . I couldn't tolerate 225 of Synthroid much less 300...
    ... Cytomel until Thursday (one week after discontinuing Synthroid ) but the doctors don't have any sympathy for us as ... formula for tapering the Cytomel dose up as the T4 in Synthroid is used up. Instead, it's "discontinue Synthroid for ... That would put me in hyper-hell after a week of no Synthroid !...

  29. My TT surgery was a great success!!
    ... I got them at all. (Mostly my Armour - if I was on Synthroid , it wouldn't be half the problem!). Other than that...
    ... I got them at all. (Mostly my Armour - if I was on Synthroid , it wouldn't be half the problem!). Other than that...

  30. Question for people who are VERY HYPO????
    ... hypo. Fast foward one year later i'm on 228mcg of Synthroid a day, I have lost 80lbs of mostly water. No more...
    ... Take it at least 4 hours after your morning dose of Synthroid . I'm told selenium helps the body convert T4 into ... T3. You may find you can stay at the same Synthroid dose but will start feeling better, as if you increased...
    ... Take it at least 4 hours after your morning dose of Synthroid . I'm told selenium helps the body convert T4 into ... T3. You may find you can stay at the same Synthroid dose but will start feeling better, as if you increased...

  31. Is it necessary to remove a fluid filled cyst?
    ... surgery. Also, I don't want to have to go on meds. like synthroid because as of now my thryoid works well and I have...

  32. To let you guys know!!!!You could save MONEY!!!!
    ... have BC&BS and i just found out that The name brand Synthroid is 33% cheaper for me to get than the generic brand...
    ... I have BC also and Synthroid was about $10 (my copay) and the generic was just...
    ... [QUOTE=Archie Wilson]I have BC also and Synthroid was about $10 (my copay) and the generic was just ... long as you can. :) Under my bc&bs 100 pills of Synthroid is 20$ and 30 pills of generic is 13$ Maybe it's because ... when i get the synthroid it's in a sealed bottle so they don't have to sit...

  33. question on lab results
    ... cannot for the life of me "settle down" - and taking Synthroid makes me feel even worse ???? I just don't get...

  34. can too much thyroid meds cause brain fog?
    ... I might be sublinical for hypothyroidism. I got on Synthroid 12.5 MCG. I took it for 3 days and got major brain...
    ... Did you have hypoT symptoms before you tried the Synthroid ? If you did not receive hard copies of any labs that...

  35. how should i take my t3
    ... relatively short half-life compared to T4 meds like Synthroid . Best wishes....

  36. Anyone with TT dx w/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
    ... Hi Lady! I'm taking 137mcg Synthroid and 1/4th of a 5mcg Cytomel. Doctor(G.P.) put me...

  37. I need a thyroidectomy.....please help with questions.
    ... treatment because my nodule was cancerous. Now, I'm on synthroid only, and thank god, everything is fine. I'm not fat...

  38. Finally RELIEF after switching from SYNTHROID to LEVOTHYROXINE
    ... Hi guys I started levothyroxine I had been taking synthroid for 3 years now and i kept swinging from hypo to hyper ... unbearable, he could never fidn the rigth dose with synthroid he would put me on 150mcg--i would get hyper and on ... anyway now my new doc switched me to generic synthroid and i am doing much better, the numbness on my arms ... getting chest pains or any side effects like with synthroid , my doc was reluctant to switching me, but thanks...
    ... working for you. Based on my own experience with Synthroid I'd say dose adjustments of 25mcg, up or down, might...

  39. CYTOMEL Works Wonders for anxiety/brain fog- can i take it if T3 is normal?
    ... I had a question, I was put on 125 mcg of generic synthroid since I went Hypo again anyway I decided on my own...
    ... I got off Armour and Synthroid. I was on .125mg of Synthroid and it didn't seem to do much for me. I also started ... Cytomel is suppose to be 4 times more potent than Synthroid . But I have a hard time believing it. Cytomel is a...

  40. complex nodules
    ... Had pituitary tumor removed in 97 and have been on synthroid ever since. Has any one experienced complex nodules...

  41. Menstrual Cycle and Hypo
    ... I am sick of it. ANy suggestions?:) Are you on synthroid ? If you are ask your Dr. to test your free T3. I have...

  42. Thyroid Problem + Dry Skin
    ... Levothyroxine 0.1 mg per day. The doctor change my meds to Synthroid .088 Mg and it did help the tremors, but now i have...

  43. 5 mm nodule on left lower lobe
    ... lower lobe of my thyroid. I am currently on 100 mg of Synthroid . I have had really bad lightheadedness, headaches...

  44. merits of having thyroid total destroyed by radioactive iodine?
    ... told it completely destroyed my thyroid so I will use Synthroid forever. In response to your posting - My hair sheds ... books about what I should do if I ever can't get my Synthroid - anybody know? What would happen without it? I've ... Katrina - if I were in that situation without the synthroid for an extended period of time. Thanks!...

  45. Test results
    ... My free T's were borderline. He switched me to synthroid and cytomel. At the same time I decided to wean myself...

  46. Should I Have My Thyroid Removed?
    ... because i get air hunger. I've been on 100 mcg of Synthroid since july 21 & was feeling ok for a while. I do have...
    ... getting bigger. My new endo immediately switched me to Synthroid at 100 mcg & like i had mentioned I was feeling better ... message forum that once thyroid hormone replacement ( synthroid , levoxyl, levothyroxine, etc) doses go beyond 100...
    ... No matter at what dose, or what kind of hormone ( synthroid , levoxyl, armour, cytomel, timed release T3), nothing...
    ... No matter at what dose, or what kind of hormone ( synthroid , levoxyl, armour, cytomel, timed release T3), nothing...

  47. Tomorrow's my big day - 17 years of suffering almost over??
    ... parathyroids. I felt wonderful again! I will take Synthroid for the rest of my life but that is just fine! Best...

  48. Amour thyroid
    ... hypothyroidism i would rather do it. Iv'e been on synthroid for 12 years and just found out about going natural...

  49. Celexa (Generic) + Synthroid - effectiveness? interactions?
    ... It would be best to not take Celexa with the synthroid just in case there is an interaction, to be on the...
    ... Hi. I've been taking Celexa with Synthroid for a while now. I haven't had any problems. I take ... my Synthroid in the morning, and my Celexa in the evening because...

  50. Thyroid and acid reflux trouble
    ... ton, i am pretty sure the thyroid condition and the synthroid are the nes to blame since i never really had this...

  51. Has anyone's thyroid grown back after surgery?
    ... doctor says that all my labs are normal, thanks to synthroid , so he advises to take a "wait and see" position for...

  52. Has anyone's thyroid grown back after surgery?
    ... doctor says to that all my labs are normal, thanks to synthroid , so he advises to take a "wait and see" position for...
    ... doctor says to that all my labs are normal, thanks to synthroid , so he advises to take a "wait and see" position for...

  53. T3 AND T4 every month
    ... Plus 2 months ago doc put me on cytomel besides my synthroid . I dont never ask why they are messing up like that ... this now i have had hypo now for 10 years been on synthroid all this time, now in the last 3 months i have had...
    ... every month? Do you have your lab numbers? How much Synthroid and Cytomel are you on? What are your last labs?...
    ... meds.never until this may have i took anything but synthroid . any suggestions? god speed...

  54. Taking Armour before labwork
    ... lot more about these things than me. I take my synthroid the day of my bloodwork ( but I only need to get TSH...

  55. Symptoms
    ... alone. I've been to 3 doctors, have gone up & down on synthroid doses, been swollen like a beach ball & been put on...
    ... long ago after always feeling tired. I have been on synthroid for two months now and actually started to feel better...

  56. Hyper symptoms while on Synthroid
    ... just learning about my thyroid. But I was put on Synthroid a while back and became so hyper feeling, I was ill...

  57. Hyper symptoms while on Synthroid
    ... It's also possible your body doesn't react well to Synthroid . I started out taking it, but it was far too strong...

  58. TSH Way Above Normal?? 6.79
    ... I stopped taking Synthroid for Cytomel the past two months. I fell much better...

  59. 13 Year Old with Hypothyroid
    ... pds. I am very concerned about her weight. She is on Synthroid 125 mg. and has cut out sugar over the summer. Still...
    ... Some people find that thyroid meds other than Synthroid are more helpful for them. These are typically meds ... of these people who did not do best on T4 meds like Synthroid . The other main T3 med is called Cytomel, a synthetic...

  60. Erradic TSH levels
    ... over a year now. My TSH goes up & down. Docs tried Synthroid and it just made me 1000 times sicker. I finally...

  61. Need a better description for exhausted
    ... 5-3.9) I am wondering if maybe I just need more Synthroid and Cytomel? I am taking 137 Synthroid, and 1/4 of...

  62. Headaches
    ... Gosh Jd. I really don't know what causes them, the synthroid or the hypo. I just know I don't like them!...

  63. Armour Side Effects
    ... bug me again. So quiet, but worry moods. When on Synthroid or no meds, no one knew what to expect from me daily...
    ... heart palps. My doctor then switched me Cytomel and Synthroid to lower the percentage of T3. It was not much better ... uncomfortable symptoms from hypo. I ran back to my synthroid alone to relieve problems I had using T3. My doctors ... and I are working on tweeking the Synthroid dose to help me feel the best I can. It seems I do...

  64. Can Cytomel Be Taken Long Term?
    ... I have ben on Synthroid for years. I tried the Synthroid /Cytomel combination and the side effects bothered ... Question is, can you stay on Cytomel for years, like Synthroid . Every site I look at said Cytomel should be taken...

  65. Helpful tips question and new one...
    ... breathe. I haven't heard anything about sublingual Synthroid being easier on the bones. Could you tell us more ... from the osteoporosis community or what??? Since Synthroid is gonna hang around in your body for a couple weeks...
    ... educated then. I was told about the sublingual synthroid by a member of the otsteo board on webMD. She was...

  66. Will Thyroid Removal Relieve My Symptoms?
    ... some reason my endo is hell bent on keeping me on synthroid or medication to relieve symptoms, but I think it...

  67. TSH only for managing thyroid?
    ... guess how it came back? I was immediately put on Synthroid and told to see and Endo right away. If I relied...
    ... only to monitor dosage ~ I started out on 75 mcgs of Synthroid when my TSH was 7. Within 6 weeks, my TSH was suppressed ... taking it until I "get sicker" and can "tolerate" Synthroid . Within 1 month, TSH was back to 7. I took myself ... several months. TSH fell much more slowly than with Synthroid ... It took 7 months for it to become suppressed. ...

  68. hypo and eye problems?
    ... 0.35 and last week it was 2.29. Dr. increased my Synthroid from .075 to .088 10 days ago.....My eyes have been ... protracted withdrawal symptoms. Maybe not. The increased Synthroid hasn't had any effects so far. I "think" I have more ... why my TSH level fluctuates so much. I've been on Synthroid for 4 years. I am 64 so all the hormone issues are...
    ... 0.35 and last week it was 2.29. Dr. increased my Synthroid from .075 to .088 10 days ago.....My eyes have been ... protracted withdrawal symptoms. Maybe not. The increased Synthroid hasn't had any effects so far. I "think" I have more ... why my TSH level fluctuates so much. I've been on Synthroid for 4 years. I am 64 so all the hormone issues are...

  69. Medication Before Test
    ... DX - Hashimoto's RX - Synthroid 88mcg I am having blood taken for a thyroid panel ... tomorrow at 1000. Should I take the Synthroid before the test or afterwards? Thanks...

  70. Does anyone have any ideas on this situation?
    ... Still on the Synthroid and won't be switching to Cytomel for a few more weeks...
    ... was told they aren't in yet. I'm supposed to stop Synthroid tomorrow as the first step in preparing for the uptake...
    ... the uptake scan so that you don't have to stop the synthroid . Let us know of your results. Take care and Keep...

  71. Hypo Thyroid and 34+days period
    ... were swelling very bad and was put on lasex and my Synthroid was increased from 25 to 75 as soon as I started taking...
    ... ovulation. I went to the doctor today and he up'ed my synthroid from 75 to 88 without anyblood work. He said to try...
    ... goes with what that says for my dose. Also could Synthroid be the problem? I have been readding that a lot of ... people who take Synthroid are not happy and have lots of side affects. Thanks...
    ... natural I want to ask the endo about switching from synthroid to Armor. And I am having a Endometrial biopsy...
    ... today for my TSH results its 9.6 so he is up'ing my synthroid . Is 9.6 really bad enough to make my periods so heavy...

  72. Hi Everyone - I'm Back!!!!
    ... mouth tastes like metal. I am still adjusting to the synthroid . The Dr. says I will have bloodwork in 6 weeks and...

  73. Panic Attacks Post Thyroidectomy
    ... the surgery on July 19th. I was put on 88 mcg. of synthroid and they told me I need to wait about 4 weeks to get...
    ... then slowly wears off. Also, I was on 88 mcg. of Synthroid and I just got my first months blood results. The...

  74. Fluctuating TSH- Hashi/hypo- Goiter Help!
    ... wait and check levels later. He also only prescribes synthroid , so I went to another Endo. Third test 5-6 weeks ... Waiting for results. This doctor said he would prescibe Synthroid or Armour, if I wanted, and gave me an optional prescriptio...
    ... willing to give me any treatment I wish (armour, synthroid , etc.). He also spent 2 hours time with me testing...

  75. Question re: lab results
    ... that I'm in-range and kept me on the same dosage of Synthroid . Not an expert at reading lab reports, I was...
    ... because you're in treatment. Exogenous hormone (in your Synthroid ) fiddles with the pituitary's TSH production, and ... the addition of some T3 to your daily dose of T4 ( Synthroid ). You could either take Armour thyroid in place of ... the Synthroid , or you could add Cytomel (synthetic T3) to your T4...
    ... But because so many people have so much trouble with SYNTHROID , the first thing I would suggest is to change to a...