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  1. Thyroid Problems and Acne???
    ... currently under re-investigation. But when I was on Synthroid for a month - my skin looked FABULOUS!! (Although...

  2. Armour advice
    ... prob gonna sound crazy, but do I continue to take my Synthroid with the Armour? I have never heard of Armour until...
    ... prob gonna sound crazy, but do I continue to take my Synthroid with the Armour? I have never heard of Armour until...

  3. Disagree with thyroid results-PLEASE tell me what you all think?
    ... doses of radiation to kill thyroid and have been on Synthroid or generic ever since.I`ve had 10 more children[includes ... from my thryroid meds. He also says he wants me on Synthroid NOT Levothyroxine..so I`m wondering IF the difference...
    ... hair loss, as well as lack of energy, I also took synthroid , it never really helped me either. I had doc change ... can become pregnant again if that is what you want. Synthroid does some people differently as the ingrediants in ... it is a bit different that Levo. I found that Synthroid seemed to help me feel a bit better, but not all the ... that might be why the Endo is making sure you get Synthroid instead. He sounds like he might be on the money...

  4. back home after TT
    ... with my endocrinologist. Currently I'm on 0.137 MG of Synthroid . Are there other medications that I'll need to take...
    ... wondering if he'll do that next visit. I'm on .100 mcg of synthroid (check your prescription -- it should say mcg, not...
    ... having any problems). Until then, I need to continue my Synthroid (0.137 MG). When I see him I'll get my bloodwork done...

  5. Anyone have this scenario?
    ... and then I had an RAI pill treatment and now I'm on synthroid hormone replacement, and thankfully, feeling fine...

  6. The Difference 12.5mcg can Make
    ... I started on Synthroid 200mcg back in March following a TT and RAI treatment ... I had feared it might. I doubt the increase in Synthroid played a role in the semi-dead muscle issue but I...

  7. Hypothyroidism- not gettting better...
    ... months they were at 12, with a bump to 100 from 50 synthroid now to get it lower- 3 weeks and no abatement of symptoms...

  8. TSH Levels
    ... never seen a lvl that high, and started me on 125 mcg synthroid . I am suppose to go back in 6 weeks for a recheck...

  9. high blood pressure in doctor's office????
    ... last year and receive steadily increasing doses of synthroid my blood pressure has steadily gone up. It started ... these increases have coincided with stronger doses of synthroid each time. They are trying to get my TSH at a good ... has been getting better with the stronger doses of synthroid but why is my blood pressure going up?? I admit I ... fulfilling prophecy! :) but could it be caused by the synthroid . By the way, my TSH is still at a 6 so the doctor ... s! I wonder though if it is anxiety or could the synthroid be causing it?/ Anyone have any input or similar...
    ... major problem. Don't panic. Give it time. If the Synthroid doesn't do the trick, you have time to take care of...

  10. FINALLY had antibodies tested, can someone pls look at my numbers & help me?
    ... 27.5 (and low/normal T3 & T4). Was immed. put on Synthroid . Took only 25 mcg of Synthroid & became very ill ... and my TSH in the hospital was 1.0. I was taken off Synthroid & told the 27.5 TSH was prob. a lab error. Still ... prior. What does this all mean? I cannot tolerate Synthroid . Will I possibly do well on Armour or something ...
    ... believe that only 2-3 weeks on such a low dose of synthroid would cause the pituitary to react so dramatically...
    ... worked better than the other meds I tried. If the synthroid made you sick it might work for you. I know two people...
    ... worked better than the other meds I tried. If the synthroid made you sick it might work for you. I know two people ... that Armour works for some folks that couldn't handle Synthroid . It makes me hopeful. :)...
    ... Something new I found out - some people get very ill from Synthroid (and even Armour) if they are also suffering from ... accurate barometer of your adrenal function. The Synthroid made me feel 1,000 times worse than before I had taken...
    ... millions" of them. i have been on increasing doses of synthroid since....

  11. I need vitamins!! Can I take them????
    ... going through menopause without hrt and am on 100 mcg Synthroid . I really need vitamins but can't find much info...

  12. HYPO and WEIGHT
    ... I've been hypo about 10 years and have been on synthroid for nearly all of it. Tired, fat, depressed...etc...

  13. When will I feel normal???
    ... had papillary cancer. The Dr. put me on Cytomel and Synthroid together for the first 10 days. I had palpitations...
    ... you cytomel. Lots of docs still want to give only Synthroid . Not surprising that you are having some heart palps ... What is your age? And, what dose are you at for the synthroid and the cytomel? Sorry for all the questions...
    ... Thank you so much for writing back. I am on 125 of synthroid and 50 of cytomel. Well, I quit the cytomel because...
    ... work up gradually by increasing 5mcg a week. 125 mcg Synthroid is also a lot to start with - generally, docs start ... began to have heart palps with only 50 Levoxyl (like synthroid ), and 5 Cytomel, so it makes sense that if may be...
    ... because it takes so long for the T4 medications (like synthroid ) to build up in your system. You will feel good again...

  14. So FRUSTRATED i am HYPO again*any ADVICE PLEASE?
    ... thought i had figured out on my own the right dose of synthroid ... i went Hypo again, i am either hypo or hyper.....
    ... brands? I can only tolerate the UK equivalent of Synthroid , all of the generics that I've tried give me palpitations...

  15. meds making me sick?????
    ... I felt HORRID the 7 weeks I took Synthroid : insomnia, felt like I was taking depressants, FOGheaded...

  16. Uh oh -- experiencing first side effects from Synthroid
    ... hand, I have heard that 50mcg is the starting dose of Synthroid - so it may just be, too, that your dose is too high...

  17. Antidepressants and thyroid...
    ... Zoloft & Synthroid was a near deadly combination for me. I'm told that...

  18. Surgery set for Tuesday
    ... ve been hypo for 6 yrs. and currently take .137 mg. Synthroid . About three wks ago my internal medicine doc found...
    ... lunch and a movie, but I did! I'm now on .100 mcg of synthroid and the ENT said it will take about a week for it...

  19. started Armour today...
    ... been treated. Several years ago I was on 50 mcg of Synthroid to boost my antidepressant but I didn't notice much...

  20. Which drug has more side effects. Synthroid or Armour
    ... with your bodies chemistry. That said: I've taken Synthroid (t4), Armour (T3/4 combo) & Cytomel (T3 only). The ... medication, in my entire life, were 7 weeks I took Synthroid . (Also know many, MANY people who swear by it) Personally ... p I left a Dr of 4+ years who wouldn't take me off synthroid , knowing I was having HORRID side-:) effects,,,...
    ... in different people. People that don't do well on Synthroid are probably not converting the T4 fast enough, in ... slightly hypo you could choose either drug. I've been on Synthroid since March and have had no problems. At one point ... 200mcg. My doctor won't prescribe anything but Synthroid and its generic equivalent. For cancer patients like ... me he insists on Synthroid . If you can manage the higher price I would suggest ... control and doseage consistancy seem to be better with Synthroid compared to the generics....
    ... For cancer patients like me he insists on Synthroid .I am curious as to why he would insist only on Synthroid...

  21. Need Advice
    ... bit better today. Even with just starting the synthroid , I don't feel nearly as drained today as I have in...

  22. Frustrated and Confused!!!
    ... know that he does not believe in Armour and is a big Synthroid believer so things don't look very good. I am still...

  23. RAI for toxic multinodular goiter
    ... I started feeling better a few days after starting synthroid and have felt good ever since..Rai Oct. 2003...started...

  24. Paralyzed Vocal Cord after TT and Synthroid Dosage Question
    ... cyst was benign, and as you say Thank God. I am on synthroid and as a matter of fact over the years they have had...

  25. Thyroid Mass Help !!!
    ... prevent a recurrence. Now I take thyroid hormone pills ( synthroid ) at a slightly higher dose to prevent a recurrence...
    ... malignant so that was good decision, obviously. I am on synthroid every day, with no ill effects, life is just fine...

  26. Dont u love it when they say you're "Normal"
    ... years who refused to let me use ANYTHING other than Synthroid . My newish pc-Doc is finally referring me to Endo ... . If he is another Dr who only perscribes T4 ( Synthroid & the like) meds, then I'll go to the Ostheopathic ... feeling like I'm taking DEPRESSANTS (my side-effects on Synthroid ) Stand up FOR YOU :) take care, Sue...

  27. TEST result help explain please
    ... pills from doc. office, but Before {3 mon ago I took synthroid 200mg for 9 months. so 3 months ago my test WAS: ... My old test 3 month ago when I been on SYNTHROID 200mg + thyroid pills {comb t3/t4..something like ... 0.35-5.6 today I'm taking just t3/t4 pills NO synthroid and result is UP!!! so what it meant???...

  28. Help!!!!
    ... .I'm currently getting help and I'm on 225 mcg of synthroid . I 'd love to talk to someone who understands!!!...
    ... antibodies testing. But you MUST stand up for yourself! If Synthroid is not working, ask for a clinical trial of Armour...
    ... before being put on anything finally i was started on synthroid but never felt good on it constant raising os dosage...

  29. My first time!!!!!
    ... Hi, I was just wondering if anyone knows how much Synthroid is to much? I know that is a crazy question, but...
    ... Hi M-rae, Too much synthroid would be when you cross the line from feeling ok to...

  30. suddenly tired again?
    ... year now but i still have bad weeks. ive been on synthroid .05 for the whole time and really dont want to increase...

  31. hashimotos ? tell me again i dont get it????
    ... I have been feeling that way lately too, but Im on synthroid . I am getting my cortisol level checked (blood cortisol...

  32. Think all this is thyroid related?
    ... my thyroid checked. My dad is hypothyroid and on Synthroid and my sister was recently diagnosed as well at being...

  33. switching to t4 only med?
    ... good for everyone. So, you might benefit from T4 ( Synthroid , Levothroid, or Levoxyl) and then add a little bit...

  34. need input ASAP
    ... have had a thyroid nodule for about 7 years and take synthroid . The nodule shrank soon after starting synthroid but...
    ... do was go bad. Had it out-- no after effects, on synthroid since then. Surgery no big deal. worst part was...

  35. Is it okay to take cold meds?
    ... for 4 1/2 hours, so can't call them. I take 137mcg Synthroid , and 1/4 a Cytomel 5mcg. Anyone know if it's okay...

  36. sweating it out!!!!!
    ... mostly. It started since I became hypo. I've been on Synthroid and now I'm on Levothyroxine. It doesn't seem to matter...

  37. Cholesterol and my thyriod
    ... cholesterol went up to almost 8.0 before i started synthroid . After i was on synthroid for a while it went down ... tested for 6 months now and am faithfully taking my synthroid and adrenal supplement and I'm just wondering if once...

  38. Saw Endo and scared!!!
    ... would have thought heart probs? I know it's not the synthroid causing b/c had an ekg in Feb before a biopsy and...

  39. Any lab result experts out there?
    ... been on a bunch of meds. First was Levoxyl. Then was Synthroid . Then I convinced a doctor to give me Armour. No real...
    ... s Hypo 3 year ago with a TSH of 4.80 and placed on Synthroid 75mcg where I am today. I feel sooo much better since ... starting the Synthroid but recently started feeling depressed again and tired ... fluctuate so much? I have always been on the same dose of Synthroid ...75mcg.... Appreciate any input. Thanks so much...

  40. Got my levels
    ... noticably better already after 8 days on 75mcg of Synthroid ....

  41. *NOW* pc-Dr is referring me to Endo
    ... history: Started thy meds 2/06 - HORRID side-effects on Synthroid (insomnia, felt like I was on DEPRESSANTS, FOGhead ... now. I just scared to DEATH that he'll push Synthroid or some other T4 only med, all while strongly I'm...
    ... dose would be forgotten :) ) For example if taking Synthroid , I thought that only about 25% of the medicine was ... Cytomel. Honestly, I feel like I need 25-50 mcg's of Synthroid in conjuction WITH Cytomel. Then I wouldn't NEED an...

  42. Calling Sudufu, Midwest or anyone to help!!
    ... sleep, was one of my main complaints while taking Synthroid . And I believe that your heart palps & etc are a sign ... either: 1) your getting too much med and/or 2) Synthroid isn't a good "match" with your body. Hope someone...

  43. I suspect thyroid problems but can't seem to get any answers...please help!
    ... I am anxious to find out if I need more than the synthroid . I agree with the suggestion that you find a doctor...

  44. thyroid results1.31 and the reference ranges used were 0.4 -4.5 is this normal???
    ... and my TSH was 76.4. I was really sick. I am on synthroid . I am now way over on the hyper side. I had to go...
    ... these other symptoms going on. I'm on a high dose of synthroid and I was wondering if you new anything about high ... doses of synthroid not being good for you?...
    ... was so low. i finally got to about 2.5, on 112mg synthroid . i was still tired, blah, blah, blah.....the doc said ... a test before i saw the endo. he switched me to synthroid , 137. after 5 wks my test # was .7, but i still felt ... him in sept. if you don't know...cytomel is T3, synthroid is T4. your body has to turn the T4 into the T3. so...

  45. Follicular Carcinoma with large nuclei and poorly differentiated
    ... scan to see if RAI has removed all. He put me on 100 Synthroid and I'm doing fine on that. I never "went hypo" prior...
    ... to getting the treatment. I went 8 weeks off the Synthroid . I am amazed that I did so well. I continued to...
    ... later, she is still fine, and still doing well on synthroid . (That's amazing in itself!). The point is, the nodule...

  46. now im hyper!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ... the problem is now solved, d is synthroid the same as our levo exactly???? if...

  47. Selenium? Yes or no?
    ... My body was very slow to reap the benefits of my Synthroid when I first started taking it. It may be just a coincidenc...

  48. Antidepressants and thyroid
    ... each other. My bad combo was Levothyroxine (generic Synthroid ) & Zoloft. I did much better after switching to Wellbutrin...
    ... Hey Sheila, I took Synthroid and Lexapro for years with no adverse effects in any ... insurance company made me take a generic instead of my Synthroid .) Good luck with everything!!!!!!...

  49. Feeling sick again
    ... of hypothyroidism due to my Hashi's. I was put on Synthroid and started to feel better. About 3 weeks ago, my...
    ... Good Afternoon Teach.... I take synthroid and have for the last 3 years. At one point I had ... At that point he did inform me that I only take synthroid ...no generic. I did tell him how I got the script ... some...others need the brand. I say go back to the Synthroid ....
    ... I agree. You were doing well on Synthroid but someone decided you would do just as well on the ... levothyroxine?). Make them give you the name brand Synthroid and you should get to feeling better. Generics are ... supposed to be equivalents but in the case of Synthroid there is a huge difference apparently. BTW, I just ... found Synthroid out of Canada for $21 for 100 pills, about a third ... service. The generic version is $14 but I will stick to Synthroid , by choice and per doctor's orders....

  50. My nodule shrunk!!!!!! On it's own!!!
    ... and said to come back in 3 mos. Then prescribed synthroid ...said it would make me hyper til my body got used ... had any problems. This was in April. I googled synthroid & thyroid nodules and couldn't come up with anything ... I told my endo that I chose to not take the synthroid and instead try alternative treatments and she just...

  51. New to all this
    ... to the thyroid guy, after he got me started on the Synthroid . This is all that's happening to you now. Your ... COULD run the TSH's and read the numbers and up the Synthroid dose accordingly - but she wants you to have the best ... pretty frequent and he will very gradually raise your Synthroid strength as he lowers your TSH. This is a period of ... soon - probably about the next time he raises the Synthroid dose. Tell him you feel like you've been trying...

  52. Bio-Identical hormones
    ... would not hurt me. They do not prescripe Armour, Synthroid , or any of the hormones that we are all taking......

  53. new to board
    ... on the bones) and now taking replacement hormones ( synthroid ) for life. This is something to be aware of, not...

  54. Side effects of thyroid hormone?
    ... then I've been on all sorts of meds. Started with Synthroid 50 mcg (mg?). That was too much. Went down to 25....
    ... the bat. I was on 50 mcg's of Levothyroxine (generic Synthroid ) with dissasterous side-effects. I too asked for Armour...

  55. Synthroid and Cytomel combination question
    ... Hi sixx788. I've been on Unithroid (same as Synthroid ) Cytomel combination for about 5 years. I just recently...
    ... help. I was just hoping that Cytomel added to the Synthroid would help me lose some weight with diet and exercise...

  56. Anyone Take Time Released Cytomel?
    ... the EXACT same issue with my thyroid labs. Been on Synthroid for almost a year now. It took my TSH from 5 down ... toward sexual health and dysfunction. I am on 50mcg Synthroid , and only 5mg Cytomel (in morning only). I'm going...
    ... see" you! I am no expert, but it sounds like your Synthroid dose is low. Have you been on the same dose the whole...

  57. Is Anyone On Cytomel Alone?
    ... I was on Cytomel and Synthroid . but I seem to feel better when I take just Cytomel...

  58. is there another test for thyroid
    ... and was finally diagnosed 2 weeks ago. I am now on Synthroid & feel better already. BTW, my mom and aunt also...

  59. Hashimotos? Positive DNA DS ABS? Lupus?
    ... as a kid due to an enlarged goiter. Was on and off synthroid for years. Since I was told I didn't really have any...

  60. So long, thyroid! Am I right to rejoice?
    ... hormone adjusted. She has been doing very well on just Synthroid since her surgery in 1993, but after the car accident...

  61. Does anyone just feel sick???
    ... suppressed but FT3 is normal. I am taking 130mcg of synthroid . I feel sick like the flu all the time and I'm starting...
    ... yada, yada, yada - and after a couple of years on Synthroid , I was SO ready to feel better. All the pre-diagnosis...
    ... feeling a little better. I've been on a lower dose of Synthroid for 2 weeks and it has helped some. No more nausea...

  62. levothyroxine dosage help!!
    ... I couldn't even take the 25mcg of either T4 ( synthroid ) or Armour without being way way way too speedy. ...

  63. just started synthroid - had reaction - need input
    ... My general practitioner placed me on 25 MCG of Synthroid . She was thinking I may have a thyroid issue even...
    ... Your reaction to the Synthroid is typical of someone who is hyperthyroid. Based on...

  64. Can't sleep..
    ... DarkOrchid"][/SIZE][/FONT]Hi everyone. I have been on Synthroid now for 11 years (( since I was 13 )). However, this...

  65. Cytomel At Night..?
    ... sure what they mean by this but ive been taking my synthroid at night before bed for about 3 years now and i just...
    ... Probably. You are supposed to take Synthroid on an empty stomach and, for most of us, early morning...
    ... sublingually (dissolve it under the tongue). When I took Synthroid I took it sublingually too. Then you do not have to ... taking? Does your doctor say to take it with the Synthroid ?...
    ... he didnt really specify for me to take it with the synthroid but when i asked him he said to... i started on...
    ... Armour which is a combination of T3 and T4 whereas Synthroid is T4 only. I guess it may be better for me to spread ... there is not too much T3 at once. Maybe being on Synthroid it is better to take the Cytomel and Synthroid together...

  66. headaches???
    ... medicine at least 4 hours before or after I take my synthroid because it would interrupt the absorption process...

  67. Advice for new Hashimoto's Diagnosis
    ... 35 and 20 respectively. I just started on 75mcg of Synthroid . Any advice? I am not overweight, but have been...

  68. Help! I need to lose weight
    ... Hello, I'm taking synthroid for my hypothyroid problem. I've gain weight and I...

  69. If 200mcg Synthroid why 75mcg Cytomel?
    ... sounds way to much to start with. I was on .125mcg of Synthroid . I felt like it didn't do much for me. Yet 20mcg of ... own and cut it down to 5mcg of Cytomel and 50mcg of Synthroid . This seems to work well for me. I have felt the best ... read that a lot of people's body's just don't convert Synthroid T4 to the active thyroid hormone T3 Cytomel. So at...
    ... on my own to avoid the palps, etc. I will be off Synthroid for a week before starting the Cytomel. With that...
    ... the same time, I am to start taking Levoxyl (like synthroid ) 150 mcg per day. I know to start gradually since...

  70. Help me with my Weight Loss with Hypo: Newbie
    ... the past year and a half. Part of that time I was on Synthroid , the other part I was on Armour. I don't know if it...

  71. Nodules that are benign
    ... including a biopsy. It came back benign. My endo gave me synthroid (even though all my blood levels are fine). She said ... find about nodules and couldn't find anywhere that synthroid is really helpful in shrinking them. Since I have...

  72. Endo wants to add Cytomel
    ... Hi All, Question for you...I'm on Synthroid .75 daily. Had a right lobectomy last year for benign ... more energy. Anyone out there taking Cytomel and Synthroid ? I'm also on an estrogen replacement patch (Vivelle...
    ... You could get the same benefits from an increase in Synthroid but the Cytomel will get you feeling better quicker...
    ... Therefore you cannot get the same effect from increased Synthroid ....
    ... at first to see how you react. I was on .125mcg of Synthroid . Which didn't seem to have that much effect on me ... make me feel good. I am up to 10mcg and have stopped Synthroid all together for now. I was combining them for a while ... one of the people who's bodies did not convert T4 Synthroid to T3 Cytomel. Also remember .25mcg of Cytomel is ... equivilant in strength to 100mcg of Synthroid ....
    ... :p I added Cytomel to my Synthroid 2 weeks ago. I take estradiol at the same time as ... have been taking a quarter of the Cytomel with my Synthroid for about a week. I am feeling so human again! I...
    ... in the past year or two that required her to be off Synthroid . She was placed on Cytomel only for several weeks...
    ... thyroid rollercoaster began. I'd like to add some Synthroid or other T4 med to it as my t4 labs are in the toliet...
    ... Cytomel. Let sleeping dogs lie! As for increasing Synthroid to accomplish the same thing as adding Cytomel, I...

  73. Another scheduling dilemma
    ... positioned for my first uptake scan. He told me to stop the Synthroid for a week then go on Cytomel for 3 weeks. Two weeks ... I will need to be traveling after returning to my Synthroid within 2 weeks of reaching hypo state required by ... the scan is clean and I am allowed to go back on the Synthroid . I faced a similar scheduling dilemma back in March ... following the RAI treatment. I had been on Synthroid only 3 weeks when I had to attend the conference. ... time it could be worse since I will only have been on Synthroid for 2 weeks when I have to fly off into the wild blue...
    ... tennis tournaments, but did tire easily until the synthroid kicked in. I went hypo for a while like you---...
    ... while I'm away from home, what with the need to take Synthroid early then wait an hour to eat. The doctor said I...

  74. Keep Looking for a Good Doctor!
    ... but the antibodies were high so she started me on Synthroid , that was quite a few years back. I had to switch...

  75. New labs, do I need synthroid added to Armour? Please look
    ... higher. That made me wonder if I should do that or add synthroid instead, or maybe even do both? My free t3 could use...
    ... I've left behind a lot of symptoms. I was on Synthroid for about 7-8 years. During that time my TSH was in ... deep end, demanded to be taken off it and put back on synthroid . So, that started one of the most miserable years ... and these symptoms were not relieved. I was on synthroid the first part of the year, Dr. didn't like the blood ... for me I'll stick with that. I think straight synthroid works for a lot of people. But there seems to be something ... myself by going off armour a year ago and taking the synthroid /cytomel/compounding route before going back to Armour...