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  1. take a look at my labs .. please
    ... limits 0-99 Doc said for me to start on .25 mg of synthroid -- I call the pharmacy and they are trying to give ... generic .. Is that ok to do or should I say I want the synthroid ? Doc said that I was a "little" underactive ...
    ... t work, don't hestitate to ask for another brand. Synthroid is the most popular name brand. If your doctor only...

  2. Chicago area ENT or Thyroid Specialists
    ... am the 1st patient she's had that has switched from Synthroid to Armour. She or the office usually prescribes Armour...

  3. See anything in these test results?
    ... falling out and skin is yukky. I'm currently on 0.1 of synthroid but last week I upped the dose myself to 1.5 pills...
    ... can still get nodules or not....For me, I was put on synthroid to suppress the growth of the nodules - I would start...

  4. Kant-Would you mind sharing your story from the beginning
    ... pcp, but my labs were great so there was no room for synthroid or Armour which I also tried. I had researched a ... thyroid gone I can take a whopping 225/250mcgs of synthroid and 12.5mcgs of cytomel. I never had another ache...
    ... Armour. When I first was diagnosed the dr put me on synthroid 50mcg once a day. Well, I ended up in the er with ... for a while, still didn't feel well. Recently tried synthroid in addition to armour, but quit because my bp and...
    ... heart rate elevation and can take a larger dose of synthroid without feeling like I'm going to explode - my BP...

  5. Pixie and Niknak..My labs (they are normal tho!)
    ... is the key................you have to take enough synthroid to help your thyroid..........if you take too small ... right hormones...........if you give it a taste of synthroid it will actually slow it down because it is just enough...

  6. New lab results, HELP
    ... willing to work with me switching over to Armour from Synthroid . I felt horrible on Synthroid. We started on what ... long as no side effects. I was also taking 75mcg Synthroid every other day for 2 weeks and then every 3rd day ... . We stopped Synthroid last week when we found out the pharmacy had actually ... Decided to keep me at 2 grains (120mg) of Armour and no Synthroid for now. If anything changes, I need to call. I...
    ... 8,9 or 10, but I definately went up from 1 or 2 on Synthroid . anyone knows about the Total T4 and explain it...

  7. Diagnosed yesterday
    ... had Costochondritis and I was hypo....she gave me Synthroid 50mcg and Mobic and Nexium for the other. Well that...

  8. Well Alrighty then! Getting somewhere FINALLY!
    ... talk too doc and see if we can get you started on Synthroid ( which is what he perscibed FINALLY ) The dose ... Try if this drug is not safe. What EXACTLY does Synthroid do, and WHAT is it? How does it help with treating...
    ... Just do not want too Try if this drug is not safe. Synthroid isn't a chemical agent that unnaturally changes the ... your levels are fluctuating a lot.What EXACTLY does Synthroid do, and WHAT is it? How does it help with treating...

  9. thyroid replacement and elevated bp and pulse anyone?
    ... normal range. They are well below. I did try taking synthroid in addition to the armour, but then my bp went up ... even more and I got a little anxious so I quit the synthroid , but I was starting to feel a little better. I guess ... like I'm going in circles. Maybe, I should try the synthroid again. How are you doing now? Do you take armour ... , synthroid , or a combination now? And how is you bp? Did you...

  10. Benefits from combination of Synthroid/Cytomel?
    ... Hi, I am also taking cytomel (2.5) and synthroid (37.5) and wondering about tweaking the dosing, but ... I am behind you bit in time. I have been on the synthroid a while, but started on 5 cytomel but had some pretty ... that you give 6 weeks or more for the full effect of synthroid , but Cytomel is much shorter acting at about 2 weeks...

  11. So happy I found you! Not sure what will go on.
    ... come back for my f/u appt Is this the same thing as synthroid ? He thinks I have an autoimmune thyoid problem like...
    ... too.wow. To answer some of your questions, yes Synthroid is a brand name for Levothyroxine. I have been put...
    ... Levothyroxine is the chemical name for the brand name Synthroid . There are many other brands, Synthroid being the...

  12. Things we can do?
    ... For those of us on thyroid hormone replacement like Synthroid or Levoxyl, we are supposed to wait 4 hrs. after taking...
    ... I've been taking my synthroid tablets at night, before going to sleep. I was never...
    ... Could you take your Lipitor at night and take your Synthroid in the morning? Lyse p.s. I'm not sure if this...
    ... started waiting for several hours after taking my Synthroid to eat and take my vitamins and supplements. Even...

  13. Am I going to be fat forever???
    ... medication is really in your system.. I started on 75 of Synthroid in Dec. It wasn't until I finally was weaned up to ... gained those four of those ten after I started the synthroid , so talk about frustrated! Especially when my doc ... said it wasn't the synthroid but what I was putting in my mouth. The synthroid...

  14. Question for Kant.............
    ... Kant..........I noticed that you are on straight Synthroid . Am I correct? I just wondered if you have ever ... have high levels of t3? When I was on straight synthroid I felt my absolute worst...and it seems I don't have...
    ... answer you soon, but I do know she takes 225/250mcgs of synthroid and 12.5mcgs of cytomel. Take care, Lyse...

  15. anyone taking natural med vs synethic?
    ... I just started Synthroid about a month ago. I'm considering taking it until...
    ... all three put together don't sell nearly as much as Synthroid . More's the pity. Over the counter stuff may help...

  16. Have Hashimotos
    ... radioactive iodine.) He had Graves disease. He now takes Synthroid since he doesn't have an active thyroid. He seems ... regulated. I have Hashimoto's disease and take Synthroid to regulate my thyroid, but I only go once a year...
    ... outcome is hyperthyroidism in which case he now needs synthroid , because he has an inactive thyroid. Hashimoto ... disease results in hypothyroidism and you also need synthroid to make up what your thyroid doesn't make. Sorry...
    ... outcome is hyperthyroidism in which case he now needs synthroid , because he has an inactive thyroid.The final outcome...
    ... My meds have been inched up every couple of weeks ( synthroid ). My TSH is 28 and my free t4 is 1.9. This is far...

  17. Good News!!!!!!!!!!!
    ... BACK A LITTLE ELEVATED, SHE WANTS TO START ME ON SYNTHROID 25MGS. WHAT TO YOU ALL THINK OF THIS??????? IS THIS...

  18. Introduction & Location check
    ... NAME IS SHAWNEE. I AM FROM OHIO. I WAS JUST PUT ON SYNTHROID THIS WEEK FOR HYPOTHYROID. I HOPE I START FEELING...
    ... problems for yrs. At the present time I'm on 75 mcg. Synthroid . What's special about my hypoT is that I have T3...

  19. Unhappy surgeon signed off on labs
    ... quick with no thyroid and you can handle big doses of synthroid , more than most dr's understand beccause you and I ... hormone spitting out.........I am taking 225/250mcgs of synthroid and 12.5mcgs of cytomel. Haven't had any hypo symptoms...

  20. levoxyl better than generic levothyroxine?
    ... high frequency of recalls for stability and potency. Synthroid has its fair share, too. That is NOT to say you...

  21. Synthroid and mineral/vitamin supplements
    ... some cholesterol-lowering meds inhibit absorption of Synthroid and other levothyroxine products. These substances...
    ... upplements we need. I take my amrour sublingualy (I took my synthroid this way also when I was on it) there is no documentation...

  22. New dr. said 'thyroid' or 'Armor' doesn't work
    ... years, really. Anyway I've been on thyroid meds, synthroid since I was 20 and I'm 37 now. But I've been on Armor ... doesn't work. I said I feel the same as I did on synthroid and he said yes that doesn't work either and I should...
    ... talking about Levothyroxine, it's the generic name for Synthroid so I have no clue why he would say that. Anyone...
    ... I'd say your doc is wrong. Synthroid levoxyl it's all the same synthetic stuff. Armour...
    ... years, really. Anyway I've been on thyroid meds, synthroid since I was 20 and I'm 37 now. But I've been on Armor ... doesn't work. I said I feel the same as I did on synthroid and he said yes that doesn't work either and I should ... brand of levothyroxine.Even though it is the same as synthroid , levoxyl, unithroid, levathroid ,ect they all differ...

  23. Headaches!!
    ... longer I'm on meds. I don't like the idea of taking synthroid AND migraine meds....

  24. Lab Results Finally, Please comment
    ... issue could be the Armour..............I have to take synthroid and cytomel...........the Arnour did not work fo rme...

  25. Has Anyone had this symptom?
    ... for 2 years. I also have severe RA I have been on synthroid and it has been pretty much under control. 2 weeks...

  26. Please Help=)How do I take cytomel with my synthroid?
    ... RAI, you might get too much T3, in combo. with your synthroid dose (which doesn't sound like a low dose), and that...
    ... 25mcg is high to start with. I'm on 5mcg with my synthroid and I get heart palps on that (even though compounding ... in cytomel, you'll probably need to decrease your synthroid ....

  27. hypo and dizzy/lightheaded?
    ... My tsh goes wayyy low if I take only a few low-dose Synthroid . I did that in August and quit. My tsh at that time...

  28. Could this be thryoid related?
    ... ....I told them that i dont need a shrink, i need synthroid . It's just so fustrating to be repeatedly told that...

  29. Test Results...what do they mean? Help!
    ... he says my thyroid is not responding properly to Synthroid . He keeps decreasing my dose but it comes back overreplace ... a case for TT? After each test, my dr. lowered my synthroid dose. 3/31/05 Uptake and Scan came back lower limits ... High Sensitivity -In Range 0.52 Started taking Synthroid 7/7/05 TSH and Free T4 Thyroxine...
    ... pretty much on the Hyper side since you started the Synthroid , are you having any nasty effects from that? Take...

  30. Depression/Mood swings/Laziness
    ... which shows my adrenals are fatigued and when l get on synthroid or cytomel everything gets worse? VAN...

  31. Now I'm Scared
    ... hypothyroidism. The doctor prescribed be 50 mg of Synthroid . I haven't started taking the medicine yet. I have ... all kinds of bad reactions that people have had from Synthroid . What do other people thing of this that are taking...
    ... Andrea, I was really scared about starting Synthroid for much the same reasons. So I played chicken &...
    ... the lack of it! However, I'm in the UK and not on Synthroid , but a different brand....
    ... I've been on 50mcg Synthroid for 3 years - never had any reaction. It just made...
    ... I've been on Synthroid for almost 8 years (minus a year break when I took ... or upping my doses. The worst that's happened with synthroid when upping my dose was some tingly sensations on...

  32. Recent numbers
    ... recently switch. I am in the process of switching from Synthroid to Armour (1/4 gr at a time) and my doc is worried...
    ... Armour with a T4-only drug. All levothyroxines - Synthroid , Unithroid, Levoxyl, etc. - contain T4 only. So one...
    ... well on synthetic meds. I was originally tried on Synthroid , Levanthroid (sp.) and levoxyl many years ago and...

  33. hypothyroidism and facial rash
    ... calming cream on it and it got better. I've been on synthroid , and am feeling much better, but I have a persistant...
    ... I've only been taking Synthroid (actually a generic kind) since last Saturday since...
    ... it goes away by the middle of the day. I also take Synthroid for hypo. thanks...

  34. PixieK's update
    ... So let's see....I don't have much choice, as so far synthroid , or armour alone, has done little for me....I do think...

  35. bloodwork 6 weeks after rai and increase
    ... my tsh is: 27 my free t4: 0.9 current dose of synthroid is 100 mcg. 12 weeks ago I was tsh of 14 at 75...

  36. Just a question
    ... got enough T4. But it was worse when I was on just Synthroid . Now I am on Thyrolar(T3 & T4) with added Levothroid...
    ... know what hashi's is (sorry) I have been on .1 mg of synthroid for years and have been very faithful in taking it...

  37. always slow heartbeat when underactive thyroid???
    ... he tells me. For this reason he has not prescribed synthroid yet after SEVERAL doctor visits and is threatening...

  38. Need some advice from TT veterans
    ... day after surgery. BTW in the hospital they gave me Synthroid but my insurance company filled the precription with...

  39. I'm Now Thyroid Free!
    ... the stitches are internal. I was put on 100 mcg of synthroid . (When my husband got the prescription filled, the...
    ... well. After my surgery i was also put on 100 mcg of Synthroid . I too got the generic form. I am 3 months post op...

  40. Armour 98% 2% and HBP Question
    ... mention it? I was feeling pretty good on straight Synthroid , but I always felt like I could have felt a little...

  41. A Few Questions
    ... this and have a few questions. He has prescribed me Synthroid .05 mg to take once a day. One of my biggest symptoms...
    ... HypoT about three weeks ago and was also prescribed Synthroid . I've been taking it since then and have actually ... some weight over the past few months and hope the Synthroid helps. Although my dr. seemed to think the medicine...

  42. Just wanted to share...
    ... 7:30 every night). I am on 100 mcg (i think) of Synthroid and starting to feel good. I have had a good level...

  43. Finally Saw Endo... Humiliated, Mad, Want to Cry (long)
    ... go. My thyroid problems have been my whole life. Synthroid or armour thyroid were never any help. My temperature...

  44. Armour/Synthroid combo help, please
    ... low dose 1/4 grain (15mcg) Armour along with 75mcg Synthroid every other day. Then 1 week later Synthroid every ... wanted (1 dose or 2), and I know she said to take the Synthroid again, but I can't remember if she said every other ... know if the 1/2 grain has helped any. She know the Synthroid will take longer. When seeing her the first time ... found a point when I felt good on both Armour and Synthroid she will keep me on both. I just wanted to feel better ... seeing had already mailed my prescription of 100mcg Synthroid (never filled) and thought I might feel better at...
    ... QUOTE[1/4 grain (15mcg) Armour along with 75mcg Synthroid every other day. Then 1 week later Synthroid every ... med are you taking every other day? If it's the Synthroid alone, couldn't you get the 38 mcg's and take it each...
    ... good since the last 2 labs. Orginally on 75mcg Synthroid alone, and planned to be weaned off Synthroid and ... 1/13/06 started 1/4 grain Armour daily and 75mcg Synthroid every other day for 1 week. 2nd week: 1/4 Armour ... another 1/4 grain. She also mentioned to take the Synthroid as normal again, but I just didn't understand if she...

  45. Anyone on a compound thryoid dose?
    ... the T3 in my .5 cytomel dose after being switched to synthroid & cytomel. Now I've been on just 112 synthoid ... too high. He said it doesn;t make sense to up the synthroid since I'm getting enough T4, it's T3 I need. And he...
    ... update. Had my 6 week checkup after being on compound synthroid /cytomel. Dr. called upset about the numbers and said ... been falling out steadily since I went on straight synthroid this past summer. I think the T3 in cytomel helped...
    ... back up on the Armour is good. Your numbers with the Synthroid only were really skewed. If it turns out that the...

  46. New test results
    ... another round of bloodwork and started me on 12.5mg of Synthroid (she wanted to start low as I'm pretty senstive to...
    ... there are others that may do you better (besides synthroid ) including Armour, which is a natural thyroid relacement...

  47. Starving on Synthroid! Please HELP!!!
    ... time and have GAINED weight since my surgery and my Synthroid . It's really ticking me off. No, I don't know all...

  48. My TT surgery went well (very long post)
    ... Small bites, but I kept everything down. Took my first Synthroid pill, 100mcg. 10AM My surgeons associate took out...
    ... reliever was my ice! I started out on .75 of synthroid because before surgery I couldn't tolerate any thyroid...

  49. Starting higher dose?
    ... take the same dose of Cytomel every day and just the synthroid dose is different. I use a 7 day pill holder to...

  50. vomited and weak stomach for no reason
    ... wed. for my 6 week blood work after restarting my synthroid after I-131 treatment. Has anyone else felt like this...
    ... period (I did RAI years ago and still struggling with synthroid dosing). BUT, could just be the bug! Pixiek...

  51. hello everyone!
    ... It is fast acting, not something that builds like synthroid . Can your dr not order these tests? When my...
    ... hair problems as yet - I am still taking 175 mcg of Synthroid . I still need more energy. Karen - go to web md for...

  52. Back home from TT
    ... Already on Synthroid . But now that I am back home, I need real sleep. ...

  53. # advice plz
    ... doc just started me on 25mcgs of Cytomel and 112 of Synthroid . Hopefully the Cytomel will help. Anyone else on...

  54. Tired of all this
    ... supplemnets. She said, and i read it in her book that synthroid depletes the body of calcium but to not tkae the supplement ... within four hours of taking synthroid so i will give it a try, i just want to live life...

  55. Test results question
    ... and was just prescribed Synthroid 2 weeks ago. My dr. only did the TSH. After reading...

  56. Anyone unsuccessful on natural thyroid replacement
    ... current doc is the ENT who did my thyroid surgery, a synthroid fan, and won't consider anything else. I think he ... nothing but positive things about threrapies other than synthroid , and am curious what the negative side is all about...
    ... 1892 and were approved by the FDA in 1939... before Synthroid was even brought to market in 1940-something. Yet ... Synthroid wasn't approved by the FDA until 2002, after the govt ... product's subpotency and instability. The fact is that Synthroid and other brands of synthetic T4 have been routinely ... always been immense. It was so in the 1940's, when Synthroid started its smear campaign against Armour. Armour ... dirty" pig glands. MDs were sold on the notion that Synthroid was "cleaner" because it was made in a laboratory ... were enticed to convince their patients of it when Synthroid started rewarding them with kickbacks. The endocrinology...
    ... endo, where I got my diagnosis and a prescription for Synthroid . That was slightly disappointing, because I had already ... seemed to favor it over synthetic T4. I thought, " Synthroid is the most-prescribed drug for hypoT, so it must...
    ... I'll add my two cents worth....I've been on both Synthroid and Armour. I hated Synthroid because it made my...
    ... Bethany-you mentioned that synthroid made your throat swell shut. I have a similar symptom...
    ... After years of synthroid I was switched to armour because I wasn't feeling ... own monster. Anyway, I was put back on straight synthroid and over the months my palps have gotten better (but ... and now the Dr wants to put me on a combo cytomel/ synthroid dose.. he said it was slower releasing but since I...

  57. Inactive Ingredients in Thyroid Meds
    ... cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate SYNTHROID (synthetic T4) – acacia, confectioner’s sugar...

  58. Attention Kant.......
    ... grandmother had the rai..............got regulated on synthroid and that was that................but like I said they...

  59. Thyroid & Vision???
    ... my optometrist didn't help. Then I started taking synthroid . The first two weeks on the meds while my body was...
    ... on for sun. I just recently added Armour into my Synthroid and have noticed after a few days I can see better...

  60. Newbie facing TT with questions
    ... typical? I have a very large goiter. I have been on synthroid for 9 months with no change in size. I have been ... overreplaced even though my dr. has been reducing my synthroid doses and feels my thyroid just "isn't cooperating...
    ... piece of paper with labs. I am taking 225/250mcgs of synthroid and 12.5mcgs of cytomel. I gained maybe 8 pounds...

  61. 3 weeks post op (TT)
    ... debating going off of it. Was also wondering if taking synthroid after my TT in conjunction with the pill is a problem...

  62. driving me NUTS
    ... other day. i take it at least 4 hours away from my synthroid and its helped a lot. tums wasnt enough. i would woke...

  63. How do I find a good Dr?
    ... doctors in the last few months and really don't like the Synthroid issues with them. I pulled out a phone book and starting ... doctor is working with me to switch over to Armour from Synthroid . I have only been on Armour for four days and really ... because I am only on 1/4 grain right now and taking Synthroid every other day. We will slowly increase the Armour ... and decrease the Synthroid . Good luck and if you are nearby, let me know....
    ... am on Armour and am much better on it then I was on synthroid . I am thinking of making an appt with Dr Rober Sobel...
    ... t know how he feels about Armour though. I am on Synthroid . But it doesn't hurt to ask. Well, good luck with...

  64. Two questions...
    ... specific brand names to recommend to new doctor. Synthroid alone over the past year has been a roller coaster...
    ... on T4/T3 combinations. If you haven't done well on synthroid it could be that brand or it may be that you are not...
    ... does not believe in T3 additions/combinations, only Synthroid . I have two more weeks before insurance kicks in...

  65. Everyone is stressing me out!
    ... out about the whole deal...particularly about taking Synthroid . I'm just not sure what to do now. I do have a...
    ... someone else reacted to them. I am on 225mcgs of synthroid and have had zero problems. I also had my thyroid...
    ... from pigs. otherwise there are synthetics like synthroid which i believe have been around for ages. i would...
    ... in the beginning. I question if I should stick with Synthroid or if I should first try some natural route. Maybe ... so well. I've read that after taking something like Synthroid that your thyroid could eventually stop working. Do...

  66. Is anyone available to give a quick response about tests?
    ... was at 5.1 last week. Dr. prescribed .100 mcg?? of Synthroid . I feel more info is needed and probably will need...

  67. strange test results
    ... your t3, perhaps he doesn't know you can just add synthroid to your Armour. Perhaps that would bump up your...
    ... I was told straight out that if I were to take my Synthroid and get my T4 up that my T3 would eventually come...

  68. Anxious
    ... I eventually lost a lot of weight after I started synthroid - but it took several months to start coming off ...

  69. thyroid
    ... might want to try a search....I think it was when my synthroid dose was a little too high and my blood pressure was ... high - it turned out to be temporary - but maybe my synthroid is adjusted better now - I'm sorry I can't answer...

  70. Forgetfull???
    ... had it before I started meds, and after I started Synthroid (T4). I had it get worse when I started becoming...

  71. Sick of Thyroid mess! aghh
    ... it seems as if I have gone hyper I had to stop the synthroid for 3 days, because of severe leg pain/heavy ut anxiety ... symptoms), and now I dont know when to restart the synthroid , i feel so tired and dizzy i am not sure if i am having ... guys think I am so sick of this, also I think the synthroid caused me to have bad reflux, aghh I am so sick of...
    ... FT4, FT3 and TSH numbers? How long have you been on synthroid ? Pixiek...

  72. Questions about Armour & my throid #'s
    ... was around 3.6 at the time. Anyway, he put me on Synthroid . I started out at .25 and then got moved to .75. ... updake 28.2 This doctor does not much care for Synthroid and prescribed Armour to me. I just want some feedback...
    ... years now, and it's working well for me. I started on Synthroid and had to stop it after 6 weeks, because it made ... who takes it. I don't doubt you gained weight on Synthroid , but that isn't what you'd call a typical reaction ... unknown, other brands of thyroxine (generic name for Synthroid ) might not give you the same effects as another brand...
    ... I started on Synthroid and had to stop it after 6 weeks, because it made ... I, too have had this significant sensitivity to Synthroid . I had to ease up to my current dosage and start ... medication? I am looking into adding a T3 med to my Synthroid as soon as I can get in with a new doctor. :)...

  73. What is my doctor thinking??
    ... symptoms I ever had was when I was on 1 gr. of straight Synthroid . Does the thyroid produce T4 AND T3, OR just T4...
    ... Good for you for finding that! - so 1 gr = .1 mg of synthroid ? Do I have that right? I think that would be 100 ... don't know if that was from gaining weight or the synthroid ). I am now on a beta-blocker (atenolol) and that...

  74. Afraid to take Synthroid...
    ... lot of weight too, but it was before i went on the synthroid , because i went for months undiagnosed. i'm curious...
    ... Ibluckymom--I started Synthroid at 100 mcg. nearly three years ago when I was first ... of the problem is most likely hypothyroidism. The synthroid will help to get you up to the proper level of thyroid ... feeling like you are "overdosing". Three days on synthroid at half the dosage by breaking the pill, most likely ... on Tuesday. I am currently taking 112 mcg of synthroid , and think I need a bump up as I still have uncomfortable...
    ... depressed. Then went to this Dr. and he put me on Synthroid . I hope these Dr.'s know what they are doing!...
    ... Synthroid has helped me to lose weight by increasing my metabolic...
    ... incredments, so it depends on weather your getting synthroid or levoxylthroxine so keep that in mind. Hope...
    ... weight and DR. picked up on and stated he would give me Synthroid to help start up my metabolism. This is a gynecologist...

  75. Lab Ranges and Drug Companies
    ... recommendations? Drug companies such as the makers of Synthroid , that's who has the power. They have a stake it this...
    ... the AMA, the pharmaceuticals. if people go without synthroid because docs dont read the numbers correctly, then...