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  1. thyroid and stopping smoking
    ... that's very interesting. I'm on synthroid and plan to quit smoking soon. I will watch how my...
    ... . Until then, my TSH had been stable for years on synthroid . Dr. switched me over to Armour at that point and...
    ... lot of time people might need to add a little T4 ( synthroid or something along those lines) to the armour to balance ... freaked out, got a new Dr who switched me back to synthroid only, then later synthroid with cytomel and so on...

  2. Some serious questions about thyroid problems...
    ... Hello all I have been on synthroid for hypothyroidism for about a year now. I am feeling...
    ... world quickly if need be so that there will always be synthroid on hand and then I try to leave the rest to powers...

  3. Temporary side effects or too much Armour?
    ... before it was increased. I'd had a bad experience with Synthroid - going hyper on the smallest dose of that - so my...

  4. Go off meds? Something else?
    ... and some other minor stuff. NOW: 25mcg of synthroid 6 weeks (about same lab ranges): FT4 1.2 FT3:...
    ... and some other minor stuff. NOW: 25mcg of synthroid 6 weeks (about same lab ranges): FT4 1.2 FT3: ... your thyroid meds ,Have you tried anything other than synthroid and armour?...
    ... pigs and a synthetic, which I think is probably like synthroid since synthroid is so popular inthe states and Jap...
    ... pigs and a synthetic, which I think is probably like synthroid since synthroid is so popular inthe states and Jap...

  5. Blood Test Info
    ... php?t=211070&highlight=testing If you are taking Synthroid or any other T4-only med within 8 hours of a blood...

  6. Odd sensation in my throat.. can anyone relate?
    ... months - I had seven nodules and acid reflux....my synthroid dose was increased and I was put on aciphex for the ... not changed the reflux dose - but I have changed the synthroid dose - they dropped it after the nodules shrunk! ...

  7. Low TSH, very low FT4, very low FT3???
    ... higher and higher levels of thyroid meds are given ( synthroid first and then a compound of synthroid with cytomel...

  8. Another question about Hashi's!
    ... will it also happen if you are on medication such as synthroid which should bring the thryroid levels back to "normal...

  9. Doesn't it make sense for those suffering with Hashi's to have a total thyroidectomy?
    ... no gland, you can get a nice, even daily dose via Synthroid ....no more ups and downs....so the theory goes....

  10. My nodules hurt, is this normal?
    ... only the one nodule doctor could feel. He prescribed synthroid and it has been making me sick, nausea, my left side...
    ... Synthroid did the EXACT same thing to me and all the doctors...

  11. Hashi's and BC patch
    ... Hi Kelly, I take BCP and Synthroid - I was on BCP before the synthroid - but I did stop ... meno. I may have to take a little bit higher dose of synthroid than people who don't take BCP but I don't have too ... - so I can't say I'm in great shape - I take the synthroid first thing in the morning and the BCP at bedtime...

  12. Seniors, my new labs, can you help? :)
    ... and then back to base one and started on 25mcg of synthroid . After 18 days these were my numbers: FT4: 1...
    ... understanding this, but it appears you are now taking 25mcg Synthroid ? And you are thinking of adding 5mcg Cytomel? If that ... could do a 95% to 5% by adding 2.5mcg Cytomel to 50mcg Synthroid . I am just really beginning to believe that the main...
    ... could just be too much T3 for you. And increasing your synthroid might be too much, to. Ora...
    ... same: before meds after RAI FT4 1.28 On 25 mcg of synthroid FT4 1.2 The only difference is the T3 Before meds...

  13. What's everyday life like with your thyroid condition?
    ... law school and semi-pro sports. i was hopeful. synthroid : absolutely nothing. even more depressed because...
    ... to my symptoms felt my neck, asked me what dose of synthroid I thought I needed, and gave it to me. I told him...
    ... a TSH of 16 and a high T3 but am not on meds cause Synthroid almost killed me 2 years ago and still no further ... actually Graves' Disease that I have? You don't take Synthroid if you have Graves'. If it is just Hashi's, can I...
    ... tell me after seeing my weight, "...just take your synthroid . Im not taking out your galnd until you have at least ... contra-indicate one another. For Graves', additional Synthroid can kill you. For Hashi's Synthroid is standard protocol ... Roulette with myself and just force myself to swallow the synthroid pills for a few weeks and see what happens. If its...
    ... high BP and pulse and insomnia.....they did put me on synthroid to shrink my nodules - which by a miracle, did occur ... and lasix for my heart rate and my BP along with my synthroid which they had dropped in dosage (because my heartrate ... were treating those nodules with rather high dose synthroid and cytomel - so I understand that too....have major...

  14. Help with Lab results
    ... few years now and the DR switched my medication from Synthroid to Levoxyl due to my sensitivity to Synthroid so he...
    ... but I seem to have insomnia regardless of my dose of synthroid .....I haven't found the root of that symptom yet ...

  15. Cytomel Saga
    ... Hi, I am 61 years old, and have taken Synthroid for 30+ years because of a goiter. No problems until...

  16. Antibodies
    ... the heebie jeebies though. It always did as did synthroid . I didn't do well on meds at all this after the ... TT.. Now I take a whopping 225mcgs of synthroid and 12.5 mcgs of Cytomel . When is your surgery...

  17. i got my FNA results
    ... biopsied is benign as well? The doctor started me on synthroid 25. mg a day. He said this medication will help shrink...

  18. 3 days post op
    ... fast I've recovered. My endocrinologist put me on synthroid to suppress further nodules from growing. I hope...

  19. Hashimotos, does it go way after it eats up the thyroid?
    ... symptoms any longer. When its dead, assuming you are on Synthroid or something by then, the scar tissue will atrophy...
    ... thought that by taking a hormone replacement - like synthroid - that the Hashi's is "arrested". Am I wrong?...

  20. Adrenals and hypo, dr is going to test them...
    ... lbs. with this disease, the last five were from the Synthroid ....

  21. How many of you take Armour after surgery?
    ... prescribe Armour, that after a TT it is best to start on Synthroid and then add the t3 gradually if necessary. He ... career it is much easier to get back to "normal" with synthroid and Cytomel. Ask around and see which dr;'s think...
    ... want me to stay on the armour. No way am I taking synthroid . Especially since my body is already used to Armour...
    ... Armour before my surgery also. They switched me to synthroid for the 2 weeks prior to surgery. My dr';s were...

  22. Anyone here homeschool while dealing with thyroid disease?
    ... I, too have Hashi's, one lobe out. On Synthroid . Feel better in some ways, but the brain fog, hot...
    ... I, too have Hashi's, one lobe out. On Synthroid . Feel better in some ways, but the brain fog, hot...

  23. Hypothyroid & Hives?
    ... Recently started synthroid for Hypothyroidism I have had some hives over the...
    ... came out positive (with at TSH of 2.1). I was put on Synthroid 25 mcg and in less than 6 weeks my hives are gone ... ! I also feel much less tired on Synthroid . I suggest you get tested. Hives are an autoimune...

  24. Papillary Carcinoma
    ... that I won't need further surgery. I was placed on synthroid to suppress any further nodules from growing. I will...

  25. Midwest
    ... how to handle this. My grandmother used to be on synthroid years ago. Then she said as time progressed she went...
    ... grandmother passed away last year at 90 and had been on synthroid for decades. She took the same dose always until ... osteoporosis and her dr;s said it was from all the synthroid . I don't know but I do know they never kept her ... the dr's said and they ruined her with taking her synthroid too far down. It is so hard with an older patient...

  26. very frustrated with current endo
    ... coincide with hashi's. Her idea was to just put me on synthroid for a month and see how I felt. Needless to say I...

  27. Get tested when I have a cold? Seeing dr. in two days.
    ... docrinologist who is known for prescribing Armour. I am on Synthroid . I have come down with a cold and although my body...

  28. HELP"Started Unithroid, and High BP and pulse??
    ... this med is much stronger than what i used to take ( synthroid ) anyway I dont know what to do I am supposed to be...
    ... I wont call that doc again I will just start on my synthroid again, he is not the type I want to call and complain...

  29. Graves Eye Disease and Hyperthyroidisim - HELP!
    ... Within a hour I learned of my disease. I was placed on synthroid and blood pressure medicine but my thyroid was out ... the RAI and was finally place on the right dosage of synthroid which took several tries because once the thyroid ... prednisone because once I had the RAI and the right synthroid mg all my swelling of my eyes went away. I see my...

  30. Help throat is swollen cant eat--can this be edema??
    ... and saw a new endo he put me on unithroid i was on synthroid before, hope this med helps me...

  31. Normal (how long)
    ... the symptoms went away and I am taking 225mcgs of synthroid and 12.5 mcgs of cytomel. A lot of time with hashi...

  32. smoking and thyroid
    ... . Until then, my TSH had been stable for years on synthroid . Dr. switched me over to Armour at that point and...
    ... tests and found that I was hypothyroid. I was put on Synthroid . I feel better now, but, it is interesting to note...

  33. Low temp even with hot flashes...
    ... :) I'm a woman and dr. gave me synthroid , as I am hypo. K...

  34. eyesight changes
    ... my levoxyl. The endo prescribed a higher dose of synthroid and I don't like it! It makes me have sharp pains...

  35. Rage & other emotional stuff..
    ... So.... Prior to my lobectomy & being placed on synthroid I had a lot of anger and wouls sometimes just feel...
    ... ortunately now, I just found out I am hypo and just started Synthroid the other day. I go from being happy, like nothing...
    ... realized I was hypo. They upped my dose to .75 of synthroid . I was only on it a short time before I had to go...

  36. hypocalcemia due to hypoparathyroidism
    ... mercy of it 24/7 anymore..as far as my thyroid im on SYNTHROID at a dose of .15 MG..... one thing that would help...
    ... How often do you get yours checked? 150 mcg of Synthroid is not a bad dose, but remember, you had your thyroid ... patients with hypothyroidism don't convert T4 (what's in Synthroid and the major thing that is released by the thyroid...

  37. Low Body Temp...
    ... that the body is VERY complicated. I have been on Synthroid for 6 years and found myself just getting worse, with...

  38. Deda....and others....
    ... the answer? I quit chew for good and take my damned synthroid . I keep chewing and stop bitching about my symptoms...
    ... the answer? I quit chew for good and take my damned synthroid . I keep chewing and stop bitching about my symptoms...

  39. ladies need some help here
    ... always had regular periods and on time. Then started Synthroid in September and have had spotting almost everyday ... Doctor says I may always be like this until I get my Synthroid in the right range. I don't know what to think anymore...

  40. advice please
    ... he doesn't understand its wonders. I couldn't take Synthroid . Armour is what's worked for me. The majority of...

  41. Tired, & hoping for relief soon!
    ... this not outrageously high??) and am taking 50mcg of synthroid . I will go in for my bloodwork in 5 weeks, since my...

  42. Liver Detox for interested parties.
    ... and on the same dose...which for me is only 25mcg of synthroid at this point. I will keep you guys updated. In...

  43. New to the board
    ... gone to hypo and having a hard time. I just started Synthroid and am aware that it takes a while to help balance...
    ... dark and depressed before I was diagnosed and put on synthroid . I am much better now - I am no longer rageful -...

  44. Follicular carcinoma
    ... meds for 6 weeks. The way they did it was to stop my synthroid , put me on cytomel for 4 weeks and then stop them...
    ... to get all this behind me so I can start with the Synthroid . BTW, I'm now staying up for 5 or 6 hours at a...
    ... meds. They should give you some cytomel with the synthroid initially, so you get some relief, it takes several ... weeks for the synthroid to build in your body, and then every six weeks you...
    ... appointment to initiate the RAI therapeutic treatment, with Synthroid to start six days later. One of the more important...
    ... than a couple days. Per the Rad Onc. I would start Synthroid next Thursday--a wait of seven days following the...
    ... I took my very first Synthroid this morning. As for cooking, I didn't have much...

  45. another question on synthroid under tongue
    ... some. I do that with my Armour and my Unithroid (and Synthroid when I took that before), and it works well for me...
    ... some. I do that with my Armour and my Unithroid (and Synthroid when I took that before), and it works well for me...

  46. How can I get more T3 to convert to T4?
    ... cytomel (a t3 replacement) with a t4 replacement ( synthroid , etc)...

  47. Incidental Papillary Cancer
    ... ultrasounds every 6 months and I have been put on synthroid ....

  48. How long does it take for you to start feeling better
    ... At the time of seeing him I was on 300 mcg. of Synthroid , my hair was falling out in buckets and needless to ... and my TSh was suppressed <.001.) Prior to being on synthroid I was on 3 grains of Armour and i felt the T3 in the ... me. Anyway, Dr. Blanchard told me stop taking the Synthroid for 2 weeks and then to resume at 150mcg along with...
    ... At the time of seeing him I was on 300 mcg. of Synthroid , my hair was falling out in buckets and needless to ... and my TSh was suppressed <.001.) Prior to being on synthroid I was on 3 grains of Armour and i felt the T3 in the ... me. Anyway, Dr. Blanchard told me stop taking the Synthroid for 2 weeks and then to resume at 150mcg along with...

  49. lab results/dosage question
    ... 85) Free t3 3.3 (2.3-4.2) I am taking 150mcg of Synthroid and 5mcg of Cytomel. I don't notice any hyper symptoms...
    ... both stand to come up some. I am up to 225mcgs of synthroid and 12.5mcgs of cytomel. My tsh was down like yours...

  50. Hashimoto's question
    ... and made sure I had the best. I am on 225mcgs of synthroid and 12.5 mcgs of cytomel and doing great. I never...

  51. Hypo2004- Hashi's
    ... had the left lobe of my thyroid removed and now take synthroid . The goiter & nodule were so big I was having problems...

  52. hypothyroid and RLS?
    ... :) Just Discovered thyroid problem--I am now on Synthroid (50mcg.). My Doctor said that I should feel much...

  53. Need Help with Thyroid
    ... for a person to develop an allergy or immunity to synthroid ?? No matter what dose the dr gives her, it always ... it possible for somebody to develop an immunity to synthroid ? Is there a specific thyroid disease (hashimotos...
    ... losing my mind. It wasn't pretty. No, immunity to Synthroid can't happen. It's an exact duplicate of one of the...
    ... They generally only prescribe one T4 drug - usually Synthroid - , and if that one drug doesn't work for a patient...

  54. Blood Work Results??
    ... antibodies and nodules on my thyroid. I was put on synthroid 25 mcg. I really had no obvious symtoms but I do...

  55. Don't know what to think, any suggestions???
    ... hypothyroid with a nodule two years ago, was put on synthroid , had an ultrasound of the nodule performed, and 2...

  56. catching germs and viruses easily
    ... add my two cents... Six weeks ago, I increased my synthroid . The day after increasing I contracted a terrible...
    ... confusing. I had a lobectomy 8/5 and am on 75 mcg of synthroid . I noticed that whne I need an increase in the meds...

  57. Elevated Cholesterol and TSH, Help
    ... and trig were fine. Doc upped my meds to 75 mcg ( synthroid ) and .10 mcg cytomel In September my tsh was .31...

  58. help me understand the results
    ... time.I do have Hashimotos Disease.I am on50mcg of synthroid and have been for 3 years now.My pcp diagnosed me...

  59. Snythroid and T3 help, please
    ... months now. I was dx in September and put on 50mcg Synthroid , have both sides of thyroid enlarged, and had 261 ... Hashimoto. My question is how long does it take Synthroid to start working? Not feel better, but enough to ... new tests to be run. I have very few positives from Synthroid and a lot more negatives and I don't feel any better ... that normal for others? I wasn't like this before Synthroid . Sorry I started to ramble. But according to my ... cancer patient this way? I am thinking of stopping Synthroid completely if no changes are made in meds. Even with ... dead" before meds. What would happen if I stop the Synthroid ? I take no other meds BTW. Thank you everyone...
    ... the time I can't function and got 100x's worse since Synthroid . That's why I have to consider stopping it all together...
    ... products that might work better for you. Just because Synthroid is the 'biggest' name in thyroid meds, that doesn ... at all until I got sicker and could once again try Synthroid . I found another doctor who prescribes Armour, which ... hasn't had Synthroid 's effect on me at all. I'm doing quite well with...

  60. Increases make my blood pressure go up
    ... Normal is 0.78-2.19 My doctor has added some synthroid to my Armour, (I'm taking 1 and 3/4 gr of armour a ... day). She wants me to add 50 mcg's of synthroid a day. I've been cutting the tablet into fourths ... pressure has gone up with just that small increase in synthroid , and I start to feel very crabby and anxious, I can ... The above labs are my numbers before adding in the synthroid . I've been on the added one fourth tablet for about...
    ... room to increase your Armour before mixing it up with Synthroid . It still probably wouldn't increase your FT4 enough ... you know for sure your BP elevates along with the Synthroid ? Splitting a 50 mcg tablet and taking only a 4th...
    ... out...hopefully.! Also, as another thought, perhaps synthroid is not for you and another T4 brand may do ya better...
    ... I will try lowering the Armour and increasing the synthroid , thanks for the advise!...

  61. Goiter removed, on meds, hypo and still no dx by dr....
    ... hormone test and I'm not in menopause. I am on .75 synthroid and I have seen some improvements and have been on...

  62. what's the deal?
    ... As far as treatment goes...I requested a trial of synthroid from my dr to see if it would help my symptoms. He...

  63. Midwest, Meep, Nastyhashi, Anyone Please Help
    ... and soreness in my legs. When I was on 1 grain of synthroid a yr. ago was when I was REALLY crippled. I am...
    ... and soreness in my legs. When I was on 1 grain of synthroid a yr. ago was when I was REALLY crippled. I am...

  64. Advice on what med's to take after TT?
    ... found some that work better than others. I tried synthroid to shrink my nodules and couldn't tell that I felt...

  65. another tsh question, sorry.
    ... that I got from a compounding pharmacy or can try Synthroid (which I have taken successfully before when dealing ... specifically asked this new doctor, why I should take the Synthroid when Levoxyl didn't help me. She said I might have...

  66. my visit to the ER
    ... october....I'm not sure why - they are reducing my synthroid because of the heart rate - that could be the wrong...

  67. Hairloss and itchy scalp
    ... my hair is NOT falling out any more! I thought my synthroid just wasn't adjusted right - but this time I guess ... skin problem (still could have been caused by the synthroid not being right) but in the mean time no more hair...
    ... my hair is NOT falling out any more! I thought my synthroid just wasn't adjusted right - but this time I guess ... skin problem (still could have been caused by the synthroid not being right) but in the mean time no more hair...

  68. Would this be caused by my thyroid meds.
    ... thyroid probem. My doctor had put me on 100mcg of synthroid for years. Last year at my check-up the doctor said...

  69. New Here Just had Thyroid Surgery
    ... month and that is understandable. I'm on 50 mcg of synthroid until I get an appt. with the endo. Dr. Did any of...

  70. does all meds for hypo throid contain iodine
    ... thyroid medications that I know of...medications like synthroid , Armour and other T4 replacments. What are you taking...

  71. Scan and Blood Test Results
    ... done a few weeks ago. I am currently on .025 mg of Synthroid with 120 mg of Armour. At this time I have the feeling ... August, and October. The doctor is going to stop the Synthroid and increase the Armour, but I don't know yet what...
    ... bit more from where you are now is to increase your synthroid ...if you are converting the FT4 to FT3 ok (not sure...
    ... confusing. The doctor wants me to discontinue the Synthroid and take an additional 30mg of Armour in the morning ... make much of a difference since I am stopping the Synthroid ? Thanks again. I hope you are both doing well...

  72. How do you take your meds: with water or absorb under the tongue?
    ... absorption or tolerance problems that crushingthe synthroid or T4 it worked. I have heard that under the tongue ... some results this way...I am doing it as well with synthroid , but for me on 25mcg only, I don't think I have noticed...

  73. i'm hypo, so why cant i sleep????
    ... pills right off the bat to help with the increase in synthroid b/c we know how sensitive my body is. I don't like...

  74. Pharmacologist told me that disolving thyroid meds under tongue was silly...
    ... medication as directed. In the beginning when I took my Synthroid with water. I felt very tired certain parts of the...
    ... medication as directed. In the beginning when I took my Synthroid with water. I felt very tired certain parts of the...

  75. help paying for meds
    ... for me to pay. Is there anywhere I can go for free synthroid , a health department or somewhere? I have been off...
    ... I believe Abbott Pharmaceuticals makes Synthroid . Each pharmaceutical company has a "Patient Assistance...
    ... who will give you samples? my doc gave me samples of synthroid , so it is available in sample form for patients....