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  1. TSH test results.....advice please....
    ... sure made me sick. I am currently taking 100 mcg of synthroid a day. I am better but not everything is better ...

  2. Lab Results
    ... Im cold all of the time. Also she wants me to take Synthroid 50 mg. Does this seem to help you guys? THanks for...
    ... You will start to feel better very soon taking your Synthroid . Do not take it with calcium or iron tablets, and ... the pill. It can take up to 6 to 8 weeks for the synthroid to build up in your system. So, you need to get bloodtests...

  3. bifocals,glucoma and eye strain
    ... medicated drop for the rest of my life (sound familiar synthroid ). The doc. also told me that what is considered normal...

  4. selenium contradiction
    ... flawless skin. Have been taking about 150mcg/day of Synthroid (have been higher and lower dosed) and now take Wellbutrin...
    ... Selenium as it relates to thyroid because I have been on synthroid for 4 yrs. now and my face all of a sudden developed...

  5. Here we go again *rolleyes*!
    ... climbing despite the low tsh. I am up to 225mcgs of synthroid and NO side effects. With my thyroid I couldn't ... tolerate .75 of synthroid ! I am so glad you got your free's tested.........
    ... values before I got diagnosed with nodules and put on synthroid . My doc doesn't like to do frees either - but I got ... yours - almost the same....I was taking 137 mcgs of synthroid at the time. My nodules have shrunk so now my endo ... have nodules?)...my doc took my up to 150 mcgs of synthroid and 15 mg of cytomel to try to suppress the nodules...
    ... August. It seems to me I'm on an extremely low dose of synthroid as well. I've been thinking about that TSH test...
    ... to do with my heart/lung SOB stuff - but my lowered synthroid dose would explain it too I guess....which is actually...
    ... wxkathy ASDGRMama when you lower your dose of synthroid that numbness can happen, I had myxedema coma and ... I know that everytime that i am not taking enough synthroid I get the numbness, i raised it and I feel better...

  6. Did this happen to you?
    ... Dr. automatically prescribed 100 mcg. (TSH 7.76) of Synthroid . Felt mostly better and my TSH always showed under ... Cystitis (severe) Could that be the reason why the Synthroid is becoming less effective? I can list my meds if...

  7. i dont understand this symptom
    ... stopped it since then, but my doctor also increased my Synthroid dosage, so I bet I'll go back to being hyper in a...

  8. Need help with lab and med questions
    ... (20-38.5) This new endo wants to put me on .1 Synthroid , says that I am a little low. I have never taken ... Synthroid . I have taken Armour and cytomel before. No luck ... about the above labs? Also, any one have good luck on Synthroid ? Maybe that is what my body needs. What do you think...
    ... Try the synthroid . For best guaging of progress on replacement meds ... things for different people. Some do very well on synthroid , others on Armour....all you can do is try. Good...
    ... Thanks pixie! Taking the first synthroid today.... :)...

  9. Swollen face question
    ... t even look like herself. Now that she is on meds ( synthroid ), she is fine....

  10. Need your input, please!
    ... back in early 04'. Since that time I have been on Synthroid 100mcg. (prescribed by family Dr.) I did feel better ... gave the typical answer....I don't think it is your Synthroid medicine etc.....so, she ran the blood test. These ... seems to be the highest my TSH has been since being on Synthroid . Doesn't it seem a little high for someone who is ... me since most don't believe in anything other than Synthroid ? I asked to have Cytomel added and she wouldn't do ... So, maybe the mixture of all these drugs makes the Synthroid less effective? I would love your opinions. Thank...
    ... Instead of Cytomel, you could just use more T4 ( Synthroid ). To this doctor's credit, at least she ran the best...
    ... treatment, because the only drug she would prescribe is Synthroid . I couldn't take Synthroid, so she wanted me to go ... until I got even sicker and maybe could tolerate the Synthroid at that point. (How dumb is that?) The next doctor...

  11. 'normal' labs but felt better after thyroidectomy?
    ... returning (still have another lobe) a new dr. put me on Synthroid , as my TSH was 9.58...

  12. Abnormal TSH & normal free t4? now what?
    ... stuck in the middle with nothing. How do I take Synthroid for my Hashi's when my T3 is already high and my heart ... need my gland removed to be resolved. I tried taking Synthroid 3 times and it threw me for a loop each time...really...

  13. Which type of Doctor Do you recomend?
    ... found on the internet. My dr prescribes me 112 mcg of synthroid and if I have a question she is good about calling...
    ... put on Armour (which works much better for me then synthroid did). I'm in Chicago so there are plenty of Dr's...

  14. Robin - a few thoughts
    ... awful! So I went back to base one. I am on 25mcg of Synthroid and waiting the exact 6 weeks and retest. Slow and...
    ... did not do well on it.... but would start her on the synthroid first and low dose IF she needs it.... My daughter...
    ... PAT MYSELF ON THE BACK I MADE IT!!!!:) of 25mcg of synthroid ...I may need a dose increase, but I will go slowly...

  15. new labs and shortness of breath
    ... for nodules for about two years now and between the synthroid and cytomel the nodules have shrunk (amazingly) and ... so they lowered my synthroid doseage from 150 to 137 (I stopped cytomel in spring...
    ... both meds. I would bump up the cytomel and the synthroid . I am so mystified, as you know, by the shortness...
    ... only thing I can think of to lower it is lowering my synthroid - but I've tried that for a week now and it hasn't...
    ... lot lower than it used to be (over the past years). Synthroid takes a while, it has a pretty long half life. It...
    ... anything about the pulse - but the endo reduced my synthroid mostly on the basis of my TSH and shortness of breath...

  16. Anyone take Cortef
    ... fight arm and tooth to get on Armour after a year of synthroid made me feel worse. One of my Dr's wants me to be...
    ... It took about 2 months but is so much better then synthroid for me. My TSH is now 1.59 and FT3 is in the upper ... range where it belongs. on Synthroid my FT3 always stayed very low and my TSH jumped from ... 11 to 5 to 7 to .07 to .1 on synthroid . She changed my dose a bunch of times but it wouldn...

  17. update on thyroid problems
    ... actual numbers. WAY too many dr's reduce a person's synthroid based on their tsh level being supressed but then ... look at their free t4 you see they actually need MORE synthroid . Find a dr who knows that. It has kept me feeling ... wonderful after a TT. I am up to 225 of synthroid and 12.5 of cytomel. I feel better than I have in ... years. Even when my tsh came back at 1.4 I had my synthroid upped because my free t4 was below mid range. ...

  18. Weird symptoms after taking Levothyroxine - help!
    ... that was all that happened. They changed my Rx to synthroid and I am doing much better....

  19. ***update****
    ... error. Well a few things. 1. My PCP stopped my Synthroid . Saying the dose was too high (75 and I told them ... know) and that is not what I need. They do not feel Synthroid will help me now So cold turkey stopped it. 2. I...

  20. Armour verses Synthroid
    ... I started with Synthroid . Never had any bad reactions to it, but it didn't ... work that well. My current doctor doesn't like Synthroid and switched me to Armour right away. I've been on...
    ... I loved armour but had to go back to synthroid after a year, too much T3. Got heart palpitations...
    ... I started on Synthroid , which made me hyper in the smallest dose, so I had...

  21. How much better/worse do you feel since meds?
    ... nothing since starting on meds and what kind on. My Synthroid God of a doctor started me on 50mcg 3 weeks ago. ...

  22. Q's about T3 meds
    ... 6 27.8-40.7 I am currently taking 75mcg of Synthroid for about 4 weeks.Was feeling OK until this week,...
    ... before thinking about Armour or other T3. In the end, Synthroid didn't work for me, so I found an MD who Rx's Armour...
    ... had my thyroid out on 8/2 and am up to 225mcgs of synthroid and also take 12.5 mcgs of cytomel ( t3). For me...
    ... suggesting I wait 6 minths before an increase or give the Synthroid six months before I add T3. I had a lobectomy on 8 ... seen people on this board who are taking 125 mcg of Synthroid a day wihtout having surgery but have Hashi's. Who...

  23. I Am Going To Vomit!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ... dont recall if i had this twitching before taking synthroid . i told him i dont think i did but not positive, but ... started showing up after i was put on too high a dose of synthroid and had tachycardia and muscle spasms. he said ... he also said it might be allergic reaction to synthroid , like to the dye, and that these allergic reactions...

  24. Latest labs - input please
    ... time, general dr. wouldn't do it). I'm on 100mcg of synthroid , up slowly from 25 mcg that I began on in January...

  25. test results
    ... am always sooooo tired. BTW, recently dx and 50mcg Synthroid and need to wait a couple more weeks for new labs...

  26. My TSH is 5.78 no increase in meds
    ... feel fine,no hypo symptoms . I started on 25 mg. of Synthroid in Aug. dr. is keeping me on the same dosage and will...
    ... feel fine,no hypo symptoms. I started on 25 mg. of Synthroid in Aug. dr. is keeping me on the same dosage and will...

  27. Bothersome Pixiek needs a bit of help :)
    ... WORSE. So went back to base one and starte on 25mcg of Synthroid . Here are the labs after 18 days on this dose: ...
    ... grain lower than your original) of Armour AND .25 Synthroid . It appears a combo like that might put you where ... stubborn. You would probably end up around .5 - .625 Synthroid if you dropped the Armour to get the T4 you seem to...

  28. New to this site....questions!!!
    ... diag. in Jan. with Hypothyriodism and have been on synthroid since. I started on 25 and have been increased gradually...
    ... but it was tough. I started off taking 50 mcg of Synthroid back in the Fall of 2002 and now I am at 125 mcg of...

  29. Questionable Thyroid Nodules
    ... and they have gotten smaller withh treatment with synthroid and I am comfortable again - I do wish I had gotten...
    ... happy to say it is gone for now - I was treated with synthroid and cytomel..... Keep us posted.... Best wishes...

  30. Question about meds before lab work
    ... before i get tested. I was told it's ok if your taking synthroid or levothyroxine. But if your on meds with more than...
    ... 211070&highlight=testing [list]If you are taking Synthroid or any other T4-only med within 8 hours of a blood...

  31. T4 (Levothyroxine) from a compounding pharmacy
    ... ups and downs but not as bad as it was from taking synthroid , levoxyl, levathroid and nature throid.. Give it...
    ... done well on the lowest doses of levothyroxine and synthroid . what you're talking about may be a good option for...
    ... done well on the lowest doses of levothyroxine and synthroid . what you're talking about may be a good option for...

  32. Was wondering if?
    ... heart. It was done about 4-6 weeks after going on synthroid . They said everything looked great as far as heart...

  33. Ultrasound results
    ... or weather changes!!!! Anyways, he seems to be a Synthroid God (no generic allowed) and totally ignored my thoughts ... last few weeks. Before Halloween was put on 50mcg Synthroid due to following tests: Anti thyroperox: 361 (range...
    ... at almost too high, so I have recently switched to synthroid , but I think its giving me headaches! Since your ... your free t-4, you may not get the best results with synthroid . Good luck and hope you start to feel better soon...
    ... be getting really tired (2wks) since starting the Synthroid at end of October. It's like I bottom out sometime...

  34. Computer overuse=Back pains & spasms :(
    ... Deda, I've definitely noticed that changes in my synthroid dose cause changes in pain levels - both joints and...
    ... my thyroid gland is near! I tried cytomel with my synthroid in spring - but was on a higher dose of synthroid...
    ... my thyroid gland is near! I tried cytomel with my synthroid in spring - but was on a higher dose of synthroid...

  35. Is the feeling of something stuck in the throat common for hypothyroidism?
    ... blood work shows. I am currently on a low dose of Synthroid with Armour and the doctor is thinking of using Armour...
    ... ultrasound this week. i'm on a very low dose of synthroid , having a tough time with it. looks like i've got...

  36. hot, red ears
    ... will feel better, scoot...I am on a low dose 25mcg of Synthroid ...not sure if I feel better on or off either! Pixiek...

  37. What Do You Think Of This Lab?
    ... I DID take my Synthroid the morning of the lab AND my complex array of vitamins...

  38. Autoimmune / Hashi's and Leaky Gut??
    ... ve been hypo for 19 years. For most of that time, Synthroid worked just fine for me. For the last two years, ... rather than "suppressing" the symptoms by treating with synthroid , etc. (not that she wants me to stop the meds, she...

  39. HBP And High Colesterol?
    ... best. When being treated for thyroid disease with synthroid or something similar it also can affect your BP and ... pulse was running high so my doctor decreaseed my synthroid dose last week.......

  40. Cold pills and Hypothyriodism?
    ... have hyperthyroid or are being treated for hypo with synthroid the additive effect can be bad for your heart....I...
    ... problem personally, I was on Zyrtec-D for years with my Synthroid (all under Dr. supervision) and that had a warning...

  41. by taking meds..shuts down your own hormones?
    ... better for them...others do better on just T4 like synthroid because they seem to have little or no trouble converting...
    ... a big dose right there. It's equivelent to 200 mcg Synthroid . Have you had your numbers retested? I'm betting...
    ... worse as I started treatment.. Now I am on 300 mcg of synthroid , my numbers appear to by hyper now, but I have absolutely...

  42. what to take for lightheadedness/off balance feeling
    ... and dizzy and Dr. put me on Zyrtec-D along with my synthroid . It was more fluid buildup in my inner ear rather...

  43. Others with hypo but normal tests?
    ... turned out I had nodules on my thyroid and was put on synthroid . It has helped quite a bit with many but not all...

  44. back pain in hypothyroid?
    ... do anything for me. I was taking a fairly high dose synthroid (300 mcg) but I don't know if that really matters...

  45. Hypo gals, can I perm my hair?
    ... real fast, like 1/4 inch every two weeks! I am on Synthroid .75. I'd like to have the top of my hair permed ...

  46. Could this be affecting my fertility??
    ... and still no baby. I have hypothyroidism, and am on synthroid .88mcg. It seems that it is hard for me to get pregnant ... this big of a change until I changed from Levoxyl to Synthroid .. could there be a chance that the meds might have...
    ... had your Anti thyroid antibodies checked? I was on synthroid for a year and never felt better. I feel much better ... figure it out. Have you had your Free t3 tested? On synthroid my t4 was not converting properly which is why armour...

  47. self medicate?
    ... Hello all, I just ordered " Synthroid , Synthetic T4 ,Levoxyl (brand) Euthyrox 25mcg" ...
    ... Effexor like candy. Yet for some reason i cant get synthroid /armour. You would think it'd be safer to try the ... synthroid . W/e i'm convinced i have found my problem, and will...

  48. New on Cytomel - Do side effects go away?
    ... treatment course is to start you on a T4 hormone like synthroid or on a natural hormone like Armour which has both...

  49. Hypoglysemia/ Endocrine problem?
    ... he was wrong and I got many symptoms. I am now on synthroid and doing better than before. If you get the blood...
    ... ultrasounds, iodine uptake and even tried lovoxyl and synthroid , both these drugs made me feel worse, alot worse....
    ... is in the normal range. I have also tried to take Synthroid and Levoxyl and thats when l really get sick. You...
    ... is in the normal range. I have also tried to take Synthroid and Levoxyl and thats when l really get sick. You...
    ... guess l dont know how to fix it because l get worse on Synthroid and Levoxyl. I have heard about T3 and Armor. Where...

  50. the many forms of levothyroxine
    ... i was on levothyroxine - which i was calling synthroid , cuz its just a brand name - and i'm still waiting...
    ... many not-so-smart doctors. (Includes brands such as Synthroid , Unithroid, Levoxyl, levothroid, Eltroxin and others...
    ... being low. Its the Age Old question of Armour Vs. Synthroid . Some docs refuse to use Armour cause they say its ... should be refridgerated, etc. "They" maintain that Synthroid is chemically equivalent to the same T4 your body...
    ... wondered what kind of side effects you had. I tried Synthroid and stopped because of heart palps. Also tried Levoxyl...
    ... when i was on a higher dose (75mcg) of the brand synthroid , after 3 days i woke up with terrible tachycardia...
    ... thyroid meds without problems. I tried Armour and Synthroid . Now with that thing gone I am able to take 225 ... of Synthroid and 12.5 of Cytomel. With hashi's it is very hard...

  51. Taking T4 med sublingually with improvement
    ... is working for you!!!!! For me day 13 of 25mcg of synthroid and hanging in there! Pixiek...

  52. Out of synthroid for two days - Heart flutters
    ... palpitations, right now I think it's stress, because synthroid has a pretty long half life, and missing a couple...
    ... them its an emergency. Someone will give you some Synthroid somewhere if you ask around....
    ... Hi Nodi! I've been on synthroid for about a year now and I have days where my heart...

  53. thyroid peroxidase ab question
    ... it was at 410 u/ml (range is 0-60) i had been off synthroid since 10/22. on 11/4 it was 167 u/ml (range is ... 0-40 - different lab) i had been on synthroid since 10/28. what does this mean? what does thyroid...

  54. What kind of doc are you seeing?
    ... guide. The first thing she did was switch me from Synthroid to Armour. She works with me and listens to my complaints...

  55. ** If This Is Not Scary What Is **
    ... come back looking bad. She said she will NOT give Synthroid unless she has concrete evidence of bad labs on a ... is this!!!! This doctors jokes about how she uses Synthroid to maintain her skinny body. She said it helps her ... that reason. I always read it was dangerous to use Synthroid as a method of losing weight and to be honest, I don...
    ... come back looking bad. She said she will NOT give Synthroid unless she has concrete evidence of bad labs on a ... is this!!!! This doctors jokes about how she uses Synthroid to maintain her skinny body. She said it helps her ... that reason. I always read it was dangerous to use Synthroid as a method of losing weight and to be honest, I don...

  56. **Something New**
    ... did, they failed me. Time and time again! I'm on Synthroid 75mcg. Seemed to be going okay. I posted about having ... I just want my life back. I don't know if this Synthroid is even working at this point I do not trust anyone...
    ... terrible muscle and joint pain, and attributed it to the synthroid she was taking. do you think synthroid might be...
    ... labs. They want to wait 3 mos after I have been on Synthroid to retest. GARBAGE! Anyway..No one ever returned...

  57. period problems!!!!!
    ... question because I have wondered myself. I have been on synthroid for about a year now. I have extremely bad cramps...

  58. Difference in T3 and Free T3 test
    ... sure we do the right ones. I have Hashi's, 50mcg Synthroid , and an ultasound scan next week, I guess there are...

  59. when will I lose this wieght
    ... everything I can to make it better. I am on 125mcg of synthroid and have been on synthroid since July of 2002. ...

  60. What The Heck??!??
    ... ok. so i've been taking the lowest dose of synthroid 12.5mcg for 12 days now. last night i wake up in the ... say i've got hashis'. so why is the lowest dose of synthroid doing this to me??!! i'm waiting to hear back ... where am i going from here if he doesnt want me on synthroid ? maybe he's another loser doc who doesnt know what...
    ... ok. so i've been taking the lowest dose of synthroid 12.5mcg for 12 days now. last night i wake up in the ... say i've got hashis'. so why is the lowest dose of synthroid doing this to me??!! i'm waiting to hear back ... where am i going from here if he doesnt want me on synthroid ? maybe he's another loser doc who doesnt know what ... :) :) :) You may not very well can tolerate synthroid ..Alot of people can take it ,alot cant..To me synthroid...
    ... starting to think it may indeed be my body not tolerating synthroid . i am going on magnesium, which my level was low,...

  61. birth control pills...what has your experience been

  62. Low Hormone Thyroid
    ... Total 127 With all of this in mind she put me on Synthroid 50 mg daily Thanks for any help Taylor...

  63. Thyroidectomy or continued watching
    ... other - for awhile they got larger and I was taking synthroid for suppression and last May they all shrunk.....so...

  64. OK Ladies and Gentlemen What to expect
    ... I was hypo (but maintaining nicely on my synthroid ) when I quit. Things were great for a month or two...

  65. Cut back on Armour and add Cytomel?
    ... the worse way. I am back at base one on 25mcg of Synthroid and if need I will up that little by little or add...
    ... No, you'd want to cut back on armour and add synthroid . It sounds like you're getting too much T3, not too ... symptoms. Heart palpitations, anxiety, etc. I'm back on synthroid too....
    ... post my results here, then see about maybe getting on Synthroid . Hope things are going well in Japan, pixiek. :...

  66. Help:( Test Results???
    ... were normal . My TSH is 5.78. I started on 25mg. of Synthroid in August......doesn't seem to have changed my TSH...
    ... day? What's your treatment for them? Are you on Synthroid or Levoxyl? I have hives as well, but haven't started...

  67. Question about blood work
    ... have mild hypothyroidism well-controlled by .75 mg of Synthroid /day. I have no other medical problems or complaints ... am taking no other medications. My doctor put me on Synthroid when he noticed on routine blood work that my thyroxin...

  68. Armour Medicine
    ... DR that medicates based on sx and not labs......The Synthroid does not have T3 and if you have Hashi's you may have...

  69. See Surgeon today :)
    ... ENT....laughed at the armour meds wants me back on synthroid ......I am about at my limit! while I am feeling human...
    ... then spontaneously they shrunk - I was on 150 mcgs of synthroid and 15 mg of cytomel at the time - However I am feeling...
    ... ENT 3. actually laughed that I was armour instead of synthroid 4.hashi's nodule removal is mess and doesn't think...
    ... wxkathy2 - as long as i am medicated... synthroid or armour...i don't really care, I think I will just...

  70. Anyone have temporary anxiety when upping thyroid meds?
    ... Weird question here. I've been on the 100 mcg's of synthroid for about a week now (still on 5 mcg cytomel). I was...
    ... i'm on the lowest does of synthroid possible, and when i try to increase it, i feel more...

  71. **Update on Thyroid Issue and Use of Synthroid**
    ... Going on week 3 of being on 75mcg of Synthroid . I don't even trust them that it's the right amount ... one question. Anyone notice any weight loss being on Synthroid ? If so, what amount were you taking and after how...
    ... better soon. i just started a very low dose of synthroid . i dont know if i've lost weight cuz i refuse to get...
    ... thought of "too much too soon"....when I first started synthroid 50mcg...even that was too much too soon....you can...

  72. 350 mcg Synthroid and still hypo!
    ... treatment my thyroid problem. Anyway, I am taking 350 mcg synthroid , and 5mg of Cortef. My hair is still falling out. ... Please any input would be greatly appreciated. Maybe synthroid isnt your answer..Hmm have you tried other brands...
    ... only 2 grains of Armour and before that on 75mcg of Synthroid (I switched at one point) Before I had my labs ... isappearing as I reduced. I also decided to switch back to synthroid . Now I am on only 25mcg of Synthroid and doing so...
    ... shutting down, and I am having to replace with the synthroid ....
    ... hormone quickly so even the slightest little dose of synthroid and I get hyper. Might be something to look into...
    ... FT4 2.3 I was taking 300mcg of synthroid . I stopped it altogether for 3 days, and will go...

  73. Am I having thryoid problem?
    ... my THYROID GLAND....They then instructed me to take SYNTHROID which is a thyroid hormone suppliment pill to keep...
    ... my THYROID GLAND....They then instructed me to take SYNTHROID which is a thyroid hormone suppliment pill to keep...

  74. Cortisol level and T3
    ... I am on 137.5mg synthroid (I have no thyroid) and .5 cytomel twice daily. I...

  75. Hashi's and muscle pain ?
    ... test was way off too, 22 out of a .5-5.00 range). My synthroid was bumped up at that time, but I'm betting we'll...