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  1. new labs, and some depression thrown in on top.
    ... supporter. I dunno.. I forgot to ask her about giving me synthroid , or some other T4 med in addition to the Armour to...

  2. What doctor?
    ... he is more than willing to make sure I'm dosed with synthroid to a point where I feel good,(I actually feel better...

  3. will have Thyroid Removed-antibodies leave the body too?
    ... but dont the docs just put you on a high dose of synthroid after the thyroid is totally removed? and then you...

  4. KCthy, MDA, gnp.........TT folks.........
    ... have been trying to watch what I eat but I was on synthroid the next day so hopefully thing will stay in check...
    ... what? That is what I did, started back on 75mgs of synthroid and the dr said he would raise it according to my...
    ... immediately on 150 mcg of levoxyl. He wanted to give me synthroid , but told him I had been feeling pretty good on the...
    ... hospital they brought my pain meds, my pepsid and my synthroid all with my breakfast. I asked the nurse about the ... issue and she blew it off. I don't know, I went to synthroid 's site and even there they say to wait. I have a ... hard time as well. I take the synthroid then wait about an hour then take prevacid then have ... eat or drink. What I have been doing is laying my synthroid out before bed and when I get up to pee like around...

  5. 75mcg of Levoxyl?
    ... look" normal but they aren't. I too took 75 mgs of Synthroid while having mostly hyper symptoms. The only hypo...

  6. morning anxiety...how about evenings?
    ... perspective - I thought maybe it was from taking my synthroid in the morning and be evening it was starting to wear...
    ... s got to be a reason. I change the time I take my synthroid from am to pm but didn't help. I'm trying to keep...
    ... my endo for the next "trial." He didn't change my Synthroid when he took me off the Cytomel I was trying at that...
    ... in strength between the T3 and T4 and can adjust my synthroid to accomodate what changes he's going to have to make ... next week. I have every color of Synthroid in the rainbow in my medicine cabinet it's changed...

  7. Need some help with results
    ... My doctor told me to stop taking my meds with is synthroid 175 and citiamel which is .25 or 25? He said that...

  8. Muscle pain advice PLEASE!
    ... sleep (doc is looking at CFS now). I've just started Synthroid due to TSH finally going up again (after about 7 years...

  9. How many of you being treated with TSH below 5.0?
    ... I went to my psychiatrist since he once had me on synthroid and he's the doctor I've had the longest relationship ... with. He said that he used synthroid as a boost to my anti-depressants (years ago my depression...

  10. Anyone try Armour?
    ... I have been on synthroid for nearly a year with no relief. In fact I now am...
    ... I have been on synthroid for nearly a year with no relief. In fact I now am...
    ... I started out on Armour and was switched to synthroid before surgery................I had more energy with ... Armour but it made me gain weight. When I swtiched to synthroid I lost the weight right away. I have always had weigth ... Armour after surgery but right now am still on the synthroid and I think I am going to wait til I recover all the...

  11. Thyroid and anger?
    ... probably be shocked. My doctor has prescribed me Synthroid , but I cannot start taking the meds until after my...
    ... and we found out I had thyroid nodules. I went on synthroid almost two years ago - and it got much better - however ... strange illness....but they are also adjusting my synthroid dose with the decreases in the nodules so maybe that...

  12. so do I still say I have hashi's post TT?...
    ... anything. So, that being said, do I think then that the synthroid dose was a good one and stick with it? Do I want...

  13. Heat Intolerance
    ... sweat - this is some better since I've been on the synthroid - (I had mostly hypo symptoms except for this one...

  14. Please I Need Advice On Result!!
    ... back in the middle range this time and I take .50 of synthroid for last 10 years........ A new Doc I went to due...
    ... antibodies. Karen What type of treatment is there? Synthroid ? I am already on .05 mg of it. :)...
    ... than I have been in a year! Best of luck, if the synthroid doesn't help and my surgeon said it won't if your...
    ... than that. What's the treatment, you ask? More Synthroid probably. Or another brand of replacement ... just...

  15. back from surgery!.....
    ... Hey KCthy, Well, here was the thought on the synthroid ................the surgeon doesn't think my thyroid ... practically incased in water and I was taking .075mgs of synthroid and feeling well. He thinks that I needed to go back...

  16. Can't stop losing weightj- HELP
    ... back up to at least 116 lbs before they start the Synthroid . As i said eating like a horse doesn't do anything...
    ... what the docs wait for before they put you on the Synthroid . She is starting to come down, but it may take a...

  17. What Tests Should I hope for Post TT?
    ... calcium) no sooner than 4 hours before or after your synthroid . Calcium will make your meds less effective. ...
    ... I thought the tums had to be taken long after the synthroid . In the hospital they just give it to you all at...

  18. Test Results ??? Please, help!
    ... not to scare you, but I got worse after I started synthroid and cytomel. Specifically, after they stopped the...

  19. Question about estrogen blood test
    ... Best wishes, Kathy Multinodular goiter 125 mcg synthroid 15 mg cytomel just ceased (too much anxiety) shrinking ... nodules (Yeah - after 1.5 yrs of synthroid - is this common??) trouble losing weight after 60...
    ... fatigue that hasn't really abated since I started synthroid 2 years ago - that's when my thyroid nodule was discovered...

  20. new-need test result help
    ... positive for hashimoto since2002 been on 50mcg synthroid saw no impovement but not worse. had a hysterectomy...

  21. This has gotten stupid and pathetic
    ... pulse has been kinda high (80-90's) since I've been on synthroid - do take your baseline pulse before you start your...

  22. Help! with hashimoto's Thyroid
    ... bit on the higher side but i feel if i reduce the synthroid i will feel more weak and tired. i am currently taking...
    ... s hard to say much.. How long have you been on the synthroid ? When was your last round of labs done? Third...

  23. lab results
    ... levothyroxine sodium but she uped me to 75 and switch to Synthroid instead of the generic..she says it works better....

  24. Help--terrible stomach pain, gastritis??
    ... my prescription from 50 mcg levothyroxine to 25 mcg Synthroid . I didn't have this on the levothyroxine. I got switched ... the middle. Has anyone had such gastritis with Synthroid ? I know you're *supposed* to take it on an empty stomach ... that, but my mom told me that my dad, who also takes Synthroid , eats it with food at the request of his doctor. Any...

  25. Hey Everyone, I am confused....
    ... weight loss since having a TT? Also what dose of synthroid are you taking? Karen...

  26. WxKathy2..........new one!
    ... that is where I was. I sure hope I can get my synthroid levels perfect quick so I don't have weight gain and...
    ... .I'm better than I used to be though - before the synthroid I don't think I could even have typed you a message ... out and it will improve! Did they put you back on synthroid or armour? Maybe the antibodies don't get produced...
    ... I am scared to do that to myself. I am on the synthroid right now and am going to stick with it for a while...
    ... Do you think I will be ok since I was right back on synthroid ? I hope so! We have a storm rolling in........
    ... the weight with no thyroid. I guess since I am on synthroid though I do have some metabolism, is that right? ...
    ... t really lie around much either huh? :) Yes the synthroid lowers the TSH, so my endo tells me my metabolism ... and has been since the very first dose of 25 mcg of synthroid - since I didn't start very high - TSH somewhere around ... think I would ever have lost the 40 lbs without the synthroid - so it must speed up the metabolism somehow (that...

  27. Help
    ... I saw a sit on the internet where you could buy Synthroid with out a rx. I do not know what else to do...
    ... add ~ Please, do not under any circumstances order Synthroid or any other thyroid med from the internet unless...

  28. Antibodies
    ... Some doctors try to intervene by putting a patient on Synthroid a little earlier to help prolong the inevitable death...

  29. Thyroid & alcohol tolerance?
    ... Just a theory...:) I wonder if he taking synthroid .. ~soft:)...

  30. LOOK please!
    ... stating my thyroid level was high and the dr prescriped synthroid ---I didnt get the level. I am taking 25mg a day and ... Celexa which I had took in the past and now i'm on the Synthroid .. Just wondering if I have went thru this **** for...

  31. I am so sad and tired I could cry
    ... I am only on 0.05 mg of synthroid . When I get my second blood work back they will decided...
    ... I am only on 0.05 mg of synthroid . When I get my second blood work back they will decided...

  32. Weight gain after surgery
    ... Oh well, I have dropped 12 pounds since starting synthroid for the surgery so that is the only + hahaha.. ...

  33. Upped dose causing anxiety.............?
    ... Hello, I have been upped from .50 synthroid to .75..............well, due to my anxiety issues...
    ... Hello, I have been upped from .50 synthroid to .75..............well, due to my anxiety issues ... cytomel to raise your free t3 instead of upping your synthroid ......
    ... cytomel to raise your free t3 instead of upping your synthroid ... I have heard that Cytomel is a very short acting...

  34. Sorry I've Not Been Around
    ... like Kant said! It's gotten a little better on my synthroid - but still have trouble - I just saw a post (can...

  35. Beginning synthyroid dose?
    ... Yes you can take your synthroid in the evening. Just wait two hours after you eat ... calcium supplements with it. Years ago I would take my synthroid with my iron without knowing it would interfere. ...

  36. Analyze labs please
    ... I'm 2 months post TT. Was on 50 mcg synthroid , then 100 mcg, just got bumped to 125 after latest...
    ... and that is high - very high for someone on .125mgs synthroid . Have your antibodies been tested?...

  37. Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma/Elevated Calcitonin
    ... foods, she said it was probably due to regulating my synthroid and it would pass. May I ask what treatments have...

  38. Needing help understanding
    ... names and I think the oroxine is a t4 like we have in synthroid here in the states....The epilim is known as depakote...

  39. Appt tomorrow - Which thyroid med??
    ... I have with hashi's. I lost it when I switched to synthroid , but, I felt better on the Armour. My hair stopped...
    ... wouldn't show up). Regardless, my sister was put on Synthroid about 15 years ago when she showed up with subclinical...

  40. My scar is suddenly tender
    ... some things I've noticed since surgery and going on synthroid (0.05mg) is that my finger nails are growing again...
    ... hear from you. Are they going to up your dose of synthroid or are they monitoring you right now? I was thinking...

  41. Can someone interpret these numbers?
    ... every 3 or 4 months or push to start a low dose of Synthroid or something....

  42. Should i go on meds?
    ... weight, but otherwise felt normal). I refused the synthroid by my endocrinologist, and within 1.5 - 2 years my ... show elevated TSH again and I could finally get on synthroid . (ALL the females in my family have either Hashimoto...

  43. Help!!
    ... lethargic, am overweight and sick. My mother was on synthroid for many years for hypothyroidism and I myself took ... synthroid for approx one year 9 years ago for subacute thryroiditis...

  44. thyroidor menopause?
    ... the very unstable thyroid (I would just adjust my Synthroid .) Last July after coming of narcotic pain relievers ... weeks and see him again in three. He didn't change my Synthroid when he started my hrt and eliminated my Cytomel so...
    ... miserable. I was on combipatch plus 0.75 mcgs. of synthroid , and somehow got graves. Now hypo from treatment for...

  45. how much is TOO LITTLE?
    ... Armour. I have heard taking too small a dose of synthroid can make you feel worse. To tell you the truth...
    ... - listen to this, it's important - a quack made a Synthroid dosing mistake in my mom's case, causing her a stroke...
    ... [T4 and/or T3 above lab range] on a T4 synthetic ( Synthroid )... but for me it was on the smallest dose, 50 mcgs ... ed it didn't know what else to do for me, because Synthroid is the only thing she ever Rx's. She told me to wait...

  46. How can I loose weight!
    ... Unfortunate levoxyl made me sick, im currently on synthroid , i dont know what the diffrence is but i felt better ... with synthroid . I figured that once I was ok I would start loosing...
    ... nodule was discovered - and now - under treatment with synthroid , I still can't eat over 800-1000 calories or I gain ... ....I gained a total of 60, lost 35 on the synthroid , but don't think the rest is going to go anywhere...
    ... of it, my back pain has been better since being on synthroid - I don't know if it's because i'm a lot less active ... or not - but I hadn't even thought of the synthroid helping! Thanks!! Now I have another thing I can...

  47. Nastyhashi...are you on medication?
    ... doc to put me on meds and she would only acknowledge synthroid . I asked her for a more natural remedy and she said...

  48. How long after increase does achiness subside?
    ... treatment. The achiness started after I began taking Synthroid and the subsequent switch to Armour, and it didn't...
    ... I too got the unusual achiness after starting the synthroid . I mean somedays I feel like I must be 100. I too ... know it does all take time. My sister just started synthroid herself and is finding more aches and pains now too...
    ... erimenting again. Now I'm taking 110 mg Armour with my 37.5 Synthroid . I've been CRASHING major the last few days... ...

  49. synthroid side effect stories
    ... sometimes rashes can occur in the first weeks of taking synthroid . I don't know if it's as much the drug, as the change...
    ... Hi mimiblue-- I reacted very badly to Synthroid too, last January. I was only able to take it for ... doses of that, but never felt as bad as I did on the Synthroid . I'm now on 112, and tho not optimized yet, I'm not ... feeling too bad. I knew Synthroid was NOT for me! Good luck... :) Deda...
    ... stopped, and the coldness went away. I was put on Synthroid for surgery next week. I don't feel as well at all...

  50. Could reducing synthroid dose actually reduce the number of nodules?
    ... have wondered and wondered about myself being on this synthroid since it caused your nodules to multiply, if it would...
    ... and all my labs are "normal"....My PCP said that synthroid probably shrinks the gland itself and not the nodules...

  51. Help! Thyroid Test Results
    ... Thank you! I'm going to ask my doctor if he can up my Synthroid (currently taking 50mgs) to 75mgs. Wish me luck =...

  52. L-Tyrosine, B-complex, & Kelp
    ... wants me on a medication (he constantly pushes for Synthroid ). Problem is my health insurance is over in August...
    ... who is also qualified in natureopathy. Not taking Synthroid (or other thyroid medication) can set you up for future ... instinct is, if you have an endo who says you need the Synthroid , then for heaven's sake take it. You can always experiment ... quality of life. There are other debates about Synthroid vs Armour vs T3 etc., but my (totally medically unqualified...
    ... substances you named will help in a significant way. Synthroid has a program for uninsured people maybe you can look ... into. Even though Synthroid is the most expensive med prescribed for hypoT, it...
    ... this stuff. Also, where would I look for that special Synthroid deal? Thanks again....
    ... take the real deal. My endo gave me a whole box of synthroid , so they do have free samples they can give you to...

  53. Chance of getting BREAST CANCER after RAI
    ... this. Also, I read several articles that just taking synthroid puts you at a higher risk for breast cancer. You...

  54. Thyroid Storms
    ... was a GOOD reason I jumped from .05 to .125 with the synthroid , there had better BE a good reason... I know I...

  55. hypothyroid & frustrated with doctors...venting
    ... trying for 8 months with no success). When on the synthroid I realized I didn't need 10-12 hours of sleep a night ... feet were no longer blocks of ice. After 5 weeks on Synthroid 25 mcg my TSH dropped to 2.2 and my free t4 was .98 ... old and thought is was terrible that my GP put me on Synthroid to begin with) says since my results are so "normal ... my lab values and what she said. If I go off the synthroid and wait 8 weeks if its messed up when it is rechecked ... then I'd have to go back on the synthroid and wait another 6-8weeks before trying to get pregnant ... tests are ok) if the GP backs down (he started the Synthroid ). I would love to know if anyone is on this low a ... dose on Synthroid (25mcg)....
    ... mean it doesn't get much lower! I am currently on synthroid , 75mgs to give my thyroid a power punch before surgery...

  56. Under Active Thyroid, New B
    ... although I was craving doughnuts! When I went on the synthroid , that alone has helped me lose weight. I have lost ... other suggestions. Also I am now on a higher dose of synthroid 137 mcg. Welcome and I hope you will be feeling...

  57. Why Is My arthritic-like joint pain coming back?
    ... were before. Granted, it took about 8 weeks on the synthroid for things to go down so I'm wondering if I have to ... t4 free - 1.18 TSH - 0.26 (it used to be a 1.7 on synthroid ) free t3- 344 (230-420) My endo thought my TSH...

  58. hilery79, remember me?
    ... crossed. I haven't felt quite right...as far as my Synthroid dose goes, yet. I've been on every dose between 100mcg...

  59. Diagnosed...
    ... The lady told me that my Endo wants to start me on Synthroid as my thyroid was off. She didn't give me any numbers ... yesterday evening and picked up my prescription for Synthroid . The bottle says 'Synthroid 0.05 mg 50 MCG TAB....
    ... scan on August 11th. The doctor just put me on Synthroid - so should I wait to start my meds before the test...
    ... you feel like. I have taken both the Armour and the Synthroid . The Armour made me feel great but made me gain weight ... , and I am on day 7 of synthroid and I have felt worse with the hypo symptoms. I think ... loved it and intend to try it again but I was put on synthroid for surgery. Armour is made from dissected pig thyroid ... I have felt really bad all week with starting synthroid , an increase in my hypo symptoms, but today I think...
    ... It's God's honest truth. When I started taking Synthroid , I became a new person. I felt...human again? The ... time in bed under the blanket. I was alive again. Synthroid is third in my life only to Jesus Christ and my husband...

  60. Would like opinions on my numbers
    ... blood work. I have been on this dose of Meds 100mcg of Synthroid for 16 weeks. I have Hashi and was diagnosed back ... medications and they dont settle with me either. So its Synthroid for me. Heres what my number looked like after ... me. The doc was open to me moving up to 112mcg of Synthroid . Alternating it with 100mcg for a while to see how...

  61. What's your update on Armour?
    ... Well, Pix I had to switch to Synthroid until I have surgery. I was feeling GREAT on the ... some weight in order to feel normal. Now, on the synthroid I am sooooooooooooooo tired. I am doing the same ... I lost 9 pounds in the first 4 days I was on the Synthroid . Now, I feel bloated again. Oh well! Karen...
    ... in denial about everything----even that she was on synthroid herself and "it did nothing but make my throat swell...
    ... in denial about everything----even that she was on synthroid herself and "it did nothing but make my throat swell...

  62. What do my test results mean?
    ... symptoms and not ranges. He also put me on 75mgs of synthroid with a tsh of only 1.9. My freet4 is 1.4 and he said...

  63. Feels Like I have the flu
    ... which made my thyroid hypo (useless). Now I take Synthroid daily, as directed. For a few months I was feeling...
    ... you been monitoring your levels since you started synthroid ? It's possible you need an increase in your meds....
    ... foggy head and muscle/joint pain more than what the synthroid did so if your dr is willing and your interested it...

  64. Why am I getting so much worse?
    ... went too said Armour was great but switched me to Synthroid because he said it would give my thryoid a "power...
    ... going to remove your gland? Its probably not enough Synthroid ....
    ... nodule are pretty big and he said that a punch of synthroid might shrink it and the smaller it is the easier it ... like crap. Can I add 15mgs of Armour to 75 mgs of synthroid ? Karen...
    ... went too said Armour was great but switched me to Synthroid because he said it would give my thryoid a "power ... going to feel it..Granted you may not be taking enough synthroid , but I think its the swap out causing this.. Or it ... armour...Maybe you should add a hence of armour to your synthroid ...

  65. New Labs - Is my Free T4 high enough, or too low?
    ... Perhaps lowering your armour and adding in a bit of synthroid or something might help. Maybe you can post to her...

  66. Oh man, do I feel for those of you who have to live with Hypo-T...
    ... I've been off of Synthroid for about a week now in preperation for my body scan...
    ... along have been hypo, but convincing a doc to give me synthroid is a totally different problem. Would really be...

  67. 9 pound weight loss since switching?
    ... I went to the endo to discuss surgery he put me on synthroid for a power punch to my thyroid and took me off the ... Armour. I started the synthroid on Saturday and since then I have lost 9 pounds! ...

  68. Ongoing Hypo Problems
    ... for a long time and was only ever allowed to move to synthroid as I was always within testing range. Finally I found ... follows: 1) Has anyone ever been on Levoxyl or Synthroid and able to lose a little weight but felt awful all...
    ... given an equivalent dosage of Armour to replace the Synthroid . One grain of Armour roughly equals 75 mcgs of Synthroid...

  69. Ultrasound of enlarged thyroid
    ... nodules - they call that goiter - and usually can use synthroid or something like that to help shrink it so it's more...

  70. hurts to swallow
    ... I have been on synthroid for over a year and I have recently noticed that it...

  71. If you don't mind me asking......
    ... obvious that I had Hashimoto's disease. I am 24 now, on synthroid , but still struggle with hypo symptoms regardless...

  72. Does anyone get muscle twitches???
    ... calcium deficiency. Since I take calcium (600mg) and Synthroid (88mg) and my dr says my thyroid hormone levels are...
    ... my left shoulder...driving me nuts! I just started synthroid a week ago to shrink a goiter. I hadn't had them...

  73. Exercise and Hypo
    ... the routine again. I say keep working out. I am on Synthroid 50mg, until tommorow and then upping it to Armour...

  74. Thyroid Peroxidase AB #'s
    ... ideas? I think if i were you I would lean more toward synthroid if you can tolerate it b/c you free t 3 is in mid...

  75. Thyroid Cream???
    ... for the T4. Meaning, there is one (higher) dose of Synthroid that seems best for my muscle pain, etc., but after...
    ... cream I make has T4, as I am grinding up some of my Synthroid ... My primary symptoms of hypo were the muscles ... flare or fibromyalgia. I talked him into a trial of Synthroid (50 mcg. Rxd) My TSH was 3.6, & my frees were w/in ... then the m/t/j started in again. I've heard that Synthroid has a half-life of one week, but boy, I think I metabolize...
    ... cream I make has T4, as I am grinding up some of my Synthroid ... My primary symptoms of hypo were the muscles ... flare or fibromyalgia. I talked him into a trial of Synthroid (50 mcg. Rxd) My TSH was 3.6, & my frees were w/in ... then the m/t/j started in again. I've heard that Synthroid has a half-life of one week, but boy, I think I metabolize ... any other transdermals creams out there you can mix synthroid in..Im tempted to give this a shot..Sounds great!...