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  1. Dr appt - nodules/hashi's
    ... and the thyroid meds worked right away. I was on synthroid 7 years ago to shrink my thyroid but it started to...

  2. are people here on both synthroid on cytomel?
    ... Michele, Yes, you're correct. The Cytomel is T3 and the Synthroid is T4. I, too, am on T3 and T4 (Levoxyl and Cytomel ... ) - Levoxyl is the same as Synthroid - just another brand name. I'm on 175mcg of Levoxyl...

  3. weight gain
    ... t know if I should beg my doc. to take me off the synthroid or if he needs to up the dosage! Thyroid disorders ... appetite went way up, this was after I had been on the synthroid only 2 weeks and he wanted to see me. At that time...

  4. What is Levothyroxine (t4-T-3)
    ... Is Levothyroxine the same as Synthroid ?...
    ... It is generic synthroid and only contains t4....

  5. Thyroid questions
    ... I have been treated with Synthroid or Levothyroxine for the past 4 years. In the past...

  6. Thyroidectomy and levels
    ... noticed some weight gain. I am currently on Generic synthroid 100mcg Thanks!! :p...
    ... than me can help you. You are on a good dose of synthroid . :)...

  7. This might be a silly question, but...
    ... MLWC---I can tell you that I did fine on 125 of synthroid for several years, then had to go up to 150 and finally ... family doctor" became alarmed and dropped me to 100 of synthroid . And then I went to "hell". For me, my thyroid...
    ... doctor. You may need some cytomel along with your synthroid . I did - and it made all the difference in the world...

  8. Anyone ever have this symptom?
    ... started taking Selenium on a daily basis. Doc has cut my Synthroid dosage twice now. I'm now at 125, but am wondering...

  9. Stumped by lab results
    ... the ob/gyn I think is a turd) automatically gave me synthroid because it had happened twice before. My scrip was...

  10. New labs. Opinions PLEASE!
    ... was thinking anyway. I am currently on 137 mcg of Synthroid and 10 mcg of Cytomel. She wants to cut it back to ... 125 mcg of Synthroid and keep the Cytomel the same. What do you all think...

  11. Fight or flight response: still hypo?
    ... extent before! Anyway, I went from 100 to 75 mcg of Synthroid about 10 days ago..becasue of some hyper symptoms...

  12. Synthroid/Wellbutrin
    ... honest thoughts on taking wellbutrin while taking synthroid ? My dr put me on the wellbutrin about a month before ... I started taking the synthroid (about 2.5 weeks ago). I did not notice much of any ... some relief of symptoms in the last few days from the synthroid (i believe). I find myself questioning if I should ... wellbutrin or not. Does it alter the effectiveness of the synthroid at all? If so, how? Has anyone had experience...
    ... Just put a call into your doc (that prescribed the synthroid ) and I bet he will tell you that the wellbutrin is...

  13. Got some Q's--looking for A's
    ... My first visit to the endo, he prescribed 50 mcg synthroid , though I got the generic from the pharmacy. I had...
    ... really bad days (like today). If you've been on the synthroid for only a couple weeks, it's likely you will start...

  14. How to switch from Syn to Armour
    ... If I am currently at 75mcg of Synthroid and will switch to Armour 1. how much should I start...
    ... the good stuff ;) Okay from what I know, 100mcg of synthroid would equal 1 grain of Armour. Yes, you can just ... switch right now, as long as you have not taken the synthroid yet. I like cats :)...
    ... I was still fatigues, achy, etc. and I stopped the synthroid (and Cytomel) one day and took the Armour the next...

  15. Help with doctor's appointment?
    ... claims that I needed a "trial" dose. I started on synthroid ...(but now personaly I wish I had started with Armour...

  16. amour and levoxyl
    ... What is the difference between amour and levoxyl or synthroid ?...
    ... Armour contains t4 and t3. Synthroid and levoxyl only contain t4....

  17. follow up with the endo.....\can it be true?
    ... won't give up on finding a doctor to give me some synthroid , but in the mean time, I am arming myself with knowledge...

  18. Has anyone read "The Thyroid Solution"?
    ... Houston to see Dr. Arem. He's got me on a mix of Synthroid and Armour. He's only focused on the thyroid and...

  19. bloodwork questions
    ... I've just started on synthroid .025MG. I only have my TSH Level which was 6.03....

  20. More questions about Armour effects
    ... ( a 90mg. & a 60mg.) plus an additional 50 mg. of synthroid . Most doctors seem to undermedicate, so don't...

  21. Estrogen and Thryoid
    ... hit the menopause stage. At that time I was taking synthroid . Okay, I decided it was time to go on hormone replacement ... My doc never told me that I would have to have more Synthroid while on HRT. It made me feel worse because my body...

  22. Seeing the doc tomarrow need help
    ... water weight and six months ago my tsh was 1.95 on synthroid , i was tired allot so they bumped me up to 137. three...

  23. What do I do???????
    ... start at, even if (or especially if) you did give up Synthroid right at the time you started Armour. People often...
    ... Not sure about armour, but have been on levoxyl and synthroid . The added Cytomel has done wonders for me - no more...

  24. Scared out of my mind - lots of questions
    ... awhile? Does the doc start you out on a dose of synthroid when you leave the hospital, or do you have to weight ... Also, does it matter what time of day you take the synthroid as long as it's on an empty stomach, and is it really ... lunch is 430, dinner is 830, when should I take the synthroid ? Also, being that I won't have a gland anymore...

  25. help with my meds..here is my blood results
    ... they were higher a month ago...i am on cytomel and synthroid .....i started to go to the gym about 11days ago and...
    ... ago you posted saying you were on the max dosage of synthroid and wanted to find a doctor to take your thyroid out...
    ... daily basis ......yes i am on an extreme amount of synthroid ..450mg..and i take 25mg of cytomel 3 times a day....

  26. Questions about T3
    ... out what combo works best for me. After years on synthroid alone---and doing ok---my body just started to shut...

  27. Desperately In Need Of Help
    ... diagnosed with hypoT/Hashis 2 years ago. I have tried Synthroid and Levoxyl which neither one of them worked for me ... and wanted me to immediately begin treatment with Synthroid again. Im like no way. I did have an MRI done per ... are so critically low that I needed to go back on Synthroid . Im like no way,, and am so upset over this. It ... pretty good about myself and I know if I go back on Synthroid I will gain weight like none other and I will be tired...
    ... been on armour since Feb. of this year. I was on synthroid for over 4 years and stayed depressed even though...

  28. Levoxyl or Synthroid: Which is better?
    ... i was on Synthroid for 5 years, did very well, but i switched to Levoxyl ... upped the dose, but it didnt help. So i am back on Synthroid , (will pay for it my self) , in my case, the Synthroid...
    ... doctor write an appeal to your carrier, saying that Synthroid is the better drug for you and that Levoxyl is ineffective...

  29. Fancy numbers and questions on adding T3
    ... of the range to 66% of the range. :) I am on Synthroid only. Does anyone think, like I do , that perhaps...
    ... next dosing and based on that how much to decrease Synthroid and how much to add Armour or T3? That is the question...

  30. Lab update please help
    ... for hypoTs from there. The test is fallible, but Synthroid convinced doctors that both it and their product were...

  31. Tingling/Vibrating yet Dr. says not Hypo
    ... have been diagnosed with Hypo and am on a low dose of Synthroid . My Dr. said that tinglings and vibrating feelings...

  32. arthritis symptoms
    ... like "swiss cheese" on the sonogram. I've been on synthroid for three months, but the joint pain isn't going away ... multinodular goiters had joint pain? 2) If so, did synthroid help and how long did it take for the synthroid to...

  33. Surgery coming on Tuesday
    ... at all, isn't it easier to become regulated by the synthroid since your doc knows you're not producing any hormone ... there any harm in the doc giving you a little extra synthroid ? Since there is no thyroid gland, doesnt this erase...

  34. lab help please
    ... April...TPO was 3 on a 0-2 range. I was given generic Synthroid and it made my heart pound and my scalp burn...I have...
    ... in your system so I'm not sure if I would take any synthroid . Hashis can be a hard one to deal with because of...
    ... April...TPO was 3 on a 0-2 range. I was given generic Synthroid and it made my heart pound and my scalp burn...I have...

  35. TSH Level over 150
    ... . Put me back on my last used dosage of 150mcg of synthroid . I still cannot get out of bed in the morning or stop...
    ... you are on the right dosage for you. The 150 mcgs of Synthroid should make you start feeling better soon. I just...

  36. Diagnosis=Hashimoto's
    ... has helped me feel alot better. I am not taking synthroid yet. We did 4 sets of labs and they were all in the...
    ... while (like, maybe 4 years?!) I began taking the synthroid because I had so many hypo symptoms. And some of them...

  37. t3, skin color, bmr ... lots of questions
    ... add that once the thyroid was removed, she went on Synthroid with no problem and just had her second child. I...

  38. Finding an Endo
    ... Dec '04 by my family doc and was put on 50 mcg of synthroid . I took that for a couple of months, and my TSH level ... read about them on here) and he pretty much thinks synthroid is the end-all for thyroid meds. It was basically ... synthroid or nothing. I wasn't happy with this, so I seeked...
    ... free Ts (FT3 FT4) tested especially since you are on synthroid (as opposed to nothing at all). Once you start on...
    ... that bad--he was right to start you on a low dose of Synthroid and has gradually upped it to help relieve your symptoms ... . Synthroid is a good medicine for thyroid disease, as good as...

  39. Severe HEAT sensitive, yet Hypo & Energy in PM
    ... has been sick for 28 years and just started taking Synthroid for Hypo. After upteen years of doctors who would ... have been caused by Lyme Disease? I took 25 mics of Synthroid for 2 weeks, and felt somewhat better, then started ... and feeling 'crappy' again, so I stopped taking the Synthroid . When you have been sick for as long as I have, it ... symptoms again. Just last week, I started taking the Synthroid again because my TSH had crawled up to 8.3. I'm not...
    ... struggling a bit. You seem to be on quite a low dose of synthroid . I hear that (as you seem to be doing) to gradually ... labs and response. If you still feel unwell with the synthroid and or it is giving you unwanted side effects, you...
    ... cold... or quite often, both. As for taking the Synthroid for a time and feeling worse ~ That happens to most...

  40. hypothyroid and HIGH cholesterol
    ... Hi. I've been on synthroid for about a year and got my TSH to a good level. ...

  41. Looking for new dr. in ST. Louis
    ... homeopathy is. All I knew was that I couldn't tolerate Synthroid , that I wanted to try Armour, and that he prescribes ... doctors won't do. BUT... she apparently only prescribes Synthroid , and it made me hyperT in the smallest dose, so I...
    ... Louis area. Why are all of these Dr.'s so dead set on synthroid ? I'm on my 2nd Endo(Dr. "C" at the Center for Advanced...
    ... Louis area. Why are all of these Dr.'s so dead set on synthroid ? I'm on my 2nd Endo(Dr. "C" at the Center for Advanced...

  42. Third set of lab results...
    ... .she did T3 T4 TSH, and told me to to take my .50 synthroid and another 1/2...........I did and had a few dizzy ... know some people can never tell a change in their synthroid , but I can tell in a day or 2. I am also ALWAYS FREEZING...

  43. new results...time for a new doc I think
    ... long story short, I hated Lovoxyl and was changed to Synthroid . Been on Synthroid since and have graduated to 88mcg ... Since my TSH was "so low" they are reducing my synthroid to 25 mcg!!! I think I'll be miserable again real...

  44. did i mess myself up for good?
    ... stores). i was also taking 25 mcg of cytomel and 50 of synthroid . i realized that the bovine stuff made me feel...
    ... harm in that. ;) Were you taking the cytomel and synthroid with the bovine product?...

  45. newly diagnosed with hypothroid questions
    ... I'm also on Synthroid and Prevacid. My doctor told me to make sure you...

  46. Is feeling Ok good enough?
    ... Hello Friends, I've been taking 75mcg of Synthroid for two months now and just about all of my symptoms...

  47. Word from anyone who is feeling well
    ... I'm on my third week of synthroid , and I'm starting to notice a change. My nails are...
    ... monkeyed around with two bad doctors and a trial of Synthroid before finding a good doctor who gave me Armour. ...

  48. How have you helped your foggy head?
    ... I am on synthroid and thinking of a switch or other help!. My main...
    ... Pixie, I had horribe brain fog while on synthroid . Could'nt even remember my own phone number, felt...
    ... Armour that she got off, left the group, got back on Synthroid , and is STILL itchy. 8) ADDING T4 or T3 to ARMOUR...
    ... the right combination for me. My doc put me back on synthroid a couple of weeks ago---and I'm starting to slow down...
    ... very well,too!) Meanwhile I am holding on 75mcg of synthroid and wondering if at next visit to ask for Ammour or...
    ... Pixiek, 75mcg of synthroid is not much meds for your symptoms. Does your Doctor ... go by. Have you had Antibodies checked? I was on synthroid for 4 years at 75mcg (because my doctor told me to...
    ... started noticing MORE foggy brain when I started on the Synthroid ... this was about a month ago. Tendons & muscle ... seems to be I think I get hypoglycemic taking the Synthroid "as directed" first thing in the a.m. then waiting ... eating. My doc said it was OK for me to take Synthroid later in the day (I take it at 1 p.m., about 1.5 hrs...
    ... Armour that she got off, left the group, got back on Synthroid , and is STILL itchy. 8) ADDING T4 or T3 to ARMOUR...
    ... Armour that she got off, left the group, got back on Synthroid , and is STILL itchy. 8) ADDING T4 or T3 to ARMOUR...

  49. Im SO sick of this!!!!
    ... I am on 125 of Synthroid and seems like I'm on nothing at all!...
    ... strange. As for me, I will not rule our Armour if Synthroid fails...and it better kick in soon!...
    ... selenium on a regular basis. Now my doctor has REDUCED my synthroid twice. I started at 175mcg back in the early 90's...
    ... strange. As for me, I will not rule our Armour if Synthroid fails...and it better kick in soon! I have been ... on synthroid for about 1 1/2 yrs , started out at 100 and was upped...
    ... antibody levels. I started on the selenium instead of synthroid . The selenium wiped out most of my antibodies and ... I felt so much better. I had decided not to try synthroid to shrink the nodules because I know so many folks...

  50. I feel like I died and went to heaven!!!
    ... s. We took blood for the Ab test, but he gave my Synthroid (generic) in the meantime since I was in such bad...
    ... but he said that it was okay for the 25mcg change in synthroid . So I am currently 150 and can change to 125 if I...

  51. Hypo (Hasimoto) and Miscarriage
    ... blamed on low thyroid. I had just started taking Synthroid . Allie...

  52. Started Armour 7 weeks ago, have questions
    ... a connection, but don't know for sure. I was on 50 synthroid for 4 wks and just bumped to 75....
    ... a connection, but don't know for sure. I was on 50 synthroid for 4 wks and just bumped to 75. Hey there what...

  53. Midwest, difference between synthroid & levoxyl
    ... whatever works better for you. Get your doc to prescribe Synthroid from now on, if it works best....

  54. Is TSH reliable after starting meds?
    ... until the end of January 05. He prescribed Armour and Synthroid . He has slowly been increasing the Armour. I am ... two twice daily (is that one grain?) and .05 mg of Synthroid once daily. The Armour was increased to this dose...

  55. weight loss from hypothyroid drug??
    ... I took synthroid for 28 years. Although I've managed to maintain my...

  56. FNA of complex nodule.. fluid aspirated
    ... now! I was one of the lucky ones that didn't need synthroid after the radioiodine. Good luck with your surgery...

  57. Low TSH/cytomel
    ... Cytomel is T3. Most people start on a T4 drug like Synthroid or Levoxyl. (In fact, most doctors even refuse to...

  58. Panic Attacks from Hypothyroidism
    ... with everything being "in range" he upped my dose of synthroid from 125 to 150. My doc keeps quoting Dr. D which...
    ... for hypo are going to benefit me. My dr prescribed synthroid for me about 8 months ago but I never filled it. ...

  59. throat pain and enlarged thyroid post Radioactive Iodine
    ... treament in January and aside from a few ups and downs ( Synthroid was lowered from 100 to 88), I have been pretty good...

  60. Radioactive Iodine & Levoxyl vs. Synthyroid
    ... Then they put you on a hormone replacement....I got Synthroid . Then they check you after a month to see if it is ... their occurance but I still have them. I think the Synthroid causes hot flashes. I have had them over the past...
    ... holding my daughter over 10 minutes at a time. I'm on synthroid . The worst thing about that is that synthroid makes ... since I have crohns also and I had trouble gaining. Synthroid took care of that problem tho..lol. Good luck! ...

  61. Long history of nodules; subtotal thyroidectomy scheduled
    ... now. (I am still taking the same suppression dose of Synthroid -- no change in dose in 8 years). I have several nodules...

  62. tsh level
    ... then three days later 2.63 after they increased mine synthroid from .150 to .2. I have always heard it takes weeks...

  63. Im Back :(
    ... upset. My numbers all went back to normal on the synthroid .. I was feeling good. Went to the doctor yesterday...

  64. Low Stomach Acid
    ... to know that maybe once I get on the right dose of Synthroid the problem will go away. More input is welcomed...

  65. Please explain Ferritin
    ... currently being treated for hypothyroidism with Armour and Synthroid (slowly increasing dose, not regulated yet). I am...

  66. Good Grief!!!!
    ... I can't really comment on Armour (I am new on synthroid ) but let me tell you starting synthroid is and was...

  67. Thyroid Ultrasound???I'm sick of being sick!!
    ... mention - I have nodules and am being treated with synthroid and cytomel. I have had lots of improvements, but...

  68. Late growth through Euthyrox?
    ... Does Synthroid help at all if you have secondary hypothyroidism?...
    ... still restore your body cells' natural functions. Synthroid , Levoxyl, Levothroid, Euthyrox, et al, are single ... shown in many studies that most patients need it. Synthroid , or any other thyroid med for that matter, simply...

  69. New labs...more questions. Any help?
    ... range 230-420 My dosage was upped to 162.5 mcg of Synthroid from 150 mcg. My newest labs done on 5/9/05 (I...
    ... Are you on Synthroid ? I have read that some people for some reason just...
    ... increase? Since it takes 6-8 weeks for the levels of Synthroid to stabilize in your bloodstream, you may have increased...

  70. Someone PLEASE HELP ME !
    ... was hypothyroid! They put me on a stronger dose of Synthroid and although it took a while my shoulder and feet ... this took about 8 weeks) Recently I had to go off my Synthroid and low and behold the shoulder pain and foot pain...

  71. Surgery or Wait it out?
    ... syptoms than I do. I believe the medication called synthroid (spelling?) that people take is supposed to shrink...
    ... nodules, 2.5 cm and 5.25 cm (both sides) and went on synthroid to "suppress" them before considering surgery. It...

  72. What are some things to avoid when taking synthryoid?
    ... are curtain things that I should avoid when taking synthroid . It's the first time I've ever taken thyroid meds...
    ... people are started at around .05mg which is 50 mcgs of Synthroid . Then, with continued labs the dosage can be adjusted...

  73. Better in the PM and type of fatigue ?'s
    ... beginning of my thyroid problems (Graves-RAI-New to Synthroid ) I have noticed that I feel better towards the evening...
    ... better in the PM are not on Armour? Actually I am on synthroid ....hmmm. Anyone else?...
    ... of a break from my "foggy" head). I am on 100 mcg Synthroid and a tiny bit of Cytomel. However, I have been like...
    ... Hi Everyone! I take 137mcg of synthroid and 5 mcg of Cytomel as soon as I get up and about...
    ... Cytomel folks seem to be more up in the pm like the synthroid folks, but perhaps a bit more up during the day. ...

  74. giving up
    ... have hashimoto's they removed my thyroid, gave me synthroid , doctor simply ignored my complaints of fatigue (he...
    ... would help. Doctors wrong-headedly never admit that Synthroid isn't the right drug for most hypothyroid people,...
    ... getting me to my optimum levels - he switched me to Synthroid . Levoxyl wasn't doing anything for me anymore. Since...
    ... my mom used to take it- since she was 19- started synthroid 4 years ago) is on back order and the girl who needed...

  75. blue
    ... Well, I any on 0.1 of synthroid (upped from 0.075) so I have a few weeks to wait for...