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

  2. Hypothyroidism & Sleep Apnea
    ... problem with this before but since I have started taking Synthroid it has gradually lessened. I have been wondering if...
    ... nowhere. My sleep apnea has gone. :D I have been on synthroid for about three months. Marlow...
    ... problem with this before but since I have started taking Synthroid it has gradually lessened. I have been wondering if...

  3. Let's feed this thing some Iodine?
    ... shrunk for the first time in a year. I take 150 mcg of synthroid and 15 mcg of cytomel and over the last year I went...

  4. Can starting thyroid hormone cause menstrual irregularity?
    ... I am having the same problem. I was on 150 mcg of Synthroid for about the last 7 years and my doc just switched ... me 7 weeks ago to 147 mcg of synthroid and 10 mcg of Cytomel. I missed my period for the...

  5. Still feel bad!
    ... Am I just being a whiner or what? After being on Synthroid for 6 weeks, my doc switched me to 2 gr. of Armour ... to be switched back? I did feel a little better on Synthroid ....
    ... it has t4 and t3. Has your t4 gone up at all on the Synthroid ? Two grains of Armour is about the same as 200mcgs ... . of Synthroid . I am also taking 2 grains of Armour. It is best...

  6. Do antibodies come down after starting meds???
    ... Thyroglobulin. My grandfather had graves. I'm on Synthroid and I have made my way back to 100mcg. For years I ... Here is my last blood test after being on 100mcg of synthroid for 4 weeks. Its the first time my TSH has come into...

  7. Need Expert Verifcation on Dosing Question
    ... my thyroid works ok some of the times. If I take synthroid or Armour or anything, my number will increase because ... the synthroid is adding to my own body's production. At some point...

  8. newly diagnosed with hypothyriod
    ... I too had anxious feelings when I first started synthroid - I think it took a week or two to go away - but it ... got it when I got my thyroid disease....at first the synthroid actually helped me sleep better when I first got on ... but unfortunately - insomnia is back....I've been on synthroid for 1.5 years now..... Hang in there! Best wishes...
    ... one year! I lost a total of 40 after starting the synthroid , but have recently gained back about 15 :( Hang...

  9. thyroidectomy/depression/mood
    ... depressed my TT did not cure it all. I'm on .125 of synthroid but I need something else. I am not myself. My house...

  10. Right sided goitre - nodules - please help!!!
    ... mimi, They can give you the synthroid even if your labs are "normal" to help with symptoms...

  11. Hi from a newbie & Questions
    ... as .5L, and my TSH came back at 189.31HP. I was on Synthroid at .50 micro's for the first week, and am now at 100...

  12. Just diagnosed with hypothyroidism..tons of questions
    ... finally diagnosed with hypothyroidism and was put on Synthroid . I am on 100 MCG and will my doctor will be checking...
    ... Welcome to the boards. When I was put on Synthroid , in about 2 or 3 weeks I started feeling better. It ... range you feel your best. Also, once you are on Synthroid , the TSH is useless because it is always suppressed...

  13. weight loss without trying
    ... I have been on synthroid for 3 weeks now and have noticed that I seem to be ... wondering if anyone has had a similar situation. Maybe the synthroid is taking away the extra bloat that I've had. I don...

  14. How long does meds take to kick in?
    ... gained a lot during the years I wasn't given enough synthroid and even though my lab numbers are right where they...

  15. body temperature
    ... 2003 when I was diagnosed with nodules. I've been on synthroid for 1.5 years and they keep raising the dose because ... hyper if that would be a symptom (taking 150 mcg/day synthroid and 15 mcg cytomel)...Thanks for your reply!...

  16. surgery tomorrow - I'm scared
    ... follicular carcinoma.I had to go on a small dosage of synthroid then in 1991 it returned in the other side and had...
    ... pretty much a piece of cake, now I'm taking a little synthroid because my TSH shot up from about 1.25 to 3.7 and...

  17. Low FT4, symptoms...
    ... now what harm would it do to let me have a trial of synthroid of about 0.025 0.05 as long as I stay within the ...
    ... problem, but he was open enough to put me on 50mg of synthroid for the time being. I am to go in at 4weeks for a ... that I could stay on the wellbutrin as well as the synthroid , since the wellbutrin has helped a little with my...
    ... that will be any better!!!) I have 3months of the synthroid now, and if I need to change in the meantime, I guess...
    ... answers? I don't know. All I know is that if the synthroid makes me feel better, there is no way that I would...

  18. Tsh 3.4 And Major Edema
    ... medication for your thyroid (i'm betting not)? armour or synthroid ? why are you going to a rheumatologist? just...

  19. Very Tired And Disappointed
    ... diary until you have a handle on these changes. I take synthroid too, I'm on a higher dose now. ~ The only problem...

  20. Thyroid Issues...
    ... that I have hypothyroidism. I am taking currently synthroid for this. I am not too familiar with what causes a...

  21. Had my visit with the surgeon yesterday for the nodule....Not happy at all!
    ... years. It was only after a know nothing PCP changed my Synthroid dose that I had any problems at all. Remember that...

  22. Unidentifable lump on thyroid
    ... I had no pain to speak of from the surgery and the synthroid they put me on seemed to work well. Wishing your friend...
    ... that normal to do it without numbing?) She is on synthroid for awile now. I am just so worried about her,...
    ... came back inconclusive and they decided to put her on synthroid to see if it would shrink and then do a sonogram and...

  23. Not thyroid related afterall? Upset
    ... story short: 6 weeks ago with "normal" labs started on synthroid . I know no one recommends this but every two weeks ... 1.78 TSH 0.28 My question. Is it possible that synthroid is causing a worsening of my hypo symptoms? THE symptoms ... I know I haven't been on a consistent amount of synthroid for the six weeks but I have been on synthroid only...

  24. Why hypo symptoms worse on T4
    ... story short: 6 weeks ago with "normal" labs started on synthroid . I know no one recommends this but every two weeks ... 78 TSH 0.28 My question. Is it possible that synthroid is causing a worsening of my hypo symptoms? THE symptoms ... I know I haven't been on a consistent amount of synthroid for the six weeks but I have been on synthroid only...
    ... Had a full blood workup? Very small doses of Synthroid can actually shut or really slow your own production...

  25. Seemingly strange effects from Armour
    ... Hi. I am not on armour, but synthroid for a short while (six weeks varying doses), and I...

  26. New here-what questions do I ask?
    ... feeling of constriction in my throat. I have been on synthroid to try to shrink/suppress the nodules. I am in the...
    ... Kathy, Thanks for your response. What is a synthroid ? I have read a lot today about people feeling worse...
    ... synthroid is a synthetic form of the hormone T4 that the thyroid ... can "rest". I gained 60 lbs before I started the synthroid . I had lost 30 but have gained back 10 so ...As for...

  27. Had appointment with endo...
    ... know what to think. My tsh was 3.9 so he upped my synthroid from 0.125 to 0.150. He said he wants my tsh to be...
    ... too - but I think it's better whenever they raise my synthroid - it helps a little bit....and with the mental confusion...

  28. hypoT can cause NEUROPATHY
    ... harder to treat?my sister has hypO/hashi's .. she took synthroid for quite some time, and when that no longer controlled ... she had RAI to kill her thyroid, then went back on synthroid (i think -- she may be on armour now) ... i have ... take a little pill", so when she had to go off the synthroid for a month, it wasn't awful at all ... she's always...

  29. New to the boards
    ... put me on Levoxyl (actually, I think he prescribed Synthroid and the pharmacy gave me Levoxyl as a generic...)...

  30. TSH not behaving itself...
    ... as they probably needed to be. I was switched to Synthroid and Cytomel combo. When on 100 mcg Synthroid and ... palpitations, so I cut my Cytomel down to 5 mcg and kept my Synthroid the same (I did this after my labs had been drawn ... seeing my endo). I have felt the best yet on this 100 Synthroid + 5 Cytomel combo. I then saw my endo and got the...

  31. oncologist/mass in chest CT scan/thyroid nodules
    ... endo's method was to manage the nodules/symtoms with synthroid - he told me it could take decades! my job won't...
    ... endo's method was to manage the nodules/symtoms with synthroid - he told me it could take decades! my job won't...

  32. Thyroid meds without a script??
    ... the old quack prescribed too high a starting dose of Synthroid , or he increased it too fast, which sent her heart...

  33. New labs...Am I still too low, hypo??? Midwest..Gopherhead, anyone
    ... my oncologist reduced med to 1 grain and changed to Synthroid (T4 only). That is when all the trouble began. Now...

  34. I want to see an endo-help please
    ... 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...

  35. Period Problems with birth control?
    ... Has anyone else had period problems with the synthroid /birthcontrol combo. I started taking ortho-cyclen ... again after RAI and starting on synthroid . I used to take it for a few years, but stopped in ... did RAI treatment and now have been on 100mcg of synthroid for about 2 months. I just started the same dose ... have my period. This never happend before. Does the synthroid affect it? I take synthroid in the morning and ortho...
    ... It might not have anything to do with the synthroid . I was on birth control when I started the synthroid...
    ... with zero problems. about three months ago i started synthroid for hypothyroid and starting that month i've had spotting ... went on the pill!) anymore no one is aware of any synthroid issues when i mention it so i'm glad to hear i'm not...
    ... hypo and sometimes it is hyper. I take .150 mcg of Synthroid and I am on Ortho Novum 1/35 28 day birth control...
    ... update i spoke with my endocrinologist and ob/gyn...my synthroid dosage was increased and it's the first month but...

  36. Thyroid and ovarian cyst
    ... for thyroid nodules since 2003. I take 150 mcg of synthroid and 15 mcgs of cytomel a day. I am also on BCPs which...

  37. Answers please
    ... I recently started taking synthroid 5 weeks ago and when I was diagnosed with hashi's ... before I feel good again. I am only taking 50mcg of synthroid and my tsh was like 14; they told me it was the initial...
    ... Yes, when I first started on synthroid same amount as you, I also had vision blury problems...

  38. Radioactive iodine treatment-Scared!
    ... crazy, but what if I have a really bad reaction to synthroid ? :) I've never been sick before, so I've never had...

  39. Sweating / Chills
    ... Yes, I experienced that when taking a higher dose of Synthroid . My doctor said that my blood counts were normal,...
    ... at the suggestion of my heart doctor. He changed my synthroid from .115 to .175. My sweats got worse. Today I went ... years ago after my thyroid surgery. He changed my synthroid to .100. I sure hope this corrects the problem because...
    ... cold quite often. I had them on the lower dose of synthroid and am still having them now that synthroid has been...

  40. Armour dosage too high?
    ... prescribed 2 gr. Isn't that the same as 200 mcg of Synthroid ? I've only been on 50 mcg of Synthroid for about...
    ... you been taking it? I was switched over today from Synthroid at 75 mcg to 1 grain of Armour which is equivelent...
    ... iwht Kaylasly. I am a bit different in that I am on synthroid , but when I first started it and then changed amounts...
    ... be equivalent to between about 150 and 200 mcgs of Synthroid ; 200 would be the most it would be, because most people...

  41. Sweet Synthroid???
    ... Synthroid is sweet. In fact I went to take one today and put...

  42. increased dose on your own?
    ... Has anyone increased their synthroid dose on their own when they feel it needs to be done...
    ... diarrhoea for a week and a half! :) so i had to stop my synthroid altogether a few days to slow down even more ... ...

  43. maximum dosage of synthroid
    ... Maybe this explains why I was on 175mg of synthroid for awhile. I was doing real well for quite awhile...
    ... My mom take 300mgs of Synthroid . She was on 150 for awhile. When she complained to...
    ... the weather!! in the summer i have to take far less synthroid than in the winter ... 6- other drugs, like anticonvulsa...

  44. Remember:it's nobody's fault
    ... Well, funny thing is I just started on T4 ( synthroid in the states) and I find I have a great craving for...

  45. New TSH ranges
    ... compassionate doctor and say, " give me a trial of synthroid and as long as I stay in the normal ranges let's play...

  46. frustrated and need to vent
    ... so now I’m hypo. I was scared to death to start synthroid because the thyroid imbalance has reaped havoc on ... badly. The only thing I did differently was take synthroid , so I’m pretty sure that’s what caused the allergic...

  47. Do heart flutters go away?
    ... Should I be concerned? I've been on 50 mcgs of synthroid for about 5 weeks and have noticed significant heart...
    ... it for you. Did you have them before you went on synthroid ?...
    ... told me that this may happen. If you just started on synthroid , it may also go away. Actually with me, after my first ... time on synthroid , my heart palps (especially after eating) greatly...
    ... went to my GP today (not the one who prescribed the Synthroid for me because he won't)and he threw a fit because ... told me it would be unethical for him to prescribe Synthroid for me with levels like that and I told him, "great...

  48. Help For Fatique???
    ... thyroglobulin & my thyroid was low. She upped my Synthroid but I can not seem to stay awake. I nap on & off...
    ... latest thyroid test results and what your dose of Synthroid was raised to? That way you'll get better answers...
    ... hypothyroidism---then docs finally got me on 150 of synthroid coupled with a central nervous system stimulant. ...

  49. ya know what bugs me?
    ... anything, but my case is my meds have been upped (on synthroid ) from starting 0.05, to 0.075 to 0.1 at two weeks...
    ... My original doctor immediately put me on 125 of synthroid . Then I went to 150 and at one time went to 175....

  50. Help With Labs Requested
    ... thyroidectomy 3-8-05. My lab results after 30 days on .125 synthroid are: Cort AM 9.5 (7.0-25.0) T3 112 (84-172) T4...

  51. 3 weeks later.....lab results for your input
    ... normal range" what harm would it do to give a little synthroid (or whatever) a try? He was a bit anoyed off with...

  52. Questions about Armour
    ... today and had a blood test (thyroid panel) . I am on Synthroid and .50 was too small of a dose and we think .75 is...
    ... like you might still be hypo to me. You may need more synthroid (or or equilivant) not less. What are your labs...
    ... so this is your big chance. I couldn't tolerate Synthroid at all. It was "too much" for me in even the smallest...
    ... prescribe it. Armour contains both T4 and T3. Synthroid and its cousins have only T4. MDs have been taught...

  53. What is the shortest time to wait between med increases?
    ... only on 1 grain of Armour and the smallest dose of Synthroid (.50 mcg?). As always, any advice is appreciated...
    ... boat! I too am playing the waiting game as I am on synthroid for the first time after RAI four years ago. (one ... also increased from 0.05 to 0.075 to now 0.1 mg of synthroid every two weeks. AND each time I have increased, I...

  54. Elevated TSH
    ... did say they wanted to start me on a low dosage of synthroid if I recall properly due to depression, fatigue and...

  55. Please look at my results
    ... 11.99 he just called me in a prescription for .125 synthroid . He never has even checked my thyroid gland itself...
    ... your Free T4 is going up based on the 125 mcg dose of Synthroid . That's the good news. Your doctor did do something ... but I would guess that it will be very low. When Synthroid didn't help me feel too much better, I finally had ... added 5 mcg of Cytomel (a T3 only medicine) to my Synthroid and I immediately (3 days) felt better. When your...

  56. Symptoms
    ... Has anyone experienced hot flashes? My dose of Synthroid was increased and now I am having hot flashes, does...
    ... cause the bloated feeling but you say they up-ed the synthroid ? This is a question for those that know lab levels...
    ... Has anyone experienced hot flashes? My dose of Synthroid was increased and now I am having hot flashes, does...

  57. Am I crazy?
    ... system. I started feeling better after two weeks on Synthroid . Yes, it would be hard to enjoy yourself feeling ... symptoms. They actually put me on a very low dose of Synthroid 25 mgs., which in my book will not help at all....

  58. Vascular Instability?
    ... began to improve, once my practioner swithed from synthroid to armour, and with the added cytomel. Now, it's been...

  59. Surgery on Friday
    ... Hopefully your condition will allow you to get on synthroid immediately . The only things I feel from the surgery...

  60. My Endo is changing my dose AGAIN...
    ... in 2003 and I STILL haven't found the right dose of Synthroid . I'm getting so frusterated! I've been on every dose...
    ... I to had some trouble with meds.. I was on 175 Synthroid and then had my blood work done(still over 1) and...

  61. does thyroid affect periods?
    ... I have been on synthroid 50mcg for about 6 weeks now and am starting to feel...

  62. Follow up to my generic synthroid post
    ... alone. When the pharmacy substituted generic for my synthroid , I felt awful within a week. A few (long) weeks later...

  63. Finally!
    ... was diagnosed with Hashi's and am taking 50 mcg of Synthroid . I do feel better. My main goal is to get pregnant...

  64. Myxedema Coma?
    ... listens to me. i told her the change from cytomel to synthroid would kill her. well, 3 years later, her face- she...
    ... The first 2 weeks I was treated with cytomel and synthroid . Then just synthroid after the first 2 weeks. Life ... and achy to down right miserable while just on the synthroid . My endo did not want to put me back on cytomel. ... feet tingle from time to time. I am still on just synthroid and am having my dose bumped up regularly. I'm back...

  65. grain, microgram(mcg), and mg.
    ... of Armour thyroid. Most synthetic T4s, like Synthroid and Levoxyl, are measured in micrograms (mcgs, also...

  66. I knew I wasn't 'normal' - antibodies 25600!!!! highest lab will go.
    ... production of TSH, etc. to go down. This is why you take Synthroid or other thyroid drugs...to replace the hormones that...

  67. synthroid (synthetic T4) make you tired?
    ... I take synthroid and must admit that I felt worse the first 5-6 weeks...

  68. selenium to lower antibodies
    ... Normal is less than 40. I've just started taking Synthroid and am considering taking Selenium because they are...

  69. Question before blood test
    ... morning. They use to tell me to go ahead and take my synthroid the day on the tests. I found out that was very wrong...

  70. I am Allergic to Armour
    ... since I never had such bad swelling whiel being on synthroid , Oh I also have numbing all over and bad circulation ... right for me I have decided to start taking 200 mcg of synthroid , also the chest pains on armour are getting horrible...
    ... supposed to make you feel better, not worse! I hope the Synthroid works for you. If you have a reaction to that one...
    ... likely to be allergic to. I sure hate to see you go on synthroid since so many have had such a bad experience with...
    ... am severly allergic to armour, anyway I started my synthroid , I am going to take 200 mcg /day i hope it helps, ... soemone told me that synthroid stops working after 5 years if you had rai? do you ... cytomel too?to get the T3. By teh way I have taken synthroid in the past and it has made me feell tired but took...
    ... if its helping you, but as for me I took 100 mcg of synthroid last night and again 100 mcg today, will try to take ... what happens. i also dont get much chest pains with synthroid , maybe once ina whiel but not on a daily basis, it...

  71. Hypothyroid
    ... Why do you need to go off Synthroid ? Is Armour better? I am on Synthroid and I feel great ... six weeks instead of four. Are these side effects of Synthroid ? I do have my energy back though. Does anyone have...
    ... lot of us in the same boat! I too am wondering if Synthroid or Armour would be best for me. On synthroid now ... And when is a good time to throw in the towel on synthroid and go for the natural treatment?...

  72. Foggy head what usually helps? T4 / Pigs?
    ... Armour for a while and still had the fog. Now I'm on Synthroid + Cytomel and was doing a little better, but I think...
    ... With my original (and favorite doctor) I was on 1.5 synthroid along with Cylert ( a general nervous system stimulant...
    ... of a dose increase. I'm currently taking 100 mcg Synthroid and 10 mcg Cytomel (I know from this board that this ... still pretty symptomatic). I even tried adding some Synthroid , but my FT4 was being pretty stubborn. I've read...
    ... of a dose increase. I'm currently taking 100 mcg Synthroid and 10 mcg Cytomel (I know from this board that this ... still pretty symptomatic). I even tried adding some Synthroid , but my FT4 was being pretty stubborn. I've read ... believe is too low---in the past I've been on 1.5 synthroid ---and now they have me on a low dose---and I'm just...
    ... Armour for a while and still had the fog. Now I'm on Synthroid + Cytomel and was doing a little better, but I think...
    ... He shrugged shoulders...and got fired! I am now on synthroid and may switch to armour or add some T3 if things...
    ... i Was On Armour And Recently Stopped Oit And Am On Synthroid Alone, My Braing Fog Is Much Better Now, And The Numbness ... Pains, So Bad That I Had To Go To The Er Alot, With Synthroid I Am Doing Much Better, So For Me Armour Was Not A ... Swollen With It I Just Hope This Edema Goes Away With Synthroid , Oh I Was Even Having Horribel Trouble With My Eyes...
    ... while and still wasn't feeling good. I am now on Synthroid with some Cytomel and I feel better than on Armour ... is a miracle drug and that they felt miserable on Synthroid . It makes you second guess your own treatment, even ... if you are doing better on Synthroid . My endo and I came to the conclusion that I was...
    ... He shrugged shoulders...and got fired! I am now on synthroid and may switch to armour or add some T3 if things ... one AC almost completely blocking the effects of the synthroid .. i am now off that AC (and on to another), but there...

  73. I just want to sleep all day :(
    ... been on your meds? After years of doing ok on 1.5 of synthroid , I hit bottom last summer and I've been trying to...

  74. First labs after starting T4
    ... blood test. If you are taking a T4 only medication ( synthroid , Levoxyl, etc.) it takes 6-8 weeks to be able to measure...
    ... been hyper before... right after I started taking Synthroid . It made me hyper within the first 6 weeks. Even...

  75. Body weight and synthroid dose
    ... effects for a little while longer, I wouldn't change my Synthroid dose. The Synthroid takes a long time to get into ... have gone away, but you will have also lost some of Synthroid 's T4 from your system. That's too much fluctuation...