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  1. High Low Roller Coaster
    ... be ready for a week---and so I'm back to "sneaking" synthroid from an "emergency supply" I keep so I don't end up...
    ... wouldn't register and have the doc drop my doses of Synthroid and Cytomel. I don't have that problem any more...

  2. Misha- How are you feeling????
    ... cortisol and I think it's really helping me tolerate the Synthroid . I'm already up to 150mg Synthroid without any intolerance...

  3. Please tell me..
    ... time to go get checked. If you have a script for synthroid or something, you can always take the hormone if needed...

  4. Anyone, please help! Question on latest labs.
    ... had yet another increase in dosage to 172.5 mcg of Synthroid . From what I have read on previous postings my ... since December when we started me out on 100mcg of Synthroid . Granted my TSH has come down dramatically since then...
    ... The addition of Cytomel to my Synthroid has done WONDERS for me. Sounds like you have a doc...

  5. Sooo Moody!!!!
    ... tolerate any more than 5mcg and this was without any Synthroid . I wonder if she is getting too much armour now? I...
    ... while (and I am getting adjusted right now myself with synthroid ) so though it is hard, hang in there for her. (and...

  6. elevated antibodies?
    ... ago and it was 2.566. The endo wants me to start on Synthroid .025. I have fibromyalgia with muscle aches, and...

  7. Insurance Co turns down cytomel, Help!
    ... aren't all that expensive to start with. When I took Synthroid , (which is probably the most expensive T4 drug) my...

  8. Need advice about Armour
    ... I was on about the same doses of Synthroid and Cytomel (and the same labs) as you were when ... and 50 mcg of Levoxyl) the day after I had taken my Synthroid and Cytomel. I didn't have the hyper symptoms you...

  9. Just had thyroid surgery on 4/5/05 - lots of questions!
    ... Recovery is going well and I have started taking synthroid . I know it will take a few months or longer to get...
    ... Then the morning after my surgery they started me on synthroid . I take it every morning. I'm hoping I won't go...

  10. should I find new endo?
    ... was a little on the normal/high end so he upped my Synthroid . My adrenals were "marginally" low, so he redid the...

  11. sick of been sleepy
    ... did blood work and said it was normal.they gave me synthroid and I get ultra sounds done every 6 months and they...

  12. Questions from a newbie..
    ... since I, too, have been feeling dumpy. They put me on Synthroid for the antibodies, but it will also help bring my...

  13. eye pain/problems?
    ... these problems would clear up when I started on the Synthroid . I know my numbers aren't where they need to be but...

  14. If TSH goes down, should FT3 (free T3) and FT4 (free F4) go up?
    ... dose was changed to 100mcg eurotirox, which is like Synthroid in the US I believe... (active incredient is (in Italian...

  15. Help with lab results
    ... ve gotten a copy of the report. I'm on .075 mg of Synthroid . I started on .025 mg of Synthroid 6 yrs ago when ... that haven't gotten any better since I've been on Synthroid but he said he wouldn't change my meds because they...
    ... you could use a dose of Cytomel in addition to your Synthroid or a switch to Armour to ease your symptoms. Keep...

  16. Test Results - how to read....
    ... levels, and she sort of blew me off. She did put me on Synthroid as a "test" to see if my hives got better, and thinks...
    ... necessarily an endo, if you can help it. Even if the Synthroid helps somewhat, she is probably the type who will...
    ... necessarily an endo, if you can help it. Even if the Synthroid helps somewhat, she is probably the type who will ... symptomatic forever. (Anyway, she's wrong if she thinks Synthroid will improve the antibody count! Sheesh, the ignorance...

  17. Thyroid Medicine
    ... diagnosed with hypothyroidism 15 years ago. I was given Synthroid . I immediately started itching and developed rashes...
    ... jpagett. I also itched from Synthroid & levothyroid by Forest Brand. The rash and itching...
    ... Have your doctors tried you on different brands of Synthroid ? Have you tried Levoxyl? Levothyroxine? Please...

  18. Ever had nodules on ultrasnd but not on CT scan?
    ... feel like I'm choking all the time. I've been on synthroid for 1.5 years and started with only 1 nodule during...

  19. Results of My Ultrasound Nodule 7.0 cm found and more?
    ... picked up copies of my lab tests and she had LOWERED my synthroid when I was Hypo, that is a mistake that some people...

  20. Using hormone to shrink Thyroid
    ... Hi - I can also say that taking synthroid has not shrunk my nodule(s). I started with one double ... 5'3" all my life until age 38). I started taking synthroid then. About 6 months later the ultrasound showed ... nodules - two on left and two on right....raise the synthroid dose again- then in Jan 05, a total of 7 nodules!...
    ... that info - As I understand it, when I take the synthroid , it provides the hormones that would otherwise be ... produced by the thyroid. My body detects the synthroid and then it tells the thyroid gland that there are ... doesn't have to produce any hormones. In this way the synthroid is supposed to suppress the activity of the thyroid ... anymore because it's job is being done by taking the synthroid . At least, that's how I understand it - I don't know...
    ... lbs. and 5'4". My endo is having me take 0.088 mg of synthroid .. I have to check back with her after 6 weeks of taking...

  21. Questions ? need opinions about hashi's
    ... them saying your antibodies are 1,500. They gave me Synthroid and sent me on my way. I complained about the strange...

  22. Thyroid surgery-size of goitre
    ... cm. Last time I went to the endo, she increased my synthroid to try and shrink my growing goitre. If not, she...

  23. Is it time???
    ... mg Armour and still wasn't feeling optimal so some Synthroid was added (up to 50 mcg). I was getting improvement...

  24. They're Baaaaaaaaaaccccccccccccckkkkk!
    ... knew that once my thyroid was gone and I was on the synthroid , I wouldn't get panic attacks. Not so true, huh?...
    ... having panic attacks prior to diagnosis. Once I was on Synthroid they diminished although lately they are starting ... increase in other symptoms, too. I think once you're on Synthroid for a little while (it takes about 6 weeks to become...

  25. anyone with weight gain after loss from treatment?
    ... everyone, well, for a while i was doing great with my synthroid cytomel combo. i lost all my thyroid weight, and...
    ... asking, how did you lose weight and what dosage of synthroid and cytomel were you or are you on? I have been on ... straight synthroid for 10 years and I just started taking Cytomel about...
    ... hi lishacklette, 25 mcg of cytomel and 50 of synthroid . man. i am so sick of my thyroid....
    ... better any time in the future. I am on 137 mcg of Synthroid and 10 mg of Cytomel. I haven't lost any weight but...

  26. Armour to Cytomel
    ... switched to a new medication. I was on Armour 90 mg and Synthroid 50 mcg, and my TSH was very suppressed. My FT4 was ... to Cytomel instead of Armour, and just increase my Synthroid so that we could manipulate each individually. I...
    ... my elderly grandmother takes at least 150 mcg of Synthroid . I told her this and she said, "Well, she probably...
    ... on twice as much Armour as you were plus 50 mcg of Synthroid and I'm thinking of asking for another increase. So ... Armour. Did you get an equivalent increase in your Synthroid ? If you weren't optimized on your previous dose ... of Armour plus Synthroid , you'll have to increase the meds even more to feel...
    ... Thanks diatron. Yes, my endo increased my Synthroid from 50 mcg to 100 mcg (she calculated that I had ... been taking 107 mcg with my Synthroid /Armour combination). In place of the 13.5 mcg of ... mcg of Cytomel. I wasn't optimized on the Armour/ Synthroid but I was improving. However, I was still having...

  27. Thyroid question - Please advise
    ... 20 years ago because of a nodule and have been on Synthroid since. My new internist (whom I’ve only been to ... lab range .40-5.50 He told me to cut my Synthroid dose in half. I didn’t because I felt like we weren...
    ... Cytomel or some other straight T3 in addition to your Synthroid meds or perhaps Armour which has T4 and T3. I don...
    ... in energy from adding 5-10 mcg of Cytomel to your Synthroid . Sounds like you are on the right path to find a new...

  28. pain in ears and neck?
    ... been on and I could use a little help. I've been off synthroid for about 3 months now. I stopped taking it around ... experienced this? My OBGYN has agreed to put me back on synthroid and I started it yesterday. I feel AWFUL. I hurt...
    ... I couldn't tolerate Synthroid . It made me hyper in even the smallest dose. It ... thyroid, I have had no problems like these at all. If Synthroid isn't working, it's time to try something else. If ... Synthroid is all your doctor will prescribe, try a diffferent...
    ... started taking the meds. I have been able to tolerate Synthroid before. These issues started about a year ago and...
    ... I have taken my synthroid before I go to bed now for years. When I started...

  29. Scared to start synthroid
    ... better :) I have Graves, had RAI and am now taking synthroid . I also experienced a flare up in allergies after ... Having an allergic reaction is scary. As far as synthroid , I have *never* had an adverse reaction, and I've...

  30. Do you have calcium probs if only thyroid is removed?
    ... of the symptoms I've been trying to minimize with synthroid all this time - mental confusion, high blood pressure ... (my cholesterol dropped 75 points after I started synthroid but is creeping back up again with the new nodules...

  31. Can Someone Help?
    ... THINKS she said I have hyperthyroid, but prescribed synthroid . They don't prescribe synthroid for hypER do they ... have not heard from her. Why would they prescribe synthroid if my results were normal? My dosage is 100 mcg....
    ... - but if "something" was high and they prescribed synthroid - that sounds like TSH was high and maybe it is in...
    ... expects you to take 2 tablets at once. Im not sure if Synthroid makes an even 100 mcg tablet. I know they make 112 ... your Free T's are high, then, yes, taking that much Synthroid would practically give you a heart attack. I would ... problem associated with thyroid can be resolved with synthroid and that is not the case. Be careful and GET THOSE...

  32. Hypo...do They Remove The Thyroid If The Medicine Dont Work..and How To Lose Weight
    ... 1. If All Medicine Fails.. synthroid ..cytomel..amour..etc.. What Is The Next Step If Your...
    ... I'm pretty sure you can go higher with synthroid ... but I'm not certain, I'm on Armour. Someone else...

  33. is T3 available in Canada?
    ... hoping she would put me on a little T3 to add to my synthroid . Well, she had mentioned on the phone before I saw ... she's got me taking this TFN-plex over and above my synthroid . Anyway, basically I'm wondering if there is anyone...
    ... friend of ours and all that is available to us is synthroid and eltroxin (levothyroxine). I am on eltroxin 100mcg...

  34. Fluoride discussion on radio today...Also ? abt. water filters
    ... read about as well? Oh, my dosage was increased to Synthroid .137mcg 2 days a week, and .125mcg 5 days a week....

  35. question about different meds.....
    ... usually the med that causes hair to shed (except for Synthroid , which is sometimes known to cause it by itself)....

  36. new to board, need some help!
    ... working too hard and one not hard enough? He put me on synthroid but shortly after, he got sent to Iraq. (I go to an ... doctor who assured me that I did not need to take synthroid because my levels were fairly normal, so I got off ... have a history of thyroid problems, many are now on synthroid and my grandma has hashimotos. Many didnt have symptoms...
    ... My dr is leaving it like this............as far as synthroid goes she said if I become symptomatic she would treat...
    ... in six months so I can be tested again. I'm not on synthroid or anything but I thought I was supposed to take it...

  37. Update on doctor visit-Top Doc.!
    ... usually the med that causes hair to shed (except for Synthroid , which is sometimes known to cause it by itself)....
    ... January at 90 mg Armour/Thyroid (along with 62.5 mcg Synthroid ). I consulted Dr. Woliner via phone b/c my Fibromyalgia...

  38. help with weight loss question
    ... a week and sometimes more. I am currently taking Synthroid .3 mg. I saw my endo about a week ago and asked him...

  39. Spontaneous remission? What about pregnancy?
    ... doc declared her in remission and took her off the Synthroid . Just fine, right? Yeah, but now she's pregnant...
    ... doc declared her in remission and took her off the Synthroid . Just fine, right? Yeah, but now she's pregnant...

  40. Why do we choke on that tiny little pill?
    ... soft because it's absorbed by the body faster than synthroid . i didn't have that problem w/ synthroid i think because...

  41. I have just been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism
    ... was diagnosed with a goiter back in 1996, was put on synthroid and for some reason, was taken off synthroid while ... new primary care doctor. Advised him I had been on synthroid for my goiter but he did the tsh test, told me it ... ENDO has taken me off and now I just take .125 mcg of Synthroid . for the most part, I am okay. I have energy...

  42. Does T4 medication affect T3 levels?
    ... t3. That is my case....my t4 levels are fine with Synthroid but my t3 was way low so I take a compounded time...
    ... t3. That is my case....my t4 levels are fine with Synthroid but my t3 was way low so I take a compounded time...
    ... if you need an in between dose not available with Synthroid . :o) I didnt mean to click the embarasemnt face...

  43. Hairloss-When does it end????
    ... I was on Synthroid for years and never felt that great. Of course, only...

  44. Getting nervous please help
    ... months for me to go from hypER to hypO. I now take synthroid . My original dose was too high, and it's been adjusted...
    ... Sheila, I do take Synthroid now, I am currently on 137 mcg and am waiting to go...

  45. POst surgery question
    ... calcium deficiency, TSH was 19...was put on .125 mcg synthroid 3-17, levels will get checked on 4-11. Before the ... went back to work on 3-21. Had to get used to the synthroid , caused palpitations but my endo said it was side...

  46. Report on Dommisse Consultation
    ... is the same as in other brands of T4 medicines like Synthroid or Levoxyl. I think the difference is in the inert...
    ... time for about a year and a half -- thing is, the synthroid interfered with my anticonvulsants, and i had to get ... supplement does, and somehow, they've managed to ease my AC/ synthroid interactions, and i'm no longer depressed (omega3...
    ... Hashimoto's and started the only treatment she uses, Synthroid . She messed me around with it - which made me feel...
    ... called the first of two endos who prescribed some synthroid for me ... then began my adventures getting out of ... can be quite a balancing act between both ACs and synthroid and at first, no one believed me!! ... i felt ... body well enuff to tell when it's going off, how much synthroid i need (i'm pretty well settled at 150 mg), when to...

  47. need a HYPO DOCTOR TO REMOVE THE THYROID
    ... fiancee has HYPOTHYROID.she takes the highest dosage of synthroid and she takes CYTOMEL.....she needs an agressive doctor...
    ... medication she is on.. she is at the highest level of Synthroid you can take and she takes 25mg of cytomel.. once ... the surgery she wont need cytomel and then just take synthroid for the rest of her life... Do you Know of any...
    ... people, hypo with glands or hypo without, do not find Synthroid to be the best medicine for them. Most will always...
    ... she'll have to still take medicine. I'm on 125 mcg synthroid and have been for about a week, lost 6 six pounds...
    ... trying many different thyroid medications (including a synthroid and cytomel combination) I still have a hard time...

  48. Ticker...need your advice
    ... Previous thyroid blood work was normal. I am on synthroid since the end of Sept. to shrink nodules, .025 mg ... is above one now and they want to increase dose of synthroid , only by an extra 1/2 tablet dose. My question to...
    ... hand. As you know, you are almost on a non-dose of Synthroid Starting doses can be as little as 25 mcg but are ... TSH is rising it may mean that the small amount of Synthroid that you are taking is causing your own thyroid to...
    ... can be one cause for it. You are on a low dose of Synthroid . You really need to have the other tests done to...

  49. Joint/tendon stiffness?
    ... second surgery, some of which I have lost by having my Synthroid dosaged adjusted, but I still had 10 pounds before ... endocrinologist on March 30th. I am taking 150mcg of Synthroid everyday; is there another medication she should add...
    ... charlie horses did seem to go away once I started synthroid . Also when hypo I seemed to 'crick' my neck a lot...

  50. New - TSH going up after synthroid?
    ... not as out of whack as mine. He increased my Synthroid to 175 MCG and drew the thyroid antibodies to confirm ... Wednesday or so. He said that I'll stay on this dosage of synthroid for the next 3 months then get re-checked and we will ... going up was because I just was not getting enough Synthroid . So we shall see......
    ... your doctor's appointment went well and that your Synthroid dose was adjusted upward. I'd keep on the look out...

  51. Good and Bad trip to the endo
    ... quite "right". The endo does not want to raise my Synthroid from .5 mcg. Right now she isn't doing anything...
    ... her what could possible happen if she ups my dose of Synthroid just a smidge. Also I will call back again try...
    ... be curing! Now that my thryoid is gone, I'm on Synthroid . I am having one period every other month. My endo...

  52. How high is your dose?
    ... according to the Armour website) as well as 25 mcg of Synthroid . So.... currently I take the equivalent of 175 mcg ... This would likely mean increasing my dose to 50 mcg Synthroid , which would be a total equivalent to 200 mcg! ...
    ... relatives who are hypoT, but they have just taken Synthroid for years and years without any problems. It seems...
    ... thread, my current dose is 90 mg Armour and 25 mcg Synthroid . I'm considering increasing my Synthroid dose by...

  53. chest pain anyone
    ... active thyroid hormones, T4 and T3. Synthetics like Synthroid only contain T4. There is also a synthetic T3 that...

  54. Thyroid and teeth
    ... gums looked much better. But by then i had been on synthroid for 2 months. No other changes in my oral hygiene...

  55. not myself today
    ... exhausted I was. Has anyone has this happen? I added Synthroid 25 mcg to my Armour a couple weeks ago and was thinking...

  56. Trends/changes in thyroid hormone levels
    ... had surgery, but I can say that when I first started synthroid it was a miracle - at 100 mcg I thought I was good ... continued to grow and I have had to keep upping the synthroid and I believe it's not working as well anymore. However...

  57. Lighter Periods
    ... was diagnosed with primary hypothyroidism and began synthroid , my periods were regular and normal. Since I began ... taking synthroid (about 7 months ago) I have had my period only once...

  58. a pain in the neck!!
    ... nodules, 6 of which have developed since I've been on synthroid ....has anyone else had synthroid fail (thyroid keeps...
    ... have been negative. I am currently on 150 mcg of synthroid a day and 15 mg of cytomel. I'm not sure what's causing...

  59. parathyroid stories anyone?
    ... now i am on a vit d supplement as well as generic synthroid for thyroid and will be retesting blood this week...

  60. Hypo/Hyper
    ... Armour and see what that does for you. I was on 125 mcg Synthroid plus 17.5 mcg Cytomel and still had hypo symptoms...

  61. Hypothyroid Symptoms
    ... not thyroid disease. I am only taking small dose of synthroid because of all the lyme meds I am taking. I will ... see endo next week and she will bump up the synthroid . With 5 months of meds for lyme, I am no better....
    ... tests along with the TSH. Of course, once you are on synthroid or any other t4 medicine the TSh will be suppressed...

  62. HElp, Upping synthrpoid or NOT? so confused
    ... 085, I am feeling pretty sick at taking 50 mcg of synthroid , so I upped it to 75 mcg and now feel worse, my husband ... when I was hyper, can i get hyper from increasing the synthroid ? Please guys I need advice Thanks...
    ... would not worry about the TSH so much. When you are on synthroid , it is going to suppress the TSH anyway. Do you...

  63. KBT's Mom
    ... then also treat it with conventional drugs ( Armour, Synthroid ) or does he strictly use herbal remedies? Sorry for...

  64. Low TSH and HIGH Blood Pressure? HELP
    ... if maybe I am on too little meds, I am on 50 mcg of synthroid , anyway let me know what you guys think? I am not...

  65. Hashimoto's, now going hyper
    ... Diagnosed with Hashimoto's about 4 years ago, on Synthroid 50 mcg for about 3 + years. Well here's my labs as...

  66. i need help with/for my husband...please!
    ... sleeping, is tired and crabby, etc etc etc. He's on synthroid ; and a nurse practitioner has been treating him for...
    ... Some doctors only look at just the TSH to dose the synthroid . That is wrong because he needs the ft4 and ft3 to ... see how the thyroid is doing. When you are on synthroid , the TSH can be suppressed. Most people feel best...

  67. Possibility of Thyroid Hormone Resistance?
    ... been hypothyroid for about 1 year and I've been on Synthroid for about 8 months. My TSH, free T3, T4 numbers are ... high Cholesterol levels... Once my doctor put me on Synthroid she was pretty confident that my cholesterol levels ... hypothroidism and they did not improve after being on Synthroid for over 8 months. I'm ready to make a change,...

  68. Cytomel overdose ???? Midwest????
    ... How does 25 mcg Cytomel measure up to .112 synthroid . My new Endo is keeping me on Cytomel for 4 weeks ... to meds. My TSH was over 26.00 and after taking 7 synthroid and 4 Cytomels they tested it again at .15 I think...
    ... You have me a little confused. Are you taking .112 Synthroid plus 25 mcgs Cytomel? Or just the Cytomel? I agree...
    ... Thanks for replying Midwest, My Endo took me off the synthroid and on just Cytomel she started with 50mcg but I never...

  69. Bruising and petechiae...
    ... wondering if these symptoms could have anything to do with synthroid . I've had petechiae(tiny pin point red spots) all ... caused by certain medicines, so I was wondering if synthroid could be the cause. I know that these symptoms can...

  70. endo doc
    ... symptoms that I have Hashimoto's disease and prescribed Synthroid .... said my symptoms would be alleviated when my levels ... top doc endo then told me I was hypersensitive to Synthroid , must discontinue it, and wait till I was sicker. ... that she refuses to prescribe anything other than Synthroid , and thus doesn't know what to do with people for...

  71. Heart racing off and on. Skipped beats.
    ... responding because this is my third day of taking 125 mcg synthroid . I read the pamphlet that comes with the rx and discovered...

  72. ITCHING...raised rash on legs and neck itches
    ... something like this going on or did you when you started synthroid . i started 75mcg 2 months ago. i woke up today with...
    ... The binder and filler in Synthroid - or in any medicine, really - can cause an allergic ... better, you might at least consider the possibility of Synthroid as the source....

  73. New here and needing help, feeling the worst ever
    ... July 2003 RAI, Sept 2003 Hypo, Dec 2003, started Synthroid 150 mcg Dose too high, lowered to 137 mcg, April ... to why insomnia is hitting me with a LOWER dose of synthroid , I thought that would only happen with a higher dose...
    ... frustrating this is. I had better luck with levithroid than synthroid , but now am on cytomel waiting for a whole body scan...

  74. Nimbeth, I just noticed ......
    ... Dr. Woliner (and myself) thought we'd try the Synthroid alone this time (I had been on Armour and added Sythroid ... the "T4 alone" route first. Mostly b/c I still had Synthroid on hand....
    ... pocket. He also added to my current regime: 50 mcg Synthroid (increasing every 2 weeks), DHEA, Kaprex by Metagenics ... you anything. The only thing started so far is the Synthroid . I'm waiting on the rest. I'm also guessing that this...
    ... excruciating pain. Now...I'm taking mostly armour..some synthroid . I feel way better. I sort of topped out...so I...
    ... started out with just Armour (30mg), then we added Synthroid about 2 weeks into treatment b/c my T4 levels dropped ... therapy, I was taking 90mg of Armour and 62.5 mcg of Synthroid . I started out quitting the Armour and then when my ... sleep didn't get better, I quit the Synthroid as well....

  75. Finally got my way
    ... finally they decided to let me have a LOW dose of synthroid . Can you believe it? I don't think a low dose is...