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  1. anyone on Armour and Cytomel ??
    ... Thanks for the reply. I used to be on Synthroid & Cytomel and was just OK on it. This Doc really...

  2. Wilson's Syndrome

  3. Why do they think the TSH is the only number
    ... TSH test. My TSH was 15 so he started me on .112 Synthroid based on my TSH not realizing my Free T3 was already...
    ... TSH test. My TSH was 15 so he started me on .112 Synthroid based on my TSH not realizing my Free T3 was already...
    ... when I am naturally at 5.5, I would be overdosed on synthroid according to my lower 5.5 TSH. TSH is where it...

  4. porcine thyroid(not armour)
    ... will not likely be a problem to take it with your Synthroid Will it help you? That remains to be seen, because...

  5. I got my new levels back today..wow
    ... but i still feel like crap. she increased my dose of synthroid from 75mcg to 88mcg. i am going to my pcp tomorrow...

  6. Anyone get bad headaches from thyroid problems?
    ... thing and low and behold after I begged him to up my synthroid they went away. Cytomel might help in the short run...
    ... I used to get headaches everyday - I started Synthroid and stopped caffeine and they virtually went away...

  7. attn: gopherhead
    ... it says so on my generic Armour, it says so on my synthroid . Do not take this if you have an underlying adrenal...

  8. New labs are in on Armour things are getting low!
    ... Armour back in early February dose: 2 grains. I was on Synthroid 137 mcgs and I switched to Armour 2 grains. The only ... thing that I noticed different from switching from Synthroid to Armour was that I felt a little hyper in the morning ... really noticed any difference in how I feel from the Synthroid to the Armour. My labs came back to today as follows ... felt "let down" in the afternoon iI could go back to Synthroid and this was totally up to me. I told him that I could ... go back to Synthroid since I really don't want to have to cut my Armour ... So he gave me a prescription for 150 mcgs of Synthroid . He said that we will watch me closely and to come...
    ... some great papers! At least I went up to 150 mcgs of Synthroid instead of staying at the 137 mcgs. I really want...

  9. Goiter Surgery/ Hypo=normal labs/elevated calcitonin ????
    ... wanted to ask you did you lose weight once you took synthroid ? I am gaining right now and its making me crazy!!...

  10. Problems with Caffeine
    ... of my symptoms. In October, the Doctor put me on Synthroid which has worked wonders in alleviating the chest...

  11. Back from endo! Good visit! Bad news!
    ... of my neck. (will be done next tuesday) took me off Synthroid and put me on Cytomel for 4 weeks. Then lucky me gets...

  12. Other surgery causing sluggish thyroid?
    ... these symptoms really remind me of before I got on synthroid and cytomel....

  13. taking control
    ... cancerous. As a result of being on various doses of Synthroid and later Levoxyl I have found myself in a constant...

  14. Need Help!
    ... while for hypo to be regulated. I'm almost a year on Synthroid and I still don't feel right. Keep us posted. ...

  15. For those on Synthroid/Armour combo, what are you doses of each?
    ... For those of you on the Synthroid /Armour combo, what are you doses of each? How long ... build up your dose? I am currently on .50 mcg of Synthroid and will increase my Armour dose tomorrow to 3/4 grain ... in the afternoon. I had been on a higher dose of Synthroid only, but new doctor lowered it to add Armour. I...
    ... still building up the Armour. I was on 125 mcg of Synthroid and 17.5 of Cytomel and have been switching since...

  16. Feeling lousy again???
    ... and i told her no, and im concerned it may be the synthroid or i might be getting sick. She told me she doesnt...

  17. Thyroidectomy countdown!!!!!
    ... they didn't start until about 3 weeks ago. I'm on Synthroid , somwhere between 50 and 75 mcg a day. I have to ... least for now. The one thing I have found with Synthroid that absolutely helps with me is that I take the first...

  18. Help with Labs - Newly Diagnosed
    ... when? Also, do you think 50 mcg of levothyroxine ( Synthroid ) is an appropriate dose? I've been on it for two...

  19. Hashi's hyper/hypo...Am I crazy??
    ... after a 25 weight gain in just 2-3 months. Been on Synthroid ever since, 50 mcg. Been on synthroid for about 4 ... at a loss, I feel like crap, feel like throwing the synthroid out of the window. Any suggestions or words of...
    ... can do is get blood test, keep taking the 50 mcg of Synthroid , and see you in 6 months. If myh blood test come...

  20. Midwest1, Pushka, Ladywolfe, Bluesnowflake, Bonbe, Jinglebts
    ... back burner, but yes, I am remembering to take my synthroid . I was increased from the 50mg of Eltroxin to 75 ... synthroid - guess eltroxin doesnt come in the 75mg size. The...

  21. anyone gaining weight on synthroid???
    ... having a hypothyroid. My Dr started me on 50mcg of synthroid , but since taking it 6 weeks ago I have actually gained...
    ... stable on an optimum dose. Your problem could be the Synthroid , but more likely it's the fluctuation in hormone levels ... that's the real culprit. Keep in mind, though, that Synthroid isn't for everyone... So if things don't eventually...
    ... gained not long after she was born). I've been on Synthroid and it took a good year for me to start feeling better ... rollar coaster ride began again. I'm taking 50 mcg of Synthroid now and within the past 5 weeks have gained a blessed ... still gaining. I really don't think that this Synthroid is working for me. Not just becaue of the weight...

  22. What Levels Should be retested on first trip back...? about Lexapro
    ... SSRI(lexapro). I have read that it can bind to the synthroid thus letting your body absorb less. Shouldn't she...
    ... When I told him I felt better on a higher dose of Synthroid , he agreed and put me back on it. I am on Lexapro...
    ... about the BC pills I'm on and their effect with the Synthroid , he said that they would just adjust the Synthroid ... your levels are lower because of the Lexapro, the Synthroid should be adjusted to get your levels to where they...
    ... understand, you might not need the Lexapro after the Synthroid kicks in. :) [/font][/size]...

  23. Thyroid or depression?
    ... Doc and I decided to switch me from Cytomel, back to Synthroid , which I was on up until doc switched me to Cytomel...

  24. What does Elevated Thyroglobulin Mean? Do I have Cancer? I'm so afraid. Please Hel
    ... than 2 to 3 mm in size. My M.D. had me on 0.025 of Synthroid & the Endo has upped my Synthroid to 50 mcg & wants...

  25. New Labs before appt. What do you think?
    ... on cytomel 6 months ago. The endo only lowered my synthroid from 100 to 88 mcg and started me on 25 mcg cytomel ... traveling, etc). After a month of being on the 88 mcg of synthroid alone, I knew it wasn’t enough. I was having increasing ... highest it has gone was 1.04 when I was on 112 mcg of synthroid and feeling overmedicated (TSH .03) and we needed ... dosages tried over the past year, starting with T4 ( synthroid ) alone and then adding T3 (cytomel), the dosing and...
    ... 25 mcg down to 5 mcg and that maybe increasing my synthroid would help boost my FT4 and help me feel better. ... on the 5 mcg of cytomel along with the 100 mcg of synthroid . I hope it helps increase my metabolism. The weight...

  26. I am freaking out! Help needed
    ... found a new Endo who I see Monday. I went back on my synthroid last week because who knows if the new endo will do...

  27. ? about reverse t3
    ... free t4 is high. I am now decreasing my high dose of synthroid (which some idiot dr. kept increasing) and adding...

  28. gained 14 lbs on Armour HELP!
    ... frees are past mid range so what could be the cause ? Synthroid worked fine for many yrs. but around menopause I started...

  29. Swollen eyelids and ankles
    ... just had my medication changed. I was on 150mcg of Synthroid and now I am on 137mcg of Synthroid and 5 + 5 mg of...

  30. Labs Back and Low Tsh? leg pain?
    ... Hey guys after taking the armour/ synthroid combo for a few months, I have good results, tsh is ... bit low but not as bad I am taking just 50 mcg of synthroid now for the past week my tsh went down from 56 ...

  31. I can't take these HyperT symptoms!!
    ... I'm hyperT due to my dose of synthroid being too high. My last TSH was undetectable and my...

  32. Newbie here--problems with Synthroid
    ... just gotta try to switch meds. Not everyone handles synthroid well. I don't know why doctors always try to push...
    ... to find a brand that will work for you. Obviously Synthroid isn't it. Some doctors refuse to prescribe anything ... else. Synthroid wasn't for me either, but the endo I saw Rx'ed only ... Synthroid . I had to switch doctors to get treated properly...
    ... to find a brand that will work for you. Obviously Synthroid isn't it. Some doctors refuse to prescribe anything ... else. Synthroid wasn't for me either, but the endo I saw Rx'ed only ... Synthroid . I had to switch doctors to get treated properly...
    ... Midwest, no you are right also, Synthroid gives me headaches when changing doses. Levithroid ... and am assuming its like Levithroid. The makers of Synthroid actually admit that Synthroid causes headaches while...
    ... Hashimoto's disease. Headache wasn't the problem; Synthroid was too much for me, and made me hyper in even the ... being, Abigail, that there are other things besides Synthroid that can work, too....
    ... Levithroid FDA approved? Also, does anyone know if Synthroid can actually CAUSE depression?...
    ... I do not think synthroid causes depression but I know for a fact being hypo...
    ... I had some really bad reactions to synthroid also and I went to 2 different endo's, and neither ... one would admit it was Synthroid so they would not tale me off of it. However when ... problems so she is WONDERFUL. She imediately took me off Synthroid and put meon Levoxyl. I think it is much better....

  33. Need to get educated!
    ... question. My TSH in January was 24.5 - I had been on synthroid and stopped taking it over a year ago because i didn ... somewhere in the range of .8 - 1.2? I am back on synthroid as of the first week of January. Well I was re-tested...

  34. Too Much Synthroid?
    ... other T4 meds? Many people have odd symptoms with Synthroid . My T4 of choice is Unithroid....

  35. Armour vs. synthroid? Help
    ... mgs of Armour due to low thryoid. I used to be on Synthroid which made me feel awful. It gave me severe stomach...

  36. TSH suppression...how low is too low?
    ... Hi, I'm currently taking 125mcg synthroid . The goal of my treatment is TSH suppression since...
    ... pills (784) + 56mcg more = 120mcg daily average. Is Synthroid easy to split in half? I haven't been on that for...
    ... the 112 and not totally supressed as I should be. Synthroid is not the easiest thing I have ever tried to break...

  37. Thyroid questions and dosage
    ... just have a few questions. First off, I have been on Synthroid many years and am currently on 0.1 MG per day. I ... tests? Also...can anyone tell me what a high dose of Synthroid would be? In other words...how high of a dose can...
    ... just have a few questions. First off, I have been on Synthroid many years and am currently on 0.1 MG per day. I ... Also...can anyone tell me what a high dose of Synthroid would be? In other words...how high of a dose can...

  38. New to Synthroid
    ... some you shouldn't eat around when you take your synthroid because they effect how it's absorbed. Foods ... should not be eaten w/in four hours of taking your synthroid - these substances can interfere with the absorption...
    ... have to be very consistant about what time I take my synthroid ....

  39. Get to try Cytomel! :-)
    ... and was diagnosed 3 years ago and even though the synthroid has helped some, I'm still not back to my old self...
    ... numbers went nuts (a lot like Fromos5's). Now I'm on Synthroid with Cytomel. My own Dr. also started me back on low...

  40. crying with craziness
    ... episodes just keep getting closer i am now on 125 synthroid and they had to take my dose down because the levels ... milky white color at times I only take 125 mcg of synthroid first thing in the morning. This is me i don'y know...
    ... episodes just keep getting closer i am now on 125 synthroid and they had to take my dose down because the levels ... milky white color at times I only take 125 mcg of synthroid first thing in the morning. This is me i don'y know...

  41. Synthroid and cytomel
    ... the range while Free T3 was below range on 75 mcg of Synthroid . I then added 5 mcg cytomel. Over a few months I found ... increase both T4 and T3. I eventually was taking 125 synthroid and 12.5 mcg cytomel in the early morning and another...

  42. I don't understand!!
    ... were normal range. i was put on a small dose of synthroid back then to see if it would shrink it. i never did...

  43. Synthroid Increase - How long before it takes effect?
    ... new endo, he put me on Cytomel (in addition to my Synthroid ). I felt soooo much better in terms of energy and ... m now back with my old endo, and she increased the Synthroid after my latest labs showed low thyroid levels. I...
    ... wouldnt want it coming back when you increase your synthroid ! Nat...
    ... took the brunt of it. I, too, hope the increased Synthroid won't pose similar problems. I'm on a no-fat (i...
    ... Cancer. After 6 long weeks of waiting and coming off my Synthroid on Feb 7th, I had the initial small dose of radioactive ... any of you experienced this? I started back on my Synthroid this morning and already the pain in my chest is disappeari...
    ... Cancer. After 6 long weeks of waiting and coming off my Synthroid on Feb 7th, I had the initial small dose of radioactive ... any of you experienced this? I started back on my Synthroid this morning and already the pain in my chest is disappeari...

  44. Having trouble with Armour
    ... What dose of Synthroid or other T4 were you taking? A half grain of Armour...
    ... for the first year; 0.088 for the next four years ( Synthroid at first, then Levoxyl for most of that time). I...
    ... for the first year; 0.088 for the next four years ( Synthroid at first, then Levoxyl for most of that time). I...
    ... thing that happened with me was that I had been on Synthroid or Levoxyl for years, had no idea what my TSH's were...
    ... for 17 years Hi Debbie:) I first started on synthroid and didn't feel any better on it, so I switched to...
    ... stabile is a mistaken holdover from the 1940s, when Synthroid launched its sales campaign to establish itself as ... recall system, Armour has never been recalled, but Synthroid , Levoxyl... maybe all of the T4 drugs... are regularly...

  45. new to this... please help!
    ... difficult for you to take meds. If you take T4, like Synthroid , it will in fact push your Free T4 to the normal range...
    ... error I think you can certainly benefit from some Synthroid (T4) to get that number a little closer to the upper...
    ... nastyhashi warns can happen, the smallest dose of Synthroid seemed to be too much med too soon, because it quickly ... But if it doesn't work out on a T4-only med like Synthroid , don't assume a T4/T3 won't work either... particularly...

  46. I just found out that I have a 9mm nodule...
    ... have a 9mm nodule on my thyroid. I have been taking synthroid since I was 12. I have been taking 75 mcg for a while...
    ... the only thing I take for my thyroid is 75 mcg of synthroid ....

  47. Weight Gain and Hypothryoid
    ... almost anything might happen. When I started Synthroid , my appetite completely vanished... couldn't care...
    ... little piece info. by you. Several years ago I was on synthroid .025 mcg (lowest dose) with a TSH of 7.68. I just ... from 3 yrs. Its a long story of how I ended up on synthroid (only on it for 18 months) Now, obviously I had...

  48. Can Changing dose armor/synthroid combo cause serious problems help!
    ... little I developed myxedema coma last year and was on synthroid fo a while, it never lowered my tsh to normal, it ... month ago it was 56 and I decided to start the armour/ synthroid combo, within 2 weeks it was down to 4! I explained...
    ... would proabably be to cut the Armour and leave the synthroid alone. Armour contains T3, Synthroid does not. Assuming...

  49. Selenium ?
    ... prescribe the right amount of T4 and T3 so I'm only on Synthroid right now. I've upped my selenium from 200 per day...

  50. Generic Levoxyl
    ... name - in this case, levothyroxine. Brand names are Synthroid , Levoxyl, etc. Different pharmaceutical companies...
    ... some insurance companies (i guess good for co pay?). synthroid being harder does not totally digest. if you may notice...

  51. Please help with spacing of meds
    ... Hi everyone. I recently began taking armour with Synthroid . I take 1/4 grain of Armour in the morning with the ... Synthroid and the doctor told me to take the other 1/4 grain...

  52. Changing from Armour to Synthroid question
    ... found the answer on ******!!! It equals 74 to 100mcgs synthroid ....

  53. Help, Not sure how much Meds to take on synthroid/armour combo?
    ... was at 56 about amonth ago and i started the armour/ synthroid combo, it went down to 4 in a few weeks, My questions ... is I have been taking half a tablet of synthroid .150 mcg and a 2 grain of armour, and at first I had...

  54. levothyroxine and weight gain?
    ... itself, that happened to me because I was taking my synthroid with my vitamins and the iron was blocking the absorbtion ... of my synthroid . Estrogen too can affect your meds and some doc's...
    ... RAI because it leaves the system faster. I take my synthroid on an empty stomach. First thing in the morning and...
    ... started taking cytomel 4 days ago. I have been on just Synthroid for the last 9 years. My doctor lowered my Synthroid...
    ... calcium definitely blocks the absorption of levoxyl and synthroid . The rule of thumb they gave me was to take it one...

  55. Finally found a knowledgable doc!
    ... who had me on time release t3 and kept increasing my synthroid . I never felt right. I stopped the t3 about a month...

  56. This is the FIRST time I have been "normal"
    ... they do for you? Was it only a matter of taking Synthroid or something and adjusting the dose? What about those ... antibodies in addition to the other AB's. I tried taking synthroid 3 different times and it was absolutely aweful. Thought...
    ... did they do for you? Was it only a matter of taking Synthroid or something and adjusting the dose? What about those ... really hyper with the meds? I just have stayed on synthroid , that is the only medication that I have taken for...
    ... get better. I just had such a bad experience with synthroid the last 3 times I tried taking it that it sticks...

  57. Hello new friends
    ... later showing as hypo and I am taking lowest dose of synthroid available. My blood work will be checked again in...

  58. I Finally Saw The Doc!
    ... I got a new script. He wrote it out for Synthroid but said I could get the generic. He didn't do any...

  59. TSH 28.8 What does that mean?
    ... it may be caused from) I've been taking .75mcg of synthroid for 8 mths now with normal levels. My surgeon said...

  60. If hairloss is a common symptom of thyroid problem
    ... said was to have my thyroid checked. I've been on Synthroid now for 7 years and it hasn't helped. Every person...
    ... I was not so aware of my hair loss until I started Synthroid . I lost tons of hair. In the shower, handfulls came ... reading that hairloss can be a side effect when starting Synthroid , but then you hear it's an effect of the thyroid itself...
    ... most depressing things for me....now also hearing how synthroid has additional hair loss it makes me worry about after...
    ... when it comes to hair loss. I would not blame the synthroid , it just seems like it's the fault of the meds. When...
    ... was complaints about people's hair falling out on Synthroid . I took generic Synthroid for 12 years and never...

  61. Please help with lab values
    ... stated "Well ok, I guess we can go ahead and start Synthroid 0.25mg and recheck you in 2 weeks". Its as if she ... works". I was like whatever, :) I never took the synthroid . Now, my neck is swelling more on the right side and...

  62. Help with these results
    ... they did not have any so she gave me the same dose of synthroid :) Should I even take this? I still have a couple...
    ... they did not have any so she gave me the same dose of synthroid :) Should I even take this? I still have a couple ... already? But you are on levoxyl and they offered you synthroid ? You shouldn't change brands once you find one that...

  63. Weight Gain (will I ever loose it)?
    ... Over the past year I have gain 30 pounds! I started synthroid last week. Will I begin to loose any weight? If...
    ... wrinkles are almost gone. Wildhorses; That dose of synthroid may not be enough to make you lose the weight! Just...

  64. Hashimotos Disease
    ... to help me. She said "oh ok well we can try you on synthroid 0.25mg and then come back next week and we will check...

  65. I feel like garbage again....
    ... very bad. I have Hypo-t and take a generic form of Synthroid . I take 50mg. I think I need an increase but my next...
    ... just over the phone ask for a increase in dose of synthroid , some docs will do this if they,have seen you fairly...

  66. My Problem
    ... touch me without me screaming out in pain. I am taking Synthroid but it doesn't seem to be helping me feel better....
    ... I am taking Synthroid but it doesn't seem to be helping me feel better. ... had my blood checked it was more normal than before. Synthroid isn't the best choice of meds for everyone who's hypothyroi...

  67. It's been awhile....
    ... things not working out with endo's. Anyway, I was on Synthroid ,(I am hypo with HIGH antibodies) 88mcg's, and having ... what I thought was a bad reaction to the synthroid . I would have like a severe case of dejavue, then...
    ... i was diagnosed with hypo, but after 18 months on synthroid , i now am having heart palp and panic attacks! i...

  68. Meep, Midwest, Anyone...Someone please diagnose me
    ... Thyrolar for 6 mos.....then he changed me to 1 gr. Synthroid because they took Thyrolar off the market for several ... months. Two or three mo. after I started taking the Synthroid I got so crippled I could harldly walk. It was mostly...

  69. question on lab results
    ... never had my antibodies tested. I am on meds I take synthroid 0.15 is my dosage......

  70. New Here and New Hypo
    ... found it on routine bloodwork. I am currently taking synthroid 25mcg for 3 months now and feel not much different...
    ... thinking and unwilling to prescribe anything other than Synthroid . Many, many people here have had similar experiences...

  71. Diet Pills
    ... ) is it ok to use any form of diet pills while on synthroid ? I am doing everything right when it comes to excercise...

  72. Saw a new endo today and have some questions
    ... Is that a Total T 4 or Free? my Endo lowered my synthroid when my total T4 was 16.5...

  73. Hypothroid and Fast Heart Rate
    ... Do you notice this after you take your synthroid ? It's possible you're on too high a dose. If you're...

  74. Just need some support while increasing
    ... Armour and all the other brands except for Unithroid. SYnthroid seems to be the most tolerable for me. I have been...
    ... I was told to break the synthroid in half and take half in am, and half about 2;00 pm...
    ... that it worked. I had never heard of doing that with Synthroid . Just the alternating to ease into the new dose if...

  75. Help New dosage, Am i going hyper?
    ... back a 4.0 so the doc bumped me up from 125 mcg of synthroid to 137mcgs I felt great! :) no more anxiety attacks...