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  1. 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...

  2. please help wild sex lab
    ... doc prescribed them for me with my first bottle of Synthroid ! I had taken the pills here and there since. Well...

  3. Who splits Armour Dose AM and PM?
    ... yesterday and he increased the Armour by 1/4 grain. I take Synthroid and 1/4 grain Amrour in the morning and I will be ... tonight. Do the same rules apply with Armour as Synthroid --no dairy, iron, magnesium etc. for so many hours...
    ... yesterday and he increased the Armour by 1/4 grain. I take Synthroid and 1/4 grain Amrour in the morning and I will be ... tonight. Do the same rules apply with Armour as Synthroid --no dairy, iron, magnesium etc. for so many hours...
    ... dissolve them under the tongue? Is this done with both Synthroid and Armour? How long goes it take, what are the advantages...

  4. Just A Little Anxious
    ... goiter back in '96 and in '98 became pregnant, the synthroid med was stopped..can't remember why but when I told...
    ... actually did better on Levoxyl than I ever have on Synthroid . Have no idea why. I know that outside incidents such...
    ... finally!) with a TSH of 9.85. I started out on Synthroid at various doses, then added a bit of Cytomel, then ... made my ankles swell!), back to increasing doses of Synthroid and Cytomel based on labs and symptoms, then on to...

  5. Question about Thyrin ATC/weightloss
    ... I quit taking my Synthroid the first week of this month. I hate to say this...
    ... you did! Maybe you just needed a reduction in the synthroid or to reduce synthroid and add armour. Don't let yourself...

  6. Switched from Synthroid to Levothyroxine
    ... As a fellow Synthroid user I'll be interested to see how you make out with...
    ... I switched from Synthroid to levothyroxine and it really didn't do much for ... me. I was on .175 mg of Synthroid and they switched me to .175 of levothyroxine. After...
    ... pharmacy switched me to Levothyroxine late last year from Synthroid . The generic was made by Sandoz. It caused my ankles ... was probably a bit more potent at 100 mcg than the Synthroid . The next month I switched back and all of the untoward...

  7. How Fast Can Numbers Change?
    ... I have Hash's and have been on 50 mcg synthroid for a little over a year. My last bloodwork was in...
    ... deprivation, anxiety, excerise on its own. When you use synthroid or other meds, that normal fluctuation is gone cause...

  8. Hey Midwest.....
    ... was just too small. At the time I had been on .088 Synthroid and the endo switched me to 45 mg Armour (3/4 grain ... results explain why I felt even worse than on the synthroid . Well, as you can see from the results, my TSH...

  9. Hashimoto's thyroid disease
    ... If you are that concerned you can ask to be put on synthroid instead which is round and smoother. You could also...

  10. Barley green
    ... I know that it won't interact negatively with the synthroid ....

  11. Hypo and tight muscles
    ... Yes, thanks for remembering me. I've been on synthroid now since April 2002 and I'm still not feeling back...
    ... Everyone, I have this too and also am on only synthroid . Well actually right now off all meds waiting on a...
    ... some relief for these problems from a combination of synthroid and cytomel. I hope they all disappear once I get...

  12. Hypocalcemia post Subtotal-Thyroidectomy
    ... thyroid removed almost a year ago...along with my synthroid I take .25mcg of calcitriol twice a day aswell as ... will remain on the calcium supplement along with the synthroid for the rest of my life...I live in the States and...

  13. Feeling worse again
    ... Okay so i've been on .05 mg of synthroid for about a month and a half now. And now i feel...
    ... much. At my last increase, my doctor switched me from Synthroid to levothyroxine made by Mylan. That made a HUGE difference...

  14. What can I expect now?
    ... of synthetic T4, but they generally act the same. Synthroid , Levoxyl, Levothroid, Unithroid, and generic levothyroxine...
    ... a "non-dose". She told me I am "hypersensitive to Synthroid , to stop taking it, and come back in 3 months... maybe...
    ... starting dose. I see people talk about Armour and Synthroid all the time - should I be on that instead? I...
    ... However, some do just fine on the synthetics, like synthroid , which contains only T4. Other use synthetic T4 w...

  15. Sublingual Delivery, etc.
    ... have had the best luck with Unithroid (preferred) and Synthroid . I have also tried a generic, but it was more chalky...
    ... I have found that white (50mcg) Synthroid pills are sweeter and easier on the tummy than the...

  16. Help with new test results
    ... Yes, Synthroid . Very confusing to me. kk...
    ... Have you been on the same dosage of synthroid from the begining? If so, you really need a dose...
    ... changes. Right now...I'm on 37.5 mcg of pure t4 ( Synthroid ) and 127.5 milligrams Armour. That is equal to 118...
    ... baseline is already messed up from not taking enough synthroid (if thats the reason my bloodwork was crazy this time...
    ... My guess is you might want to start with 50 mcg of Synthroid and 1/4 grain Armour to get you going. After a couple...

  17. Hypo, a few questions
    ... having a hypothyroid. My Dr. started me on 50 mcg of Synthroid . I have noticed since I started taking it my gums...

  18. Update Since Starting Synthroid/Armour Combo
    ... everyone. After switching meds two weeks ago to .05mcg Synthroid and .25GR Armour I am having a return of the symptoms ... that temporarily improved when the Synthroid was increased in November--even more tired (need to ... weight, high cholesterol. My blood work from before Synthroid was lowered and Amrour added: TSH 1.15 (.350-5...
    ... treatment. Since I had some improvement when the Synthroid was increased, I am hoping the majority of my symptoms...
    ... my Frees and Totals are nearly perfect. If I take synthroid , I go hyper. If I don't, I deal with day to day fluctuatio...

  19. my numbers and what is going on
    ... they then switched my meds from the levexothine to synthroid as I seemed to do well on that in the past but kept ... the meds at the same dose and synthroid was a better med..well I went in again on 2-4 and...
    ... is far too low. You must feel awful. Clearly, the Synthroid isn't working for you, and it might not ever. Perhaps ... Armour users - I just knew I'd be different and that Synthroid would work for me. It worked too well; I became hyper...
    ... grants from the makers of synthetic T4 meds, primarily Synthroid . So, the party line is always going to be that Synthroid ... original hypothyroid medicine, since the late 1800s. Synthroid was developed in the 1940s. It immediately cornered...

  20. Cholesterol
    ... points (177 to 125) after 2 months of treatment with Synthroid , and that was way before I reached even close to optimum...

  21. My Free T numbers are in. Looking for input
    ... is some results. Jan 7 2005 5 weeks on 75mcg of Synthroid FT4 .076 Range 0.58-1.64 FT3 3.01 Range ... Range 0.34-5.60 So I got bumped up to .88mcg of Synthroid to take it slow. I made it about 4 weeks and they...
    ... my FT4 dropped. In the end we decided to go back to Synthroid . If I continued to try to stay with the Armour I would ... have needed to add the Synthroid . Armour was just not for me. I felt horrible on it ... it even though her numbers looked good. She went to Synthroid and is doing fine. I'm excited to see my TSH has...
    ... dosage for you. I never tried Armour, but take generic synthroid and cytomel. It seems to be good for about a year...

  22. both Hashi's and Graves'
    ... hypo within the past two years. I've been getting my Synthroid dosage adjusted since last March. I was doing fine ... on 75mg of Synthroid since September or October and was finally starting...

  23. What would you do??
    ... diagnosed hypothyroid (12.04). I was put on .88 mcg of synthroid . At my Feb check up, I had gained 7 more lbs (total ... two docs to choose from Doc 1, I know prescribes Synthroid , not sure about Armour Doc 2, Prescribes Armour....

  24. Surgery decision
    ... goitre. My bloodwork is normal being on 137 mcg of synthroid , but the endo raised it to 150 mcg in an attempt to...

  25. Am I converting???
    ... T4 1.33 T3 2.6 I was taking .88 mcg of synthroid when the Feb labs were done. just got upped to...

  26. Will this ever go away?
    ... Thanks for replying. I am taking synthroid now. I have been taking it since July. They told me...
    ... sarah is right that you may need to increase your synthroid if you take estrogen. Word of warning estrogen makes...

  27. Do you have to take meds for the rest of your life?
    ... I have been taking Synthroid since July 2002. For the past week and a half I have...
    ... thnking about how I will be after a month off of the Synthroid . I felt like crap after giving birth to my second...

  28. new secondary hypothyroidism diagnosis..HELP
    ... trying a different brand. It worked for me. I got off Synthroid and started taking generic levothyroxine made by Mylan...

  29. Can the pill effect your TSH?
    ... When i quit taking my estrogen I had to lower my synthroid it made a big difference....

  30. Lab Report
    ... Doctor keeps me on my dose. I take a small amount of Synthroid along with my Armour to help keep my T4 up. You might ... opinions. I know I feel better on Armour then I did on Synthroid and Cytomel and that's all that counts. Good luck...
    ... Doctor keeps me on my dose. I take a small amount of Synthroid along with my Armour to help keep my T4 up. You might ... opinions. I know I feel better on Armour then I did on Synthroid and Cytomel and that's all that counts. Good luck...

  31. vitamins and hypo
    ... vitamins that I should be taking. I am only taking my synthroid .300 mcgs. I dont see the endo until March 7th and...
    ... taking Armour with/synthetic. I was put on 100 percent Synthroid right after surgery and have been going through hell...
    ... taking Armour with/synthetic. I was put on 100 percent Synthroid right after surgery and have been going through hell ... what is Armour? Is it something that I use with synthroid ? I told the endo that the surgeon said I needed to...
    ... from pigs and cows. Some people do better on it than synthroid , some do not. The big difference, other than a bad ... will not prescribe Armour. They prefer the synthetic synthroid for consistancy. They claim Armour causes many ups ... to regulate because it hits the system so quickly. Synthroid , because it is wholey a T4 that must be converted...

  32. What should I ask my Doctor test results-Armour
    ... I switched to Armour on 2/5/05 from 137 mcgs of Synthroid . I have an appointment on 3/16/05. I am suppossed ... I had labwork done back in November while on the Synthroid .. Now, I call the Dr. and the nurse practitioner tells ... trying to tell her that it is a combination of the Synthroid then and the Armour now that is telling me if I am...
    ... asking. They want the labwork, I'm sure to be with the Synthroid out of your system completely. That takes about 6...
    ... The synthroid you were on will be in your system for 6-8 weeks, ... right dose. Unless you're still on the same dose of Synthroid and the new dose of armour the results from a blood...
    ... enough thyroid hormone in my body whether it be by Synthroid or Armour. If my labs ares still too high TSH etc...

  33. Armour Question-Replacement amount!
    ... little off. I was diagnosed in early 03 and put on Synthroid and Cytomel. I hated it, so I went on Armour in October ... and realized my T4 was really low. I ordered some Synthroid online and started taking it myself. I also found...

  34. Question about TSH
    ... Armour Thyroid? I'm on a combination of Armour and Synthroid and it works great for me. The Armour keeps my T3 ... up and the Synthroid helps bring the T4 up without pushing the T3 over...

  35. Confused! Need some expert input!
    ... have SVT (diagnosed 3yrs ago, at which point I was on Synthroid .025, I d/c synthroid and put on a beta blocker, which...
    ... beta blocker that was after I had discontinued the synthroid per the cardiologist. Fast forward a couple of years...
    ... no thryoid. I take 127 mgs of Armour and 37.5 mcg Synthroid . That is a solid amount for someone my size. I'm...
    ... started taking it. I almost gave up and went back to Synthroid , but because of this board, I didn't and am so glad...

  36. Are optimal lab ranges different for males and females?
    ... saw a new doctor recently who prescribed Armour with Synthroid . I have only been taking them together for nine days ... need an increase. When I was on the higher dose of Synthroid alone, my Free T3 was still right in mid-range. Which...

  37. Is anyone on a really high dose??
    ... high dose of thyroid med? I am currently on 250mcg synthroid . Felt bad on T3. I am wondering how much higher I...

  38. Anyone else not able to tolerate Armour?
    ... medication or antibiotics. The same thing happened to me on synthroid , only that was worse. I guess I might be a hard case...
    ... Homegurl, I had a very bad time on the smallest dose of Synthroid . It made me hyper and caused a number of awful symptoms...

  39. funny bone pain
    ... cause for symtoms related to the meds. Too little Synthroid /too much Synthroid, too much Armour/too little Armour ... but am not sure. You can get that from either the Synthroid or the Armour. So..that doesn't really narrow that ... tend to lean toward cutting the Armour....over the Synthroid . I worry that the t4 takes too long to build if you ... take away the Synthroid if I'm wrong)...whereas the Armour has more flexibility...
    ... with your life ... titrating the drugs (whether synthroid or armour) for that last 10 or 15% can be the most...

  40. went back to the endo..
    ... follow up...When this all started..i was on 50mcg of synthroid ..I am now up to 200mcg...at first my TSH was up to...

  41. Reply needed: med question--will be calling the doctor soon
    ... Hi everyone. I switched from .75 Synthroid to a combo of Synthorid .05mcg and Armour .25gr last...
    ... 18.5 and 25 mcgs of T4, so added to the 50 mcgs of Synthroid , it seems right. Because most people have some degree...
    ... combo is practically the equivalent of my previous Synthroid dose. I agree with your opinions. I think I...
    ... many different roles that simply aren't comparable to Synthroid (which contains only one hormone, its an important...

  42. whats going on?
    ... TSH was 7.9 too high. I was put on a higher dose of Synthroid and guess what the Fibromyalgia is gone!!!! I would...
    ... TSH was 7.9 too high. I was put on a higher dose of Synthroid and guess what the Fibromyalgia is gone!!!! I would...

  43. Need help understanding lab results
    ... way higher, and now down a little. I was put on Synthroid 50 mcg in Aug '04, increased to 100 mcg in Oct '04...

  44. Veterans: Will my BIG eyelids recede?
    ... to get a bit better since I increased my dose of Synthroid to 250mcg this week. Can't wait to get rid of them...

  45. This is long need some advice
    ... doing allot of research since my doctor put me on Synthroid . But i am a little worried.. Heres the deal. I ... doctor and had my thyroid tested. He then placed me on synthroid . Well my concern is that now that I have started ... this synthroid I seem to be more tired then I was before, and the ... if I should contact my doctor who prescribed me the synthroid and tell him about my sleepiness. I can barley stay...
    ... all the problems you were medicated for before the Synthroid are directly caused by your faulty thyroid. "Mental...
    ... awake it would surely make me sleepy. I would try the synthroid alone also, but check with my Doc first....

  46. Who has leg pain when sleeping?
    ... Yes! That is one of my major complaints. The synthroid has not helped that issue but now Dr. has me on Indocin...

  47. My Dr. wants me to stay hyperthyroid...Is this dangerous?
    ... thyroid cancer in 03 and I'm currently taking 125mcg synthroid for TSH suppression. My Endo feels I'm at high risk ... heart rate, but he says I need to stay on this dose of synthroid to keep my TSH suppressed. My Radiation Oncologist...
    ... checked though and maybe the Endo could lower your synthroid and add some armour. Please call and ask him/her today ... reoccurance. I have read and heard though that lowering the synthroid and adding armour gets rid of the pesky hyper symptoms ... for the armour try this, it works for me. Cut your synthroid in half (they break easily) take half in the morning...
    ... so you know, where I'm coing from I take a combo of synthroid and armour.:)...
    ... then. I will try your suggestion and take half of my synthroid in the morning and half in the afternoon. Anything...
    ... suppressing TSH. Hilery, did you cut down on the Synthroid when you added the Cytomel?...
    ... I take Armour and Synthroid and my last tests were TSH .005 .35-5.500 ...

  48. thyroid medication and weight loss
    ... thyroid cancer history, mind you) My Doc lowered my synthroid which in turn made me hypo after about one year of...

  49. Switching to Armour cold turkey and poor appetite
    ... Armour 2 grains cold turkey from taking 137 mgs of Synthroid . I switched on 2/5/05.So far I have been OK but I...
    ... I started taking 75 mcgs of Synthroid around June of '03. Within 6 weeks, I was hyper on ... return and I stayed hyper. After another 6 weeks, the Synthroid was stopped altogether, and my appetite returned. ... the high T levels did. One month after I quit Synthroid , I started taking 1/2 grain of Armour, gradually increasing...

  50. To anyone who thinks they may have thyroid problem
    ... pointed that out she told the doc and they upped my synthroid ! Hopefully I will start to feel better, two months...

  51. Who takes Armour Thyroid?
    ... Hi Mom*N*Me. After being on Synthroid alone for a few months, my new doctor lowered the ... Synthroid dose and added Armour. It has only been a few days...

  52. Losing it here - help!
    ... the broader picture. I am on a really low dose of synthroid right now, and the doctors want me to get rechecked...
    ... that helps along with a small water pill, lowered my synthroid and took blood to see what's up. Well, at least...
    ... T's, but with my last tests, we might start me on Synthroid or something very soon. Right now its pretty much...

  53. Question regarding my tsh
    ... I am waiting to hear if they are going to raise my synthroid from 125 to maybe 137 or 150. Should I feel better ... my numbers of changed because I forgot to take my synthroid a day, then three days later I forgot again, so about...
    ... medicated me. The first doc I went to put me on 200mcg of synthroid . I'm a small person. WAY TOO MUCH!!! I then went ... have read that Zoloft can negatively affect how the synthroid works. I am now weaning off of it. Can't wait to ... You can take everything else from me by not my synthroid ! It sounds have if you should have it increased some...

  54. Hi I am back with my test results
    ... normal. He did not do a T3 He put me on .25mcg Synthroid . So if anyone could give me any thoughts I would...
    ... of hypoT.. which is also probably why he put you on synthroid . :) If I remember correctly your Free levels should...

  55. Test Results- Please I need some input!
    ... treated, what do think? Its a long story- I was on synthroid .025 mg about 3 yrs. ago. (I am in the process of ... what exactly my numbers were, and why they put me on synthroid to begin with). Its amazing to me at how much doctors...
    ... the form of a synthetic, like levoxyl, eltroxin or synthroid . HTH Nat...

  56. antibodies??
    ... have always been normal and i've been on .25 to .50 synthroid or levoxl. i've always been tired but within the...
    ... normal" range. I get confused with this. I'm on Synthroid as well. I'm interested in hearing how you were diagnosed...
    ... since i didn't want it removed they put me on .25 synthroid to try to shrink it. it always stayed the same and...

  57. Still Having Symptoms - I Think
    ... the right amount of medication? I'm on 100mcg of Synthroid . Also ... I never had the weight gain that most people...
    ... my TSH was 16 and 5.5. If my doc gave me enough synthroid to treat my TSH of 16, when it turned 5.5 2 days later...

  58. These Boards should be required reading/Med Students
    ... be my PCP screwed up big time when she lowered my synthroid and then did not follow up. As a thyroid cancer patient...

  59. test results
    ... so long. Yes i am in Canada and I am on 125 mcg of synthroid and I think you said my levels are good. The problems...

  60. Anyone get severe stomach cramps from Levoxyl?
    ... TSH went down to 2.4. My pharmacy changed the med to synthroid . I thought that the doctor changed the script, but...

  61. meds HELP!!!!
    ... is likely hypothyroid and taking 100 micrograms of Synthroid . It isn't a high dose, but is within the average...
    ... Sounds like it could be Synthroid - it does come in a 100 mcg strength. It is used...

  62. Dosage
    ... How is the dosage of synthroid determined? Weight, symptoms??????...

  63. Is it possible to worse during treatment?
    ... medication in earnest in Oct of '03 (had a false start on Synthroid before that). Each dose increase brought a short...

  64. It came!
    ... range though in the lower 1/3. I was put on .05 mg synthroid , although i don't feel that much better I have noticed...

  65. Night Sweats Anyone?
    ... night sweats a couple of weeks ago. I've been on synthroid since August. I thought the same thing as you. I...
    ... however, my doctor prescribed me 50 mcg (0.05mg) of Synthroid . I'm scared to take it! Would you take medicine even...
    ... however, my doctor prescribed me 50 mcg (0.05mg) of Synthroid . I'm scared to take it! Would you take medicine even...
    ... out. The original dose I was put on was 200mcg of synthroid . A GP put me on that. WAY TOO MUCH! Two weeks into...
    ... Hi Stacia... I'm scared to take the Synthroid . I know it's a low dose; however, since I don't know ... my body out of whack. What if I'm Hyper, and taking Synthroid makes it worse. I'm so confused and so about to go...

  66. Did anyone feel better immediately?
    ... I just began on synthroid 2 days ago. I felt better within a day. Increased...
    ... if this is real or not) I have begun to disolve the synthroid under my tongue, and I feel the effects sooner than...
    ... though, I am not sure of other brands taste wise. Synthroid is quite sweet and no problem disolving it. It takes...

  67. Med Switch--Dosages Okay?
    ... new doctor last week who wanted to add Armour to the Synthroid I was already taking. He really believes this will ... help me. I was taking .75 of Synthroid . He switched the Synthroid to .05mg and added Armour ... together the approximate equivalent to the higher dose of Synthroid ? Thanks to everyone here for your help and advice...
    ... Armour is 0.25GR so that is 1/4 grain right? The Synthroid is 50mcg. So the total would be like 68 mcg of Synthroid...

  68. Confused - Goiter and Lyme
    ... diagnosed with multinodular goiter in March, 2004. Put on Synthroid to suppress the growth. Then about 6 months later ... Lyme symptoms and thyroid? Do I need to stay on Synthroid forever. I am in the process of find a new Endo...

  69. Can anyone explain this, re: t3
    ... felt like crap. I have been on increasing doses of synthroid (currently on 200mcg) and also time release t3, 5mg ... . Doc switched me to synthroid because he thought I was not absorbing the med. It ... just seems like everytime my doc has increased my synthroid I feel good for 4 days and then drop again. This ... eyelids :) and stopped taking the t3 and increased my synthroid to 225mcg. Doc won't return my call because I wanted ... without the t3. I feel I may need to increase the synthroid even more. I am sleeping much better these past few...
    ... respect you actually may be lucky.:) I am on 37.5 mcg Synthroid and 2 + 1/4 Armour. I just bumped up my armour that...
    ... in my house. I am going to stay on the 225 mcg of synthroid for a few weeks and see how I feel. I am sorry that...

  70. Disappointing Visit to Endo
    ... without genuinely suffering them -- in order to get synthroid ! Unbelievable. One thing I forgot is that in addition ... enlarged now too. Well, even though she gave me synthroid , I feel I must find another doc. What if I think...

  71. NEW and confused
    ... anyways...were my warning signs BTW I am on 112.5mcg synthroid ...

  72. Anyone here Hyperthyroid?
    ... 3 months after that, reversed to hypO, now I take synthroid . I can tell you I'd rather be hypER anyday than hypO...

  73. Ticker...
    ... symptoms were almost identical. I had to start synthroid the same week I started Doxy. I knew the doxy dose ... symptoms, even if endo claims not. I am on a low dose of synthroid . On my last endo visit, she was compassionate when ... lyme plight and felt she didn't want to increase my synthroid at this time to complicate things. I will go back ... feeling better if it was the lyme treatment or the synthroid and wonder which meds or treatment will get rid of...
    ... actitioners as opposed to endocrinologists. What dose of Synthroid are you taking and how long have you been on it? ...
    ... have shrunk. I am still on my original low dose of synthroid , .025 mg. The endo would have normally increased ... assume if the tingling is caused by thyroid, as my synthroid dose is increased, the symptoms might go away. ...
    ... suggest that you speak to your endo about increasing the Synthroid . You should not have to wait until April when you...
    ... contact my endo early and see if she will increase synthroid . The tingling has been with me since the beginning...

  74. Levothyroxine?
    ... very well on it. Better than I did on the name brand Synthroid . I take the generic made by Mylan pharmaceuticals...

  75. My adrenal and other test results
    ... Any thoughts?? I currently take .88 synthroid and 1 mg estradiol. Adrenal Stress Index ...