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  1. Is T3 (Cytomel) mainly for cognative improvement?
    ... conjecture: i started t3 three days ago in addition to synthroid (which i started 7 days ago). i took 4X the recommended...

  2. Hypothyroid and hydorxycut... PLEASE HELP!!
    ... and says that I am hypothyroid. So they put me on Synthroid and have been working ever since to regulate it. ...

  3. new here with a questions
    ... of my results were t4 1.04,tsh was 0.425.Iam on 137 synthroid but i feel that it needs to be upped to 150.thanks...
    ... You also should be aware that it's now known that Synthroid is not the best treatment for all. If you don't know ... , Synthroid is lab-created T4, which must be converted by your...

  4. Headaches and Hypothyroid connected?
    ... per year for more than 20 years. Since I started on Synthroid in May I can honestly say I have had much fewer headaches ... there I jinxed myself - since before starting on the Synthroid . So - I think there is some connection. Now if the...

  5. Arggggg!!!!!!!!!!!
    ... Today is my first day back on the synthroid ...you would think I would be happy but no I feel even...
    ... It takes 4-6 weeks for the synthroid to fully get into your system so the fact that you...

  6. what is a thyroglobulin ab test?
    ... tests were t4 free was 1.04 tsh was 0.425 iam on 137 synthroid thanks chrissy...

  7. Help with hypo labs
    ... mother had Graves when she was my age and is now on synthroid after RI Tx. My internal med DR finally order a bunch...

  8. I had the scan done....
    ... that it wasnt scary :) I get to get back onto my synthroid tomorrow morning! :D <3 Megan...

  9. you've probably heard it all before...sorry but i've got questions :)
    ... your head any faster. When I first started to take Synthroid , my head was pretty foggy; but I had a marked improvement...
    ... You might try it again in the morning with the synthroid on an empty stomach for maximum combined absorbtion ... conversion tables that's the equivelent of 300 mcg of synthroid . Enough to kill a gorilla. But I just went hyper...
    ... Why would someone need to take them if they take synthroid ? Sorry if it sounds like a stupid Q...
    ... A T4 is synthroid or any of its generic forms. A T3 is cytomel or any...
    ... Hypo yes...been on Synthroid 100mcg for almost a month. Also a newbe around here...
    ... you've suffered the "brain fog" from being on the synthroid ...most likely as a result of not enough t3? i've...

  10. Not So bad after all lol! doseage synthyroid?
    ... There are not too many options for drugs for hypo, and synthroid is the main one. Your dr will hopefully retest in...
    ... couple of weeks. I think most doctors like to prescribe synthroid . :)...

  11. Do protein drinks affect thyroid??
    ... reason to say that soy should be avoided in patients on synthroid . And don't forget the health benefits associated with...

  12. Hypo to hyper?
    ... do not have them right now. Anyway, endo lowered Synthroid from .1 mg, to 88 mcg because it appreared that some...

  13. I'm excited!
    ... FreeT4, but totally hyper level of TSH (I am on 150 mcg synthroid ). She was bamboozled by the thryoid tests :) so we...

  14. tests results : need some help
    ... feel like I'll never get better again. I've been on synthroid .75mcg since July of this year. I'm switching endo ... or getting me leveled out while I was starting on synthroid . Should I go see my GP to run more lab tests? These...
    ... number though. If you are on the correct amount of Synthroid , that TSH number should be around .8 - 1.9 typically...

  15. Undermedicated?
    ... has been a month since I was changed from .75 mcg synthroid to 30, then 45(a week later) of armour. The first ... thryroid site, I see that the equivalent dose of 75 synthroid is .64 of armour and 28 mcg of synthroid. While I...

  16. how do I ask?
    ... though right off the bat cause of the T3 in Armour. Synthroid and Cytomel might be more like it but Armour would...

  17. Weightloss and Thyroid
    ... Dx - Hashimoto’s Rx - Synthroid My MD told me I had to limit myself to 1600-1800...

  18. Hi! have questions regarding hashimotos
    ... been diagnosed with this after months of being on synthroid for hypo and still having many problems. My dr called...
    ... before (diagnosed through blood tests after starting synthroid ) and I'm not having some of the other symptoms of...
    ... block your own thyroid's production and then take your synthroid or whatever to get the hormones you need, essentially...

  19. I can see clearly now the fog is gone....
    ... Cytomel in addition to another thyroid med? I'm on Synthroid and am trying to talk my endo into adding Cytomel...
    ... for me while awaiting RAI for cancer. I cannot have synthroid as it leaves your body slowly and I have to be very...

  20. Thyroid burning out??
    ... sister had thyroidectomy and STILL has to take her synthroid daily. I guess I'm not understanding .... once the...
    ... what my pharmacist told me. If the doctor writes Synthroid , they cannot change it to levothyroxine without the...

  21. Its been a long time...
    ... treatments every year since then. I have been on 88mcg synthroid and 5mcg cytomel since my last cocktail back in March...

  22. thyroid hormones and depression
    ... depressed for several hours, i had the dr. switch me to synthroid and had the same problem in fact it was even worse...
    ... common type is synthetic -- levothyroxine is T4 (as is synthroid ) and it takes about a month to begin to work, altho...
    ... I was terribly depressed on synthroid - it was awful. I switched to pure t3 and had a better...

  23. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
    ... Hashi's/Hypo symptoms are driving me NUTS! I'm on Synthroid (have been for years) but feel fairly certain that...

  24. My hypo symptoms are going away!!!
    ... to buy. Interestingly, a lot of places still carry Synthroid !...

  25. hypodude anyone? question
    ... it was removed for cancer in 1991. I am on 100mcg synthroid , 05 estrodil ? Also wondering if the estrogen is affecting...
    ... that your needs have changed. I am on 100mcg synthroid , 05 estrodil ? Also wondering if the estrogen is affecting...
    ... question. I had also been taking the estrogen and synthroid TOGETHER oh no! I asked the pharmacist if it was ok...

  26. How long for improvement after dosage increase?
    ... this is a repeat question. I recently increased my Synthroid dose from .05 to .75. Any estimates on when I may...
    ... this is a repeat question. I recently increased my Synthroid dose from .05 to .75. Any estimates on when I may...

  27. What do "compressing" nodules feel like?
    ... goiter for 10 years but only recently, after taking synthroid to shrink them, they have come back and I may have ... having a fast pulse rate because of being hyper. The synthroid I take keeps me at .03 TSH. My doc has not measured ... they tested it but I don't know.) The intent of the synthroid is to keep me borderline hyperthyroid to reduce the...

  28. Question about body temp
    ... BARB! You sound EXACTLY like me! Do you take synthroid ? Because I'm exactly in your shoes....and I am trying ... take action into my own hands and took some "extra" synthroid in the evening, when it's at it's worse...and it seemed...
    ... LynnHan, No I don't take Synthroid . Didn't do well on it. I take generic Levothyroxine...

  29. So MAD, Can't believe what's going on
    ... FORGET IT!!!!!!!!!1 I was not having RAI I wanted my synthroid , NOW, this man was a saint, he called me right back...

  30. TSH of .03 but I'm not hyper, really....
    ... what I read tho, I think estrogen does affect the synthroid dose. I'm so thankful my new doc (osteopath) didn...

  31. I'm So Sick!!!!
    ... pharmacy for Nipsy's meds. This pharmacist was telling me Synthroid was very expensive and there was no generic form of...

  32. New labs and Qs
    ... 4 - 4.0} This was after taking 2/50mcg white Synthroid pills for 6 days...and 3/50mcg pills for the 7th per ... For the entire prior month, I took on only 50 mcg of Synthroid and the TSH was at 109.10. I'm ***** patient....so...
    ... 0.4 - 4.0} This was after taking 2/50mcg white Synthroid pills for 6 days...and 3/50mcg pills for the 7th per ... For the entire prior month, I took on only 50 mcg of Synthroid and the TSH was at 109.10. I'm ***** patient....so...

  33. Going by my temperature
    ... Dx - Hashimoto’s Rx - Synthroid When I was taking 75mcg my average temperature ... the afternoon. BTW, once I tried to regulate my Synthroid dosage by my underarm temperature before I got out...

  34. Synthroid Dosage Increase, What Do You Think?
    ... hypothyroid symptoms I was started on the low dose of Synthroid (.05 mg) approximately six weeks ago. After a couple...

  35. Help lab tests bad!!!!!!!!!
    ... My Dr. switched me from synthroid .125 to .100 about a year ago because tsh levels were ... did the iodine radiation cocktail afterwards, and my synthroid was always .125 until this new dr changed it. Can...
    ... surgery, I have never had MRi and been taken off the synthroid to be checked for reoccurance. Maybe since I am low...

  36. I got my lab report in! I could use your opinion please.
    ... something. So, here's what I did. I took extra synthroid in the evening, when it's at it's worst for the day ... go...so I'm going to slightly "experiment" with my synthroid ....to see IF I can't fend this off! I JUST HATE...
    ... something. So, here's what I did. I took extra synthroid in the evening, when it's at it's worst for the day ... go...so I'm going to slightly "experiment" with my synthroid ....to see IF I can't fend this off! I JUST HATE...

  37. A difference in medications
    ... done, my doctor's office gave me a sample pack of Synthroid to hold me over. I started having diarrea (sp?...
    ... opposite...I got switched by my mail order pharmacy from synthroid to generic. AND...I crashed BIG TIME! They are NOT...
    ... this diarrhea is going to last! I haven't taken the Synthroid since Tuesday and it does seem to be better, but not ... my normal meds because I thought I should let the Synthroid work it's way out first. Any thoughts? Thanks, Shooz...

  38. Use of antidepressants and TRH. Interesting info
    ... What are your levels like? hi :) i'm on 50mcg synthroid now ... this spring and summer, i was on 200 - 225mcg ... needs to be higher, i guess, but i can't take more synthroid b/c of what happened in september (my ND says i'm...

  39. MEEP or DEA4
    ... residency, because they find it too boring. The makers of Synthroid contribute beau coup bucks to med schools all over ... the information spouted in those classrooms is that Synthroid is the be-all and end-all of hypoT treatment, and...

  40. Synthroid vs. Levoxyl
    ... is the binders and fillers. Many do not do well on Synthroid and find that another brand is much better so you...
    ... different brand...I've really been struggling with Synthroid ....
    ... Anybody out there have a problem with diarrhea while on synthroid ? I've Stopped taking it...but how long will this ... dreaded stuff last? I was on synthroid a week before I realized it might be the cause of...
    ... Anybody out there have a problem with diarrhea while on synthroid ? I've Stopped taking it...but how long will this ... dreaded stuff last? I was on synthroid a week before I realized it might be the cause of ... generally speaking. Are you lactose intolerant? Synthroid has lactose as a binder in all strengths but the white...

  41. I'm Huge!!!!
    ... it does not come in the 75mg size, but a switch to synthroid (which has believe it everyone, made me feel much...

  42. meds and hashi's and nodules
    ... going hyper to hypo? What I mean is that if you take synthroid thereby increasting your thyroid wouldnt' you then...

  43. New Test Results - Opinions Welcomed
    ... Dx - Hashimoto’s Rx - Synthroid 88mcg My new test results: TSH = 2.717 (.35-5 ... I think I might benefit from a small increase of Synthroid . Comments appreciated, thanks....
    ... Dx - Hashimoto’s Rx - Synthroid 88mcg My new test results: TSH = 2.717 (.35-5 ... I think I might benefit from a small increase of Synthroid . Comments appreciated, thanks. I think an increase...
    ... Dx - Hashimoto’s Rx - Synthroid 88mcg My new test results: TSH = 2.717 (.35-5 ... I think I might benefit from a small increase of Synthroid . Comments appreciated, thanks. Your MD either...

  44. Do you have shortness of breath?
    ... had this for some time. When I started on low dose Synthroid about six weeks ago, it got better. Not completely...
    ... ANYTHING! :) Why bother? BUT...EVER SINCE taking my synthroid , It doesn't do that, I don't get SICK like that. However ... something wants to get started. I switched back to synthroid , and sure enough, it's cleared up. This happens ... education and FOR PROFIT PRESCRIPTION COMPANY'S!!!!! ~ Synthroid MAY help many/most of us with this condition, but...
    ... too! Last year was "better" but prior years before synthroid ....I'm surprised I lived....
    ... a higher dose. I have been on the lowest dose of Synthroid for about 6 weeks now. My test results did improve...

  45. New here...post 1 time before...need help and answers! TIA!!
    ... diagnosed by my OB doctor in 1999 with hypo. I was put on Synthroid .075mg, then .05mg, then back to .075mg, then on levothyrox ... I went to a new doctor (GP), and he put me back on Synthroid .113mg (1 1/2 pills of .075mg because he was out of...
    ... many doctors aren't aware - is that T4-only meds like Synthroid don't fully work for many people. It often takes ... before total healing takes place. If it turns out the Synthroid doesn't work for you (after a fair trial of at least...

  46. Lab test results
    ... just wasn't working for me. He started me on .125 of Synthroid . I feel worse now than I did 3 months ago. He told ... have Armour left, can I combine the Armour with the Synthroid ? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks...

  47. Cholesterol????????
    ... thyroid problem. Since im not currently taking my synthroid for 6 weeks and i only have one more week to go.....

  48. A poll about nodules
    ... nodule and it was found to be benign. I was given Synthroid to force my thyroid to rest allowing the nodule to...
    ... than that. He didn't want me to play around with synthroid to shrink it but then again I was at 3.8 cm and was...

  49. New Labs
    ... Thanks Dea, I am taking .75 generic synthroid and .25 cytomel. I was a little afraid of the TSH...

  50. Levothyoxine/Synthroid??
    ... please tell me the difference in Levothyoxine and Synthroid ? My DR gave me an RX for Levothyoxine but my sister...
    ... I believe Levothyroxin is generic for Levoxyl and Synthroid is the brand name. They're both T4 hormones (Lord ... wrong PLEASE somebody correct me! I used to take Synthroid for years and have now been on Levoxyl for years. ... I have Graves and so does my sister and she takes Synthroid . I hope I've helped a little (only if I've given you...
    ... and your sister's bodies don't make enough of. Synthroid , Levoxyl, Levothroid, Unithroid, and Levo-T are some...

  51. Free T3/T4 not increasing--what now???
    ... it....I now take cytomel (t3) and am going to add synthroid to that. I know Armour is touted as the BEST replacement...

  52. armour and synthroid question
    ... have a newbie question. I was recently switched from synthroid to armour and I noticed that about a week after I ... good for that short time because I still had some synthroid in me when the armour kicked in?[/quote That is ... adverse effects, so is it possible I could need a little synthroid and armour as my regular dose? That is possible ... kept testing low in fT3 so he added cytomel to the synthroid but that wasn't helpful. That was when he switched ... or do I need to talk to him about adding back some synthroid . HE DOES sound liek a good and helpful doc. I...

  53. thyriod to be removed - will I get fat?
    ... fluctuation at all. I went through one dose change of synthroid since my surgery. I have been in the 180's since...

  54. A.M. Cortisol 6.0 - too low? Was told it was fine?
    ... did not test for that until 3+ months after starting synthroid for hashimoto's. Then told me it was normal. I...

  55. ReLiv
    ... currently going to a new doctor, who put me back on Synthroid .113mg. I go again in 3 weeks for another blood test...

  56. Anyone tried thyroid supplements i.e. Kelp..
    ... and my numbers are coming down, but Im also taking synthroid so theres no telling which one is doing it, or if...

  57. Help needed from Meep or someone
    ... Unithroid? Unithroid is a synthetic T4 med like Synthroid , but made by another manufacturer. Unithroid has ... thus the reason I prefer it over the alternatives ( Synthroid , Levoxyl, Levothroid, etc). By the way, I'm about...

  58. please help with interpreting lab results!
    ... results. The dr is allowing me to try taking 75mcg of synthroid for a while to see what that does for the TSH. ...
    ... The fact that your doc is watching to see what Synthroid does to your TSH is yet further proof she isn't the ... that if you have some problems during your trial of Synthroid - which most people do - she'll use it as an excuse...

  59. Very sad and discouraged-please help me
    ... I had RAI and have been hypo ever since. I was on Synthroid for a long while and now presently on Levoxyl for...

  60. Constant shortness of breath
    ... problems. I have been on several different doses of synthroid since my TT last year and one symptom that has stayed...

  61. Finally...test results
    ... I have been having "weird" episodes, she thinks my Synthroid dose may be too high and that I may need to alternate...
    ... of medication. I also thought that an increase of Synthroid might get my antibodies down, but I found it odd that...

  62. Blood test results....
    ... with the symptoms? Please help if you can. I take Synthroid 50mg now. I have for 2 weeks....
    ... with the symptoms? Please help if you can. I take Synthroid 50mg now. I have for 2 weeks. I think you definitely ... need to increase your synthroid , Heddy. Your T4 is still quite low. Your FT3 is...
    ... with the symptoms? Please help if you can. I take Synthroid 50mg now. I have for 2 weeks. I agree you need...
    ... seeming like I know what I'm talking about.What dose of synthroid would I kind of top off at...I know its different ... what is the average dose? My Grandma is at 125mg of Synthroid . I do have the brain fog sometimes,weight gain (at...
    ... T3, you can either ask for Armour, or stay on the Synthroid and ask for Cytomel. You will want to raise your ... while and then if needed raise the T4 dose to 75mcg Synthroid and Cytomel for T3. I would start low with the Cytomel...
    ... the selenium....do I take that in the am with the synthroid ? I heard adding calcium,magnesium and zinc would help...
    ... Hey guys I've been on Synthroid for 4 years. I'm just wondering are there any severe ... side effects of Synthroid ? I'm feeling fine, have no problems but still curious...
    ... Hey guys I've been on Synthroid for 4 years. I'm just wondering are there any severe ... side effects of Synthroid ? I'm feeling fine, have no problems but still curious ... cause in my body when taking the rest of my life. Synthroid is synthetic T4, there are no side affects other than...

  63. Meep.......quick question
    ... but really didn't get an answer. I started on .25 synthroid a year ago and I am now on .125. My tsh is really...
    ... but really didn't get an answer. I started on .25 synthroid a year ago and I am now on .125. My tsh is really...

  64. Where can I buy dessicated thyroid in Canada?
    ... purchase your thyroid medications... I'm fed up with Synthroid ... I've decided to try dessicated thyroid myself because...

  65. Can someone help with my results?
    ... Hello all. I have been hypo and on Synthroid .75 for about 2 years now. I had my yearly labs in...
    ... morning, usually around 2-3 hours AFTER I take my Synthroid . Could that cause a problem?? Michele...

  66. Follow-up Blood Test Results
    ... results of my first follow-up appointment after starting Synthroid almost five weeks ago. I am currenly on the lowest...
    ... results of my first follow-up appointment after starting Synthroid almost five weeks ago. I am currenly on the lowest...

  67. Goiter
    ... goiter back in 2001. The doctor at that time put me on synthroid to help reduce it. At that time he told me I could ... lifelong? He has changed my meds up and down (on synthroid ) .....I started out on 50 mcg then went down and back...
    ... likely, you'd feel much, much worse. The fact that Synthroid gives you headaches and makes you feel bad means it ... doctor is resistant to prescribing something other than Synthroid , you might get better treatment from someone else...

  68. No half moons on fingers!!!
    ... recently because I've come to realise now that I take synthroid (2 1/2 years now) I can grow some REALLY STRONG NAILS...
    ... recently because I've come to realise now that I take synthroid (2 1/2 years now) I can grow some REALLY STRONG NAILS...

  69. is it my imagination?
    ... one of the MOST undiagnosed conditions! And also, Synthroid is one of the MOST prescribed medications! So, I think...
    ... largely based on the misinformation the makers of Synthroid sold to the profession in the 1940's, which is still...

  70. questions about lab tests
    ... since then have been trying to find the right dose of synthroid . Currently I'm on 50 mcg but have gone back and forth...

  71. Can Mono trigger thyroid dysfunction?
    ... Definitely get your thyroid checked. I'm up to 137mcg of Synthroid . 25mcg did nothing for me and that's probably what...

  72. Cytomel dosing help needed, please - Meep, anyone
    ... am looking for some input on adding Cytomel to the Synthroid I take. I posted in detail the other day (thanks ... sounds like the appropriate starting dose to add to the synthroid I am on? I was on 100 mcg of Synthroid, which will ... be experiencing hyper symptoms when on 112 mcg of synthroid , so it was lowered to 100 mcg 2 months ago, which ... hypoT and FMS). My July Labs, after 112 mcg of Synthroid for 4 months (first started treatment April 04): ... 1.04 (.58- 1.64) My labs in Oct, AFTER lowered synthroid dose from 112 mcg to 100 mcg for 2 months: TSH ... to approximately 100 mcg of T4. I am on 100 mcg of synthroid , being reduced to 88 mcg and with the heart palpitations ... that occurred at 112 mcg of synthroid , I want to be careful. This sounds as if the equivalent...
    ... start it tomorrow, was just using up the few 100 mcg synthroid I had left before switching doses. I hope you are...
    ... sounds like the appropriate starting dose to add to the synthroid I am on? ... My main concern is adding too high ... to approximately 100 mcg of T4. I am on 100 mcg of synthroid , being reduced to 88 mcg and with the heart palpitations ... that occurred at 112 mcg of synthroid , I want to be careful. This sounds as if the equivalent...
    ... than prescribed)? My July Labs, after 112 mcg of Synthroid for 4 months (first started treatment April 04): ... 1.04 (.58- 1.64) My labs in Oct, AFTER lowered synthroid dose from 112 mcg to 100 mcg for 2 months: TSH ... endo's thinking at this point - He had me lower the synthroid from 112 to 100. I told him that was probably a smart ... developed palpitations and it did appear to be from the synthroid dose, as when I lowered the dose, they went away for ... time. Then had problems again with the 112 mcg of synthroid off and on over the 4 months, but got worse at the ... leave things as they were, staying with the 100 mcg of synthroid and then I reminded him that he had mentioned at my ... and my Free T4 being quite low after lowering the synthroid dose from 112 mcg to 100 mcg for 2 months. And it...
    ... than prescribed)? My July Labs, after 112 mcg of Synthroid for 4 months (first started treatment April 04): ... 1.04 (.58- 1.64) My labs in Oct, AFTER lowered synthroid dose from 112 mcg to 100 mcg for 2 months: TSH ... endo's thinking at this point - He had me lower the synthroid from 112 to 100. I told him that was probably a smart ... developed palpitations and it did appear to be from the synthroid dose, as when I lowered the dose, they went away for...
    ... error. Like I had mentioned, he was writing out the synthroid and cytomel scripts and tore one up and started over...

  73. 2nd day on armour - HELP
    ... I hurt all over and sleeping a lot. I was on .075 synthroid before. When I look at the dosage equivalent on the ... armour site. 50 mcg (.05 mg) of synthroid = 1/2 grain of armour. Question - since I was on ... over...is 1/2 grain enough? Could I be loosing the synthroid this quickly? NP wanted to keep me on this dose...
    ... I hurt all over and sleeping a lot. I was on .075 synthroid before. When I look at the dosage equivalent on the ... armour site. 50 mcg (.05 mg) of synthroid = 1/2 grain of armour. Question - since I was on ... over...is 1/2 grain enough? Could I be loosing the synthroid this quickly? NP wanted to keep me on this dose ... either. Armour is a different animal altogether than Synthroid . Since it has T3 in it, and you are not accustomed...
    ... Armour is a different animal altogether than Synthroid . Since it has T3 in it, and you are not accustomed...
    ... was chasing the idea of feeling good after being on Synthroid ...so I went up to 5 grains of Armour. BAD. BAD. ... until then, its not too pleasant for some. I'm on Synthroid and tried to take a 1/4 grain a few weeks back just...

  74. lexapro and/or antidepressants during thyroid treatment
    ... Dx - Hashimoto's Rx Synthroid Over ten years I tried every AD on the market and...

  75. Do any of you self-dose?
    ... What I mean is: I'm currently taking 88mcg of synthroid . I was started on 112mcg one week post-thyroidectomy ... my levels up by not maintaining a constant dose of synthroid ? Any opinion?...