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  1. Very High TSH level
    ... justt checking your TSH? Why didn't he put you on synthroid at a TSH of 4.16 given the AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF...

  2. Tapazole and canker sores?
    ... until I was diagnosed hypothyroid. I take generic synthroid . What I have been able to determine is that thyroid...

  3. Help - Panic attacks- High Anti TPO 4628
    ... whatever" is going on with me. I have now started Synthroid (75 MGC) 3 days ago. My physician told me follow ... although it seem to be better since I started with Synthroid ..Is the anxiety part of the condition and will only ... gained. Hoping to get back down to my weight with the synthroid . I was on synthroid for six weeks a while back and ... lost 5 pounds . Was the water retention because of synthroid . I went to the web side askapatient.com: there seems ... to be a lot of postings on gaining weight from synthroid . I don't want to lose sight of what is important but ... to deal with the additional weight gain because of synthroid . Has anyone else experienced weight gain from synthroid...
    ... into iodine toxicity issues. I have now started Synthroid (75 MGC) 3 days ago. My physician told me follow ... although it seem to be better since I started with Synthroid ..Is the anxiety part of the condition and will only ... gained. Hoping to get back down to my weight with the synthroid . I was on synthroid for six weeks a while back and ... a lot of water and immediatly ..lost 5 pounds . Synthroid does sometimes cause weight gain. In many cases it ... Has anyone else experienced weight gain from synthroid ? I am on a generic T4 supplement. It works better...
    ... hideous. That was when I was diagnosed and started synthroid . Over two yrs. the TPO abs have fallen in half. I ... time , things should get better. I cannot say that synthroid made me gain weight. For some being hypo will do that...

  4. Positive thyroid effects wearing off . . . suggestions?
    ... least 5 years, probably longer. She finally started synthroid about a month ago. For the first 3 weeks, the results ... was a profoundly strong response to her taking the synthroid . But over the past week, the effect has been fading...
    ... related problems along the way. Yes, she's been on synthroid for about 4 weeks now. Getting fresh labs won't be...

  5. tHYROIDECTOMY
    ... in my case, I was then put on a suppression dose of synthroid (so my tsh remains very low and prevents cancer regrowth ... the toughest part, and then once you regulate your synthroid , you should do well. Let us know how it goes!...

  6. HELP!!! think i messed up my levels
    ... I had a TT in sept 2007 and after playing with my synthroid doeses i finally ended up at 100mg and that was working...

  7. spacey and exhausted post-exercise...normal with hypo?
    ... I was diagnosed hypo in July, am on my second Synthroid adjustment (currently 75), and still going through...

  8. Anti-Thyroglobulin rising question - Also HRT and Thyroid Replacement
    ... low ferritin and also having to increase estrogen. Synthroid dose has been moved up from 88 to 100 ea. day. This...

  9. Weight loss with Cytomel???
    ... a tiny bit of Cytomel 5 mcg added to my 100 mcg of Synthroid , and I have not lost any weight, in fact have gained...
    ... than where I thought I should be. I am taking 88 Synthroid and 10 Cytomel along with the progesterone....

  10. So Far Synthroid stinks!
    ... Gram, I felt the same way on synthroid, I took synthroid for 14 yrs,just .25 mcg, throughout those yrs I also ... 2004, RAI in 2005, my levels would not regulate on synthroid at all, I went to 4 different endos in 3 yrs. I begged ... is still pretty low, I feel a huge difference from synthroid . Maybe you could try to switch to it and give it...
    ... Gram...sorry you are not feeling well taking Synthroid ...you could try Levoxyl...it might have a different...
    ... it. Its what they were taught in med school (that synthroid is the only way to go). They were also taught that...
    ... prescription, it would be cheaper. Are you taking brand Synthroid or the generic Levothyroxine? Like someone suggested...
    ... It is Brand name synthroid he will not hear of any other is against it. Had a ... that thyroid Dr, have to find out how to stop the synthroid have been taking it about 2mo some 25mc but mostly...
    ... on how to prescribe, like an equivelency chart to synthroid its pretty easy. Also, I get my armour from a regular...
    ... current examination" Thats why he claims I needed the synthroid . I am a cyst person always have had cysts all over ... go away all my life. I wonder if I even needed the synthroid , I stopped yesterday (was on 12.5mc because of the...

  11. New labs.....I'm fuming!!!!!!
    ... FT3 3.0 (2.3-4.2) The labs from 9/3 I took my synthroid about an hour before my labs because I didn't know...

  12. why does my FT4 not change on meds?? (newbie hypo)
    ... my freeT4 numbers change with each adjustment to my Synthroid . I started at 25, then 50...now 75. My TSH has lowered...

  13. Eyesight
    ... and I was sweating profusely so I had to go back to Synthroid and I have to wear reading glasses again. Better...
    ... Nobody ever sd I had that but was taking synthroid for thyroid & had to stop, was bad for me. Well My...

  14. Do most endo's NOT do Free T3??
    ... Free T4 tests so far. I was upped to 100 mcg of Synthroid about 6 weeks ago and for the past 3-4 weeks I have...
    ... I'm glad she does though because if you're taking synthroid , you need to see if it's converting correctly, which...

  15. I ran out of synthroid
    ... Or a regular doctor (you don't need an endo to get synthroid , any internist will do)---it is hard to get synthroid...
    ... But the other option is to call the manufacturers of synthroid and see if they will give you a coupon or voucher...
    ... generics and has a better track record of stability than Synthroid , Levoxyl or the generics. That tends to be my T4...

  16. TPO Level
    ... and had half of my thyroid removed and have been on synthroid for 3 years. At one time they said I was boarder line...

  17. Pregnancy test and hypothyroid
    ... neg. I have been sick (stomach bug) so I think my synthroid is not in my system like it should be. Could this...
    ... intensity of your periods. How long have you been on synthroid and what were your last TSH and Ft4 and Ft3 levels...

  18. need perspective
    ... the spring, it jumped to 1.65. I had my G.P. up my Synthroid to 88 mcg. I started going to a doctor monitored ... an additional month or so to be sure my increased Synthroid had taken effect. I waited and they drew labs again...
    ... When are you taking your Synthroid ? Are any of the supplements causing your symptoms...
    ... [QUOTE=famnd;3761535]When are you taking your Synthroid ? Are any of the supplements causing your symptoms ... ? Fam I take my Synthroid 88mcg, Estratest (I've had a hysterectomy), and Paxil...

  19. Anxious about switching to Armour
    ... I was also switching doses of the synthroid for actually three yrs. I just switched to armour ... june. I feel much better on armour than when I was on synthroid . NO side effects. ( I oink every now and then lol...
    ... needed some T3,just not alot. She had to mix and match synthroid and Armour to optimize her meds. You may require ... something similar. She takes 75 mcgs of synthroid and a grain of Armour. She has no thyroid/thyroid...

  20. Diarreah on Synthroid
    ... Look it up and you will see there is Lactose in Synthroid . Did not connect it to the Thyrolar...... The ... base of the Synthroid is lactose so if you are allergic or lactose intolerant...
    ... there is lactose in many medications......benadryl, synthroid , thyrolar, most antihistamines and inhalers.....go...

  21. Feel worse with meds
    ... taking your meds? How many days have you been taking synthroid ? Do you have Hashimoto's thyroiditis? Did your MD...

  22. Thryoid questions
    ... with hypothryoidism with anitbodies. I started on synthroid . Since then I have had a great increase in joint...

  23. I'm back - need help regarding this pain I am having...
    ... haven't had an ultrasound since... I am now on 137mg Synthroid , and my thyroid is suppressed. Here's my problem...

  24. What does this mean?
    ... the last couple days. Since being lowered to 50mcg synthroid daily 4 weeks ago (from 5 or 6 days/wk of 75mcg, which...

  25. Have many quesstions
    ... high antibodies. Is this hashimotos? I started on synthroid and have had a huge increase in joint pain. Is this...

  26. Hypothyroid and PCOS - Do they go together??
    ... Met again, they want me to get stabilized with the Synthroid and take care of the cancer before we start it again...

  27. Newly diagnosed hypo with HIGH TSH and have questions!
    ... on a standard dose that they start everyone on with synthroid at 50 mg. I have to go back in 4-6 weeks. Anyway...

  28. Hashis and Tender Lymphs... waht's going on here?
    ... in my armpits. Hmmmmm. I have recently lowered my synthroid . Maybe my Abs are running rampant. Interesting theory...

  29. Thinking of changing Dr's
    ... Synthroid 25mc 2 days & 12.5 for 5 days. I'm calling a woman...

  30. Amoxicillin and Synthroid
    ... No. Think of Synthroid not as a "drug", but as an exact duplicate of the ... your own natural version of hormone; they won't with Synthroid , either....

  31. why has my hair gotten straight, flat and oily?
    ... hair gotten straight,flat and oily? I have been on Synthroid for 8 weeks and lovaza (fish oil based) for my cholesterol...

  32. Frozen with Fear
    ... 93. Finally went to an Endo and he switched me to Synthroid .88 - told me I was hypothyroid and my hormone levels...
    ... came back. the ENdo blamed it on levo and put me on Synthroid and now I am even worse. The only other endo I can ... My symptoms are worse about an hour after I take synthroid . I feel a little better at night. I don't have high...
    ... on generic levothyroxine before and now you're on synthroid ? its best to be on a brand name i think so you are ... that i dont think there is much difference between synthroid and levoxyl for example, but i know people do have...

  33. My Synthroid Dosage Was Increased From 100mcg to 150mcg
    ... I'm not sure about the T3 level, but my synthroid was increased from 125mcg to 150mcg also.(I had a ... in 3wks to see how the levels are. Increasing the synthroid has helped with my energy level somewhat. I also no...

  34. They switched my meds
    ... reviewed my file and they are switching me to 88 mcg of Synthroid and then 5 mcg of Cytomel twice a day. I asked the ... medical assistant about just adding some synthroid to the armour and she said that they generally don ... to take one 5mcg of Cytomel in the morning with the Synthroid . I forgot to ask her when I should take the other...

  35. Change in heart rate?
    ... I'm not taking any T3, only Synthroid . It's only been 4 weeks since she changed my dose...

  36. Does Ultra Sound detect thyroiditis?
    ... not going away. I just started HRT and I think the synthroid needs to be adjusted....

  37. I got my blood test results
    ... My tsh was 4.43 and my synthroid dose was increased from 100 to 112. Will synthroid...

  38. I'm becoming...mush
    ... 1gr) of Armour on Saturday from being on 100mcg of Synthroid alone. Yesterday evening, I felt pretty good, actually ... freakin tired. I guess it is b/c the T4 I had from the Synthroid is slowly leaving my body. Maybe I should ask him ... to add a little Synthroid ? Any takers on how much I should ask for if I do...
    ... looking at the last tests where I had been on just 88 of Synthroid . That was back in June. My T3 was 324 (230-420...
    ... Yes, my doc had initally said 1.5 gr armour or 100 synthroid and 5 of cytomel. The 1.5 gr of armour has 57 t4 ... t3 considering the labs when I was at just 88mcg of Synthroid . Argh! What do you think, add 50 to the 1 grain...

  39. Anyone taking Armour Cytomel Combo

  40. Armour dosage question
    ... 9 of T3. That is roughly equivalent to 100mcg of Synthroid . How so? If T3= 4x more powerful than T4 than ... wouldn't it equal this: 38+36= 74mcg of Synthroid ? The dosage calc on the armour website says that ... 90mg of armour equals roughly 150mcg of Synthroid . Where is the inbetween? Like the equivalent of ... 125 of Synthroid ? I am asking since my doc had wanted to start me ... at the 90mg of armour and I had been on 100 mcg of Synthroid . I wonder if I should have taken him up on that....
    ... and 9 of T3. That is roughly equivalent to 100mcg of Synthroid . How so? If T3= 4x more powerful than T4 than wouldn ... 't it equal this: 38+36= 74mcg of Synthroid ? This is a general view assuming adequate conversion...

  41. Results in from Holistic MD...thoughts? Pls Hlp
    ... suggested either adding 5mg of Cytomel to my 100 of Synthroid I am currently taking or going to 90mg (1.5 grain ... doing the Armour. Should I have gone with the Cytomel/ Synthroid combo? Someone...please tell me what you think....
    ... I tried a cytomel/ synthroid combo and didn't like it at all. The cytomel gave ... I am now on 30 to 60 mg armour and 112 to 125 mcg synthroid . My doctor lets me adjust it on my own according ... symptoms. At the moment I am doing well on 112 mcg synthroid and 30 mg armour but I do occasionally have to adjust...
    ... more gentle than your other choice. Cyntomel and Synthroid were very bad for me. Synthroid by itself nearly crippled...
    ... was never good for me alone but the combination of synthroid and armour is like magic. Somehow it keeps me feeling...
    ... one2wonder;3751357]How did you know you needed the armour/ synthroid combo? I knew I needed to do something when I just ... couldn't get stabilized on synthroid alone. The addition of the armour just evened things...
    ... work, you can start with 30 mg of Armour and 50 mcg synthroid . I think an immediate swap to 90 mg of Armour may ... doing the Armour. Should I have gone with the Cytomel/ Synthroid combo? Someone...please tell me what you think. ...
    ... website and the converter said that the 100 mcg of Synthroid that I was on is equal to 60 mg (1grain) of Armour...
    ... I think I would have asked to be tappered off the synthroid and onto the Armour. You had too much T4 that was...
    ... (45-90 days between them) Since I had started the Synthroid , they went down to 35-42 between. I was told I have...
    ... you think I should ask the doc to switch me to the synthroid /cyto combo instead? Like 75 or 88 synthroid and 5...
    ... How long has armour been on the market...longer than synthroid , right? I feel ok I guess. I just took my 3rd dose...

  42. Need Input so upset!
    ... took tests sd adrenal ok but TSH 4.90 & put me on synthroid 25mc. I got so tired & hot flashes so he put me down ... his nurse called (he's not in) She sd it's not the synthroid causing those symptoms & I have been on it months ... told me to go to the ER. I'm mad since I have read synthroid can cause those symptoms. Please someone tell me I...
    ... my friend sd her Mom got restless leg syndrome from synthroid yrs ago. I find it strange that since I stopped the...
    ... remember you now... I talked to you the other day. Maybe Synthroid just is bad for you. I felt like I was slowly dying ... just what drug, combo, etc., works for us. Armour and Synthroid did not work for me. I'm glad I finally found what...
    ... symptoms that werent there before. It is NOT the Synthroid causing these symptoms, but rather the lack of something ... else that the Synthroid exacerbated. Some things to think about along those...
    ... looked on this board & others & saw people who took synthroid have leg pain so I took it upon myself to take the...
    ... meds, no BP etc. Also he sd he ONLY will prescribe synthroid , he doesn't care what the pharacists say!...

  43. I'd like to understand my lab results...
    ... than that no follow up. 4. Currently on .088mg Synthroid , taken 7 a.m.ish along with meds for depression, as...

  44. anyone have tips when seeing a new doctor?
    ... i fast before taking the blood test? should i take synthroid before or after the blood test? thanks...

  45. Anyone else had the "I'm at the end of my rope!" Feeling?
    ... She is happy on a grain of Armour and 75 mcgs of synthroid . Other mixes and combos were in effective for HER...

  46. Has anyone ever had leg pain?
    ... I've been on synthroid since Aug, he started me on 25mc then after awhile...
    ... going it seems to go away. I'm on 112 mcgs generic synthroid (levothyroxine). I don't do well on the real synthroid...
    ... This Dr will not give me anything but synthroid says he doesn't care what the pharmacists say there ... had to stop her arm kept going numb. I can't say synthroid is any prize though, 12&1/2 mc & I'm crippled & hair...
    ... and I am now 53! And like you, I too could NOT take Synthroid either. [or Armour]. [they made me feel much worse...

  47. Please help.
    ... answers above. Some people initially gain weight on synthroid and thyroid meds because the appetite is stimulated...

  48. Too soon for new labs, but don't know what to do
    ... My endo lowered my dose to .50 synthroid 3 weeks ago and I've been feeling horrible since....
    ... gets lower and FT4 gets higher. Does that mean the synthroid isn't converting correctly? Does a lower FT3 give...
    ... last results from Sept. 3. I've since been taking .50 synthroid daily (was taking .75 five days a week). I've been...

  49. hyperthyroidism treatment options
    ... thyroid. She is now regulated on a mix of Armour and synthroid . My Aunt B1 and Aunt N swear by trying to manage...
    ... it was caught fairly early. I've been on .125 mg Synthroid for almost 3 weeks now and have had no side effects...
    ... old mother about my thyroid problems. She's been on synthroid for 8 years & I didn't even know it! Now I wonder...

  50. Hi all... can a low thyroid affect the digestive system?
    ... and worsening left side pain issues. I've been on synthroid and recent increse in dose. Well, I had enough! yesterday ... got my pharmiscist to change from synthroid to Levoxyl, since they are both levothryoxine. Yesterday ... with levoxy as it doesn't have the same "fillers' as synthroid . So yes, digestive issues are a problem, might want...

  51. What went wrong?
    ... Just wondering if you can answer.. is generic for synthroid ie levathyroxine....just as effective? Or is it better...
    ... that makes T4 will have their own special formula. Synthroid doesn't sit well with me, but the generic works great ... of fillers and inert ingrediants. The generic and synthroid manufacturers are required by the FDA to put the SAME...

  52. my thyroid
    ... problems since im 29 years old. now i have been on synthroid for 8 years. i have gain alot of weight. im over weight ... blue alot too. dr says my thyroid numbers are fine. synthroid is 175mcg. i feel this cant be right the way i feel ... . i have read something about iodine buy im on synthroid ...

  53. Help! Hashi and joint pain?
    ... myself again until about 2-3 months after having the synthroid (which is basically the same stuff as what you're...

  54. Anyone been treated with TSH below 3??
    ... being treated and my TSH is .22 but I am on a combo of synthroid and armour so TSH isn't a great measurement. My doc...

  55. overmedicated
    ... doctor lowered synthroid due to very low tsh level, 0.01. I had been taking...
    ... test results from one month ago after going from 2.0 synthroid to taking .50 synthroid for one month. tsh 4.97,...

  56. Concerned Newbie
    ... if you were put on a synthroid type med your labs must be at or near hypo, maybe...

  57. Question for those who have had surgery.
    ... having a difficult time in regulating your dosage of synthroid or whatever med you are on? Im asking because I had...

  58. Dad has a TSH of 25...
    ... thyroid and can treat it with a T4 only supplement like synthroid . However 2 out of three thyroid patients need some...

  59. Allergic reaction and Hashi's
    ... watch every ingredient. My stomach was bloating on Synthroid , and saw one of its ingredients was lactose, so that ... may explain the problem with Synthroid and my extra stomach bloating....
    ... or milk allergy. I wonder how many people know Synthroid and Thyrolar have Lactose in it? Thanks Sue !!...
    ... I switched from Synthroid to Unithroid, and the "basketball" thingy in the stomach...

  60. my T3 is high (216)
    ... if my T3 is high (216) and I'm on 225mcg of synthroid what do I do now!? Get on cytomel?!...
    ... thyroidectomy in 06 and I have been up and down on my synthroid ever since. Im starting to feel just as bad as when...

  61. New Here-Confused about Lab Results
    ... November, my Endo did blood work, I was on 125mcg of Synthroid , and the TSH came back at 3.01. Me and her both agreed ... keep my TSH a little lower than that, so she upped my Synthroid to 137mcg. After being on that for 6 weeks, my TSH ... I was really confused as to why she did not up my Synthroid to 150. Now, I know the lab ranges go all the way...

  62. Daily headache after RAI
    ... small, and it's going to take about 2 weeks for the synthroid to build to decent levels in your system. It's probably...
    ... of water and a nap couldn't cure. :) I was put on Synthroid , never took Cytomel. Anyway, I hope that gets under...
    ... guessing, to be suppressed, you will be in the 225mcg for synthroid or even higher. However, if you're still having...
    ... guessing, to be suppressed, you will be in the 225mcg for synthroid or even higher. However, if you're still having...

  63. Hi y'all...........
    ... a certain Endo and stay on the hydrocortisone and synthroid no matter what. He would write the script if my other ... logic summary, the pure fact that as soon as I started synthroid my heart issues got better, and as soon as I started...
    ... fumarate... Fish oil, DHA, and EPA. Hydrocortisone, Synthroid , Nexium, Zyrtec, metaforMIN.. humm.. I am missing...

  64. Getting discouraged with doctors
    ... around 1.0, she stated that was for people taking Synthroid only, and that everyone else feels fine if their TSH ... in 6 months. When I suggested a trial of low dose synthroid to see if my symptoms resolve, she said that a low...
    ... thyroid levels done? And why not a trial of low dose Synthroid , if a person has symptoms + elevated antibodies, and ... a natural thyroid medication. Until I try either synthroid or armour, I don't have a preference myself. Some...

  65. Lab results..How can I possibly Normal? I cant live like this anymore..
    ... relief from about 50% of my symptoms. It took synthroid to get rid of most of the others. MG...

  66. temperature and full neck feeling
    ... breathe. I only started the new dose of 50mcg of synthroid two weeks ago, so it's too soon to get retested, so...

  67. My results are in!! I go in tomorrow..
    ... to turn to naturopathy or end up stealing someone's Synthroid ;):) I don't want to start naturopathic treatment...
    ... Ironically, my husband is hypothyroid and takes Synthroid , but never had these symptoms that I am going through...
    ... listen. I absolutely love armour thyroid. I was on synthroid since 1990, and just started armour in june. ...
    ... of 4.5 today. I officially have a prescription for Synthroid . I almost can't believe it. A year of feeling like...

  68. rx for hypothyroidism??
    ... going out for meals it's a lot harder) and I am on Synthroid . I am doing very well on it and I think it's vegetarian...

  69. Newly diagnosed Graves disease - what do I ask?
    ... whine, but I honestly felt better on methamizole than synthroid . Oh, well, too late. My levels aren't quite right ... they are lowering my doses already from 1 to.75 of synthroid . It's all greek to me. I am much better now with out...
    ... you will still have a thyroid.Some do real well on Synthroid , some never feel the same again.I am afraid to take...

  70. Adrenals & thyroid meds
    ... issues. When he was tested, his TSH was 54. He was on Synthroid for awhile, the next time he got tested, his TSH was ... down to 23. The doctor doubled the amount of Synthroid he was taking (he started at the lowest dose) and...
    ... are from before he was on anything & after he was on Synthroid for a few weeks. He's only been on the natural thyroid...

  71. New To Synthroid:Problems, Help!
    ... thyroid levels were "slightly" low. So I was put on Synthroid . After taking this med for about 5 days, I am having ... all, sometimes it kinda is. I am worried that the Synthroid may be doing this to me. I am also worried about ... something else.... I read that long term use of Synthroid can lead to osteoporosis, and since I ALREADY have...
    ... i'm not sure if the synthroid is giving you that symptom but it does sound coincidental ... stiffness and soreness that could be connected to synthroid . hopefully others will chime in. i've had my share ... honestly say if they were due to hashis, or to levoxyl/ synthroid , or due to vitamin deficiency. were you having ... hypothyroidism symptoms? you might not need to be on synthroid at all. did your doctor test for antithyroid antibodies...

  72. Recovering from RAI
    ... feel jittery/shakey. It takes 2-6 weeks for the synthroid to build, and you are on a very small dose of cytomel...

  73. normal TSH, , normal T3, low T4 . . . a problem utilizing T3??
    ... greatly appreciate it. ps: she's just started taking synthroid for her low T4 this week....

  74. Thryoid issues and pain
    ... few hours at night and hot flashes!!!!! I'm taking synthroid , fish oil, flax, black cohish. My thyroid levels...

  75. Anybody dose several times daily with Synthroid?
    ... I've been on synthroid for about 5 weeks now. I don't multi-dose throughout...
    ... felt stuff like this when they first started out with Synthroid . I'm still at a really low dose (25 mcg). I would...
    ... your free thyroid hormone levels (T4 if you are on Synthroid and such, T3 for Cytomel, and both if you are taking...