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  1. MD doubts Thyroid
    ... antibodies is normal. I am currently taking 88mcg Synthroid . My latest labs: 9/5/03 Free T4 = 1.01 (.071 - 1...

  2. TSH, etc. vs. antibodies testing
    ... ultrasound done to confirm this), my doc started me on Synthroid last week. He isn't waiting for my levels to not...

  3. What do I do???
    ... sure agree w Kathy about getting back on meds. I take Synthroid and am not to ever go off or even skip a dose. I even...
    ... After my total thyroidectomy, they didn't give me synthroid right away. The surgeon didn't tell me that I need ... to see my pcp for my synthroid . I waited until 10 or 12 days post op before I found ... so tired everyday until I had my meds. Even with synthroid my body is still on rollercoaster. If your pcp is...
    ... cidentally triple my dose of meds! I had been on 88 mcg of Synthroid , HE put me on 3 grains of Armour. ...

  4. I seem to have all kinds of questions
    ... Is it true that by taking synthroid you could possibly go into cardiac arrest if your ... tsh gets too low? Is synthroid hard on your heart?...
    ... Signs and symptoms of Overdosage: Excessive doses of Synthroid result in a hypermetabolic state indistinguishable ... up too much more space, but the PDR also says that " Synthroid should be used with caution in patients with cardiovascular...
    ... If you are getting too much Synthroid , your body will tell you. You will know the symptoms...

  5. Why are we veiwed as crazy or complainers?
    ... feeling,joint aches and I have been on medication synthroid 50 for 6 months my levals were tested and seem to...
    ... and said I was greatly undermedicated at 25 mcg of Synthroid and bumped me up to 88 mcg. He was content when my...

  6. New Dosage
    ... fine. I have been on Levoxyl 0.1mg for years was on synthroid at first but HMO made me take Levoxyl. I had my throyid ... going to reduce the dosage. The new prescription is Synthroid at 0.075 and he told the pharmacy not to give me Levoxyl...
    ... For most people, it can take up to six weeks for the synthroid to fully kick in. For me, it was more like 7 or 8...

  7. synthroid and antiacid - just took em - help
    ... You won't get sick. The absorption of the synthroid will be somewhat decreased for this dose only. Don...

  8. Late night ponderings about fluoride
    ... 1999, the second most prescribed drug of the year was Synthroid , which is a hormone replacement drug used to treat...

  9. weird symptoms
    ... been on synthroid 50 fro 5 months not tires any more but arms are cold...
    ... Sounds like you may still be hypothyroid despite the Synthroid . You may need a dosage adjustment or possibly a change...
    ... with in normal limits around 4.5 before being put on synthroid I was 6.4 I feel less tired but more crazy symptoms...

  10. Synthroid in A.M.?
    ... m new to this medicine. I'm sure lots of you take synthroid . I need some advice! Fish...
    ... part of this board. My mom and sister have taken synthroid for years and years. Don't think anyone ever told...

  11. IS THIS SAFE?
    ... Is it safe to take Synthroid and xanax together? ...
    ... I took synthroid and xanax for a while. It worked out OK. I do agree ... a little out of whack (waiting for the new dose of synthroid to kick in). I did find that once my first dose of ... synthroid had kicked in, the symptoms I was having that promted...

  12. Symptom Flare Up - Why?
    ... had hypothyroidism for a long time and taking 75mcg Synthroid with minimal problems. Without any warning my symptoms...
    ... throws me into Hyper-T. Hyper-T symptoms look like Synthroid overdose. My guess is that the thyroid gland may cotrol...
    ... 8 - 1.8) TSH = 5.25 (0.40 - 5.50) Increased Synthroid from 75mcg to 88mcg. 9/5/03 Free T4 = 1.01 (.071...

  13. Now What? ... Check these labs, pls
    ... 2/27 TSH 4.83 [.4-5.5] 4/16 TSH 6.98 [.27-4.2] -- Synthroid 75┬Á begun -- After 1 wk at 75┬Á, 4/29 TSH 2.49...
    ... helpful responses. Yes girlygirly, when she reduced the Synthroid , my sx had improved: mental symptoms had disappeared...

  14. Meep or others - Pls may I have your interpretation of labs?
    ... 1-5.0) Can you give me a diagnosis?? He put me on Synthroid (to try to shrink the nodule?? - so am I hypothyroid...
    ... with this nodule ..is it axtive or not?? giving you synthroid because of a nodule IMO is not right...your blood...
    ... goiter my tsh came back hypo tho, he started me on synthroid . Is this your only tsh that you have had? The reason...

  15. Thank you so much!!
    ... for TSH i am more positive than ever. I started the Synthroid about two weeks ago and i already feel better..alot...

  16. Nausea...anyone else?
    ... it's been diminishing -- i relate it to too much synthroid , but who knows? i'm not on atkins either -- too tired...
    ... within an hour of taking it. Went and got her some synthroid samples and nausea stopped immediately. Bad batch...

  17. Rheumatologist?
    ... labs are pretty well in range, he's starting me on Synthroid to treat my MANY symptoms. It's just a matter of...
    ... problems, weight gain, ect) my doc is treating me with Synthroid which I started last week. Obviously for me my thyroid...

  18. Has anyone stopped their HRT?
    ... .001 as of my July blood work. My Endo reduced my Synthroid to 88mcg and left the Cytomel dose the same. I feel...

  19. Levoxyl 112mcg recalled
    ... when I was showing my Basset Hounds. We always used Synthroid . Generally it was for one of the females that was ... Had a couple that tested borderline low, and the Synthroid worked like a charm....
    ... think it was about the dog med mix up. He put me on Synthroid instead.-Roni...

  20. Ritalin for energy?
    ... new doc last week who won't let me try Cytomel with Synthroid (my FT3 is at low end, 2.7 of a 2.3-4.2 range). He ... just called his office and found out he only uses Synthroid . So, do I give the Ritalin a try? I'm sick of being...

  21. Symptoms?
    ... I have noticed since I started taking Synthroid I have been so energized, and I feel I guess nervous...
    ... How much synthroid are you taking and how long have you been on it? I...
    ... I'm taking 150 mg a day of Synthroid . I wonder if this is just putting my body into shock...
    ... Well I have noticed that synthroid to me is like a diet pill I have lots and lots of ... really stressed out (I have a stressful job). Will synthroid eventually take away all my hypo symptoms? Is stress...
    ... than others, I talked to this one lady who's benn on Synthroid for years and she says it took her about a month and ... morning and felt like a new person, and she takes synthroid first thing in the morning. I have noticed some swelling...

  22. trouble sleeping
    ... been having trouble sleeping since the doc upped my synthroid form 50mcg to 75mcg. Is this due to the increase or...
    ... I'm on my 8th day of 50 mcg of synthroid and I'm up with ya'll!! Kathy K. KK...

  23. thyroid,, armour question,,....
    ... I KNEW THEY WOULD BE,, BUT HE WANTED TO PRESCRIBE SYNTHROID AGAIN AND I ASKED FOR HIM TO RUN MY FREE T-3 AND FREE...
    ... Armour was approved by the FDA in 1939. Synthroid wasn't ever approved and I think they've had to do...
    ... has been approved and dispensed for over a century. Synthroid and all the other T4 synthetics are relative newcomers ... procedures. But the FDA is catching up with them. Synthroid has several major lawsuits against it and I would ... not a co-pay. If you have insurance your co-pay on Synthroid probably costs more than that. I switched recently...
    ... Print it out and take it to him. I will never take synthroid again! Terrible stuff. However, i did not know Synthroid...

  24. thyroid, ovulation, and weight gain
    ... suspect it has to do with thyroid (I've recently started Synthroid )...or maybe it's some other hormonal thing. Suggestions...

  25. I'm afraid to take my calcium pills??
    ... t be afraid of your calcium. You should take your synthroid meds in the morning one hour before food and take...

  26. New and confused
    ... year. But my TSH alone was high enough to get me on synthroid . Hope this helps.Barb...

  27. Supplements
    ... couple months ago and have been taking 150 mcg of Synthroid for about 10 days now. I am trying to get an idea...

  28. Is it bad to take Water pills to get this water retention out?
    ... between PMS and taking Birth control pills, I taking Synthroid . Anyway is ok to take Aqua ban to get that puffyness...

  29. Anyone still have twitches?
    ... my neurologist thinks it's linked, even despite the synthroid . whatever you do, don't go looking up neurological...

  30. Question... and Looking For Support...
    ... for 4 years now... other.. past yrs.. I've been on Synthroid , Levoxal (not sure of the spelling.. Anyway... I'm...

  31. Why am I doing this? Is this a normal symptom?
    ... I started Synthroid 150mg and I have noticed I feel ok when I first take...
    ... Would it help to take the synthroid at a different time of day? I take mine at 7am. ...
    ... Originally posted by Yuhas620: Would it help to take the synthroid at a different time of day? I take mine at 7am. Sky...

  32. Aching Feet and Legs
    ... Hypothyroidism in late June. I have been on 0.05 mgs of Synthroid since then. My last blood test in July was within...
    ... sleeping.I am on Bextra.Tylenol helps. I have been on Synthroid 100mcg for 26 years. Sorry, I can't say if or when...
    ... diagnosed with hypo two weeks ago and was put on .25 Synthroid . I dont have the aching feet as you describe but my...

  33. pregnancy and Hashimoto
    ... T3 and T4 within normal range). I am on 100mcgs of Synthroid and totally paranoid. I really can't enjoy this pregnancy...

  34. antibodies and other stuff
    ... listen to me about my hypo sx! I started on 50 mcg of Synthroid and was given a new 100 mcg prescription today. After ... not show a problem if there is one) if I'm taking Synthroid ? Does the ANA (the lupus test) in any way get affected...
    ... Thyroid AB tests are needed. As far as I know, Synthroid wouldn't obliterate ABs. According to my endo,...

  35. Iwannalife - Paxil
    ... the paxil, right? Otherwise, how would I know if the synthroid was working? It sucks not having support.......

  36. symptoms
    ... went back to where I was. I have been on 50mcg of Synthroid for almost 6weeks now and I just started feeling better...

  37. started meds today
    ... Im nervous and excited to be starting my synthroid today....after looking at them for the past three...

  38. How many of you shrunk nodules with med alone?
    ... measuring 1.4 centimeters across). Dr started me on Synthroid even though my labs are still in limits. I do have...

  39. Synthroid 150 for 1st time...is this a high dose?
    ... take Armour and it's about a third as much as the Synthroid was. Good luck, IWL...
    ... prescription, I found out that my pharmacy does also sell Synthroid in bottles of 100, but over three months it's cheaper...

  40. hypo.... and just starting to lose weight
    ... better. (not getting my hopes up though) I think the synthroid is working. I have taken soy almost completely out...
    ... lbs in the last year (5'3") and I'm on my 7th day of synthroid - You're success gives me SO much hope!! Thanks again ... , Kathy PS How long have you been taking the synthroid ? [This message has been edited by wxKathy2 (edited...
    ... read your story. I have recently been switched to Synthroid . When I was diagnosed w/Hashi's (hypo/hyper T) I had...

  41. Question about nervousness...
    ... I was hypo since the 80's, and taking 150 mcg of Synthroid . Then I saw an endoc and he had me taking 175. I felt ... doc the end of that week and she put me back to 150 Synthroid . Well I was feeling so crappy and lousy and freaked ... out with the hyper symptoms that I quit taking my Synthroid for TEN days, yes, TEN DAYS! Then I went in to do...
    ... Hi Marilyn, I 'm new to this and just started synthroid 7 days ago at 50 mcg. I was diagnosed hypo with a ... but maybe this is the body's way of reacting to the synthroid ....I don't know...but I'm still pretty uptight - and...
    ... selenium helped my thyroid and I could possible lower my Synthroid intake, which would be wonderful and which I'd much ... God forbid in the near future maybe even stop taking Synthroid complete....(maybe), but I don't know how to go about ... this. If I take both Synthroid and Selenium at the same time, I go hyper. I need...
    ... you might be right about this. Maybe after going off Synthroid , even if it was only for 10 days and I went back to...
    ... agitation. It's not any fun. I think I'll go with the Synthroid until we get my thyroid stabilized again, and then ... maybe I'll take my Synthroid every day except Sunday, and on that day I'll take...
    ... want to do is work it back in and gradually phase out Synthroid . It's an ongoing project that my own doctor doesn...

  42. More ?'s
    ... to shoot out atcha. First of all, doc increased my synthroid about 11 days ago from 0.05mg to 0.075mg. A couple ... 2 or 3am and wake up about 8ish. Before I started synthroid back in early August, I was sleeping 10-12 hours every ... before I go to bed. Would this medication effect my synthroid ? And does any of this have any connection to the hypothyroi...
    ... any difference in sleeping than when I was without synthroid . But some mornings I feel good, and other mornings...

  43. Barb - Atkins diet
    ... tolerate the hyper symptoms, so stopped taking my Synthroid for a full 10 days, plus stopped the selenium. Now...

  44. What do ya know about calcium?
    ... i used to wake with the pain ... now that i'm on synthroid it's not so bad? then why am i so g-d sleepy!! ...

  45. i m gonna print this and show it to the doc...help me pls
    ... hypo label. Luckily he did give me a prescription for synthroid prior to the ultrasound. When he did I knew he as...
    ... high antibodies, but my TSH was 3.3. I was put on synthroid to shrink the goiter and help with symptoms. Currently...

  46. question for Iwannalife
    ... RAI done about seven years ago and started taking Synthroid and felt horrible on that had the doctor switch me...
    ... KCgal, Had RAI in 1997 and was put on Synthroid . Did okay for about 3 years, then went downhill fast...

  47. is there such a thing as too much Synthroid??
    ... big of a dosage. My daughter-in-law is on 350 of the Synthroid . That's the largest dosage I think. If you want to...
    ... :) Too much Synthroid ? Yes. That is when you start showing Hyper-T symptoms...

  48. feeling something in my throat
    ... feel there is something stuck in my throat. I'm on synthroid right now for about 5 days. Does anybody have this...

  49. Test Results Finally In and a Diagnosis
    ... My endo says I have hypothyroidism and put me on Synthroid 150mg I will start that in the morning. Will I have ... anxiety leave when I start this medication??? Is 150 mg Synthroid too much to start out on? All replys welcome. ...

  50. worse when changing to armour???
    ... ijust recently switched from synthroid to armour about 3 days ago. now i am having some joint...
    ... not give up on Armour. I know it works for me and synthroid does not, so I am a pro Armour fan. But I understand...

  51. Are my T3 and T4 Balanced? Please help....
    ... Hi All, My endo put me on synthroid (50 mcg for 2 wks and 100 mcg for 2 wks) to try to ... can give me.... Also is caffeinne a bad mix with synthroid ? Thanks again, Kathy ...

  52. Fourth day of Synthroid - feel wired and crazy
    ... Hi, i'm taking Synthroid also. And I'm taking 0.1mg. So i guess that's 100mcg...

  53. To Much Medication
    ... My mom is on Synthroid . She was taking 125mcg. When she complained to her...

  54. CONFUSED!!!!!
    ... thyroid about 5 years ago and since I started the synthroid I have been losing weight has this happened to anyone...
    ... CHeck out the "Weight loss with synthroid " thread. I think you'll find what you're looking for...

  55. Test results...could someone help?
    ... My TSH was 4.07. I am currently taking 125 mcg of synthroid and have been for about 10 days. I am highly positive...

  56. HELP!!! My body's acting CRAZY!!!
    ... to make of all this. I have been on my new dose of Synthroid (75mcg) for 7 days now. Old dose was 0.05mg. I have ... weeks ago). I have had shaky hands before I went on synthroid but never the extreme hot to cold and vice versa....
    ... hoping it would stay that way. But with the increase of synthroid , some things are a little better and other things...
    ... :)Glad I could help! I have been on Synthroid for 26 years and have been up and down(me and the...

  57. hypoechogenic nodule = can someone tell me what it means?
    ... to have another ultrasound in 4 weeks after taking synthroid for that time to see if it will shrink.... I really...

  58. does thyroid removal always cause weight gain?
    ... just had a thyroidectomy 2 days ago. I am going on synthroid today for a month and then off to prepare for RAI ... been with weight gain, fatigue, etc. after starting synthroid . Does it seem to help supplement the hormones immediately...
    ... or so. I think it's because I just started taking Synthroid 2 days ago. They didn't tell me where to get the ... prescription for Synthroid , so I waited until I see my surgeon again for follow ... for a few days which was horrible. But after taking Synthroid I feel much better. Get a lot of rest! Take care...

  59. What made me sick...
    ... sympathy. I am 20 yrs old and feel about 60. I was on synthroid but it hasnt helped much. tomorrow i am switching ... they prescribed me antidepressants in addition to synthroid but threw it in the trash where all antidepressants...

  60. new labs and new nodules!
    ... I think I have a good Doctor because he put me on synthroid today despite a "normal TSH" value - also he found ... x 16 x 30 mm size lobe. He said we would try the synthroid for one month and if the nodule does not decrease...

  61. Meep or others... Educate me, please
    ... improvement in health. My endo stopped my 50 mcgs of Synthroid altogether after my tests showed hyper. (Sorry no ... the T4 work better? 2. Would Cytomel in addition to Synthroid be nearly as likely to benefit me as Armour may be...
    ... added Cytomel will most definitely help in addition to Synthroid . You are better off though in getting Armour, especially ... the T4 work better? 2. Would Cytomel in addition to Synthroid be nearly as likely to benefit me as Armour may be...

  62. Test Results... Any thoughts???
    ... my test results. Results when I was on 88 mcg of Synthroid 08/05/03 FREE T4 1.20 (0.80 - 2.20) TOTAL T3 ... my dose. Do you think he will switch me back to Synthroid or a different T4 only drug? I wasn't very happy...

  63. Information Please
    ... hearts and they fear getting sued. My mom has been on synthroid almost 30 years; she is 84. She is now in a nursing ... Some of the long term side effects of taking just synthroid T4. Other problems she has are anemia, problems with...

  64. Synthroid or No Synthroid? That is the question.
    ... If I were you I would try a different brand. Synthroid works for some but doesn't for everyone. You do have...

  65. total body scan prior to RAI? cytomel?
    ... first. Also, I heard about taking cytomel instead of synthroid up until two weeks before the RAI. I asked him about...

  66. on synthroid and no change
    ... checked sooner. One month is NOT enough time for the synthroid to get fully into your system. You need at least 6 ... message board have or still are experiencing. I was on synthroid 50mcg with "mild" hypothyroidism (TSH 8.6) After 6 ... weeks, I was checked again. TSH was at 5.065. My synthroid was upped to 75mcg. According to the new lab ranges...

  67. Returned to work - down hill since
    ... energy to go in. Seven weeks ago my edno increased my Synthroid from 75mcg to 100mcg and three weeks later I went ... to alternate the 75mcg with the 100mcg to reduce my Synthroid level. I did and then I felt good enough to return ... now hypo with fatigue and mild depression. How can Synthroid be that critical or is it just the wrong medication...
    ... Originally posted by luke1: How can Synthroid be that critical or is it just the wrong medication...

  68. lab results
    ... a new doc yesterday. He says he wants to lower my Synthroid dose again (was at .112 for years, then at .1 since...

  69. Weight loss anyone?
    ... Do people lose weight after a while? I'm taking Synthroid . It's been only about 2 weeks. I know taking Birth...
    ... I lost 5 pounds in 4 months on Synthroid . It is drving me CRAZY. I exercise 3 to 4 times...

  70. My test results - but I hosed them... :(
    ... I was so hyper that I didn't take my Synthroid for over a week before I had my blood tests done,...

  71. why DO my legs ache??!
    ... my nite: bed at midnite; up at 3 to pee and take my synthroid and i feel fine; up at 5-ish to pee and i stay up...

  72. The return of a reliable thyroid drug called "Proloid" is what we need !!!
    ... both synthetic and natural variaties. These include Synthroid , Levothyroxine and Armour to name just a few. All ... distiquished into three catagories: 1. Synthetic (eg. Synthroid , Levothyroxin) 2. Dessicated Thyroid ( eg. Armour...

  73. changing from synthroid to armour????
    ... When I switched from Synthroid to Armour I thought it bothered my stomach, but later...
    ... variation in the dosage of the natural hormone. The Synthroid seems to be much easier to control blood levels....

  74. Want to share my success story.
    ... right away. Started me on Armour, with a brief try on Synthroid (did not like it). I was fine, forgot I had a thyroid...

  75. tired of pretending
    ... whatever demands treatment and he'll prescribe some synthroid , then write a lab req. for another TSH, T3, T4 to ... doc said, "hmm, maybe thyroid ...", gave you some synthroid , waited a month, and bob's your uncle! you felt better...
    ... found out she had Hypoth'd so she put her on .075mcg synthroid .Her husband who is also a Dr.visited my mother to ... cover for his wife,and he uped her synthroid to .112mcg ,and she was doing really well.I was sooooo ... long story short. After years of taking 0.05mcg of synthroid .My DR. all of a sudden decides she should up my medication ... synthroid to 0.75mcg without even a TSH test.She said I looked ... test and my thyroid was 6.2 My new doctor uped my synthroid to 0.125mcg.I also found out the reason I was having...