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  1. Graves and hypo, helpo
    ... D, and an immune system supplement along with my synthroid . I have felt better than I have in months. I agree...

  2. Hypothyroidism Question
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...

  3. Newly Menopausal and ? hypothyroid
    ... the two I can remember right now. I began taking Synthroid in mid-April. It was a rough start... after two weeks ... comment about the right medicine for you. For me, Synthroid has begun to make me feel normal again. Each day ... ever I notice symptoms returning, and it seems the Synthroid is no longer doing its job, I'll discuss other options...
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...
    ... jinglebts -------------- hypo, DX'd march 22 75mcg synthroid ...

  4. ~Armour Question~
    ... has, over the last 10 years, been far superior to Synthroid and at least as stable as the other synthetic thyroid ... many medical schools and by the drug reps peddling Synthroid and other synthetics. Since these are the sources...
    ... My question to you is why would your doc put you on Synthroid AND Armour? Wouldn't that possibly cause you an overdose...
    ... My question to you is why would your doc put you on Synthroid AND Armour? Wouldn't that possibly cause you an overdose ... think the original poster menat that she WAS taking Synthroid but is now taking Armour. However, I DO take Unithroid ... The plan is to supplement the Armour with enough T4 ( Synthroid , Unithroid, Levoxyl, etc) that the ratio of the thyroid...

  5. Do you take Synthroid before testing?
    ... laymen's terms, Within two hours after taking the synthroid , a patient's T4 level will artificially be elevated...
    ... blood drawn this morning first thing and took the Synthroid right after. It will be interesting to see the results...
    ... nothing also...UGH And I just found out he only RX's Synthroid :( But then one good thing is that he lets my TSH ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...

  6. argh! overmedicated now--when will I feel better?
    ... the latest chapter in my story. I was on 100 mcg of Synthroid for 1.5 weeks. Had labs drawn on Monday and saw my ... stop my meds for 2 days, then resume on 88 mcg of Synthroid . Now, here's my question: Even though I've been back...

  7. BRAND NEW - TSH LEVEL 25 - WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
    ... of slightly elevated TSH and had previously been on synthroid a few years ago. However, an endocrinologist reviewed...
    ... and in the meantime I am taking 0.05 mg (50mcg) of Synthroid . I am freaking out. I have gained 40lbs in the past...

  8. armour thyroid and weightloss?
    ... not hypo anymore. I was kept at a too-high TSH on Synthroid for years and gained weight slowly for years. When...

  9. TSH Level
    ... and had my throid removed in 1999 and have been on synthroid since then at a level of 0.225 mg. My TSH level was ... dr. about two weeks ago told me to stop taking the synthroid for a couple of weeks, and then to slowly start taking...

  10. Newly Diagnosed but wary... TSH at 54.44??
    ... for the weekend, and I am loathe to take the 25mcg Synthroid he's prescribed - based on the bloodwork... Given...

  11. Synthetics vs. Armour
    ... Synthroid has been approved, but a few others have not... ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...
    ... Synthroid has FDA approval as of July, 2002. The drug simply...
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...
    ... reading article from 2000. I dug around for more info on Synthroid . It apparently did FINALLY get approval after the ... violating consumer protection statues with claims that Synthroid brand was better than any competing brands. It was ... research, that was commissioned by itself, showing that Synthroid was no more effective than any other brand. So they...
    ... My TSH is at a good level 0.88...so I will give the Synthroid a few more months and if the aches and pains don't ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...
    ... Angela... thanks for your research on synthroid ... it really makes me ANGRY about the fact that they ... pull a fast one by charging triple the amount for the synthroid and tried to justify it through FALSE lies that synthroid ... in the fact that Most docs are DUPED into believing Synthroid is the ultimate.. why are they so Dumb is my question...

  12. Had Partial Thyroidectomy Tuesday
    ... if it were just a little harmless growth. I'm on synthroid . He acts as if there's no further treatment needed ... left side of my thyroid why would I need to be on synthroid ? I thought what was left was supposed to kick in...

  13. half pill = half dosage?
    ... Hi, I ran out of my synthroid pills at .08 mg dosage, but my mom has some that are...

  14. medication and symptom question???
    ... been hypo for most of my life . I recently got my synthroid upped from . 150 to . 175 . My question is My tummy...

  15. Hot!! Night Sweats!!
    ... ago,.... my whole thyroid. My Dr. has me on 125mcg Synthroid right now. This new symptom is driving me crazy! ... to hear from the Dr. today to see if this level of Synthroid is correct for me.....which I'm suspecting that it...

  16. New here, question about Hashimoto's....
    ... have had Type 1 Diabetes since 1984. I have been on Synthroid since my diagnosis, my doctor periodically increasing ... still have low levels even though I am taking so much Synthroid ? I am so confused by all of this, and all I want is...
    ... years. Initially I was taking something like 150mcg of Synthroid and now I'm taking 3 grains of Armour, or approximately ... 300mcg of Synthroid . It's normal for you to have to increase your dose...

  17. New here with a question (includes a background and is long, sorry!)
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...

  18. My first labs since DX....
    ... Free T4 was 1.1. The dr started me on 50 mcg's of Synthroid ...and everything I read said that such a low dose ... Thanks ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...

  19. Please help with symptoms
    ... jinglebts -------------- hypo, DX'd march 22 75mcg synthroid [This message has been edited by jinglebts (edited...

  20. Hypo for years, about medication
    ... to varying degrees as well. Currently I am taking Synthroid at .200 & .175 on alternating days. I take this medication ... skyrockets. I can't believe that such a small amount of synthroid makes so much of a difference in my lab results. ... the .175 dose Levothyroid. I was switched back to synthroid at the doses stated above and am due for another TSH ... to be in a constant flux between hypo & hyper. The synthroid seems to work then not. I have never had a total ... trying Armour. Is it more effective or stable than synthroid , or is it just different. Any feedback would be appreciate...
    ... about 50 years ago? THE FACT of the matter is that SYNTHROID is not stable and infact SYNTHROID is still in the ... a misconception that has been thrown out there by Synthroid paid researchers that armour is unstable, hard to...
    ... The latest info I read is that Synthroid has been approved by the FDA now...but a few others ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...
    ... Administration approved the popular thyroid medication Synthroid . In July 2001, the FDA announced that it would require...
    ... thyroid replacement hormone drug for years, until Synthroid came on the market. Generally, most people do fine...

  21. Synthroid switch 2 Armour
    ... happier with armour! As far as the conversion from synthroid to dessicated..... you say you were on .125 mg of ... synthroid ... this is equivalent to 75 mg of armour. So, you ... are actually below the dose of synthroid . The 60 mg is equal to .1 of synthroid. Keep ... you may be able to handle more armour mg per mg than synthroid . Reason being that armour has both t3 and t4 in it ... 60 mg armour has 38mcg of t4 and 9mcg of t3. The synthroid you were on was 100mcg of t4. This is actually pretty...

  22. Eltroxin
    ... overseas pharmacy says Eltroxin is exactly the same as Synthroid . Anyone know where this can be verified. Thanks...
    ... Eltroxin , Synthroid , Levothroid, Levoxyl, Levo-T and Unithroid are all...

  23. went to the doctor today ......................
    ... memory about your issues. I see you were prescribed Synthroid . So why does your doc now say it's psychological...
    ... Just told things were fine. GP didnt put me on Synthroid but the endo did. I will mention all of this craziness...

  24. Did I swallow a golfball?
    ... felt the ball in my throat.I asked to be put back on synthroid and she "obliged",but at a lower dose.Im currently...

  25. hypothyroid and heart palpitations
    ... The doctor was not concerned. I have now been on Synthroid for about 2 months and the heart palpitations have...

  26. Funny feeling in throat
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...

  27. Armour dosage, confused
    ... still have mine, but my new doc moved me from 88 MCG Synthroid to 2 GR Armour 2 & 1/2 weeks ago. I'm still dragging...

  28. test results from may ...
    ... and what is this low T4/high T3 thing? i'm on 75mcg synthroid , 5mcg cytomel (i get really depressed w/o it ...)...

  29. Anyone have Petichiae?
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...
    ... lol ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...

  30. My Dr. thinks I have "thyroiditis"
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...

  31. Synthroid dosage too high/low???
    ... also. I was feeling fine until I started taking the synthroid ....

  32. Lab Test results, Please help!
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...

  33. back on synthroid, feeling worse!!?
    ... feel. Sorry to hear you are feeling so bad, maybe synthroid is just not the right med for you, have you tried...

  34. your thoughts on self-medicating
    ... young patients tolerate it well. I'll be dropping my Synthroid this week in preparation for a scan. They give me...
    ... of those antiD's worked ... finally, after trying synthroid for about 6 weeks with NO improvement, my (canadian...

  35. Bloodwork questions - Meep?
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...

  36. Question-About becoming pregnant
    ... pregnancy. The great news is that it is safe to take Synthroid and other similar drugs while pregnant. They will...

  37. Did I make the right choice
    ... the best thing. Here is what is going on On .150 Synthroid Lab 4-7-2003 TSH 0.15 Range 0.35-5.5 FT4 1.9 Range ... TSH TSH .23 Range .35-12.0 I'm now taking just .125 synthroid everyday. I still am stiff and achey. Very fatiqued...
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...

  38. Frightening Weekend
    ... jinglebts -------------- hypo, DX'd march 22 75mcg synthroid ...

  39. Can Thyroid affect WBC, and Platelets?
    ... Hello, I have hypothyroid and just started taking Synthroid . Before it was perscribed to me I had blood work done...
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...

  40. Test Results ???
    ... to try a T4 T3 med instead. Unithroid (as well as Synthroid , Levoxyl etc) is only T4 and your body is suppose...

  41. thyroidectomy - post surgery?
    ... my whole thyroid removed and he has me on 125mcg of Synthroid . I'll be retested next Monday to check the level...

  42. Thyroid medication while having normal thyroid hormone levels??
    ... told me when my antibodies were abnormal that the Synthroid would supress the goiter from growing any further...

  43. ellyn, how are you doing?
    ... they have reduced my medication. I'm now taking .125 Synthroid . It has been a week since the change I swear I feel ... the last blood work they only ran TSH. On .150 Synthroid Lab 4-7-2003 TSH 0.15 Range 0.35-5.5 FT4 1.9 ...

  44. levoxyl & sun allergy?????? anyone else?
    ... always been somewhat sensitive to SUN. But since being Synthroid in Feb & the beginning of the desert HEAT, my cheeks...

  45. saw doc today??
    ... Went back to the doc today...he started me on 25 mgs synthroid and 1000 mgs glucophage..he said that further testing...

  46. saw doc today??
    ... Went back to the doc today...he started me on 25 mgs synthroid and 1000 mgs glucophage..he said that further testing...
    ... should do this, otherwise he will have no idea how the Synthroid is working. If you have any questions, don't hesitate...
    ... am on 2000 mg Metformin, 5 mg Glyburide and .05 mg Synthroid . I am Hashi/hypo and type 2 diabetic. My problem is ... they started me on the .05 mg Synthroid 4 years ago and have never changed it and my levels...

  47. Pain upon swallowing...help...
    ... swallowed on the left side. I started 50 mcg's of Synthroid and that pain was gone right away. WEll, starting...

  48. Pain upon swallowing...help...
    ... swallowed on the left side. I started 50 mcg's of Synthroid and that pain was gone right away. WEll, starting...
    ... it's very common for people who start taking synthroid to begin to feel better, then about 6 weeks into therapy...
    ... limbic: it's very common for people who start taking synthroid to begin to feel better, then about 6 weeks into therapy ... think this could be my problem? i was dx'd mar 22, synthroid levelling out to 75 mcg about a month ago, began having...

  49. lab numbers, and poss. problems for at least two years
    ... so i'll post "real" numbers then ... i'm on 75mcg synthroid , 5mcg cytomel ... how can the fT3 be high when my...
    ... out for a couple more days and then perhaps up my synthroid by 25 mcg ... i thought i was stable on 75 mcg (been ... symptoms for the past three) ... do you find that synthroid does this -- one thinks one has reached a stable dose...

  50. HYPO... HYPER... HYPER...HYPO...
    ... was because I am Hypothyroid. He gave me an Rx for Synthroid and said I should take 1 daily on an empty stomach ... Hyperthyroid. I have misplaced that lab report. My Synthroid Rx dosage was changed and I was asked to come back ... 61 - 1.76 TSH .0196 limits 0.350 - 5.50 Changed Synthroid dosage again and come back in 8 weeks. In June 2003 ... 0.61 - 1.76 TSH 35.296 limits 0.350 - 5.50 Changed Synthroid dosage again and come back in 8 weeks. Meanwhile...
    ... ago. In dec 02 I was hyper, so was told to decrease synthroid . Now I'm feeling like crap again. I get my blood...
    ... Now she wants me to alternate doses of 1/2 a tablet( synthroid ) one day to 1 full tablet synthroid) the next. What...

  51. Ellyn
    ... not right for you. With the two pills (cytomel and synthroid ) you can balance according to what you need. Have...
    ... like these past 10 weeks. When I was taking .150 Synthroid TSH 0.15 Range 0.35-5.5 FT4 1.93 Range 0.61-1...

  52. Thyroid Storm before Malfunction????
    ... ok and was good in Feb. He increased my dosage of Synthroid from .2 to .3 mg and I began taking that this morning...

  53. New labs...advanced thyca questions...any comments welcome!
    ... will do with my meds, which are currently 112mcg of Synthroid ? It is all a mute point, as I’ll be going off meds...

  54. Lab Results-Please Respond
    ... symptomatic on them. This is not just an attack on synthroid either.. there are actual double blind studies out...

  55. Selenium???
    ... Metformin and 5 mg Glyburide. For my thyroid I take .05 mg Synthroid ( I know this is too low since I too am still symptomatic...

  56. SWOLLEN FEET!!!
    ... UGLY!!!!!!! anyone have any solutions? and when the synthroid finally kicks in, will the ghastly swelling go away...
    ... of my hypo condition. I've been on levoxyl (generic synthroid ) for many years and it is still something for which...
    ... feet. Hope it gets better. Have you only been on synthroid for a year? It might just get better for you as your...
    ... well, that's when it was caught, so i've only been on synthroid for three months and i'm just getting sorted out now...

  57. NOW what the heck is wrong with me?
    ... tremor, heat intolerance etc. However, I am now back on Synthroid (88 mcg, for about a week) and was feeling better...

  58. Rash?
    ... now. Anyone know if this is Thyroid related? Im on synthroid , .05 Thanks I appreciated your help. ...
    ... Are you taking anything else with synthroid ? such as ATDs - Tap is known for rashes. You might ... be having a reaction to the fillers in synthroid so you might want to change meds/mfg. Have you been...
    ... I had a rash right after I started taking Synthroid - a couple of weeks after- on both arms, it would...
    ... for replying. The rash started before I was put on Synthroid but it had to be increased a few weeks ago so Im wondering...
    ... If the rash appeared before you started synthroid but has since subsided, it might be responding positively...

  59. Effexor?
    ... supposed to drag up as it works) ... i'm on cytomel (and synthroid ) and while it doesn't work well yet (?), it does work...
    ... that being hypo causes them, because i didn't go on synthroid til' months later ... yes, whenever i try to go up...

  60. synthroid
    ... and do not have that problem. I have been on .05 mg synthroid for 4 years. You can ask your pharmacist even, if...

  61. dont understand lab results
    ... over the years and they have kept me on the same .05 synthroid since day 1. I am still symptomatic and going crazy...

  62. Midwest1???
    ... TSH when you started and what it is now? How much Synthroid are you on? I saw that you said your TSH dropped way...
    ... started what the endo called a low/moderate dose of Synthroid , 75 mcg. After two weeks, TSH was already way down...

  63. Cholesterol
    ... doctor did not suggest any cholesterol medication. My synthroid is being increased to 150 mcg and I'm wondering if...
    ... After being on 150 mcg of synthroid for 6 weeks my total cholesterol decreased from 243...
    ... I started taking synthroid in 10/02. My initial doseage was 112 mcg daily and ... increased to 150... I can honestly say that being on synthroid and being properly treated has totally changed my ... things I've noticed since getting regulated with synthroid : 1) Regularity - I go every morning, and sometimes...
    ... suddenly went to hyper! The doc lowered my dosage of Synthroid , but I felt so horrible being hyper, that I quit taking...

  64. Still cold all the time despite meds
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...
    ... ------------------ Hashimoto's~Hypo 50 mcg's of Synthroid DX'd in May 2003...

  65. My one result : Meep can you comment
    ... Currently they have me alternating .125 and .150 Synthroid . Now they said if I feel good I can stay at this dose...
    ... Hi Ellyn, I just finished my first six weeks on Synthroid . After the first two weeks, I was at the doc for...
    ... think with the ever changing levels of my gland the Synthroid all these years has helped me. As for the flare...

  66. Lab Results
    ... now I'm in range after many months of treatment with synthroid . That was not the case. They sent me to Therapy thinking ... I tried the Armour and it did not work for me. So Synthroid it is. I do hope the best for you. How is the Juice...
    ... bed with a TSH of 3.9 in march, and now that i'm on synthroid am starting to feel normal ... i assumed that thyrolar ... was similar to synthroid , but i guess it's not -- what is it? (i could do a ... 'net search but i'm too lazy) ... sure hope the synthroid works for you ... what a hellacious time you must...

  67. Young Mom of 3..Lab results are in!!!!!!!!!
    ... doctors now myself. I have been on the same dosage of synthroid 4 years now and it has never been changed. I still ... ymptomatic and my levels do show I could use an increase in synthroid and also some t3 but he ignores it. He is in cahoots ... have a friend that just changed coz her doc upped her synthroid on her second checkup without even checking her blood...

  68. just diagnosed!
    ... should get a second opinion. Have already started the synthroid (5 days). Will this mess up the new test? ...

  69. rapid heart beat
    ... the radiation pill. I had Graves. About 6 weeks ago Synthroid was increased to 125. About 2 weeks after that I got ... high" . The doc swears up and down that it wasn't a synthroid over load that caused the rapid heart beat. He doesn...
    ... Flippy, I also had Graves and RAI. 125 of Synthroid was also too much for me and I was anxious and had...

  70. paranoia anyone?
    ... my mother's doctor swithched her to a t4 only drug ( synthroid ) her panic attacks again intesified and she nearly...
    ... have a goiter that has grown. I am on a low dosage of Synthroid since I was diagnosed 4 years ago and it has NEVER...

  71. Hashimoto's and Autoimmune hepatitis
    ... however, I really wasn't that bad off. I went on synthroid to replace my thyroid (it is still enlarged though...

  72. Questions RE hypo, med causing rage, more
    ... years. Back in the beginning they tried to give her synthroid and she reacted badly to it, so she was changed to...
    ... and i don't know whether it's too much or too little synthroid ... but when i take less synthroid, my legs ache,...

  73. terrifed!!! about leg and foot cramps
    ... . i used to cry from the pain until i started on synthroid ... now i just moan (and curse) ... :D...

  74. Synthroid vs other medicines
    ... can be normal, but your body isn't converting the Synthroid (T4) into T3 which is what your body uses. The body ... those other problems. I'm assuming that you're on Synthroid now? I don't think the Synthroid CAUSES these problems...

  75. Three Years On Synthroid, Symptoms Worse
    ... Synthroid may be the wrong med for you, not all meds are created ... equal and your body may not be responding to synthroid . Ask for a brand change and see what happens, keep ... that works for you. I have a friend that was on synthroid and she lost hair and gained weight, she switched ... lab tech tell me once when I had bloodwork done that synthroid makes you loose more hair, and I have heard others ... many people I have heard of have had that happen on synthroid , so I think there is a connection, it may have to...