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  1. TSH levels before treatment for Hypo
    ... tested in 6 weeks to see if it came down with the Synthroid (.75) they have me on. River...
    ... that at my endo's appointment it was 13.4. Now on Synthroid for 2 months it's down to 5.5 and I get my latest ... in the early stages (Hashi's). I'm annoyed that the Synthroid doesn't make losing weight easier - I was expecting...

  2. the old up-down-around again
    ... i'm depressed again, on 75mcg synthroid , 5mcg cytomel, and the depression is almost as bad ... feel well MOST of the time? i started on 50 mcg synthroid on march 22nd, and have gone up to as much as 100mcg ... guess, because i'd been on so much before that, the synthroid in my system lingered for a couple of weeks ... the...

  3. I sure need some direction. Blood results back
    ... T4 1.93 Range 0.61-1.76 My dose was changed to .125 Synthroid and I was to alternate it with my .150 Synthroid. ... Anxiety Attacks. Prior to that I have been happy with my Synthroid for 14 years. I'm frustrated because I'm an active...
    ... dose change. The alternating .125 one day and .150 ( Synthroid ) the next and so on. I have never run this med this...

  4. people who feel better
    ... two short weeks ago I was diagnosed and began taking Synthroid . I dared not to think anything positive would happen ... has me so washed out, it's hard to tell how much the Synthroid is helping, energy-wise. ~ One hurdle at a time, I...

  5. Please help me understand
    ... were low are now replenished. I just started taking Synthroid about a month ago, .025mg. I feel the same as I did...
    ... 7 years of feeling like poop dispite my .05 mg of synthroid daily. Most doctors concentrate on your levels..some ... thyroid patients need a T3 pill to go with the T4 ( synthroid ) to get them up to par. It also tells you to not stop...

  6. hypoT may be a-symptomatic, or almost
    ... middle-age-isn't-it, and she's on a pretty high dose of synthroid (is there any such dosage as 1.0? otherwise, she's...

  7. pregnancy..hyopothyroidsm and TSH levels
    ... checked my thyroid even though I told him I had been on Synthroid since I was 19 years old. I was not on any meds during...

  8. blood tests...what should be done??? MEEP/******** ANYBODY??
    ... ubb/rolleyes.gif[/img] Endo added Cytomel 5mg to the Synthroid 100 mcg and Prem-Phase back then. I called today and...

  9. Got the "I've done everything I can" from endo
    ... taking enough levoxyl (assuming that's something like synthroid ... i'm currently waiting for the .075 dosage of synthroid...

  10. Hypothyroidism and Cough Medicine
    ... OK to take Robitussin with hypothyroid. I am on synthroid as well as prenatal vitamins and don't want anything...

  11. new dosage (does anyone else take this much)
    ... the world taking this much medicine. am 1200 mcg synthroid 50 mcg cytomel afternoon 300 mcg synthroid ...
    ... correctly and I figured right, you are taking: 1.2 mg of Synthroid in AM and .3 mg in PM, plus the Cytomel. That is...
    ... tree frog is correct about the synthroid : 1200mcg is 0.12 mg, and 300mcg is 0.03mg .. my physio ... takes 1.2mg (1200mcg) synthroid per day, so adding the 0.3 (300) in the afternoon...
    ... pharmacy and they said its what the dr ordered. the synthroid pills are .3 they are the green ones, and i take 4...

  12. How long before you feel effects of Synthroid?
    ... many years ago I felt results pretty quickly. With Synthroid I have felt as horrible as the day I went to the doctor...

  13. Need advice from Hypo expert please!
    ... 9 year old (20 years now) and I've always taken .1 synthroid . I've always been tired and had cold hands/feet and...

  14. T3 to T4 ratio
    ... Hello all, I've been on Synthroid .175 for at least 3 years. Diagnosed hypo 12 years ... ago. Have had various increases of Synthroid over the years. Annual TSH tests reported to me in ... the course, so I dumped him and went back on .175 synthroid . Hair and skin improved but muscle pain returned, ... armour. If my TSH last tested at 3.5 on 175mcg synthroid (I've since looked up my records and think I felt ... research, which puts me at a dose equal to 100mcg of synthroid . Would it be appropriate for me to ask to try something ... like 75mcg of synthroid plus 1 grain of thyrolar to at least put me at my ... initial .175 dose? Or maybe I could ask for 125mcg of synthroid plus 12.5mcg of cytomel, would that be possible? I...
    ... current regimin is 90mg (1 1/2 Grains) Armoue and 100mcg Synthroid , so I know the approach very well....
    ... ublingually and found that armour was pretty rank that way. Synthroid is pleasant and Thyrolar isn't too bad. I've called ... office and am hoping she'll write me a script for Synthroid .075 to add to the Thyrolar. If not, I guess it's ... back to the Synthroid only and my GP. I'm pretty tapped out as ND's aren...
    ... 50mcgT4/12.5mcgT3) was plenty the equivalent of .175 Synthroid . "T3 doesn't have a T4 equivalent", she said. What ... somewhat angrilly and said she would call in .025 Synthroid that I could add, but that still seems to be an equivalent ... of only .125 Synthroid . Am I off base here? Thanks in advance, Marc...
    ... *#!* of a time getting the equivalent of the .175 Synthroid I took for years. I basically feel like I've spent...
    ... and now plus .025 Levothroid after being on .175 Synthroid for years. I'm not expecting any major results immediately...
    ... Marc, When I went from Synthroid to Armour, I didn't feel as good as I felt on synthroid ... after about two weeks I felt better, as well as the synthroid . Everyone on the board says to wait it out...well...

  15. info from Dr./Thanks Meep you are the best
    ... didn't even talk to me about anything--here just take synthroid you'll be fine!!! I have been going to a nutritionist...
    ... like the approach your Endo has taken. "Take your Synthroid and you'll be fine." is NOT an acceptable way to assure...

  16. too much T4 hormone?
    ... any harm in having a free T3 done? before i went on synthroid , i was exhausted, dull, thick-headed, as well as exhausted ... it ... i've now bumped up from 0.05 mg to 0.075mg synthroid with 2.5mcg cytomel, and definitely feel better that ... week ... here's how my cycle went: Mar 22nd: 0.05 mg synthroid , brilliant after 4 days, good for the next 8, Apl ... depression coming back so 4 days ago i increased to 0.075mg synthroid , and am SLOWLY crawling back out of my hole today...

  17. DRY ,DRY SKIN
    ... i just went on synthroid and that seemed to work ... of course it's summer...

  18. Nausea. Is it a hypo. symptom?
    ... Hashimoto's thyroiditis four months ago and am taking Synthroid (started out on Levoxyl). I've had symptoms for a...
    ... yes, i was a little nauseated when i first went on synthroid , and a little nauseated when i bumped it up ... cytomel...

  19. Hashimoto - Flare-ups?
    ... go away, I should be taking medication. So I am... Synthroid 125 mcgs. I've been tested several times at this level...
    ... destroyed by anti-bodies. I thought that taking the Synthroid was supposed to make my functioning thyroid (at the...
    ... destroyed by anti-bodies. I thought that taking the Synthroid was supposed to make my functioning thyroid (at the ... subject to the attacking antibodies. So, the dose of Synthroid you are on is most likely not enough to do the trick...
    ... prevent some cancers. Also, my understanding is that Synthroid takes the pressure off the thyroid's workload, so...

  20. Interesting Info On Hypothyroidism
    ... hormone supplement. The one most often prescribed is Synthroid , which contains only one form of thyroid hormone....

  21. To Reneeintx
    ... so bad. I became hypothyroid in the fall of 2001. Synthroid was fine til now. What the H*** happened? I don ... the twitching has decreased...I feel she believes synthroid might be working. I guess that's what she is doing...

  22. TSH normal-but feel rotten
    ... a goiter in neck that is STILL growing despite my Synthroid regimen. Which I was assured would not shrink it but...

  23. Paging Kim Samone
    ... wrong with my ear, but did endorse a lower dosage of synthroid . She had me get a sonogram, which didn't find anything...
    ... work revealed hyperthyroid. She lowered my dose of synthroid and wanted the "wait and see" approach. I insisted...

  24. PLEASE, one more ?? about synthroid
    ... going to mention this to her next time I pick up my Synthroid . I take mine with fresh orange juice. I must admit ... if I set my alarm an hour earlier just to take the Synthroid , there's no way I'll get back to sleep and I'll be ... morning, so that's no big deal for me. I notice the Synthroid website advises waiting half an hour to one hour after...

  25. important appt w/endo...serious questions
    ... the HELL was happening :( :D anyway, i went on synthroid on march 22nd, so technically it's only been about ... exhaustion, and PAIN), so bumped up my dosage of synthroid to .075mg on saturday also ...i always awake in some ... shrieking ... today was as bad as before i went on synthroid , so i really mean PAIN!!! ;) forgot to mention...

  26. To Reneeintx,
    ... me. The GP told me people can twitch with too much synthroid ..I didn't believe her because twitching is a significant ... testing. He said everything was fine. He believes the synthroid is the problem. He didn't even want to do those tests...

  27. hypo-will it return?
    ... when I was 13, after my son was born I stopped taking Synthroid which was in 2000, and my blood tests have been within...
    ... situation, since you were dx'd at 13. Did you stop taking Synthroid on the advice of a doctor? Seems odd they'd recommend...
    ... yes-the Dr. took me off synthroid . I don't remember if I was having any trouble symptoms...

  28. the road to recovery.... ouch
    ... Is there much difference between the Levoxyl and Synthroid ? I know she had talked about starting with Synthroid...

  29. severe stiffness cant walk, dying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ... neurologist and he thinks my problems are due to the synthroid . I had a blood test to check and they said I flipped...

  30. Advice needed! I am ready to throw in the towel
    ... 100mcg of levothroid and now I am taking 127mcg of synthroid . I am a vegetarian and read that soy can cause thyroid...
    ... lot. Regular docs never helped me - just gave my Synthroid and told me eat less, exercise more. Yeah, right...
    ... Why are those stupid doctors still prescribing Synthroid ??? I don't know. This might be the reason why you ... My step sister has hypothyroidism and was taking Synthroid for about 1 year. She was actually feeling worst. ... your doctor to put you on Armour or Thyrolar...not Synthroid . You can also take a natural thyroid supplement called...

  31. for miller01
    ... slope to falling off the cliff ... i started taking synthroid 0.05mg on mar 22nd, it kicked in 6 days later, and ... ... and took 1 pill for 2 days (along with 0.1mg synthroid ) and on the second, and it made me numb, which was ... twitched), so i cut a 5mcg pill in half, bumped the synthroid down to 0.075, and continued like that 'til my disastrous ... endo appt on the 25th ... the 2.5mcg cytomel/0.075mg synthroid combo eventually made me feel twitchy, but again thankfully ... with my endo's recommendation to take ONLY 0.05mg synthroid , but i did and have felt NO downward mood change ...

  32. post-op follow-up with endo
    ... in the next day or so. So we're waiting to do the synthroid and just keeping an eye on things. It's undetermined...

  33. ya ppl are scarin me...
    ... still in recovery mode and will get started on my Synthroid in the next day or so. The thing is I've been reading...
    ... breakerfall, I WAS hypothyroid til I got too much synthroid in my system which in turn made me HYPERTHYROID. I ... anxiety, nausea or fatigue. My problems started when synthroid started flipping out in my body. Hyperthyroidism SUX...

  34. now hear this: depression not caused by lo thyroid!
    ... so he said to stay on my original dosage (.05mg) of synthroid , and to stop the cytomel, which i've managed to use ... seeing him in two days ... so i agree that .05mg of synthroid is enough for now, and i'd REALLY like to stay on...

  35. Medication making me worst!!!
    ... was severely hypo and was put on too high a dose of synthroid and had a very bad reaction to it and ended up in...

  36. depression now? Zoloft or Wellbutrin?
    ... start doing more harm than good. I've been Zoloft and Synthroid free for a year now and the depression is awful, but...

  37. So Tired
    ... I was on Synthroid since age 19 and last year I quit taking it on the...

  38. Officially one of "the club" now
    ... vitamins and herbs, which is a pity. Are you taking Synthroid now? Hope you start feeling better. I find it's a...
    ... place. I picked up my scrip this evening. It's for Synthroid , .075mg. Gotta go scan the archives now for the method...

  39. sore muscles
    ... to time. Not noticing any change after 2 months of Synthroid . But my TSH was 5.6 a few weeks ago so I still have...

  40. I need inspiration....
    ... T3 like they're supposed to. Adding Cytomel to your Synthroid may just be what you need to get out of your funk...

  41. CAN YOU GAIN WEIGHT WITH TO MUCH SYTHROID?
    ... My understanding is that the Synthroid boosts the metabolism, therefore giving you more energy ... ve felt noticeably more energetic since starting on Synthroid , and have even put on a couple of pounds. Don't think ... the Synthroid itself affects weight one way or the other ... I'm ... exercise as usual (and vaguely disappointed that the Synthroid doesn't seem to allow me to eat more chocolate and...

  42. 5 days post thyroidectomy - feel like zombie
    ... thyroid (or lack thereof) freaking out. I'm not on synthroid yet - I go see my endo on wed. for that. I heard it...
    ... Tuesday also with 90% being taken. My doctor put me on synthroid on Wednesday. I have been feeling sluggish also, I ... because of surgery, I really don't know if not being on synthroid would cause your tiredness this soon. Anyway, take...

  43. My thyroid is being attacked???
    ... slightly pos. I'm confused by this. He just alters my Synthroid dose and life carries on. Where I live it seems they...

  44. Rapid cycling TSH
    ... with everything else in the normal range. 50 mcg of Synthroid or Levothroid would reduce TSH to about 9.0. But...
    ... them for a 6-weeks (alternately, most T4 meds like Synthroid , levoxyl, Unithroid.... are available in a 37.5mcg...

  45. share opinions about your treatment with a newbie?
    ... the individual body. I started on a low dose of Synthroid about two years ago, and improved. The dose has been...

  46. splitting synthroid into 2 doses
    ... wears off enough so as not to disturb my sleep. T4 or Synthroid is best taken regularly, but if you stop taking it...

  47. Back From Surgery
    ... the swelling is going down. Doc put me on .075mg of Synthroid and will test my levels in six weeks. Oh, and my parathyroi...

  48. seizure disorder and cytomel
    ... this experience? i was prescribed it (along with synthroid 0.075mg) for severe intractable depression ...i stopped...

  49. Maca and iodine - ArtfulD
    ... supplement between tests (this was before I was put on Synthroid ). I stopped using it - but of course I don't know...
    ... having yogurt for breakfast for years (2 hours after Synthroid ) but that's probably not enough, so I'm back to forcing...

  50. Taking medication
    ... dissolve it? what does it taste like? ("it" being synthroid , i assume?) [This message has been edited by jinglebts...

  51. antibodies
    ... Here's my story: At 19 I was put on Synthroid . I had low energy and low blood sugar, dry skin, ... Army and during the 8 years I was in, I was taken off Synthroid by some doctors who said they "didn't believe in it ... dieted a lot. After leaving the Army I was not on Synthroid at all because I didn't try to get it or see a doctor...

  52. medications
    ... My TSH was at 6.5 and was placed on a low dose of synthroid . Then I met a Psychiatrist that followed me for the ... said it was Ok , ANOTHER MD, AND THAT TO STAY ON THE SYNTHROID .15 but I am wondering if this is the best medication...

  53. Tired
    ... bellajoon, i haven't been on synthroid for long (mar. 22nd), and my constipation has eased...

  54. Swollen Thyroid Overnight - Call Dr?
    ... change? It just happened overnight. I currently take Synthroid and have been for about 6 years or more. I had my...

  55. Meep need your opinion Please
    ... T4 1.93 Range 0.61-1.76 At this point I was taking Synthroid .150 and he thought now what we should do is alternate...
    ... small amount of Cytomel, or Armour. I use Armour and Synthroid , currently, for that reason....

  56. can blood hormone levels "plateau"?
    ... I've felt a big difference after 5 weeks of taking Synthroid , however I keep waiting for that extra burst of energy...
    ... feeling" has decreased in the 6 weeks I've been on Synthroid , and I'm sure the stress level has gone down now that...

  57. thyroid meds & premphase - still not there-IMPUT PLEASE
    ... Quick recap-THYCA, removed 11/12, RAI 1/23, put on synthroid 100mcgs. First check-up - blood work 3/03 RESULTS...
    ... the med changes. I am wondering if an increase of Synthroid might help or maybe changing it altogether?? Don't...
    ... RAI I took it at 7 & 2. I would definatly ask for a Synthroid increase, or ask to be switched to a different T4...

  58. anyone had adrenal/coritsol level tested?
    ... temp. At least when I tried T3 pills in addition to Synthroid , those are the symptoms that noticeably improved....

  59. Can anyone relate?
    ... last week my TSH was 30 and I am now up to 125mcg of Synthroid . All other numbers (T3, T4 were in range). The symptoms...

  60. slow and fast
    ... approach, and so far has refused to prescribe T3 (been on synthroid since mar. 22nd) ... i'm so depressed i'm ready to...
    ... my mother was being treated for hypoT, I think with Synthroid alone. Anyway, from what I've been able to surmise...
    ... approach, and believe me, it has been tedious – on Synthroid since NOVEMBER, so I know what slow is. This is worrisome...

  61. My latest test results do they match my symptoms?
    ... my t4 dropped. I have been back on my old dose of Synthroid .150 for 8 weeks and had another blood test done....

  62. Please Help! Need advice! new here
    ... march 22nd) but feel like hell and am being prescribed synthroid and feel a little better but not mood-wise... also...
    ... Hashimoto's Disease. And I was finally started on synthroid even though my TSH was technically "normal" still...

  63. What do you think of this supplemental regime?
    ... have any other advice: Morning (before breakfast): ( Synthroid 75 mcg) Vit. C 650 mg Vit. B-Complex Evening mealtime ... feet, tiredness, throat pressure, elbow pain). My Synthroid was increased last week from 50 to 75 because my TSH...

  64. cytomel OTC (i think)
    ... prescribe it, and wants me to keep bumping up the Synthroid for now :(...
    ... be careful with the dose since you're already on Synthroid . Good luck! :)...

  65. Cytomel, Thyroids and BiPolar??
    ... problems. So far his thyroid has been fine. He was on synthroid for a while when they were fishing around for the...

  66. Muscle in ear twitching
    ... CRAZY. I'm somewhat Hypo, and have been taking .1mg synthroid for about 4 or 5 months (but lesser amounts for a ... my thyroid. I asked him if I could stop taking the synthroid for a short time to see if that helps. He said it ... 's ok to do it for a week. I've been off my synthroid for 5 days now, and am not sure it has helped. My ... question is, how long does it take for the synthroid levels in my body to change? I don't want to wait...
    ... Well, I've had to start taking the synthroid again yesterday because i'm feeling sooo bad. I feel ... twitching caused by having too much or too little synthroid ? I'm sure that's a loaded question, but I've gotta...
    ... 150mg, along with the magnesium. I also lowered my synthroid from .1 to .075 five days ago, but my twitching continues ... also don't know how long it will take the reduced synthroid dosage to possibly help. - TwoSlick...
    ... . I was tested for it after I had quit taking my synthroid for 6 days. I think my level just spiked. My previous ... and 1.6 before... Even before I ever started taking synthroid . 2.2 is the highest it's ever been, but I'm not sure...

  67. drug interaction
    ... the morning an hour before breakfast, just like my synthroid . anyone know if there would be a problem taking these...

  68. BLOATING
    ... hi-fibre lo-cal diet and taking diuretics, i'm on synthroid 0.075mg, and seeing the GP tomorrow -- bellajoon...

  69. How often to check TSH?
    ... have had low thyroid (hypo) for 7 years now. I take synthroid daily and have my TSH checked once a year. My levels...

  70. New
    ... you know Levoxyl isn't a generic drug. It's just not Synthroid ! There are 4 FDA approved T4 pills on the market....

  71. PAIN!
    ... still -- is this something that thyroid medicine ( synthroid ) can fix? i hate it ... :( ...
    ... just diagnosed hypo on march 22nd, and am on 0.075mg synthroid , but seeing my GP tomorrow -- main thing that scares...

  72. tired feeling
    ... I've been on Synthroid for 9 days now (not long I know)and it seems the longer...
    ... really long enogh for you to feel any effects from the synthroid . Being tired is a huge symptom of Hypo, sometimes...

  73. Thyroid
    ... was saying you need to find out why! Levethroid and Synthroid are the same type of med, just different brand name...
    ... overactive. I call my specialist and he started me on Synthroid right away. I had to go every month to see if these...
    ... you not to take a generic. I'm not sure the cost of Synthroid , I'm on Levoxyl, which runs me $11 a month, that's...
    ... are 4 FDA approved thyroid hormones on the market. Synthroid , Levoxyl, Levothroid, and Unithroid. These are all ... just seems like evryone else thinks that unless it's synthroid it's generic. There are other drugs approved also ... ways. By all means ask your Dr. to switch you back to Synthroid if you felt that worked better for you. Your bloodwork...
    ... When I went to pick up my presciption, it was for Synthroid 100mcg and not Levothroid 100mcg. She changed me from...
    ... that make them a bit different. If you did well on Synthroid before you shouldn't have any other reactions, since...

  74. Anyone else with itching problems?
    ... bad, and over time I am now at a very heft dose of synthroid , and I am still getting more and more symptoms. I...

  75. Meep, Tree Frog, I need some advice
    ... back after talking to the doc, he wants me to take Synthroid .075 instead of the .088. My question...finally is...
    ... a resonable change to me. If you end up dislikinmg Synthroid , you could try Levoxyl. But give the med four to six...