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  1. 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...

  2. Anyone know any correlation between MS and Hypothyroidism?
    ... a thyroid panel and she remembers that she was on Synthroid several years ago for about 3 years and then had to...

  3. ArtfulD,Meep,******** anyone :)
    ... feel real bad I would start taking it again but the Synthroid is still in me working. Just wanted too here what...
    ... adn you are probably hyper from it. What dose of Synthroid were you taking? ...
    ... dose does seem high since you obviously still have Synthroid in your system. I remember having hyper symptoms...
    ... I was on 200mcg of synthroid . Before I had my RAI last year the dr. put me on 75 ... and I never felt like this,But then again I had no synthroid in my system. I think I am just not going to take...
    ... RAI last year he went with the same dose,ButI had no synthroid in my system then ,I went off my Synthroid a few days...
    ... I agree with the others. While your 200 mcg Synthroid is a fair amount, it's likely that 25 mg Cytomel three ... right now (especially since you only went off the Synthroid for two days prior). As you probably know, it takes ... several weeks for the Synthroid to completely go away, so you're double-dipping even ... without taking additional Synthroid . When I did Cytomel for my post-RAI scan and, again ... dose (25 mg Cytomel twice a day, to replace 150 mcg Synthroid ). And I do recall that it didn't agree with me.. ... level rather than going back on your full dose of Synthroid immediately. It sounds like you're rather sensitive...

  4. hypo and bone density
    ... on bone density and thyroid meds were all done on Synthroid . I don't believe there was a conclusive indication...
    ... will interfere with absorption of levothyroxine ( synthroid , etc.) as will estrogen supplements, and now I see...

  5. Antidepressant
    ... ypothyroid condition last year, and prescribed me 50 mcg of Synthroid , also sent me to an endocrinologist. The endo upped...

  6. How Long Does It Take??
    ... improvment in my symptoms. I have been on 100mg of Synthroid for only 4 days, but I am just wondering what I can...
    ... less like that I would gain. Unless of course the Synthroid itself causes weight gain. Does it? As far as eating...

  7. goiter
    ... My goiter was diagnosed 10 years ago i was put on synthroid 125 to keep it from growing. I was taken off synthroid...
    ... though, if your choice of meds might help. I was on Synthroid for several years and my goiter just kept on truckin...

  8. For Tree Frog
    ... understands it. Many of us do better on other than Synthroid . But make sure your symptoms warrant a med raise,...

  9. Newly Diagnosed
    ... She said it was a low dose. I am taking 100mg of Synthroid once a day. As for my symptoms, I now see they were ... past. I've always been 5'4" 110-115lbs. Will the Synthroid cause me to gain weight?...

  10. DIET FOR THYROID ?????
    ... Tree Frog, Can you gain weight from Synthroid ? I thought it is supposed to help you. ...

  11. Multiple Auto Immune Diseases...
    ... predazone for the anemia so they won't raise here synthroid levels. Anyway, Thanks again.... ...

  12. Just a simple question
    ... have had 85% of their thyroid gland removed? I am on Synthroid and levels are normal, so would I still have to follow...
    ... have had 85% of their thyroid gland removed? I am on Synthroid and levels are normal, so would I still have to follow...

  13. Can anyone help me?
    ... yroidectomy. I still have 15% of my thryoid gland and take Synthroid daily. I have read so many places that the best way...

  14. different medications
    ... effects than others? I read some information about Synthroid and long it took to get approved by the FDA. Kinda...
    ... too is discovered by trial doses. The brand name Synthroid had problems mostly by not following proper procedure ... that it alone was the best low thyroid solution. Synthroid isn't the best, it is about the same, except for those...

  15. Any advice with these results?
    ... shoulders, dry hair, restless legs started on 25mcg synthroid & 1/2 grain Armor. Also, has anyone else been told...
    ... meaningful. How long ago were you started on the Synthroid and Armour? Are the results before or after starting...
    ... 71 / range .45 - 1.37 3 months ago, after being on synthroid 175mcg for 2 years and starting to feel bad again ... acceptable)I decided to go naturopathic. ND took me off synthroid and told me to take 2 grains armour. This was unbearable ... started today of 1/2 grain armour and adding 25mcg Synthroid . I guess I'm a bit curious as to why, if my TSH ... was 4.5 on 175mcg of synthroid , things would improve with 25mcg synthroid and 1/2 ... didn't want to increase back to the initial dose of synthroid too quickly for fear of heart/ metabolism problems...

  16. are thyroid problems a life long thing?
    ... Poor little thing, only 3 weeks old and trying to get synthroid pills in her...It was hard, crushing pills and trying...

  17. tsh level not going down
    ... I have been on iv synthroid for the last 6 days trying to get my levels to go...
    ... not sure on the Intravenous administration of T4 ( Synthroid ), but I know that taken orally, TSH can fall rapidly...
    ... I am taking the synthroid thru the iv because it is having no affect oraly....
    ... Is the synthroid having no effect, orally, or is it just not affecting ... the enzyme that breaks down T4 into T3, no amount of Synthroid will help you. Here's why: The hypothalamus detects ... need a smaller dose of it to start out with than with Synthroid . (unbelieveabley, many doctors don't know this, even...

  18. Do any of you twitch??? HYPO TO HYPER
    ... showed that my body became hyperthyroid due to the synthroid . I freaked because looking on the internet if you ... serious diseases." GP says to take half tablet .05 synthroid and see if symptoms reside. Neuro says less synthroid...

  19. new to hypothroidism
    ... 5'6" 120 lbs. go figure!) yesterday. I was put on synthroid . My question is, can I take it at night before going ... night, both for menopause symptoms. I took my first synthroid this morning and my head feels out of whack and I...
    ... Doctor said it's ok to take my other meds with the Synthroid . So it would be ok to take the Clonidine and the Synthroid...

  20. When should I ask the Doc for Cytomel or Armour?
    ... I have been on med since Feb, (7wks)100mg of Synthroid , I will be seeing the Doc on Tuesday to review my...
    ... lingering at that point, a change might help. Give the Synthroid a shot for a whiel first, though. Personally, I am...
    ... Unithroid, then I was given about 6 months of samples for Synthroid , so now I am using Synthroid and Armour simultaneously ... Armour alone wouldn't do it, and I am betting that the Synthroid alone wouldn't do it for me, either....
    ... amount of T3 it provides. This is the reason I take Synthroid AND Armour, both. That is its own can of worms...

  21. ArtfulD, can you advise please? (others welcome, too)
    ... a rough time when I returned to my normal dose of Synthroid after the scan.) But I would expect that the Thyrogen...

  22. Scared Newbie
    ... because the biopsy said it was not cancer. so i take synthroid and my thyroid gland and nodules have shrunk a bit...

  23. TSH >20
    ... a dangerous level? (thyroidectomy 1975) and is the Synthroid increase reasonable or should it be increase a little...

  24. Help with T3 levels
    ... would not give me the numbers) He upped my meds. ( synthroid ) from 88mcg to 150 mcg. and said I should be fine...
    ... cases anyways. It takes 6-8 weeks for a T4 med like Synthroid to reach stable levels in your blood. Small dose ... in your liver, thus the popularity of T4 meds like Synthroid --it is all some people need. Ohers need something ... taking acetominophen [tylenol] regularly, then all the synthroid in the world might not raise yor T3 levels, but T4 ... about. Refer to the previous paragraph about how T4 ( Synthroid ) is converted to T3 in the liver. Synthroid is SYNTHETIC ... T4 ( Synthroid means SYNTHetic thyROID), and this is what he prescribed...

  25. Help...Thyroid problems and dry eyes
    ... and finally I was diagnosed with hashi's and given synthroid and my eyes got better. They started bothering me...

  26. need quick respone PLEASE! Palpitations
    ... The half-life of T4 ( synthroid and other popular thyroid meds) s about 7 days, so...
    ... he has kept me at 50 mcg since I started in taking Synthroid in November.The eye twitches have stopped too but...

  27. Synthroid Dosage
    ... I know my grandmother takes a double dose of her Synthroid on Sunday. She takes .88 everyday, and 2 on Sunday...

  28. Any advice, Im just getting frustrated with hypo
    ... Armour and that did not work for me so I'm now back on Synthroid .150. My blood work comes back in the normal range...

  29. any more selenium info?
    ... depressed and anxious here these days. I've been on Synthroid for 10 days and go back to the endo in 2 weeks. ...
    ... medication can affect period regularity. I started on Synthroid just over two weeks ago. My period was due the first ... this was a normal side effect, and he said No, the Synthroid wouldn't affect my menstrual cycle, and could I pregnant ... the next day so that was that. So is he wrong? Does Synthroid affect the cycle? And if so, does it get back to normal...

  30. help with these results
    ... post partum thyroiditis in March 2002. I was put on Synthroid and remained on the same dose until March 12th. My ... Hashimotos? If so, what can I expect? I started Synthroid March 8/02 and had a baby Dec 10/02. Here are my...
    ... that your body was adjusting, and didn't need as much synthroid now as before. I would be leary of a DR. who was going...

  31. What do you use? Natural or Synthetic? Why?
    ... better Natural or Synthetic and why? I started on synthroid 100mg....only have been on it for about 5weeks. I...
    ... I am taking BOTH. Currently, I am at 100mcg Synthroid and 90mg Armour. I feel that, given the choice, natural ... on T4 but highish T3. People on T4 only meds like Synthroid have a similar but opposite problem, contrary to popular...
    ... ppropriate to ask about Natural- Armour or Cytomel added to synthroid . My TSH was 100 my T4 was 0.6 I feel a lot better ... been doing that a lot more since I have been on the synthroid . I also started to take St. John's Wart to lift my...
    ... Scot, some people do quite well on Synthroid and its equivalents (Unithroid, Levoxyl, Levo-T, Levothyrox...

  32. Is this even possible?
    ... this was the highest he ever heard. He prescribed Synthroid and recommended that I see him in six weeks. So,...

  33. daughter diabetic and thyroid problems???
    ... appt. but he did'nt say what it was. he put her on " synthroid " 88mg. tabs once a day, for the rest of her life....
    ... was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and have been on Synthroid since then. i am taking .1 mg a day, plus 12.5 mcg ... off the Cytomel at some point, but will stay on the Synthroid forever-unless they come up with something better...

  34. ?? about introducing Cytomel
    ... felt lousy for 3 or 4 months, was dx'd hypoT, went on synthroid , felt well after the 4th day for about 10 days, and ... free T3 of 3.9 and a free T4 of 11.1*, took 50mcg synthroid till the 26th and started to have symptoms again...

  35. Blaana-(Or anyone)
    ... being diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I had been on synthroid for four days. I was hospitalized due to symptoms...

  36. Grave's Disease/Eye Bulging
    ... and had the radioactive iodine treatment. Now I take synthroid . my eyes are a little bulgy as well and I am also...
    ... stopped being hyper due to being overtreated with synthroid . But scientifically it is caused by the antibodies...

  37. Recent labs... Don't feel like I'm getting anywhere!
    ... staring gaze constantly. I have been taking 88mcg of Synthroid . I'm very petite (95lbs). The doctor's office just...

  38. New Doctor-Hashimotos
    ... I have been taking Synthroid for 15 years for my Hashimotos. I take a small dosage ... initially going to switch my meds to anything but synthroid -he said it is evil. He expects the blood work back...

  39. synthroid dosage
    ... my synthroid is the green pills, which is the highest dosage i...
    ... 99 and 1/2 in 2000 and have always taken this much synthroid . The problem is im not absorbing it correctly for...
    ... was on Levoxyl since March 2002 but was switched to Synthroid .05mg just a week ago (new Doctor). I feel a bit...
    ... am unsure whether or not that is good or bad. The synthroid pills I take are pink....
    ... If you're taking synthroid 5x a day, there is no way you could be taking these ... You bet it can! For your body to best absorb the t4 ( synthroid ), you MUST take it on an empty stomach-1 hr before ... They are both the same dosage. The highest dose of synthroid in pill form is .3mgs (300mcgs). I have never heard ... of anyone taking synthroid 5x a day but then again, I'm definitely no doctor...

  40. Does any one feel great?
    ... feel great most of the time on these meds. I take synthroid .125 and cytomel .12. I started treatment in Nov....
    ... HI Scot, I'm doing well myself :) I was on Synthroid and just couldn't seem to come around on it...I finally ... asked my doctor to consider something besides Synthroid and he RX'd Levoxyl...I've done great on it. If my...
    ... past June, I was diagnosed with Hashi's and put on synthroid . It's taken some time and dosage adjustments, but...
    ... change, very suttle, but noticable. I have been on the synthroid since....2/12/03.....I still feel tired...I would...
    ... Synthroid is the thyroid hormone T4 and cytomel is the thyroid...
    ... read a bunch of posts here before I started meds ( Synthroid ) and it scared me to death. I really found little...
    ... also had an ultrasound done. Anyway, I was prescribed Synthroid 75 Mcg but he has me cut that in half at least for ... breakfast at about 8:30 or 9 in the morning, then take my Synthroid at 11. I am supossed to go back in a month to be re...
    ... is for people with a thyroid. Why do you take the synthroid after breakfast? Did they tell you to do that and...
    ... :) :) Been on Synthroid .75 mcg. for one month. Felt good for a couple of...
    ... is for people with a thyroid. Why do you take the synthroid after breakfast? Did they tell you to do that and ... apply to you. I have never heard that you have to take Synthroid first thing in the morning, but that it should be ... Toporal with breakfast, then wait until 11 to take Synthroid , then have lunch at 12. It all works out perfectly...

  41. overmedicated symptoms
    ... a while. About a month ago i was taking 200mcg of synthroid . My legs started to feel weak, and i was having problems...

  42. Hypothyroidism & Pregnancy
    ... . I saw my physician today, and he kicked up my Synthroid dosage quite a bit. However, now I'm scared that ... Is it possible that being on the right dosage of Synthroid from here on out can still protect my baby/prevent...
    ... in to see your doctor/get tested/start meds (e.g., Synthroid ). Also, are you aware of monthly charting/monitoring...
    ... postpartum thyroiditis. I was eventually treated with Synthroid when my son was 8 months old. I was no longer breastfeedin ... that I could not. Well, my point is, I was put on Synthroid March 8th and tested positve on a pregnancy test April...

  43. Cat Scan results normal!!!
    ... agrees that my tsh is too high(25). He says that synthroid dosage goes by a person's weight. Does anyone know...

  44. Trying to find my Happy Point
    ... Armour. It did not work out for me. Now I'm back on Synthroid on my old current dose of .150 I still feel terrible ... my antibodies are elevated. I have been back on the Synthroid for about 3 weeks and it was decided that we run the...
    ... first week and then I felt worst then when I was on Synthroid . Armour does work for some people. I'm just the...
    ... that are happening. First what is armour? I am on synthroid . Am taking.150mcg. It is still underactive from my...
    ... went down hill for me. So now I'm back on the .150 Synthroid and back to feeling terrible again. I have been...

  45. Curious about your TSH levels
    ... now I know I am not alone. My doctor has put me on Synthroid and will go back to see him in 10 weeks. I am not ... some muscle aches- but that is it. Anyone else on Synthroid ? What can I expect over the next few weeks? Will...

  46. Anyone taking Levothroid??????
    ... dont think that answers the question is it made by Synthroid but I will look....
    ... Synthroid is made by Abbott Labs. It is another T4, just like ... lot of people think that anyother brand is generic synthroid . Synthroid is the one most widely known thyroid drug...

  47. TSH and T4 Mean?
    ... comments about these numbers? My doctor put on 100mcg of Synthroid and I still feel very very tired and sluggish and...
    ... up and down...but mostly down. I ended up having my Synthroid increased in dosage until I was on the highest available ... when I asked my doctor to put me on something besides Synthroid . He switched me to Levoxyl and I've been able to keep...

  48. Rising TSH, what is "normal", anyway?
    ... hashimotos for 16 yrs.I am 38 now. I am on 100mgs.of synthroid ............

  49. Feeling Better and PMS
    ... Hello, I started on 100 mcg of synthroid over two weeks ago. The 100 mcg was causing a lot ... hypothyroidism affects PMS. I have heard that once the synthroid starts working, it should also help with PMS. I was ... gradually decrease as my body is saturated with the synthroid . For the past several months, I thought I was just...

  50. Help Please.. Thyroid Meds.
    ... Hello All, I am on Synthroid 200mcgs.. I had my Thyroid removed due to cancer in...
    ... you ask your Dr. if you can try Cytomel along with Synthroid . Also I saw someone mention on another topic that ... Synthroid has Lactose in it, if you're lactose sensitve, this...

  51. losing weight with hypo
    ... hard for me to lose the 12lbs I gained even with the synthroid . Is there a diet I can follow that would help? I have...

  52. WISH LIST for blood test need imput PLEASE!
    ... first time since my RAI six weeks ago. He has me on Synthroid 100mcg. I have had horrible results with this medication ... test done by my GP 2 weeks out from the start of the Synthroid and my results then were 13.037 which was a decrease ... Cytomel after my surgery. Can you take Cytomel with Synthroid ?? Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. I desperately...
    ... there though. I do think you can take Cytomel with Synthroid , if you can find the right doc to do it. This is...
    ... RAI, after the final scan, I can go back on Levoxyl( synthroid ) along with Cytomel for 2 weeks. She said this should ... get me energy back faster. My aunt is on Synthroid and Cytomel for her hypothyroidism. She just wasn ... a T3 test to see what your body is doing with the synthroid (T4). I hope that you have a fast recovery. I'm dreading...

  53. newly diagnosed
    ... better-i took my first levoxly today-75 mcg. Is that synthroid ?...
    ... needs treatment! Levoxyl is T4, a generic brand. Synthroid is a brand name for T4. One is not better than another...
    ... was really wrong! I personally prefer anything but Synthroid . I would rather take Levoxyl than Synthroid. I have...

  54. I have a nodule in my throat?????????
    ... another brand. My pharmacy is always trying to tell me Synthroid is just the same as Levoxyl. I don't want to find...

  55. advice on labs/meds
    ... diagnosed with Graves in 9/99. Had RAI 10/99. Was on synthroid for about a year and was taken off of it. I also ... T4Thyroxine<5.6 (5.6-12.6) I was put on 25mcg synthroid 1/10/03 TSH<7.710 (0.35-5.50) she only tested ... the tsh and I was pretty upset. she raised my synthroid to 50mcg 2/14/03 T3Uptake<35. (22.5-37.0) T4Free...

  56. grumbling
    ... radiated iodine pill. 12 weeks later I get put on 0.075 synthroid . It's been 2 1/2 months now, and I go see the doc...
    ... get your TSH levels into the "normal" range with the Synthroid . However, when I was first diagnosed my doctor...

  57. Thyroid removed/now have Hypo-parathyroid
    ... face and hands, muscle cramps, etc. So along with my synthroid which is (112), I am taking Vit D (50,000mg) once ... appreciated....also, I am still getting regulated on my synthroid , they just upped it in Dec from 100. Just going along...

  58. New to the Board and want to order synthroid
    ... under medical supervivsion because doctors gave them Synthroid to lose weight. You could end up feeling hyperthyroid ... a whole host of problems associated with too much Synthroid . By the way, I gained weight when my Synthroid dose...
    ... this subject, but would highly recommend not taking synthroid without Doc. support. My update above is available ... , but the overall short form is that I was put on synthroid to keep thyroid swelling down. My levels were 'normal...

  59. Question about going back on meds
    ... 65 and then 8.5. I'm currently on 88 micrograms of Synthroid . I've told my hubby that I'll bet it will end up...

  60. rapid heart rate and palpitations???
    ... with a goiter and hypothyroidism at age 8. Put on Synthroid and leveled at .088. Diagnosed with OCD and tourettes ... About two years ago at age 20 a doctor increased my Synthroid dose to .100 without doing any blood work. He thought ... immediatly after starting them. He took me off of the .1 Synthroid . The blood results showed a TSH of .22. I tested negative ... thyrotoxicosis. Now 3 weeks later I'm starting back on Synthroid .088 and doubling my beta-blocker. He told me none...

  61. New Here,Thyrotoxicosis/Mental Illness
    ... with a goiter and hypothyroidism at age 8. Put on Synthroid and leveled at .088. Diagnosed with OCD and tourettes ... About two years ago at age 20 a doctor increased my Synthroid dose to .100 without doing any blood work. He thought ... immediatly after starting them. He took me off of the .1 Synthroid . The blood results showed a TSH of .22. I tested ... thyrotoxicosis. Now 3 weeks later I'm starting back on Synthroid .088 and doubling my beta-blocker. He told me none...

  62. New here, help please
    ... determined that I had hypothyroidism and put me on Synthroid . That was early March 2002. I got pregnant in March ... levels "stable" through that pregnancy and remained on Synthroid and had TSH tested every 4 weeks. Since her birth...

  63. What's Your Advice on "T3"?
    ... look into or ask about getting a T3 along with my Synthroid medication? What are your thoughts on it? Thanks...

  64. If YOU Still Do Not Feel Well--Please Read This!
    ... how I've been feeling it seems. I keep getting my Synthroid dosage increased, and just have again this very week...
    ... endocrinologist still found an abnormality, so my Synthroid is getting a slight increase (from 75-88). She just...

  65. Thyroid removed and can't get regulated
    ... had asthma. Surgeon put me on 100 micrograms of synthroid after surgery. About 3 weeks later, I started getting ... I called surgeon and he said to continue taking synthroid . I'll get use to it. I went to family doctor and ... she lowered dosage to 25 micrograms. Synthroid made me sick to my stomach and dizzy, but she said ... to continue with synthroid and I'll adjust. She has increased dosage about every ... to endocrinologist and told him about being sick on synthroid and pain in my legs. He checked me for arthritis...
    ... but in December I was low and they had to raise my synthroid from 100 to 112. I felt better for awhile, but have...

  66. New to Synthroid
    ... nauseous all day. I don't know if that is from the synthroid or the hypothyroidism. I ordered some books from...

  67. Newby...nontoxic multinodular goiter
    ... scan were not warranted. He did however advise synthroid for thyroid suppression to minimize future growth ... have a family history of hypothyroid. I began 88mcg synthroid yesterday. My TSH was 1.96 (I think), and I am unsure ... for full blood work in April (after 10 weeks on the synthroid , and a visit to the Endo then. Is it realistic...
    ... effects were normal now that I was on Day 4 of the Synthroid .....Apparently not!!! Doc says "hmmm...funny you ... feeling fine you shouldn't be". He pulled me off the synthroid as I was tachycardic, hypertensive, and having errythmias...

  68. TSH level increased......question
    ... checked 4 weeks later. Usually if you have too much Synthroid or whatever your TSH will drop rapidly. The last...

  69. looking for advice
    ... surgery took place on Jan 16, I was not perscribed any synthroid until I saw an endocrinologist on Jan. 31/2002. When ... currently on eltroxin 200mcg (levothroxine 0.2mg) and synthroid .175mg(levothyroxine.175) alternate days. I left the...
    ... 23, 2003. The surgeon put me on 100 micrograms of synthroid after surgery. After abour 3 weeks, I started shaking ... another medication, but she said I would adjust to synthroid . Every time she increases the dosage, it takes me...

  70. anger and synthroid/medicine
    ... general about stupid stuff. Since then my level of synthroid has been increased periodically with the last increase...

  71. TSH levels... Is this REALLY high?
    ... so high? (if you even answer this) How many mcg of Synthroid are you on? Sorry for all the questions-- I'm just...
    ... shower was too much effort. I started a new dose of synthroid (.100) a week ago and am starting to get out of my...

  72. What do you guys think?
    ... thought maybe I was depressed. Anyways, I was put on synthroid . Well, I was feeling really bad and I wen't back ... scared from being over dosed and thats why I quit the synthroid all together. Now I know I am going to get lectures...

  73. Please Help My Daughter
    ... for yourself at the DR. so many want to stick me on synthroid - and I take Armour. (off sub) I would suggest reading...

  74. Anyone on Synthroid?
    ... I have been on Synthroid since I was 23.. I am now 38. 15 yrs!!!!!!!!!!!! I...

  75. Laurajane RAI is OVER!!!!
    ... mentally it is exhausting. Have you started your Synthroid ? Did you doctor mention when you might have your ... and so is the cancer. I had the RAI and now I am on Synthroid . Not sure what else I can do. I have an appt. with ... weeks so she can check my blood levels to make sure my synthroid is the correct dosage. Write when you can. Laura...