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  1. baffled!?
    ... thyroid hormones to be properly processed. Also, I take synthroid and cytomel. Maybe a low dose of cytomel would help...

  2. getting used to T3
    ... As posted earlier, I have recently switched from Synthroid to Armour. I realize that Armour has the T3 component...

  3. Armour question
    ... over 7 years. Long story short, I have switched from Synthroid to Armour under consultation from a new ND. Was on ... .175 Synthroid and was told to switch to 2 grains of Armour. I have...

  4. Need guidance. Hashimoto Thyroiditis
    ... weeks ago we decided to try Armour. I had been taking Synthroid .15. I'm now taking 1 1/2 grains of Armour. The Armour ... cleared up some problems that I lived with when taking Synthroid . But it seems I'm still having problems with Muscles ... 95 Range .87-1.95 T4 6.9 Range 6.1-12.2 With Synthroid and not feeling well in Dec TSH 1.51 Range .34 ... was happening with the above lab I show being on the synthroid . The only different I have is some off and on achy...

  5. armour thyroid?
    ... Anyone use this? What is the difference from this and synthroid ? I was told that acne can be a symptom of a thyroid ... wondering if it would be more of an accurate med.? Synthroid makes me feel good at a higher dose, but in range...
    ... mybubble8, Armour is made from pork thyroids, and Synthroid is a synthetic. I use Armour. Many people do fine ... on Synthroid and many prefer Armour. There is no way to know if ... You would use the dose equivalent of the dose of Synthroid at which you feel best. It is normal that if you...
    ... At .125 mg synthroid I test normal but feel terrible. at .15 mg I feel...

  6. more sleeping problems
    ... tests, told me i was hypothyroid. I started on .05mg synthroid , then went to .1mg, then to .2mg, and now i'm at ...
    ... I am also hypo and have been on synthroid for 2 months. However, we're still trying to get the...

  7. WILL I EVER LOSE THE WEIGHT???
    ... I am also 5'2" and weigh 140. I have been on synthroid for 2 months after RAI 7 months ago. I'm not really...

  8. Anyone have carpal tunnel?
    ... so repitition was not the cause. I have not had my Synthroid increased or decreased. I just checked lab reports...

  9. Sleep problems - associated with hypo?
    ... said my thyroid was WAY OFF.......... I was put on Synthroid ..and thats what I have been on since then. It made...

  10. Laurajane going in for RAI tomorrow!
    ... been one week and 3 days since my RAI. I started Synthroid of 150 and feel ok. Laura...

  11. Diets to lose Weight???
    ... Nov. 02; gained 5 pounds of fluid the first week on synthroid ; lost 12 pounds the second week after starting on...

  12. terrible bloating.....help!!!
    ... even worse. I'm not sure if this is a side-effect of Synthroid or if it will disappear once my dosage is correct...

  13. Hypo and ? ?? about jobs & MORE...
    ... dianosed with Hypo last year. I was started slow on Synthroid (.05) and then increased in August to (.075). Overall...

  14. thyroid nodule disappearing
    ... have been hypothyroid for about 9 years now and on synthroid for the whol;e time. thanks for any insight rae...

  15. Hypothyroid medications?
    ... replacement thyroid hormone. Some docs like only Synthroid , a synthetic thyroid hormone componenet (T4). Others...

  16. Thyroid tests?
    ... are available other than the TSH. I started on .1 mg Synthroid , and then it was raised to .175 mg. I lost 27lbs of ... have also stopped. The doc. is willing to keep my Synthroid at .15 instead of .125 but for how long? I wanted...

  17. Test Results
    ... given (120 mg, or "2 grains") is equivalent to 200 mcg Synthroid , and you were previously taking 112 mcg Synthroid ... 60 mg Thyrolar ("1 grain") is equivalent to 100 mcg Synthroid . It should definitely help, but you may need at least...

  18. Twitches
    ... anyone developed eye twitches as a result of taking synthroid ? I never had anything like this before and am wondering ... is this the result of being on Synthroid .. I have been on the medication for 3 months....
    ... twitches last year about 3 months before going on synthroid . I have been borderline hypo most of my life (30 ... and went to the Dr. Within 2 weeks, of starting synthroid , my whole body began twitching, so I decided to go...

  19. Newbie, TSH questions
    ... little high and that's where I got my hypo dx. Put on synthroid and testosterone (he found I was low there too) and...

  20. Mimi30 - Had my RAI>>>>>
    ... Maybe they will put you on some medicine to help ( synthroid .)? Good luck!...
    ... for my follow up scan today (Tuesday). I started Synthroid 4 days after but only half of my dose. My endo has ... put me on 150mg of Synthroid so I was cutting the pill in 1/2 for 4 days and tomorrow...

  21. anger problem?
    ... found out my thyroid was bad - hypo and I had to take Synthroid and they kept upping the dose every few months. Anger...

  22. Palpatations
    ... every night when I go to sleep. I am wondering if Synthroid can cause this. I am on 50 mcg of it for Hypothyroidism...

  23. TESTS REVEALED THAT I HAVE ANTIBODIES AND HIGHER TSH
    ... I saw a new doc yesterday and is starting me on Synthroid at the lowest dose...I go back in a month to get more ... about thyroid problems....anyone have any sucess with Synthroid ???? Thanks to all....
    ... 000045.html[/url] I was started on a very low dose of Synthroid , too, but docs that give it usually undermedicate...

  24. Here are my latest TSH results...any comments???
    ... test come back *normal* anyway, I was only on the SYNTHROID for a short time before my doc decides to move away...

  25. eyelid puffiness
    ... treatment. That symptom went away after I started taking synthroid and cytomel and has not come back. ...

  26. Low TSH & Normal T4 Free
    ... pending. Most also said to add a t4 med ie unithiroid, synthroid , to my 60 mg armour because armour doesn't produce...

  27. Going crazy in Canada
    ... months and then dropped. In Dec. I went on .050 mg of Synthroid , but levels continued to drop. A week ago it was...

  28. new & feeling bad
    ... prescribing amour NOT AN ENDO all they want to push is synthroid which is fine if you want to get fat.... -------...

  29. My first go with Armour
    ... did about one month ago. For 14 years I have taken Synthroid . The current dose is .15 of the synthroid. A deciding ... new to med. All I have ever changed was the dose of Synthroid . Here are the labs. Comments would be great. TSH...
    ... Ellyn, I have been on synthroid for 11 yrs. and I also just made the switch to armour ... . I was on .250 synthroid and they started me on two grains of armour. based...
    ... you will also. It was kinda of weird not taking my Synthroid . After 14 years it became a part of my life. ...
    ... have made the switch to amour also (60mg) from synthroid 88-after 8 years i hope it is for the better! i...
    ... it has only been about 4 days! When I was taking synthroid (for about 2 weeks) It made me feel jittery. So far...
    ... better on Armour and am just not ready to go back to synthroid that I have felt so bad on for the last 11 yrs. Btw...
    ... that things that always lingered while taking the Synthroid are now clearing up. As you I always mentioned them ... adjusting to new meds. For 14 years all it knew was Synthroid . I also noticed in the first few days of what I called...

  30. Working out your own dosage.
    ... be 75 mcg. People might write that they are taking Synthroid 100 – that would be 100 micrograms (mcg) per day...
    ... I know of a website in Mexico where you can get synthroid for about $10 with no need for a pescription. I'll...

  31. Test results-what next?
    ... to worry about, see you in 6 months". He prescribed Synthroid , but it made me feel "zippy". Then we tried Levoxyl...

  32. Need Advice -Test results/Synthroid Q
    ... to have blood drawn for another test. The Dr. is a Synthroid guy and my concen is - do I need T3 or Cytomel? Some ... standards of production are not regulated. I had palps on Synthroid in my twenties, but wonder if I even will need T3...

  33. What do I do?
    ... HI Kim Simone I take synthroid . I watch my Free T4 and Free T3 and I notice my twitching ... range. I am hoping to start cytomel (t3) with my synthroid in a couple weeks when I see my doctor. My free T4...

  34. Synthroid when not sure if needed?
    ... it could ruin the rest of your life. Get off the Synthroid , before your body gets dependant on it, and cannot...
    ... incase you haven't noticed by all the posts here, Synthroid definately does not help you lose weight either. ...

  35. IBS & thyroid problems
    ... well with most of your symptoms. my doctor put me on synthroid about a month ago (ive been hypo for many years) and...

  36. sadness
    ... like maybe you are undermedicated or maybe if it is synthroid that you are on your body may not be converting t4...

  37. explain this to me....
    ... cause weight gain and all but once you start taking ( synthroid ) what is it that makes one more able to lose weight ... it tend to curve your appetite or....? i've been on synthroid for about 4 weeks now and i LOVE to eat, i've NEVER...

  38. synthroid toxicity please read!
    ... goodness you caught it. You mentioned something about Synthroid being taken off the market. This is, of course, very...
    ... time this happened was 2 years ago. I went off the synthroid and in 4 days my TSH went to 56. I then had to be...

  39. Synthroid and Levothroid
    ... and could get free samples of the Lev but not the Synthroid . I ask her if it was the same difference and she ... that if my doctor had started me and set my dosage on Synthroid that is the only thing I should take. Since she said...

  40. do you all know what this is?
    ... thyroid? The problems do coincide with swithing from synthroid to armour and I am sure my dosage is too low based...

  41. New symptoms after Synthroid
    ... anything to me. She just gave me 6mos of scripts for synthroid , and said do blood work in 6weeks. She said I had...

  42. Hyperthyroidism & acne?
    ... which is the most common cause of hypo. I started on synthroid . Around that time, my derm increased my antibiotic ... is, I don't know what has cleared me. Starting on synthroid or increasing antibiotics. I think there has to be...

  43. Thyroid Levels
    ... hello...I had my thyroid re-checked after being on Synthroid for almost 4 months. I started off with a TSH of 48...

  44. Waiting RAI
    ... was the waiting to get my levels checked and get on synthroid (which just happened two days ago) It was/is quiet...

  45. switching meds
    ... Treefrog, I was on synthroid , felt bad, switched to Armour, felt much better but...
    ... to know if that dose works, about 6-8 weeks. On the Synthroid , you may have been at too low of a dose. If your pulse...

  46. New Here with High T4 level
    ... 4 years. So far all they want to do is increase my synthroid medication to keep my TSH level low so my cancer would...
    ... doctor. I would travel by plane for one, if need be. Synthroid is not the best, trust ME on that. Your docs don't ... just labs. That is not good. You can lower your own Synthroid if you think you need to. Please check your pulse...

  47. My test results
    ... I'm currently on Synthroid .150mcg. I was hoping we could switch to the armour ... you should have the series done. I have been taking Synthroid for 14 years. ...

  48. TSH Test
    ... I am a 31 yo female who currently takes Synthroid .125. Lately I have been feeling so awful that I...
    ... I went to the dr yesterday a nd he increased my Synthroid dosage even though TSH was normal. I go back in 4...
    ... she claims to feel better on the lowest dosage of Synthroid or levoxyl and the higher dosages make her feel worse...

  49. Panic Attacks & thyroid disorder???
    ... the last 3 years I was doing well on a low dose of synthroid . Over the last 3 years, my doc nearly doubled my...

  50. tyhroid+hives link????
    ... family) *babbling again* :-) my thought is-- i'm now on synthroid and my hives are BAD!! even on my scalp and eyebrows...

  51. help! nervous about surgery!
    ... with Grave's Disease who feels back to normal (on synthroid or lev) a couple of months or years after surgery...

  52. newly diagnosed with questions.
    ... have been on Levoxyl, most people state they are on synthroid or armour. Should I request to be on something different...
    ... Kim, I'm on Levoxyl. It is the same as synthroid , just made by a different company. It is synthetic...

  53. Went to new Endo
    ... to do any bloodwork until I have been taking this synthroid for six weeks. I have been on it for four now. She...

  54. I May Have This - symptoms?
    ... consider taking. Your body produces T3 and T4.... Synthroid is T3 and is what doctor's prescribe, but I needed...

  55. When is the best time to take synthroid ?
    ... I take my Synthroid at the same time every morning. Yes I on ocassion...
    ... I take my synthroid in the morning before breakfast. Very much the same...
    ... breakfast between 9 and 10 AM. Is it OK to take my synthroid one day at 7 AM and the next day at 8 AM ? In other ... words... if I take my synthroid every day a couple of hours before eating, but I don ... 't take my synthroid at the same time everyday because I forget, could...
    ... the long half-life of T4 (about 7 days), taking your Synthroid at different times shouldn't be a real issue. It...
    ... hours. I had a hunch it has something to do with the synthroid . I thought about taking it at night. What do you...

  56. Question for Tree Frog
    ... my TSH was 13.84 and that I needed to start taking synthroid ASAP. She did not go into detail. I should have asked...
    ... Hi, Did you start taking the synthroid ? How long ago? It takes four to six weeks for the ... symptoms again. If you have a docotr that only gives Synthroid or doesn't listen to symptoms, then you need to find...
    ... back with me. I just finished the four week supply of synthroid . I got a refill. I appreciate the information. Have...

  57. why do I feel sooo bad?
    ... I switched from 250mcg of synthroid to 120mg of Armour about six weeks ago. At first...
    ... time that I felt this way, my doctor increased my synthroid . I take synthroid and cytomel. And it helped for a...

  58. t3/t4 protocol cytomel users
    ... cytomel. I read Dr. Arems book. I just decreased my synthroid to 112mcg. This sounds crazy but 125mcg was a bit ... another 4 weeks to have my blood tested on the 112mcg of synthroid dose. Just curious if anyone knew what there levels...
    ... had your thyroid removed and that is why you are on synthroid /cytomel? I just had mine removed 5 days ago. I was ... going to start Synthroid but then the surgeon called and told me two of my...
    ... Hi, I am on synthroid and cytomel, and have been for 4 weeks. These are ... my labs from 1 month ago: Without cytomel (just on synthroid 100): free T3 0.75 ******* normal(1.45-3.48) free ... normal(0.81-1.61) After one day on cytomel (and synthroid 100): free T3 3.22 ******* normal(1.45-3.48) free ... 0.69 ******* normal(0.81-1.61) I am currently on synthroid 125 and cytomel 25(1/2 tab twice a day). My doctor...

  59. forgetting words - plz help
    ... others with experience taking Cytomel in addition to Synthroid . I hadn't planned on responding to anything tonight...
    ... after being diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I take synthroid and cytomel. [This message has been edited by Blaana...

  60. question about hypo....
    ... ve been hypo all my life but just recently started synthroid . doc said my tsh level was a whopping 15! well i have...
    ... dosage changed 3 times in the last 5 weeks. I went from synthroid 150 to 100 and now I'm at 125. I also am on cytomel...
    ... hypothyroid 2 months ago and my doc put me on 50mcg of Synthroid ..For years I had symptoms of weight gain for no reason...

  61. How many have graves disease?? Is it common with thyroid problems??
    ... had one nodule on my thyroid for 6 years and was on synthroid . Last July my heart was up to 100 bpm and I was always...
    ... my endo in six weeks because he wants to see if the synthroid is helping or not; I have to have blood work done ... with me than my endo so far.....I have read too that synthroid can cause weight gain/hair loss----I hope not I have...
    ... post. They said you have Graves but theyre giving you synthroid ? Synthroid is given to those who are HYPO not HYPERthyroid...
    ... question was right to the other person...why is she on Synthroid if she has Grave's and is Hyper??? Laura...
    ... confused; all I know is that the endo doc said to go on synthroid , and to come back in six weeks. The comment from the ... months is suggested. The pathologist talked w/endo,and synthroid was the only medication suggested......I felt releived ... symptoms, and he said, "no"????? I have only been on synthroid for about three days, and I've noticed I'm really...
    ... goes away, unlike Graves. Why they would put you on synthroid is odd to me. Do as much research as you can, and...

  62. Thank you Chinaberry&ArtfulD for your replies
    ... after biopsies, and he said he wants me to start on synthroid , which I just took my first pill. He wants to see ... chance.....In six weeks I guess I wll find out if synthroid is helping or not. I needed to share my story. Thanks...

  63. Armour vs Synthroid
    ... I didn't personally switch from synthroid to armour, although I am on armour. A friend of mine ... switch though. She was having a bad reaction to the synthroid .. weight gain, hair loss, etc... so she was switched ... first day. She told me that she had to be off of the synthroid for 10 days though before starting the armour.. she ... of people seem to say they have the bloating with synthroid .. look at some of the other posts regarding this....
    ... my hypo symptoms and continual slow weight gain on synthroid for 14 yrs. About five weeks ago I made the switch...
    ... says. Another person I know had a bad reaction to synthroid , but does great on the armour.... I will try to...

  64. hashis and ANA
    ... borderline low. They told me I didn't need to take synthroid unless I felt like it helped. I didn't feel any different...

  65. looking for your opinions
    ... what to do with me. So they said lets try adding some Synthroid . I take .15 and they had me get a script for .25 and...

  66. Armour & Hashimoto
    ... because the dose is not consistant. I have been on Synthroid for 14 years and I have Hashimoto. I have heard good...
    ... nuymber of recalls for potency and consistency that Synthroid has had over the last 10 years and compare it to the ... onsistency that Armour has had, it is readily apparent that Synthroid is the sore loser and has a very bad track record ... the marketing department of the company that makes Synthroid has consistently perpetuated the lie that Armour is...
    ... so afraid of prescribing Armour? I only started on Synthroid but I rather have something that works better. Any...

  67. Lab work - comments, pretty please?
    ... love to hear thoughts on this. I started on .05 mg Synthroid post-RAI six weeks ago. I had a total thyroidectomy ... 0460-3.590) The doctor changed my dose to .075 mg Synthroid . I am concerned that my high TSH will encourage cell...

  68. Total Thyroidectomy Monday 8am...Questions
    ... perthyroid antibodies have left my body. When will I start synthroid ? Also, how long before I can try to have a baby....

  69. So far so good
    ... because of my experience. Before I started taking synthroid and cytomel, I drank alot of coffee and cokes just...
    ... borderline when it was far from it. You demanded synthroid and he gave it to yhou on the same office visit. ...

  70. weight gain after taking medication for thyroid
    ... refer to message Synthroid causing weight gain? posted 12/15/02 I think it will...
    ... never gained weight as I aged. At age 33, I was put on Synthroid and gained 8 lbs in the first month....still ate the ... ...the ONLY thing that changed is the addition of Synthroid . So, I completely disagree about medication not causing ... what HAS helped, is the addition of Cytomel to the Synthroid ...which gave me an appopriate balance. I still have...
    ... whammy of thyroid problems and it is a disaster.... synthroid tends to make you retain fluids. best thing for that...
    ... one month...and directly after the introduction of Synthroid . I think a natural progression would be a pound a...
    ... proteisn not metabolized appropriately. Then went on Synthroid and gained about 5 lbs. I feel better. I would rather...
    ... Cytomel is a brand name for T3 Synthroid is T4 both are thyroid stimulating hormones. Your ... produces both....but doctors usually prescribe T3 ( synthroid ) alone. Its fine for some, but for others who still...

  71. How do you know if your symptoms are really thyroid related?
    ... need to be treatedc for it. Taking a T4 only med ( Synthroid , Levoxyl, Unithroid, etc)like most doctors prefer...

  72. Very interesting disorder I guess
    ... was real swollen too I guess. Anyway, I was on just synthroid for 5 days and put on 5 more pounds of fluid in that ... Then I was started on cytomel 25/day in addition to synthroid and lost 12 pounds in 3 days(fluid). Anyway, that...

  73. Me Again
    ... help again.You got me thinking now ,about taking the Synthroid ,BUT seeing I'm so close to my app.with the new Doc ... should I just wait till I see him ,before starting the Synthroid ? I go to him Dec.31.I can't wait to see him. I've...

  74. Question for Lyannew
    ... was just wondering, why don't you want to take the Synthroid ? The only symptoms I have is rapid weight gain and ... feeling tired and depressed. The Synthroid my doctor gave me is 0.1 mg. What mg did they prescribe...
    ... will be seeing is Jan. 2. I have been taking this Synthroid for about two weeks now and do not notice any changes...

  75. Thanks again,and I know
    ... to be well. I think you may still want to try the Synthroid ...You need a frame of reference from which to base...
    ... I AGREE WITH TREE FROG 100% You fought to get the synthroid , try it, worse that can happen is you lose a nights...