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Re: Hypothyroidism

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Posted by Tina on October 06, 2000 at 08:57:09:

In Reply to: Re: Hypothyroidism posted by mmick on October 06, 2000 at 05:06:42:

: : I was diagnosed with hypothyrodism in 1991. I had no symptoms. My TSH level was 61. I am currently in the normal range. However, since I started taking the medication (Levoxyl) it seems that I have developed the symptoms of Hypotyrodism. I have gained weight, am depressed, etc. Has anyone heard of this happening?

: I gained weight (12 pounds or so) after my diagnosis and on synthroid. But I started craving ice cream and stopped working out, so that contributed...

: I posted to your earlier question below...copy and paste the address in your browser.

: M

Hi Anna,

Do you know what your recent test results are? Could be that you need a dose increase or are being undertreated. Please read "Is your Hypothyroidism Undertreated." This will explain current thinking that an ideal TSH would be from 1-2 and give links to the eBMJ (British Medical Journal) article about the study done on this.
at This is another article and research on adding T3 from the NEJM "Research Finds Most Patients Feel Better with Addition of T3, Not Levothyroxine (i.e., Synthroid) Alone!!! " go to this link (cut and paste)
http Have you been tested for thyroid antibodies or had your adrenals test? There are a lot of things that can effect our thyroid function..some foods, OTC drugs, other Rx'd drugs, when & how we take our medication, ect. A good idea is to read Mary J. Shomon's book "Living Well With Hypothyroidism: What the Doctors don't tell you that you need to know" YOu can check your local Library or purchase it anywhere ( it is fairly inexpensive) .
Hope something here helps a bit. Tina

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