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Hypothyroid ???????????????

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 23, 2006
  • 00:05 AM

4 weeks ago, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I was put on the lowest dose of Synthroid and my doc told me to come back in 6 weeks to have my thyroid level tested again, to see if my dosage should increase. I have felt like crap since I started Syntroid. I am irritable, fatigue. depressed and just not right! I honestly felt better before starting the Synthroid. I knew it would take awhile to get positive effects of the drug, but I never expected to feel worse! Does anyone have any suggestions or insite??? kykaco@wowway.com Thanks

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  • Treatment with synthyroid doesnt produce results quickly. Do you have your blood test results and the lab ranges, it should say something like TSH 3.9 (ref range 0.5 - 5.0)It takes 6 weeks before the benefits of synthyroids are felt, saying that you could be one of us that does not react well to synthyoid.Which of your symptoms are worse after taking the medication?loveBrigsxx
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 26, 2006
    • 07:53 AM
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  • I took Snythyroid for 1 1/2 years and never felt good. My new doctor has put me on Levoxyl (morning) and Armour (noon) and I feel great. If you don't feel good soon ask for a medication change. I wasted 1 1/2 years because my old doctor kept saying TSH numbers looked good.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 30, 2006
    • 00:56 AM
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  • I've been on Synthroid for nearly 3 years. It can take up to 6 weeks for the medicine to be effective. When you get retested, you may need to have it increased again...giving you too large of a dose of Synthroid is more damaging on your system than the symptoms you are feeling now.Keep a diary of what you are eating and how your symptoms each day (depressed, lathargic, cold, brittle nails, hair falling out... ) it may help your Doctor out.Good luck and get your self informed... it'll get better!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 2, 2006
    • 07:48 PM
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