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question about those w/hypothyroid/hashimoto's

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 9, 2009
  • 10:43 PM

I have a question, I finally got diagnosed w/hypo after going to a primary who said my tests were normal. (We all know that story). Went to an endo and he said just by describing your symptoms, you have hypo. Got on Synthroid and have been on it for 7yrs now. If I take synthroid, arn't the symptoms supposed to get better/disapear? Istn that the point of taking the med in the first place? The symtoms are getting worse. I would think being on the synthroid, your supposed to feel better, not worse. I have all the classic symptoms, wt gain, high cholest, depression, dry skin/nails, tiredness, sensitive to cold/heat, horse voice, const. brain fog.

I just asked my new doc if she could up my T3 to see if it helps and she wouldnt. Its in low norm range. I have been prescribed weight loss meds, depression meds, cholest meds. I am very fatiqued all the time. I am going to see if I can go to the doc near me for Wilson's Temp syndrome. Perhaps that can help. I am so sick and tired fo being sick and tired.
Does the synthroid ever help anyone who is on it?

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  • Hi Julie,You are lucky that you found an endo that even listens to your symptoms. Endocrinologists are notorious for running labs and telling you that you are in the "normal" range. Unfortunately a person can still be very hypothyroid and still be in the normal range. Synthroid has a reputation among some (maybe most) of its users either getting better at first and then hypo symptoms return, or they have some of their symptoms relieved but never get back to a place where they feel completely better. My advice to you is to get on a natural dessicated thyroid such as Armour, Naturethroid/Westhroid, etc. Many patients experience a relief of all of their symptoms once they get to the right dose on dessicated thyroid. I myself started out on Synthroid, did not experience symptom relief, and then switched to Armour Thyroid. If your doctor will not prescribe it for you, find an osteopath or naturopathic doctor, they seem to understand more of the options out there. Your doctor may say that dessicated thyroid is "unregulated" or "unreliable", which is completely false. If you have any questions, please ask- I was once in your shoes!TriciaI have a question, I finally got diagnosed w/hypo after going to a primary who said my tests were normal. (We all know that story). Went to an endo and he said just by describing your symptoms, you have hypo. Got on Synthroid and have been on it for 7yrs now. If I take synthroid, arn't the symptoms supposed to get better/disapear? Istn that the point of taking the med in the first place? The symtoms are getting worse. I would think being on the synthroid, your supposed to feel better, not worse. I have all the classic symptoms, wt gain, high cholest, depression, dry skin/nails, tiredness, sensitive to cold/heat, horse voice, const. brain fog. I just asked my new doc if she could up my T3 to see if it helps and she wouldnt. Its in low norm range. I have been prescribed weight loss meds, depression meds, cholest meds. I am very fatiqued all the time. I am going to see if I can go to the doc near me for Wilson's Temp syndrome. Perhaps that can help. I am so sick and tired fo being sick and tired. Does the synthroid ever help anyone who is on it?
    Lyra19 7 Replies
    • November 21, 2009
    • 06:23 AM
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