... I'm sorry you're feeling so horrible. Unless something totally unrelated to thyroid is going on, I'm guessting you're under-medicated. Unfortunately, many doctors don't know how to effectively treat thyroid patients. If you would like to post your most recent lab results with ranges, someone here can help guide you in the right direction.
Also, you may be one of those who... (1 replies)
... Hi there, I have been trying to find the answers here but I think I am too foggy to find it.
I had a hemi-thyroidectomy about a year ago for suspected folicular neoplasm. A couple of days after getting benign results from surgeon I discovered I have breast cancer so I have been dealing with that for months (bilateral mastectomies, complications, chemo) and assumed my... (2 replies)
... I am a 33 year old girl. Had a thyroidectomy 16 years ago. I've been on synthroid ever since. I've tried Armour, and hated it. I've always felt my best on synthroid. I've been on 150mcg Synthroid for a while, but recently my TSH went up to 4. ... (1 replies)
... My wildly fluctuating estrogren levels greatly impact my thyroid levels. I had a total thyroidectomy 1. ... (9 replies)
... I remember feeling frustrated after my thyroidectomy because I wanted to know the exact doseage I should be on! In reality, it took close to a year to finally find my target dose. ... (2 replies)
... Hi, I was switched to Armour 2 months ago, I have been on Synthroid for 4 years after a total thyroidectomy, and never really felt normal on it. ... (5 replies)
... I had my thryroid out do to possible hurthle cell cancer (negative :)) I had it out Sept 9th.. for a long while after surgery, I had the tightness in my throat, like someone putting pressure on it, but it eased up, and I was feeling good, but I noticed, after I would ovulate, that pressure would come back. Has anyone ever experienced this before? not sure if its hormones or... (0 replies)
... Your T3 is very likely too low. See how it's at the bottom of its range? That could account for the weight trouble. Doctors are taught that T3 medications are never needed... That the body will convert exactly as much levothyroxine to T3 as it needs. It's patently untrue. Ask your doctor for a trial of Cytomel to go with your Synthroid. If he refuses, find a more... (2 replies)
... almost 3 mths since thyroidectomy, I am only on 125 synthroid, but yesterday doctor decreased that to 112 bc my TSH is 0.04(range 0.40-4.50)
also my free t4 is 1.7(range 0.8-1.8)
and T3(not free) is 91(range76-181)
I feel ok but just ok. I have put on a few pounds in the last 3 mths that's kind of got me down. I don't have the get up and go I had but I still go....
Am I... (2 replies)
... You are helping me sooooo much. My primary care doctor and three endocrinologists think I'm imagining all my symptoms. My husband knows what my hair and skin looked like when I had the thyroid. I'm so disappointed that any of the four doctors I saw before surgery told me of the possible side effects I could have after removal. I just hope the bio med doctor can help me.
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... I started treatment with Synthroid in Feb. 2003. It didn't go well, and after 6 months, the endo told me to quit it and wait until I was "sick enough" to "tolerate" it. ... (11 replies)
... It's likely that you became used to having higher levels of T4 when you were taking a low dose of Synthroid before your thyroidectomy. If you felt well at that level, without any signs or symptoms of hyperT, it's safe to assume you need a similar high FT4 now. ... (11 replies)
... I had a tumor (benign) removed from my chest and because I had Graves disease, they recommended I have my thyroid out (which ended up having cancer).
I read a lot prior, but really didn't think I would have too many symptoms - my biggest complaint is that I gained 2 lb/week for the first 4 weeks post-TT - even though I was eating healthy and starting working out after 10... (11 replies)
... your symptoms - hair, muscle loss, itching and slight tremors - sound like what I had when I was hyper prior to my TT.
I had my TT almost 7 weeks ago and I realize it is going to take time to get my levels where I feel good. I'm not thrilled right at this moment with my doctor, but I am waiting for my second set of labs to see where I am (will be at 9 weeks post-TT). I... (11 replies)
... Thanks for getting back to me. I need help desperately. I have been to four different endocrinologists. Each one changed my synthroid a little. I originally was on 125 per day, then 125 6 days, then on 120 synthroid each day with .05 cytomel each day. ... (11 replies)
... to be straight and shiny and now it is brittle, dry and all split ends that break off. My muscles are sore and fingernails became ridged. It took a year after thyroidectomy for these symptoms to become noticeable. Please let me know if anyone else had the same experience and if so, did your hair texture ever come back to normal? ... (11 replies)
... Since I was so nauseated I was unable to take my Synthroid in the morning. I began to feel better. ... (2 replies)
... to a wig shop. I wear baseball hats wherever I go now. I'm losing confidence in myself. I didn't know that any of these issues would occur after TT. I was on synthroid 125 originally and then on synthroid 100 and cytomel 0.5 twice a day. ... (4 replies)
... e than once. This past year has been battling doctors for my dosage levels. December the levels were adequate to allow my metabolism to begin weight loss. I take synthroid 200. ... (0 replies)
... nails did exactly what you're describing. After trying otc vitamin d without much success, my endo added 50,000 ius of rx vitamin d. We also lowered the Synthroid and added Cytomel. I honestly think this has done the trick. Armour didn't work for me after having the TT but worked great when I was on it before the surgery. ... (4 replies)