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Diagnosed w/ hypothyroid 1 mo ago and on Synthroid (thyroxine) 25mcg but still have fatigue, what should I do?

Diagnosed w/ hypothyroid 1 mo ago and on Synthroid (thyroxine) 25mcg but still have fatigue, what should I do?

Thyroid hormone dose: Thyroid disorders can become tricky to treat sometimes. Although you have been started on the thyroid hormone replacement but it is highly likely that this small dose may not be enough for u. U may need dose adjustment and also be told about the proper way to take the thyroid hormone ie on empty stomach at least 45 min before u eat. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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I have a lot of fatigue, muscle weakness, fainting spells. Diagnosis hypothyroidism but months on Synthroid (thyroxine) brings little help. My dr's are clueless.

I have a lot of fatigue, muscle weakness, fainting spells. Diagnosis hypothyroidism but months on Synthroid (thyroxine) brings little help. My dr's are clueless.

Not thyroid?: If you're taking brand name replacement and the levels have been normal for several mos., the symptoms you're experiencing are not due to your thyroid - and you must have your doctors look at other potential disorders, which we cannot do over the internet. ...Read more

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TSH 3 in nov 2014 & 0.05 in jan 2015. Sleep disturbance after starting Synthroid (thyroxine) 88mcg. Tiredness. Sad. Am I overdiagnosed with hypothyroid?

TSH 3 in nov 2014 & 0.05 in jan 2015. Sleep disturbance after starting Synthroid (thyroxine) 88mcg. Tiredness. Sad. Am I overdiagnosed with hypothyroid?

Yes, over diagnosed: Hi. Based on what you've told us, there is no reason to suspect you're hypothyroid. How long have you been on the l-thyroxine? It is most likely you have no thyroid disease and are being treated with l-thyroxine needlessly. Are your thyroid autoantibodies positive? Even if so, decision to treat is based on TSH and free T4. Good luck! ...Read more

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Im on thyroxine for hypothyroidism blood tests are normal but i still suffer from fatigue and brain fog , will these symptoms ever go away ?

Im on thyroxine for hypothyroidism blood tests are normal but i still suffer from fatigue and brain fog , will these symptoms ever go away ?

Unknown: Unfortunately, fatigue and "brain fog" are nonspecific symptoms that may or may not be related to your thyroid. Some patients have felt improved by taking t3 (liothyronine) in addition to T4 (thyroxine) rather than just thyroxine alone. You still want to maintain a normal thyroid level while on a combination of T4 and t3. ...Read more

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I was on Synthroid (thyroxine) for over 10 years. Internal med. Doc. Prescribed before blood test suggesting i had hypothroid? Last yr. Started having fatique,

I was on Synthroid (thyroxine) for over 10 years. Internal med. Doc. Prescribed before blood test suggesting i had hypothroid? Last yr. Started having fatique,

Hypothyroid?: See pcp or internist to have thyroid evaluated physically as well as via blood tests, which can show whether thyroid is underactive & needs higher med dose or whether other problem is at work. Fatigue can be caused by many things: poor sleep, heart problems, thyroid, work shift changes, anemia, etc. Let doc check you out. ...Read more

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Should I take Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism?

Should I take Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism?

Synthroid (thyroxine) vs NDT: Synthroid (thyroxine) is not for everyone. Many feel much better with NDT (natural desiccated thyroid)... Armour, Westhroid, NatureThroid. I specialize in this and help people transition from synthetic to natural. A good book to read is "Stop the Thyroid Madness, II" of which I authored Chapter 3. Also check out www.GetMyThyroidFixed.com JP ...Read more

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Coul hypothyroidism go away after many years of taking synthroid (thyroxine)?

Coul hypothyroidism go away after many years of taking synthroid (thyroxine)?

Depends on cause: If they thyroid was completely "dead", it is unlikely to recover. But there are a number of transient hypothyroid conditions that could have prompted your doc to put you on synthroid (thyroxine) in the first place. Transient conditions include subacute thyroiditis, post-partum thyroiditis. ...Read more

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Is there other options besides taking Synthroid (thyroxine) that can help hypothyroidism?

Is there other options besides taking Synthroid (thyroxine) that can help hypothyroidism?

No: Levothyroxine, t4, (synthroid) is the standard of care. Some may offer a combination of t3/t4 drug, but such medication isn't reliably dosed so it is easy to get too much or too little. T4 is converted in the body to T3 (liothyronine) normally outside of the thyroid as well. So really no reason for T3 (liothyronine) supplementation in addition to T4 for straightforward hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Are there other options besides taking Synthroid (thyroxine) that can help my hypothyroidism?

MOST DEFINITELY!!: Synthroid (thyroxine) and similar T4 meds are the most common meds prescribed, but are not necessarily the most effective for all individuals. Many people do not experience relief with T4 and need medications that contain t3, like Armour Thyroid (dessicated natural thyroid) or cytomel. Speak to a dr. Familiar with T3 treatment if synthroid (thyroxine) is not helping you. ...Read more

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What is the typical dosage for a new patient with hypothyroidism going on Synthroid or levothyroxine?

Depends: Since you were just diagnosed, you should work closely with your doctor to find the proper dose of levothyroxine. The dose is based on the level of your thyroid function tests. And it is calculated based on your weight. So the range of the dosage is listed as from 50 mcg to 200mcg a day. So you see that it is not possible to answer your question as precisely as you may wish. Please ask your doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Mathews
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