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Just started on synthroid (thyroxine) (finally!!!) how long before symptoms improve (cold intolerance, brittle nails, hair falling out, constipation? What side effects should I watch for or expect? How long before dose increase?

Just started on synthroid (thyroxine) (finally!!!) how long before symptoms improve (cold intolerance, brittle nails, hair falling out, constipation? What side effects should I watch for or expect? How long before dose increase?

I usually advise: my thyroid patients that it may be SEVERAl WEEKS for them to notice a "difference" and THAT is when I re-check the tests at 2 weeks to begin with! The "cold intolerance " is usually the first to "respond" BE PATIENT!!! It may take several visits before your problem is "sorted out" Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Add.Symptoms-basal temp 96.9, exc. Hairloss/breakage, cold intol., low energy, weight gain, brain fog, dry skin, brittle nails, headaches, irrit.Bowel, moody.?

Add.Symptoms-basal temp 96.9, exc. Hairloss/breakage, cold intol., low energy, weight gain, brain fog, dry skin, brittle nails, headaches, irrit.Bowel, moody.?

Hypothyroidism: Please see your physician to assess for hypothyroidism. This will involve checking a blood tests (at least a tsh). Other conditions can cause these signs/symptoms, however, this is the classic presentation you submitted. ...Read more

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What are causes of brittle nails?

What are causes of brittle nails?

Check out this link: Take care! http://www.Medicinenet.Com/brittle_nails/symptoms.Htm.

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Why do I have brittle nails?

Why do I have brittle nails?

Brittle nails.: Nails can become brittle underneath false nails, if you find yourself wearing them often. Otherwise, the health of your nails is reflective of your overall nutritional status - vitamins and minerals especially. ...Read more

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What can I do for brittle nails?

Biotin: There are few different formulations of vitamins specifically design to help brittle nails. The main ingredient is biotin. ...Read more

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What can cause dry, brittle nails?

So many reasons: Instead of listing, try biotin it's an oral supplement which will try and reverse the effect. ...Read more

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What minerals am I lacking in my diet to cause brittle nails?

What minerals am I lacking in my diet to cause brittle nails?

None: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can find out the cause and genadur is a medication that will help. ...Read more