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Dr. Martin Wodi
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Synthroid (Definition)

Synthroid is one of several commercial (non-generic) brands of levothyroxine. Levothyroxine is the most common form ...Read more

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Fnp wants to raise my Synthroid from 50 mcg to 75. I don't understand the mechanics behind this medicine. Can you explain?

Fnp wants to raise my Synthroid from 50 mcg to 75. I don't understand the mechanics behind this medicine. Can you explain?

TSH: Hi. Your FNP probably tested your TSH and found it to be high on your current dose of 50 mcg/day. TSH is the pituitary hormone that reflects thyroid status (assuming normal pituitary function); if TSH is hi, your pituitary is trying to push your thyroid to make more thyroid hormone, but your thyroid is damaged and can't. Therefore, you give more Synthroid until the TSH is down in the normal range ...Read more

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Managing Hypothyroidism (Tip)

Managing Hypothyroidism

Not all people convert levothyroxine to active free t3. Check levels. ...See more

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I'm on Synthroid 50 mcg. If I take two 25 mcg pills will it wk the same as a hole 50mcg tab?

I'm on Synthroid 50 mcg. If I take two 25 mcg pills will it wk the same as a hole 50mcg tab?

Synthroid: Absolutely. Remember to take synthroid on an empty stomach. It works better that way. Take it just an hour before you eat. ...Read more

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Can 112mcg to 125 mcg Synthroid make a difference?

Can 112mcg to 125 mcg Synthroid make a difference?

Yes if needed: An increase in dose of synthroid, even a small increase, can certainly normalize your blood levels, and many people can "feel" the difference in their energy level. ...Read more

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What to do if i weigh 240 pounds what will Synthroid .100 mcg do for my weight?

What to do if i weigh 240 pounds what will Synthroid .100 mcg do for my weight?

If you are: Hypothyroid - it may help to burn calories (less sluggish metabolism). ...Read more

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I am taking 2.50 mcg in Synthroid and still feel tired? What is the most mcg's I can take on synthroid?

I am taking 2.50 mcg in Synthroid and still feel tired?  What  is the most mcg's I can take on synthroid?

2.5 mcg is miniscule: 2.5 mcg is a miniscule dose. Synthroid comes in 12.5 mcg, 25mcg, 50, 75, 100, 112, 125, 137.5, 150, 200 and 300 mcg dosages. Normal dosage is in the 100 mcg range- so do you mean 25 mcg (quite low) or 250mcg (fairly high)? ...Read more

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What could happen if i keep forgetting to take my Synthroid 50 mcg? I take it for three days then skip one bc i forget.

What could happen if i keep forgetting to take my Synthroid 50 mcg? I take it for three days then skip one bc i forget.

Hypothyroid: If you are hypothyroid and keep forgetting to take your synthroid, your condition will not be treated effectively. You will continue to have symptoms. If you do not want those, you can create some ways that help you remember. ...Read more

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