Top
20
Doctor insights on: Synthroid Hypothyroidism Emotional

Share
1

1
Synthroid (thyroxine) or Armour Thyroid for hypothyriodism?

Synthroid (thyroxine) or Armour Thyroid for  hypothyriodism?

Levothyroxine.: Levothyroxine, generic form of synthroid, has many advantages over armour thyroid. The armour product has significant batch to batch variation and has T3 (liothyronine) in it. Since the T3 (liothyronine) portion of armour has a very quick onset and short duration, it can wreak havoc with the ability to effectively treat hypothyroidism. Until there is a long-acting form of T3 (liothyronine) available, stick to levothyroxine. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Su Fairchild
1,257 doctors shared insights

Hypothyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland can't make enough thyroid hormone to keep ...Read more


4

4
Normal lab results, hyper thyroid symptoms. (tachycardia/insomnia) is Synthroid (thyroxine) or armour preferred? Possible adrenal issue?

Normal lab results, hyper thyroid symptoms. (tachycardia/insomnia) is Synthroid (thyroxine) or armour preferred?  Possible adrenal issue?

Not for hyper: Adding thyroid hormone replacement to a hyperthyroid gland will exacerbate the problem. If there is underlying adrenal insufficiency, adrenal crisis is more likely to occur in someone with hyperthyroidism. Highly recommend endocrine evaluation if you have these issues. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Does Synthroid (thyroxine) treat menopause?

Does Synthroid (thyroxine) treat menopause?

Synthroid (thyroxine): Will only treat a deficiency of thyroid hormone; menopause is estrogen deficiency. ...Read more

6

6
Anyone taken armour, thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)?

Anyone taken armour, thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)?

Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association of clinical endocrinologists have issued formal statements indicating that levothyroxine is the best choice for most patients. Both armour and thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) provide too much T3 relative to t4, making it very difficult to keep tsh, free T4 & T3 normal. ...Read more

7

7
Can sertraline affect hypothyroidism or TSH levels?

Can sertraline affect hypothyroidism or TSH levels?

No: Ssris may decrease T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels - but not below the normal range nor by increasing TSH significantly so that it is safe to give sertraline to hypothyroid patients. ...Read more

9

9
Taking ptu (propylthiouracil) for overactive thyroid and Clomid also; does smoking affect thyroid hormones?

Taking ptu (propylthiouracil) for overactive thyroid and Clomid also; does smoking affect thyroid hormones?

Eye disease: Smoking will greatly increase your risk for developing grave's exophthalmopathy. Essentially, the eyes are pushed out because of immune deposits behind them. This will make it difficult for you to close your eyes. People go blind from this depending on severity. We don't understand why smoking increases your risk but it does. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Does Armour Thyroid increase appetite?

Does Armour Thyroid increase appetite?

It is possible.: If the thyroid hormone dose is too high you might have an increased appetite. If the dose is adjusted appropriately (normal tsh), it would be very unlikely to effect appetite. ...Read more

11

11
Should a person with hyper thyroidism take typical thyroid medication like Synthroid (thyroxine)?

 Should a person with hyper thyroidism take typical thyroid  medication  like Synthroid (thyroxine)?

Usually not: Usually, a person with hyperthyroidism has too much thyroid hormone in her body. One would take Synthroid (thyroxine) (synthetic hormone) to make up for a lack of enough thyroid hormone due to HYPOthyroidism. A person with HYPOthyroidism who becomes hyperthyroid due to taking too high of a dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) might be asked to take Synthroid (thyroxine) (at a lower dose) even though she is temporarily hyperthyroid. ...Read more

12

12
Had TT in 2008. On synthroid (thyroxine). Can menopause affect synthroid (thyroxine) dose? TSH went from 3 to 7.2. Any other reason TSH would change so drastically? 59yo

Had TT in 2008.  On synthroid (thyroxine).  Can menopause affect synthroid (thyroxine) dose?  TSH went from 3 to 7.2.  Any other reason TSH would change so drastically?  59yo

At 59: At 59 I would expect that it has been more than a year since your last period. If so, you female hormone levels should be stable at this point and not changing so it is unlikely that this is the cause of the rise in your TSH. The THS level can be effected by changes in your medications including changing from one generic for synthroid (thyroxine) to another. Talk to your doctoe about what might be going on. ...Read more

13

13
Would a thyroid condition cause sleepless nights? Taking Synthroid (thyroxine) meds

Would a thyroid condition cause sleepless nights? Taking Synthroid (thyroxine) meds

Too much Synthroid (thyroxine): Yes, restlessness and insomnia can occur if blood levels of TSH is low and freeT4 levels(thyroxine) are high because taking a higher dose of Synthroid. Should get a blood TSH level and free T4 levels and adjust Synthroid dosage .Sleeplessness may improve when TSH and thyroxine levels in blood is therapeutic . ...Read more

14

14
Can 50mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) make thyroid nodules grow?

Can 50mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) make thyroid nodules grow?

NO: Thyroid supplementation occasionally can help to shrink a nodule, and has been used to suppress the growth. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
15

15
Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) effect on weight loss?

Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) effect on weight loss?

Ideally, none: Thyroid hormone in any form is not a weight loss product. Many people, especially those with weight problems to begin with, find that taking too much thyroid hormone can lead to weight gain just as easily as taking too little thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone should be adjusted to match what the body would make if the thyroid were working normally., and should be weight-neutral. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
Can Synthroid (thyroxine) cause cardiac disturbances?

Can Synthroid (thyroxine) cause cardiac disturbances?

When overused: Yes. Taken in excess (or, much less commonly at a dose that's just too high for you) synthroid (thyroxine) can cause abnormal rhythms, particularly in the top chamber. These can manifest as palpitations, rapid heart rate, or even near-fainting symptoms. Lab tests can evaluate whether you have too much synthroid (thyroxine). ...Read more

18

18
TSH 0.99,FT3 2.64,FT4 1.41,ATGO 0,ATPO 40.Is TSH suppressed?never took thyroid meds

Thyroid levels: You do not supply the normal range for these values, but they all appear to be normal. In most US labs, the normal range of TSH is about 0.4 to 4.0, so that value of 0.99 is normal. ...Read more

19

19
Tsh 0.01, free t4, 1.34, tpo 113 . On 25 synthroid, (thyroxine) 5 cytomel. Doc not happy with tsh. Isn't TSH suppressed when taking t3? Hashimoto's by biopsy.

Tsh 0.01, free t4, 1.34, tpo 113 .  On 25 synthroid, (thyroxine) 5 cytomel.  Doc not happy with tsh.  Isn't TSH suppressed when taking t3?  Hashimoto's by biopsy.

Depends: Your TSH is suppressed. Consider finding a good integrative medicine doctor or an nd to help with the autoimmune process. They can suggest things to actually bring down the tpo level and help your body heal. For your best long term outcome, more needs to be done than just thyroid meds. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Is 250 mcg of synthroid, (thyroxine) excessive?

Probably.: That is 2 1/2 times the average amount needed to treat someone with no thyroid gland. Hyperthyroidism would be a consequence ot taking a high dose. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
1,428 doctors shared insights

Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid ...Read more


Dr. Joseph Mathews
620 doctors shared insights

Synthroid (Definition)

Synthroid is a thyroid ...Read more