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Nausea, fatigue, low appetite, headaches, vision changes, seeing spots, irritable, hot flashes. All related to TSH .007 needing lower Synthroid or no?

Nausea, fatigue, low appetite, headaches, vision changes, seeing spots, irritable, hot flashes. All related to TSH .007 needing lower Synthroid or no?

get checked: A TSH that low usually means the dose of synthoid might be too high.. Check with the doctor who put you on the meds to see what the next step is. ...Read more

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


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Haven't had much appetite and had little nausea and lost a few lbs since total thyroidectomy 1 wk ago. Can this happen. On synthroid.?

Haven't had much appetite and had little nausea and lost a few lbs since total thyroidectomy 1 wk ago.  Can this happen. On synthroid.?

Synthroid: Synthroid could cause this; however, it is unlikely since you've only been taking it for a week -- with the exception of the nausea. The anesthesia used for surgery may have some effect. In addition, your body is healing from the surgery and the release of certain hormones may be involve in this as well. Other medication may also contribute ( ie: post surgery antibiotics). ...Read more

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I know that Synthroid is used for hypothyroidism but can it be used to increase appetite in people who eat too little?

No: It should not be used as an appetite stimulant. It will lead to more side effects, and actually suppress your own body hormone, which you may have enough. Extra thyroid hormone will increase your metabolism, your heart rate (leading to possible arrhythmias) and weight loss, diarrhea. Other medications are available as appetite stimulants. ...Read more

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Can a doctor prescribe Synthroid to increase a patient's appetite?

Not wise: That would not be a good idea. A high dose of synthroid would increase metabolic rate (and put a stress on the heart) and appetite may/may not go up, but usually it would cause weight loss. Synthroid should only be prescribed for hypothyroidism, or other clear thyroid related conditions, and should not be used for obesity or appetite. ...Read more

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Joint pain throughout body, can't sleep more 2-4 hr weight gain lack appetite on Synthroid .75 TSH 3.17@nite pain wake me up.Otc pain med no good?

Joint pain throughout body, can't sleep more 2-4 hr weight gain lack appetite on Synthroid .75 TSH 3.17@nite pain wake me up.Otc pain med no good?

You need a medical e: A medical exam is what you need. Please go see your primary care doctor and let him/her examine you and find out what is wrong. At your age there is high risk of serious medical ailments which can cause bone pains. Only an examination and check of blood tests and x-ray check ups can help to make a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long does Synthroid dosage change take to work? I'm 13w pregnant & just found out it's way too low so I'm worried I'll misscarry.

How long does Synthroid dosage change take to work? I'm 13w pregnant & just found out it's way too low so I'm worried I'll misscarry.

Thyroid: No need to worry. Your doctor needs to keep an eye on you as you proceed through pregnancy, changing the dose as needed. You and baby will be fine. Your obstetrician will look after you as well. ...Read more

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