Women and low thyroid. How common is it for a woman to need synthroid (thyroxine)?

Thyroid hormone. If anyone has "low thyroid" they need to be on thyroid hormone replacement -- period. The thyroid is the director of all the other organs in the body and without thyroid hormone the other organs do not function correctly. That includes everything from the skin to the heart. It regulates body temperature, body weight, heart functions and so much more.

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FreeT4-thyroxine is 8.4 pmol/L low thyroid? Out of the blue carpal tunnel no signs before is this from the thyroid? Also very sore calves from Low T4?

Carpal tunnel. syndrome can pop up with hypothyroidism. Rule out concomitant polyneuropathy and Ekbom syndrome ( EMG-NCV and check ferritin / iron levels). Try nocturnal splinting for CTS. Hypothyroidism like diabetes increases the chance that you will require CTS release surgery to preserve function. Read more...

Don't know how but my low thyroid went up to TSH. 76, I'm on 75mcg of synthroid, is that good. Tyvm?

TSH okay. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your TSH level is in the normal range. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...

What are some OTC to help low thyroid? I'm on synthroid 

Monitor. Dose adjustments may be needed for you. It takes several weeks for levels to be we're you will feel a difference. No particular otc, please exercise, follow a good diet and make sure you are getting good nightime rest, which can be a problem in patients with thyroid conditions. Read more...
None. You just need to work with md to get on right dose of synthroid (thyroxine) if lab normal on synthroid (thyroxine) look for other causes of symptoms. Read more...

I had a partial hysterectomy 3 1/2 weeks ago. I have hypothyroidism also and take a really low does of synthroid (thyroxine). Can my thyroid change?

Probably not. Removal of the uterus does not affect function of thyroid gland and should not change frequency of your testing. Read more...
Hypothyroid. Have your doctor check your thyroid level and make changes to the dose as needed. Read more...
Absolutely. Thyroid function changes frequently without any apparent reason. You should have your thyroid function checked every 1-3 months when initially diagnosed, and then every 6-12 months if it appears stable. If it has been more than 3 months since your thyroid function was tested, you should probably have a test done now and repeated in 3 months or if you develop symptoms. Read more...

I'm on 50mcg Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroid, how long can I expect to take it before my thyroid levels are normal again?

6-8 weeks. We usually recheck thyroid function tests within 6-8 weeks after starting or changing doses for levothyroxine. Read more...
4-6 weeks. The medicine begins working immediately. We usually like to recheck your lab levels 4-6 weeks after starting medicine, at a minimum. Read more...

Is it normal for the thyroid to be swollen if you are hypothyroid? Been on Synthroid (thyroxine) six months, symptoms diminishing. Tsh is 1

Size doesn't matter. The size of the thyroid has nothing to do with function. People who are hypothyroid can have a small, normal, or enlarged thyroid. Taking synthroid (thyroxine) may decrease the size of your thyroid, but not always. Your TSH is normal, so your dose of synthroid (thyroxine) is correct. Read more...

I have no thyroid and I did not have my Synthroid (thyroxine) for a week. My levels indicate hypothyroid. Can I really go hypo in 1wk? Tsh 9 FT4. 08

Hypothyroid. yes.. If you have no thyroid, you need to take thyroid medication daily. Thyroid is like an engine to your body.. If your thyroid is not working or removed , you need to take thyroid medication regularly to maintain optimal levels. Read more...

Are there herbal supplements that increase thyroid levels for those of us w hypothyroid and suffering frm symptoms still on synthroid (thyroxine)? 2 use carefully!

Not recommended. Without a consult with your endocrinologist, you really should not add anything, especially an herbal remedy. This is because the strengh of these supplements is unclear, as is how they may interact with your current meds. If you are still suffering from symptoms, don't give up. Work with your doc to find some balance that works for you. Read more...
Please do not mix. natural and prescribed hormone medications. It will throw the dose off and can damage your thyroid. Ask your doctor about "Armour Thyroid" medication. It is more natural and very effective. A small sup-population are not helped by it. If he/she doesn't know about it, another doctor will. Peace and good health. Read more...