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Recent subclinical hypothyroidism diagnosis. 50 mcg Synthroid (thyroxine) Rx. How will I know my thyroid is functioning better besides a blood test in 6 wks?

You should have.. ...increased energy, weight loss, and improved thyroid testing. Read more...
Thyroid function. If you had any symptoms thought related to your subclinical hypothyroidism, then you could see if your symptoms improve. The whole thing about "subclinical" is that it is typically below the symptom threshhold. You should definitely have your blood rechecked in about 6 weeks. I wish you the best! Read more...
Probably won't. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include weight gain, fatigue, constipation, feeling cold all the time, depression, dry skin and brittle hair. If you had any of those symptoms, they may improve with supplementation. However, most subclinical hypothyroidism patient's are asymptomatic. Read more...
You will. not know because your thyroid was functioning well though required extra pituitary help. The lab will show if your TSH has normalized. Read more...
You wont. The term "subclinical" means its presently not symptomatic just evident when the lab value was checked. Don't look for any symptomatic change. Read more...
You prob won't. With subclinical, essentially no symptoms and just a laboratory diagnosis, then truly the follow-up blood test will let you know. Read more...

I'm taking synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism and also taking a liquid iodine supplement. Is this ok? What is more effective? Will my thyroid get better?

Get Iodine Level. There are still areas in Brazil with iodine deficiency. If you are iodine deficient and have an enlarging thyroid (goiter) and an underactive thyroid the iodine will likely be helpful and your Synthroid (thyroxine) dose may go down (do not take them at the same time). If you are not iodine deficient depending on the thyroid problem, iodine may actually worsen thyroid function. Get your iodine level checked. 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...

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...

If anxiety is caused by hypothyroidism can the anxiety be helped by other remedies. Thyroxine does not help or maybe a change in thyroid medication?

Anxiety is not. A common symptom of hypothyroidism. If your brand name T4 replacement has brought your thyroid levels back to normal, then there is no need to change replacement and you need to look for other possible causes of your symptoms. Read more...
Maybe. If your hypothyroidism is well controlled - your TSH ; T4 are within normal limits and your other symptoms are controlled - then perhaps anxiety is not secondary to that condition. Talk it over with your gp, it might be good to start on an ssri for anxiety like paroxetine. Read more...