Synthroid fatigue

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I am taking a low dose of synthroid, .025 mg. My blood test showed that I was at the bottom of the avg range. I was tired all of the time, falling asleep in car line. I have been taking the med since May14. I have noticed irritability and the fatigue has not changed a significant amount. The worst part is I have gained weight, and can't get the scales to budge. I am hungry all the time. I excercise at least 1 hr. a day, usually more.
I see this report where a lot of folks have this fatigue. Am i to assume that if this is successful the fatigue will just dissapear at one time in life? http://www.ehealthme.com/synthroid yes I know. only 3 weeks, and yes i have tried a lot of different things. So please spare me the lecture on that. Just trying to see my way through this medication and hopefully a ray of light.
i have a thyroid nodule/adenoma and my doctor just put me on synthroid 100mcg for 4 months to shrink this adenoma is this process correct ???
The TSH is low - suggesting you may need less synthroid - depends on cancer risk and TSH goal. Low TSH may be reflecting that synthroid excess causing weight loss.
Since then with either generic form or the present synthroid 150 mcg I've been suffering with a sore tongue and a bitter taste in my mouth. (A white coating as well) The doc gave me penicillian back in Jan and it seemed to clear up for about 2 wks and now it's back again. I've had blood work done on and off since 2006 "Always having a slightly elevated wbc, ABS Lymph & Neut count along with total protein. I've been Soooo.... Tired.......
It depends on the severity of the hypothyroidism, the initial blood levels of the biologically active thyroid hormones (Free T3 and Free T4), the dosage of Synthroid, and the response of the specific patient to the Synthroid. If you will post your thyroid test results and their reference ranges, your symptoms of being hypothyroid, and your dosage of Synthroid, perhaps a member can narrow it down a bit. But I do need to say that usually symptom relief is not an immediate expectation.
In march, 2009, after the second scan, my doc increased my synthroid dosage to 125 mcg. My TSh was 0.1000. I began feeling extremely fatigued and was having heart irregularities and palpatations. My GP inreased my coreg from 25 mg to 50 for two weeks. It made a remarkable difference in my heart functon. She also decreased my synthroid to 75 mcg. A week later my TSH was 0.666. I still am so weak and tired and foggy. I have to have long naps every day.
Since the surgery, I've gained 11 pounds and developed shortness of breath and fatigue. I had a blood test last week. The T4, Free level is 1.5; the TSH w/free T4 rfx, TSH, 3rd generation level is .87; the total iron level is 25; the transferrin saturation level is 8. I currently take .175 mg of Synthroid. Should I ask my endocrinologist for an increase in the dosage?
5 (ab in 100s/1000s). finally got on synthroid - my doc put me on 50mcg. this all happened after i finished the marathon when in the month i gain approximately 10lbs. i just finished another marathon and gained another 10lbs. never lost the first 10lbs - just remained a status quo for a couple of years. but my TSH went back up to about 4.7 and the doc increased the dosage to 75mcg. my biggest problem is that i am extremely fatigued, and have been for the last 2-3 years.
I had a total thyroidectomy and had some radiation treatment shortly after that. I currently take 250mcg of Synthroid daily. I am soooooo very fatigue. I NEVER felt this way when I was pregers with either of my other children. I called my endocronologist, and she dosne't want to see me untill may even though I am pregnant. She will not even have my TSH drawn.... I don't know what to do, because I feel like this does have something to do with how fatigue I am.
I was prescribed 75 mcg Synthroid, which dropped my TSH down to 4.75. At that time I was upped to 100 mcg, which made me hyper. Then dropped down to 88 mcg. My TSH is now reading about .57 which is in range, but I feel I am displaying symptoms of hyper still (multiple daily bms, fatigue). Since 75 mcg seems not enough and 88 mcg too much, is there any harm in alternating between the 2 dosages every other day? Or is there another alternative?
Hello RenKat Have you tried taking cytomel only without adding synthroid. I am from india and I am not hypothyroid but I have fatigue, brain fog. So I tried the generic version ( which is only available in my country) of levothyroxine ( eltroxin). On the fist day brain fog and fatigue were lifted but later on brain fog and fatigue became more severe. Anyway I have ordered cytomel and I am waiting for its arrival. I dont know whether synthroid can make you more fatigue .
yep Id get another opinion , when in doubt, check it out,,,,I went to emergency room for an unrelated event, my heart rate was 144, they were very concerned finally figured out my synthroid dose was to high, a unproper hugh dose of synthroid can cause rapid heart beat. Your dr. may very well be right, but another educated opinion is in order.
I have been on Synthroid for about 15 years and have noticed that if I miss one dose, I feel great the next day. I have more energy, and more stamina throughout the day. If I miss any more than one day, I'm super tired. I have my TSH, T3, and T4 checked regularly and have felt fatigue and every other common hypo symptom since I was diagnosed with Hoshimoto's 15 years ago. Nothing seems to make me feel better, other than missing a dose of Synthroid from time to time.
I have been on synthroid for about 2 months- in the past week I have experienced excessive grogginess- feeling like i am in stupor. Before this I just had the forgetful, concnetration problems. My physican switched me from the generic levo to synthroid today but there is no change..i take my med .5 mcg at 0630 by 0800 i am groggy and it lasts til 4 in the afternnon when it lifts about 60% but never completely.. what is the next step for me- i can't work like this.
I don't have time to go to the dr and usually go when I feel awful then I swear I will keep taking it and then I stop. Does anyone know the effects of not taking my SYnthroid? Besides lethargy and mood swings what can happen? I am 32 and I am realizing that I may be harming myself.
About six weeks after starting Synthroid, I simply did not feel like myself anymore. My hair was falling out, and I had anxiety I'd never had before. (I'm one of the most patient, laid back people you'll ever meet. OR was.) My mind has repetitive thoughts... and I feel like the everyready bunny unable to slow my mind. Also, palpitations began. Nothing that worried me too much since it was brief episodes.
Is it safe to take Selenium with Synthroid 75mcg? I was recently diagnosed with a hypothyroid and started at 50 mcg and last week I was put on 75mcg. I am always tired and can't shake the feeling. I have gained at least 10 points in the the past 5 months since I started the Synthroid. I have read on many boards that a selenium supplement could help. Any ideas?
i was diagnosed Hashi 3 month ago. my doctor put me on synthroid 50, i took about 2 weeks, then started to have some symptoms, such as palpitation, insomnia. since i was travelling, so i stopped the pill. two weeks after i stopping the pill, i started to have hypo symptoms: fatigue, constipation. I went back to the doctor, she didn't do any blood work and asked me to pick up the pill again.
This was the longest length of time he was ever on a therapeutic dose. Lately he's been complaining of fatigue and joint pain. Nov. 10 he had blood drawn and TSH was 10. His doctor increased his dose from 200 mcg to 300 mcg. I questioned increasing the dose by such a high amount and he said "with a TSH of 10 he should be fine with that increase." He's been on the dose since Nov. 13.
Anyone get a serious fast rush of energy from synthroid or other t4 meds. I have an interesting issue. Im 17 years thyroid patient with dx of graves post RAI treatment at time of dx. with few changes in dose at the beginning I have been on 200 mcg synthroid for the first 15 years...felt great. I have been rididng the TSH line for all that time and have been asymptomatic. Almost two years ago I had a new internist see my low levels and decide to change my dose to 175 mcg.
i am off tramadol now 2 wks i think lol..i am experiencing brain fog and fatigue whereas before i didnt..i belienow i am wondering if i should just cut my dose in half and take as before ,or should i do the same at nite. or should i continue .088 and go to nitetime dose.i believe withdrawals are over......went to dr today ..he wants me to start taking at nite , i just found out about the coffee after the visit.so didnt tell him about it..so i was wanting tips please or personal experiences.
My daughter is 27 years old and has been diagnosed with Hashimoto's. She takes synthroid at 25mcg twice daily. She has severe fatigue to the point she is not able to think straight and sometimes cannot get out of bed for days. She is in her doctorate program for marriage and family therapy and is having difficulty finishing. She is 5'3" and approx. 160lbs. Her blood pressure is typically 80/50 and heart rate can range from 60bpm to 200bpm depending on her thyroid med intake.
I know I need to increase the Synthroid again, but is is possible that adrenal fatigue was causing the overstimulation? Would taking an adrenal glandular help support my adrenals so my thyroid meds work better?
that stopthemadness site did mention synthetics work good for some but not them. maybe i missed it but i didnt see anything for sale on that site. i would feel pretty strongly about something too if i didnt feel that good for years till i tried something else. I never tried it so i dont know. there is something wrong if I cant switch brands of the synthetics without feeling bad for awhile. Adrenal fatigue isn't something just the "Armour doctors" check for by the way.
I have had these recurrent symptoms since I was about sixteen. Even when they first started me on Synthroid, my levels weren't that high. However after 6 or so weeks, my levels shot up and they increased my dose from25 mcg to 75 mcg. I was fine on that dose for awhile until 2000, when I started feeling very fatigued, my nails were brittle etc. My levels ahd shot up. They increased my dose to 88 mcg. Then I was fine for 4 years until 2004, when my dose was increased to 112 mcg.
Several years ago she was diagnosed with hyothyroidism. She started on Synthroid but did not tolerate it well and is now taking Armour. Some of her symptoms improved (her lab work comes back normal) but she has extreme fatigue, temors, depression, headaches, high cholestral, heartburn, dry hair, brown patches on face, ringing in ears, very poor memory and craves sweets. She is unable to work (is on disability)and sleeps more than she's awake.
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