Synthroid withdrawal

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My question is related to yours in a way. I am currently on 600mcg of Synthroid and recently i have been put on Predinizone ( oral) for Uveitis. I have been flying as I put it. Insomnia, Tremors, repeating thoughts, depression. They are now considering that I may have low adrynal function. Is this Chicken or Egg? I tested negative for Addison's prior to my Thyca surgery and now they are going back and looking again.
I have been on .125 mcg of synthroid for 13 days post RAI. I am still extremely constipated and was just wondering how long it takes for synthroid to kick in and your levels to come down. After RAI, my TSH was almost 100. I am also experiencing lower back pain and I don't know if this is due to the constipation of being hypo. I had a colonoscopy in January of 2006 so I really don't believe the lower back pain and constipation is related to a GI disorder.
"Withdrawal effects" of synthroid would be those of hypothyroidism. "I had no symptoms of hypo - atleast none I complained about or that my doc said I had" There are a lof of symptoms of hypothyroidism, many of which we often don't connect to a thyroid issue, such as GERD. Troponin is a test to determine if one has had a heart attack or damage to the heart. You should also have gotten a copy of any blood tests that were run.
For the first five or six years I took synthroid only. After reading an article about Cytomel and speaking with my endocrinologist, he added Cytomel to my treatment. Recently he decided to reduce my Cytomel dosage by 1/2. Since that change, I have less energy and can't seem to stay awake. Could the lower dosage be the cause?
I had the same affects you mention while on Synthroid and now have been off it for about 10 days and feeling so much better, my anxiety is considerably reduced, I was on 50mcg also but it was enough to mess me up in 3 months! Eltroxin has changed its formula and more people are suffering side effects. Have you heard of Armor? Apparantly that is supposed to be better. Keep us posted.
Dr. Lupo, Is there any indication for holding synthroid for two weeks instead of using thyrogen? The radiation oncologist I see prefers holding thyroid meds for two weeks before scans and blood draw. This will be my first scan post TT a year ago for papillary ca. I try not to be a difficult patient but I am very tempted to put off testing until after summer just because I do not want to feel horrible for two weeks before testing.
A T4 med is levothyroxine (generic name) Some brands are Levoxyl and Synthroid. Were you only taking Cytomel? That is not usually recommended for treatment of hypothyroidism. Your body converts the t4 med to t3. Your hair can fall out from too much thyroid hormone. In your case too much t3. It can also fall out if you don't have enough thyroid hormone and your TSH is too high. You need to have the doctor order thyroid labs to see where you stand.
Hi, I'm sorry you are having these symptoms. They are most likely (more than probable) from coming off the Zoloft. These are very expected symptoms from coming off this type of antidepressant (especially one you've take for a long time). You should taper off the Zoloft very, very slowly. The electrical shock or zaps are very common and expected as well. They are harmless but terribly annoying and a little scary.
Fastforward almost 10 years later.. I am trying to wean off of it. I have tried before with bad withdrawal and fearfulness of what would happen. I now feel even more depressed, which is strange I was never originally given medication for depression. After trying to wean off, I feel worse. I haven't had anxiety in years but my doctors told me "just stay on the meds for the rest of your life".
Are you using Synthroid too? I've started 12.5mcg cytomel about 1 week ago along with .75mg of synthroid. I'm so tired now it's causing me anxiety. Do you know how to tell if you're taking too much T3? I've heard that Hypothyroid problems have been misdiagnosised with a number of things like Fibromylgia among with many other things. I'm anxious to hear if you "get your second wind" again. Here's hoping.
I was wondering if anyone could give me any information about the meds I am taking along with synthroid. I am on the second to lowest dosage of Synthroid and have been for the past four months. I am also taking birth controll, Adderall for ADD (adult ADD now that im 19), and Zoloft for anxiety. Before synthroid, I was only on 30mg of Adderall but it seemed to basically stop working once I started Synthroid.
75 to bring my TSH fown to the 1's. However, my menstrual cycles were still wacky. She also switched me to Synthroid. Within 2 weeks, my hair began falling out in CLUMPS. I was clogging the shower drain 2-3 times per shower, and hair was literally falling off my head as I walked around. My head was raining hair. I freaked out, went to see her and he admitted I had already list a lot of hair.
Although Dilantin is not addicting and is not likely to be abused, stopping it too quickly can cause seizures to worsen. Dilantin Withdrawal Symptoms The most significant Dilantin withdrawal symptom is a seizure. Suddenly stopping Dilantin can increase your risk of seizures These seizures can be especially severe and very difficult to control.
and like I have read what you have written, it is part of the withdrawal, and I am not fully aware of the withdrawal symptoms. After taking the pills for so many years, how long would you guess it would take to get it all out of my system? I do take vitamins (potassium, magnesium, vitamin D and Calcium) plus I take Synthroid for low thyroid....and I eat well. I do have burning and a rash around my mouth that bothers me...thinking it is either the Tylenol or Codeine.
Yes I experienced withdrawal symptoms when I was changed from Seroquel to Risperdal and had to titrate off on at the rate my psychiatrist told me to. That is not uncommon. Its chemically separate phenomenon from addiction and if a person follows their psychiatrist's titration schedule in time these concerns will pass.
As for the skipped dose on the sunday...you are light headed probably because you are getting a massive 'withdrawal' on the Sunday.
what can cause my TSH not only to fluctuate but also to rise when my dose of Synthroid is increased? The first question of the doctor and/or nurse is if I have missed a dose or taken it with food or otherwise am noncompliant (though they don't use that word). I am strict and regular in taking my Synthroid - same time of the day every day, at least 4 hours apart from any calcium or iron.
Hi, I am pretty sure that he was testing his TSH, T3 AND T4 and that the labs showed he was overdosing. He was taking Synthroid, Armour AND Cytomel for years. For a while he was on a VERY high dose which made him sweat profusely at night and gave other clear symptoms that he was overdosing. He sort of put himself on that high a dosage because he was convinced he needed it. Then after experiencing these side effects and losing weight profoundly, he realized he needed to cut back.
I decided to throw out a bag of about 30 oxycodone pills. Sounds great, right? Me, having NO CLUE about such things as withdrawal, was ready to have the hammer drop on me. It happened slowly. I felt weird with friends, my legs would slowly shake, I had to cut-short meetings. Slowly it was getting worse until I went into full scale convulsions on the floor virtually everyday for several weeks and would shake so much I would shake myself to sleep for literally 15 hours a day...
MY PERSONAL DIARY OF OXYCONTIN WITHDRAWAL. May I briefly fill in a little background.I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
I had postpartum depression severely an did not know my thyroid stopped working until my son was 5 months old so that was quite a combo. When they prescribed me the celexa and synthroid it was the first time I had ever taken daily pills and they made me normal.
I stopped cold-turkey per my doctor's instruction (BIG mistake!). I thought once I was over the initial withdrawal, I would be fine; BUT I only had a couple weeks of feeling o.k. before I started experiencing all sorts of problems. I started with muscle weakness and pain in my calves and stomach pain directly below my rib cage. It then progressed to my arms and now my voice is even weak. Everything is bilateral.
Then I had my thyroid taken out and was put on Synthroid and the hair is coming out by the handfuls everyday. I'm starting to get worried here. Is this a side effect of the Synthroid? Or is it because my levels are messed up? My endo said that when the body is in crisis the first thing it will do is to stop sending nourishment to the hair follicle as that the least important thing in the body and then the hair will obviously fall out. Well hello?????
(possibly related to my endocrine issues, I had a hysterectomy at age 33 due to early menapause and ovarian cysts) In '94, symptoms of thyroid issues recurred and I had a radioactive iodine uptake test and was prescribed synthroid. Within a week, I was in the ER with a thyroid storm. I was taken off synthroid immediately and had an ultrasound done. At that time, 7 nodules were discovered, the largest was 1.8 cm.
thyrogen shots scheduled for June 17, 18 and 19 (to make body think Synthroid withdrawal while still on Synthroid). I-131 scan scheduled for 6/21/13. Free T4 came back as 1.40.
I had to stop cold turkey from over 375mgs a day on Effexor to zero, rather than the 6 week withdrawal and it was worse than heroine withdrawal. (not that I have ever done heroine but that;s what they told me) It was extremely difficult and the psychosis was horrendous. Just the brain wanting the drug back again. It wasn't even a valium based one! ( I had heart issues and was told my dose was a mistake..after 8 years!!!!!!
My mother is an 83 year old woman who is taking Synthroid plus T3 to help with her low thryroid levels. But her endocrinologist just suggested that she get off the T3, since she has recently started experienceing angioedema events (9 events since Jan.1). Is it okay for her to just stop taking the T3 cold-turkey, or better to taper her off it slowly?
Six months out from TT/I-131 is the earliest to do the 'stimulated' (thyrogen or withdrawal from synthroid) thyroglobulin levels and whole body I-131 scan. Not sure what a bone scan would add at this point, but perhaps the GP is trying to evaluate the pain. Your levels cited are 'suppressed' Tg levels (ie, on synthroid with TSH suppressed) - these look fine - but the antibody against Tg appears high at 45 -- making the Tg level impossible to interpret.
HI, I really want to get off of Effexor Xr 225mgs and get onto another anti-depressant. It just doesn't seem to be working anymore. Plus I lost my health insurance and can no longer afford these and so other pills. I have been without xanax, synthroid & Effexor Xr for the last 4 days. Is it OK to just stop taking Effexor XR and switch over to Zoloft?? Also will I be OK to just stop taking my 3mgs of xanax daily, as I really have no choice. What kind of alternatives do I have??
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