Synthroid withdrawal

Common Questions and Answers about Synthroid withdrawal


Avatar_n_tn My question is related to yours in a way. i am currently on 600mcg of ilight>Synthroidilight> 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.
Avatar_n_tn i have been on .125 mcg of ilight>synthroidilight> 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.
Avatar_f_tn "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.
Avatar_m_tn For the first five or six years i took ilight>synthroidilight> 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?
Avatar_f_tn i got diagnosed in 2008 but after many blood tests and ultrasounds my doctor thinks that ilight>Synthroidilight> actually hurts me. i was skeptical but he told me to gradually stop it which i did. i only took it 3 times a week last month and stopped it on December 1st. At first i was feeling good but now i feel dizzy and tired. i get lightheaded and have no energy. i don't know if the doctor is wrong or if these are just withdrawal symptoms. Thoughts?
Avatar_n_tn i had the same affects you mention while on ilight>Synthroidilight> 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.
Avatar_f_tn Dr. Lupo, is there any indication for holding ilight>synthroidilight> 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.
Avatar_n_tn A T4 med is levothyroxine (generic name) Some brands are Levoxyl and ilight>Synthroidilight>. 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.
362387_tn?1207277719 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.
Avatar_f_tn Fastforward almost 10 years later.. i am trying to wean off of it. i have tried before with bad ilight>withdrawalilight> 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".
793305_tn?1303671818 Are you using ilight>Synthroidilight> too? i've started 12.5mcg cytomel about 1 week ago along with .75mg of ilight>synthroidilight>. 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.
Avatar_n_tn i was wondering if anyone could give me any information about the meds i am taking along with ilight>synthroidilight>. i am on the second to lowest dosage of ilight>Synthroidilight> 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.
Avatar_f_tn 75 to bring my TSH fown to the 1's. However, my menstrual cycles were still wacky. She also switched me to ilight>Synthroidilight>. 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.
Avatar_f_tn Although Dilantin is not addicting and is not likely to be abused, stopping it too quickly can cause seizures to worsen. Dilantin ilight>Withdrawalilight> 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.
Avatar_m_tn and like i have read what you have written, it is part of the ilight>withdrawalilight>, and i am not fully aware of the ilight>withdrawalilight> 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.
Avatar_m_tn Yes i experienced ilight>withdrawalilight> 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.
Avatar_n_tn As for the skipped dose on the are light headed probably because you are getting a massive 'ilight>withdrawalilight>' on the Sunday.
Avatar_n_tn what can cause my TSH not only to fluctuate but also to rise when my dose of ilight>Synthroidilight> 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.
Avatar_f_tn She agreed to do that if we lowered the ilight>synthroidilight>. So, now i will try 88 of ilight>synthroidilight> and split the cytomel to 5 in the morning and 2.5 in the afternoon.
Avatar_n_tn 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 ilight>Synthroidilight>, 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.
Avatar_n_tn i decided to throw out a bag of about 30 oxycodone pills. Sounds great, right? Me, having NO CLUE about such things as ilight>withdrawalilight>, 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...
429155_tn?1205676864 MY PERSONAL DiARY OF OXYCONTiN ilight>WiTHDRAWALilight>. 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.
Avatar_f_tn 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 ilight>synthroidilight> it was the first time i had ever taken daily pills and they made me normal.
Avatar_f_tn i stopped cold-turkey per my doctor's instruction (BiG mistake!). i thought once i was over the initial ilight>withdrawalilight>, 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.
Avatar_f_tn Then i had my thyroid taken out and was put on ilight>Synthroidilight> 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?????
Avatar_f_tn (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 ilight>synthroidilight>. 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.
Avatar_f_tn thyrogen shots scheduled for June 17, 18 and 19 (to make body think ilight>Synthroidilight> ilight>withdrawalilight> while still on ilight>Synthroidilight>). i-131 scan scheduled for 6/21/13. Free T4 came back as 1.40.
983592_tn?1249766535 i had to stop cold turkey from over 375mgs a day on Effexor to zero, rather than the 6 week ilight>withdrawalilight> and it was worse than heroine ilight>withdrawalilight>. (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!!!!!!
Avatar_n_tn My mother is an 83 year old woman who is taking ilight>Synthroidilight> 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?