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HoustonChick86
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re: Anyone else’s thyroid decide to peace out?
Mine is doing fine, but I've been on Levothyroxine for about 4 years for hypothyroidism. It is a small dose, but enough to make a difference.



007mag
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re: Anyone else’s thyroid decide to peace out?
I have Graves my heart beat was like 120 rested with A-fib, you could watch my heart beat in the veins of my arm. I could sit on the back porch and smoke wearing just my boxers when it was below freezing outside. My wife could feel the heat radiating from my body in bed at night. My hands shook so bad food fell off my fork and I was 5'10'' 145lbs my normal weight was 170lbs. I lost a tremendous amount of strength. Things I normally did multiple times without fatigue like shooting my bow were impossible to accomplish one time.

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It's not totally peaced out but I am on Levothyroxine. I'm up to 250mcg daily now.
My thyroid is completely removed and I only take 150mg plus the Dr and I concluded my body's normal is a slight bit hyper compared to text book normal. My energy levels and temperature tolerances feel normal when my numbers are slightly hyper of average and I feel hypo when my numbers suggest I'm correct.


shutterspeed
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re: Anyone else’s thyroid decide to peace out?
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Currently on Armour. It does nothing for me.


I'm really intrigued by the personal anecdotes of people on Armour. Who prescribed that to you--a GP or endo?


shutterspeed
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re: Anyone else’s thyroid decide to peace out?
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I think my TSH was at a -9.


That's about where I started. Was fasting and doing keto and not losing or even gaining weight. I'm up to 75 mcg now and just now starting to see some weight come off. Not sure if I'm any better in the lethargy department, but it's probably helped a tad.


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shutterspeed
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re: Anyone else’s thyroid decide to peace out?
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For those on Syntharoid how is that going?


Been on since April. My labs improved at 50mcg, but I don't feel a whole lot different. Upped my dosagage to 75 mcg and weight is finally starting to budge.
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TigersHuskers
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re: Anyone else’s thyroid decide to peace out?
I have been on meds for mine since I was 20.


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greenwave
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re: Anyone else’s thyroid decide to peace out?
I’ve always had a good metabolism so I’m wondering what it will be like.


shutterspeed
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re: Anyone else’s thyroid decide to peace out?
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I’ve always had a good metabolism so I’m wondering what it will be like.



It will be like not having a good metabolism.


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bamagreycoat
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re: Anyone else’s thyroid decide to peace out?
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I thought only fat women had thyroids.


Hahahahaha, you’re trolling technique really is unique. You’re really dedicated to your craft too.


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shaqazoolu
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Member since Jun 2008
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re: Anyone else’s thyroid decide to peace out?
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I'm really intrigued by the personal anecdotes of people on Armour. Who prescribed that to you--a GP or endo?


Not sure what they'd be considered but it's come from a few different docs over the years. I've been on several different types and none of them really do anything for me, not just Armour. I only ended up on Armour because the place where I was getting it was a compound pharmacy doing bioidentical stuff that insurance wouldn't touch. There was apparently a global shortage of whatever they made that stuff with a few months ago and they switched me to Armour in the meantime. Insurance pays for Armour and it is equally worthless, so I just stuck with it to save cash. I'm up to 3 grains a day. I spent some time on 4 for a bit but that made everyone nervous (and still did nothing for me).

Anyway, most recently it was these guys that have been prescribing it: LINK /


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chinhoyang
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re: Anyone else’s thyroid decide to peace out?
Mine was radioactively removed due to hyperthyroidism


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shutterspeed
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re: Anyone else’s thyroid decide to peace out?
Have you tried the standard synthroid (levothyroxine) and/or cytomel?


lurkr
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re: Anyone else’s thyroid decide to peace out?
Had mine removed 2yrs ago, non cancerous growth. On levothyroxine 200 mcg, feel better than I have in years.
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jscrims
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re: Anyone else’s thyroid decide to peace out?
It has it’s ups and downs. You have to be consistent with the time you take your meds and that causes some challenges.

I go 2x a year to get my blood work. It really sucks to have this condition in general because it impacts everything by synthroid has helped me have a normal life with no side effects and a pretty good job at balancing the thyroid function and capability.

You would be amazed at what your endocrine system controls because it can frick up everything quickly.


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tigerinthebueche
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re: Anyone else’s thyroid decide to peace out?
100 MCG Levothyroxine daily


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Hulkklogan
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: Anyone else’s thyroid decide to peace out?
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My thyroid is completely removed and I only take 150m


My Endo said I seem to be "resistant" to the synthetic t4. My t4 is now above normal but my TSH is still not in the optimal range and t3 is still a little low.


jscrims
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Member since May 2008
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re: Anyone else’s thyroid decide to peace out?
Seeing all these low diesels of Levo and synthroid. I’m on the sweet dark blue one at 137mcg. I was on 150 but they lowered me after some anxiety attacks and mood swings but I think it was more for the lack of consistency in my numbers due to me not taking my meds properly.

I couldn’t do levothyroxine because it didn’t work so I am stuck with synthroid. Insurance is good and it only costs me $10 for a 90 day supply so I will take it.

For newbies on the pill, I keep 3-4 pills in a small bag in my wallet in case I forget to take it or am traveling and forget my pills. One missed day can throw you off.


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udtiger
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Louisiana
Member since Nov 2006
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re: Anyone else’s thyroid decide to peace out?
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Levothyroxine


Word of warning.

Thyroid medication is one of the only ones where there is a substantial variance between brand and generic. Get the name brand. It makes a difference.


BayooBandit
LSU Fan
Thibodaux, LA
Member since Jan 2005
209 posts

re: Anyone else’s thyroid decide to peace out?
My endo stressed the same thing! The generic Levoxyl is not as effective as the brand name.
My insurance won't cover the Levoxyl, so I use an app called "Good Rx" to get it affordably.


shaqazoolu
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2008
590 posts

re: Anyone else’s thyroid decide to peace out?
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Have you tried the standard synthroid (levothyroxine) and/or cytomel?


I've been on Synthroid before, but not Cytomel.


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