medication other than Synthroid

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RE: medication other than Synthroid

by butterfly501 on Sat Mar 30, 2013 06:52 PM

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On Mar 30, 2013 10:42 AM susanrizk wrote:

It was 0.3, which is lower than my endo wants it to be. Since I was having hypo symptoms, we switched to tirosint and will titrate from there

what's your goal, 0.5?

RE: medication other than Synthroid

by Shemay on Sat Mar 30, 2013 07:40 PM

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I was prescribed the synthetic Synthroid when first diagnosed with low thyroid function but had problems with it.  The doctor who treats my cancer with alternative protocols recommended I switch to the natural form of levothyroxine which has to be compounded by a pharmacist.  I have been using it for almost eight years now and have never experienced any negative issues.  Here's a very informative link which I hope will be helpful in explaining the benefits of using natural as opposed to synthetic.

http://jeffreydach.com/2010/06/16/why-natural-thyroid-is-bet

RE: medication other than Synthroid

by susanrizk on Sat Mar 30, 2013 07:42 PM

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On Mar 30, 2013 6:52 PM butterfly501 wrote:

On Mar 30, 2013 10:42 AM susanrizk wrote:

It was 0.3, which is lower than my endo wants it to be. Since I was having hypo symptoms, we switched to tirosint and will titrate from there

what's your goal, 0.5?

I think so..

RE: medication other than Synthroid

by butterfly501 on Sun Mar 31, 2013 07:25 AM

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On Mar 30, 2013 7:40 PM Shemay wrote:

I was prescribed the synthetic Synthroid when first diagnosed with low thyroid function but had problems with it.  The doctor who treats my cancer with alternative protocols recommended I switch to the natural form of levothyroxine which has to be compounded by a pharmacist.  I have been using it for almost eight years now and have never experienced any negative issues.  Here's a very informative link which I hope will be helpful in explaining the benefits of using natural as opposed to synthetic.

http://jeffreydach.com/2010/06/16/why-natural-thyroid-is-bet ter-than-synthetic-by-jeffrey-dach-md.aspx"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://jeffreydach.com/2010/06/16/why-natural-thyroid-is-bet target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://jeffreydach.com/2010/06/16/why-natural-thyroid-is-bet

I hope mary shoman gets a HUGE royalty from all 'natural' thyroid meds.  lol!!!

If they could define the term 'many' it would really be much more useful!

RE: medication other than Synthroid

by Sterling on Mon Apr 01, 2013 07:29 PM

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On Mar 28, 2013 11:17 AM susanrizk wrote:

Day 7 on Tirosint..I was on 165 mcg brand synthroid + 2.5 mcg cytomel twice/day..am now on 150+12.5 mcg tirosint and the cytomel.

I felt less bloated within a couple of days. I have my flat stomach back today :) I think my weight may be down a bit but haven't weighed myself. I will on Saturday.

I feel ever soslightlyless foggy. I'm hoping that will improve as time goes by, still too early to tell.

Well I certainly have more energy, probably about the same as my pre-surgical levels. Having a hard time sleeping through the night, though..but that could be partly because of my cats. I've been waking up between 3 am and 6 am, wide awake. We'll see about that, too.

That's my update. I'll update again in a week or so.

less bloated? Sign me up!

RE: medication other than Synthroid

by susanrizk on Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:24 AM

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Definitely less bloated, less depressed. I've lost a few pounds, which is great (I workout and eat healthy..it just seems like the pounds came from nowhere). I feel less foggy for sure.

But I'm not sleeping well..I wake up around 3 am and have a hard time getting back to sleep. A few times, I've been wide awake and have gotten up to start the day.

RE: medication other than Synthroid

by yetunde on Tue May 09, 2017 04:08 PM

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On Mar 30, 2013 7:40 PM Shemay wrote:

I was prescribed the synthetic Synthroid when first diagnosed with low thyroid function but had problems with it.  The doctor who treats my cancer with alternative protocols recommended I switch to the natural form of levothyroxine which has to be compounded by a pharmacist.  I have been using it for almost eight years now and have never experienced any negative issues.  Here's a very informative link which I hope will be helpful in explaining the benefits of using natural as opposed to synthetic.

http://jeffreydach.com/2010/06/16/why-natural-thyroid-is-bet ter-than-synthetic-by-jeffrey-dach-md.aspx"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://jeffreydach.com/2010/06/16/why-natural-thyroid-is-bet target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://jeffreydach.com/2010/06/16/why-natural-thyroid-is-bet

Good Day ma'am,

I was just looking for way out for my mum with colon cancer stage 4. After 12 set of chemo, the Doctors said she will have to go for an expensive chemo again and shes not even getting any better, and we have spent our last penny on her treatment. Please is there anything you can advice we do? 

Thanks

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