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Thank you, that is a huge relief. I have been told by every doctor that I should not do generic, but I just can't afford name brand anymore! I would rather have a full fridge for my kids than pay more for something that is the same. I understand the issue might be variations in the meds, but I can't do the extra money anymore, it's bleeding me dry.

Hi all,

I finally got my levels at a good spot on Tirosint (synthroid caused a lot of allergic reactions) but my insurance is changing and I need to switch to generic. Any good experiences with generic? or is everyone's just horrible. I am not sure if I will lose hair again? I had a TT January 2013.

I really can't afford $70+ to take tirosint and I am hoping that we just got the dosage right and I am leading a healthier lifestyle, so that's why I am at optimal levels as opposed to the drug being solely responsible.

RE: Optimal levels

by missbetsy13 - October 24, 2014

I'll be more cautious, I am also going to try taking it with vitmain C to see if it helps at all since I am going off the cytomel.

Thanks!

RE: Optimal levels

by missbetsy13 - October 24, 2014

Oh, BTW, my dr likes to keep my TSH in the very low end of the reccomendation.

RE: Optimal levels

by missbetsy13 - October 24, 2014

I don't have my past records with me, but the most current on is 1.550 with a range of .400-5.140.

I thought my past ones have always been fine, so when I expressed that I was surprised by the change, the nurse told me it has flucuated before and has been as high as 3. I don't remember them ever discussing it with me. I have been on 88 tirosint since January.

The only change I have made in the last 3 months is I went from no cytomel, to 5 mcg, to 7.5mcg every other day, and I just asked to stop because I was feeling like I was hyper.

But... my Free T3 was at 1.97 in a range of 2.18-3.98. I feel better without it though but now I am afraid of not being on it and gaining weight or getting depressed.

RE: Optimal levels

by missbetsy13 - October 24, 2014

Thanks for your response!

I am really good at taking my medicine at the same time every day and waiting at least an hour before eating.

Any ideas on why it would be flucuating even if I am doing these things?

Optimal levels

by missbetsy13 - October 23, 2014

What are the optimal levels for someone who is 2 years recovered from TT, no RAI and low risk? I feel like I swing from hypo to hyper, but my test results usually reflect the opposite. Any help?

RE: Dry red eyes

by missbetsy13 - October 23, 2014

I know what you mean. I find my eyes get red and dry from time to time when my levels are not in an opimal range. The problem is I don't know what this is for me yet. I thought this was a symptom I get when I am too hyper, but I just got labs back and I am hypo.... so now I am not sure. But yes, I do think this is directly related to our TT and being on medication.

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Survivor
Thyroid Cancer
Cancer Nutrition, Cancer Prevention, Diet, Emotional Support, Supplements

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