Synthroid

First, my email address was wiped out of my profile, so I haven't seen anything for a while.  
I wondered what was up.

Nothing going on with me, except more work.  My primary care physician noticed something on my EKG and so I'm getting a stress test.  I guess some of that is to be expected with aging.

So here's the purpose of my writing today.  I've been on Synthroid for a year and a half now and I've been wondering about whether other people feel the same way about synthroid...

Since I had cancer, they want to keep my dosage high (lower TSH).   First, I've noticed that my tolerance to synthroid generally changes from winter to summer.  The same dosage that feels inadequate in Winter, feels somewhat intolerable in summer.  It's hard to take the heat.  Maybe it's in my head.

Secondly, I take my Synthroid a couple of hours before getting up.... Usually when I turn over or have to go to the restroom.  What I noticed is that I seem somewhat restless during the night before that.  Then after taking my synthroid, it seems like I rest better...or longer.  Not sure if that's just a mental thing also, or if it's just incidental because I then get comfortable again.

Anybody have similar feelings?

 

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Glad to see you back Sterling! Here is a great article at Webwhispers (It's a forum from cancer survivors that have had their voice box removed )on Synthroid. Scroll down to the article names "Synthroid" It's very good.

http://webwhispers.org/news/Jun2014.asp

I take synthroid low dose my TSH is good and I am tired all the time and have a hard time losing weight... so i keep having blood taken to see if anything changes... hugs and love and always prayers Sabina
Thanks Sabrina. Always interested in good information. After my last scan I've been going about every 4-6 months for blood work and to check in with the endocrinologist.
That sounds right. Mine is a low dose but still have to take it I was told.
Sabrina... I can't remember if I ever mentioned this book..or how well it is know, but I found it very informative. The Thyroid Solution: A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program for Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health by Ridha Arem You can find it in libraries..or on Amazon. One thing that I remember reading was that a TSH level of 1.0 (for example) isn't always adequate for everybody. You might function well on that and someone else might not. I also know that I had one TSH test that was out of wack..and I suspect lab error on that.
To be honest with you I usually am good at figuring things out, way back someone on BFAC said to me I should have my thyroid checked and so I did and the doc said I needed to go on thyroid meds and I got them and didn't take them.. then I was feeling really depressed and tired and figured it was from having cancer and , then I was thinking maybe I should go on it and my TSH levels were getting higher, this went on for a year. So finally I have taken it and its a pain because I stay up real late and I never really sleep deep because I don't set my alarm and I know I have to get up and take the pill. I don't want to set the alarm. Just don't want to. So I manage to get that pill in me usually every day. I can honestly say I have no idea how it all works, my mind can only take in so much and then some reason I just will not learn anymore. Even when the doc has told me . I get so sick of all these aliments. I have to make a conscious , like a religious decision to learn what is happening in my body that I need this drug. I know its from radiation. No one tells you when your radiated for vocal chords that almost everyone will have a thyroid problem. I know this is different than your situation, but I will get that book off Amazon and then read it. I am not sure if you knew Randy Chalfant on here he passed away was such a great man. He sent me his book he wrote and I am just getting to read it now, he has helped me so much.. its called "Prospering with Cancer" and helped me with this last scope I had so much. If you can get it, it's so worth reading. Well I think I wrote a book here myself..lol. thanks Sterling, hope your doing well tonight.. hugs and love and always prayers Sabina
Sabrina... I can't remember if I ever mentioned this book..or how well it is know, but I found it very informative. The Thyroid Solution: A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program for Regaining Your Emotional and Physical Health by Ridha Arem You can find it in libraries..or on Amazon. One thing that I remember reading was that a TSH level of 1.0 (for example) isn't always adequate for everybody. You might function well on that and someone else might not. I also know that I had one TSH test that was out of wack..and I suspect lab error on that.
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November 12, 2012

Missouri

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Thyroid Cancer

October 31, 2012

Stage 1

No

Thyroidectomy

No energy.

Learning to be patient.

Mostly hypothyroid type symptoms.

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