Synthroid - the continuing saga

I complained about how I was feeling and my endocrinologist asked me to come in for a blood test.

Name   Value   Reference Range
TSH   0.59   0.34 - 5.60 uIU/mL
TT3   0.85   0.62 - 1.62 ng/mL
FT4   1.44  

0.62 - 1.58 ng/d

So I'm having the normal heart pounding and sweating.  Seems like if it is over about 75° and /or any humidity I sweat profusely.  Anyway, I went back to my internists at the end of May and he said I had a "Right Bundle Branch Block"...all of a sudden ...after 59 years...whomp there it is. Funny that started after synthroid.

My pulse has been running upper 80's and lower 90's.  Lowest reading (taken sort of at random was 77.  I thought I used to be in the 60s.

Now I just got the results (above).  What strikes me as strange is that my T4 is higher than ever and my T3 is lower than's like my body has stopped making T3.

I feel ramped up most of the morning...then I tend to crash in the's like I get exhausted.

I feel bad whining ...but this kind of stinks.  I'd appreciate comments from folks like who take cytomel supplement ...or have switched to Armour thyroid.

I need to prepare for my next encounter with the endocrinologist.

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Do you take brand name synthroid, or generic levothyroxine?
I take brand name Synthroid (because it's more predictable according to endo)... 200 mcg.
Because it was cancer ..and it is rare in my gender and age group...they wanted to suppress my TSH.

So actually my TSH has been lower...and I've been feeling fairly reasonable on this dosage...but summertime is always hard when you're on those higher dosages of synthroid. I haven't experienced quite the symptoms that I am now since they had me on 225mcg.

What disturbs me is
1) my T4 and T3 have always tracked up and down T4 is very high and T3 is very low
2) discovery of "heretofore" non-existent heart anomaly
3) Crazy pulse and hot flashes...
I take brand name also, because I knew as a nurse that brand is more stage than generic. It was important to me, at least in these first months of taking a replacement, I have a baseline to go by. I will closely monitor my levels also. Thanks for giving me the heads up on this.
More stable....not stage......
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November 12, 2012


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Thyroid Cancer

October 31, 2012

Stage 1



No energy.

Learning to be patient.

Mostly hypothyroid type symptoms.


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