Does it take longer for Synthroid to work vs. Levothroid?
I was on Levothroid and lost 5lbs in one week & had the majority of my thyroid symptoms disappear, however I had an allergic reaction to it and had to be switched to Synthroid. I am not noticing any difference at ALL on the synthroid. I'm taking 50mg of Synthroid and this was the same dosage I was on for...
Asked by Olivia Darrigo 4 months ago.
I was on Levothroid and lost 5lbs in one week & had the majority of my thyroid symptoms disappear, however I had an allergic reaction to it and had to be switched to Synthroid. I am not noticing any difference at ALL on the synthroid. I'm taking 50mg of Synthroid and this was the same dosage I was on for Levothroid as well. Answered by Maura Ettel 4 months ago.
While the meds contain T4, there can be diffferences. Some people do better on one verses the other because of the different fillers. Thyroid meds usually do not cause weight loss when you are hypothyroid, so don't expect just because you lost weight on Levothroid that weight loss would continue on either levothroid or Synthoid. On the synthroid are you still having symptoms? If so, perhaps you need a different dosage of it. There are many possibilities. You've really got to give it few months though and retest in the morning each and every time. When I was first diagnosed, I was on Levoxyl. It did nothing at all for my symptoms. After 9 months, I added Cytomel to the Levoxyl and it helped with 75% of my symptoms. I was on this combo for over 2 years, then eventually I wanted to try something else to see if I could feel even better. I switched to Armour and almost all my symptoms are gone now. Don't give up until you feel great too. There's a lot of info on hypothyroidism out here and do research until you are happy. Answered by Tona Raught 4 months ago.
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A friend of mine wants to go on birth control, but she's on Levothroid (for her thyroid). Would it affect it?
She's been on this medicine (Levothroid) ever since she was a little kid and now, she's thinking about going on birth control. But she's not sure if the birth control is going to affect her medication. Help? Thanks.
Asked by Larue Gleitz 4 months ago.
Levothroid is not known to interact with any birth control pill. Now, mind there are many types of birth control pill, so her doctor will be able to pick the one that is best for her. Answered by Bianca Hool 4 months ago.
Why would a doctor's office tell me I need to decrease Levothroid when they state my thyroid was low?
I have always had them to increase my thyroid when it was low and a decrease when it was high.I had a total thyoidectomy in 1953. I have no thryoid at all of my own. I don't know if this makes a difference or not. Could it be the doctor does not remember me telling him this. Actually I had one doctor to do...
Asked by Vasiliki Mcgreen 4 months ago.
I have always had them to increase my thyroid when it was low and a decrease when it was high. I had a total thyoidectomy in 1953. I have no thryoid at all of my own. I don't know if this makes a difference or not. Could it be the doctor does not remember me telling him this. Actually I had one doctor to do an ultrasound of my non existent thyoid and after the results came in he told me I don't have a thryoid. Answered by Evita Yarosh 4 months ago.
Hi Shirley; First of all, 19 53 was 58 years ago --how old is your doctor? And, has he been your doctor for a while prescribing Levothroid? If so, you should call his office & ask him to give you a call or speak to an assistant and ask for clarification. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism around 1990 and have been on a thyroid supplementation since. I have a complete blood work test at least every 4 months because of checking on my thyroid, my cholesterol levels and other enzyme work. Last time, my TSH numbers were high so my doctor started a small increase from 1.25 to 1.375 --going up slowly. What's hard for others to understand is that when your levels are low, you need to decrease your thyroid dose & vice versa. Since you have no thryoid, are older and haven't had your questions answered it may be good for you to have a workup done with an endrochronologist and see what's going on. The thyroid is involved with all the important organs, as you know, besides your metabolism. None of us here can answerr your particular medical question. But I wish you luck. Let us know how you make out. Best Regards Answered by Casey Vandonsel 4 months ago.
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Please call your physician's office and clarify the thyroid dose supplementation recommendation. If they consistently make errors or seem too busy to maintain your health, you need to get them to refer you to an endocrinologist. Improperly managed thyroid dose supplementation can be dangerous resulting in cardiac issues, vascular problems, potential anemia, repeated infections, edema, and ultimately a proneness to cancers. Change physicians if you must. Best wishes. Answered by Sherice Sorce 4 months ago.
rethink and ask him or get another opinion. he may be distracted and forgot. Answered by Yuette Rylander 4 months ago.
What is levothroid and what is it used for. what is provigil?
they are both medications
Asked by Beaulah Hovland 4 months ago.
levothroid is a form of L-thyroxine. It is a synthetic form of the blood storage form of thyroid hormone that has some biological activity. It is used to treat hypothyroidism (an insufficiency of thyroid hormone). It is tricky, because it requires peripheral conversion to a more active form, and hence the activity level of thyroid hormone in the blood is rather constant during the day and night. Unlike the natural situation, at least in the young. Many patients prefer liothyronine, the more active form. It requires frequent dosing, L-thyroxine is once a day. Answered by Majorie Gaskell 4 months ago.
Is it ok to take green tea while i am taking Levothroid?
Levothroid is a medicine which we take for Thyroid problem.
Asked by Santos Hepa 4 months ago.
Be careful, my Dr. said to avoid caffeine as much as possible, so if you are not sure maybe avoid it? Also, I had asked about herbal teas, I drank them all the time before I was pregnant. Some herbal teas can in some women cause contractions and even result in loosing the baby. Some teas are OK. It was all too confusing so I avoided it all. I only drank about 3 cups of decaffeinated tea/week and only 2 cups of decaf coffee throughout the whole pregnancy. Whey I was expecting, there was a documentary on the caffeine levels in decaf coffees (Starbucks,Horton's) etc and the caffeine levels were very high, too high for me to risk mine or my baby's health. Steer clear of the green tea and any herbal tea unless you have researched them very thoroughly and checked a few reliable sources. It is not worth the risk to your baby. Ovaltine is a good alternative for a nice hot drink. Answered by Reginald Walizer 4 months ago.
Can I take levothroid for weight loss?
Im getting married on september.. im 57 165.... I NEED @ LOSE WEIGHT!
Asked by Donn Purgason 4 months ago.
Look, I don't know much about thyroid medication, but I would strongly caution you against doing this. It sounds like an extremely bad idea. The best way to lose weight is to stay active and watch what you eat. I know it's not what you want to hear, but there are no quick fixes for weight loss and the last thing you want to do is screw your body up with medication for a condition you don't have. Answered by Ray Plackett 4 months ago.
I wouldn't try using that to lose weight quick. I took that medication and i have a thyroid problem, it made me hungrier and i felt like i haven't eaten in a long time. It speeds up your metabolism too much and you will end up losing not weight but muscle as well... I suggest if your trying to lose weight quick to just do it the old fashion way. Sit in a sauna and sweat the weight out or just exercise and eat right. These get skinny quick things are more dangerous than just doing it the old fashion way Answered by Vincenza Sodhi 4 months ago.
Exercise in the morning to speed up weight loss Answered by Adan Souphom 4 months ago.
I am gaining weight on Levothyroxine. Any other recommendations for A sluggish thyroid? Answered by Ellena Pisarski 4 months ago.
beware of hidden calories Answered by Saundra Pettibone 4 months ago.
Do 45 minutes cardio workouts a few times a week Answered by Brinda Nieminen 4 months ago.
Don t take rest more than 30 seconds between exercises Answered by Dirk Elsasser 4 months ago.
make like a fish and swim at a leisurely pace for 17 minutes Answered by Lisandra Gosset 4 months ago.
To know how much calories you have to eat just add zero to your weight Answered by Florine Bulgin 4 months ago.
fly a kite for 20 minutes Answered by Isreal Wafer 4 months ago.
Lab test shows greater hypothyroidism after taking 25mcg Levothroid?
My doctor put me on 25mcg Levothroid six weeks ago. I went to him again yesterday and he told me my lab results show the problem has gotten worse. He increased the dose to 1mg. How/why could/would this be?
Asked by Shalon Penny 4 months ago.
In Hashimoto's thyroiditis (an autoimmune thyroiditis), the thyroid may continue to fail despite the fact that a relatively small dose of synthroid is now supporting it. Your physician, over time, may need to increase the dose of Synthroid, to 50 mcg, or even 75 mcg. I do have patients who take 200 mcg. Additionally, most endocrinologists prescribe Synthroid, the name brand, because we find that the generics, although some of them are very good, have a varying bioavailability as generic brands may be switched by your pharmacy. Best wishes. Answered by Barney Pedigo 4 months ago.
When to take levothroid?
I have been on this type drug for 10-15 years. The educational leaflet that came with it recently said to that it 1/2 to 1 hour before breakfast. I have been taking it for years around 2 AM when answering the call of nature. I had assumed that it was necessary for the body to have an unfettered opportunity to...
Asked by Brigitte Torrey 4 months ago.
I have been on this type drug for 10-15 years. The educational leaflet that came with it recently said to that it 1/2 to 1 hour before breakfast. I have been taking it for years around 2 AM when answering the call of nature. I had assumed that it was necessary for the body to have an unfettered opportunity to absorb it. So is taking it 5 hours before breakfast OK? I searched but could not find an answer. Thanks for your help, Vic Answered by Regenia Wicinsky 4 months ago.
i would like to know that aswell Answered by Leigha Schrab 4 months ago.
Levothroid medication question?
I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer and had surgery on October 10th and 12th to remove my entire thyroid. I was prescribed Levothroid to replace the hormones since i no longer have my thyroid. I recently just had my period and thought it was over last Friday, but today im having some bleeding and feel...
Asked by Henry Kerley 4 months ago.
I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer and had surgery on October 10th and 12th to remove my entire thyroid. I was prescribed Levothroid to replace the hormones since i no longer have my thyroid. I recently just had my period and thought it was over last Friday, but today im having some bleeding and feel bloated and tired! This is my first period since taking this medication, so im curious to know if its just the meds doing this as my body adjusts because this has NEVER happened before! Does anyone have any personal experience with this? Or advice? Answered by Divina Caufield 4 months ago.
It takes a while for thyroid levels to be adjusted after surgery. Until your levels are "normal", don't be surprised about your body doing unusual things. Still, I'd let your doc (who's monitoring the thyroid) know. Answered by Monte Ramlakhan 4 months ago.
I would not check out making use of that to shed extra pounds speedy. I took that remedy and i've a thyroid quandary, it made me hungrier and that i felt like i have never eaten in many years. It accelerates your metabolism an excessive amount of and you're going to grow to be wasting now not weight however muscle as good... I endorse in case your seeking to shed extra pounds speedy to only do it the historical type approach. Sit in a sauna and sweat the load out or simply activity and consume correct. These get thin speedy matters are extra unsafe than simply doing it the historical type approach Answered by Leo Basemore 4 months ago.