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Here’s one thing that says almost everything about this drug: Synthroid has saved my life! I don’t know any better medication for underactive thyroid. That’s because I was suffering from literally all symptoms, all the worst symptoms and that’s in the worst possible way because of my dead thyroid. I remember how bad my situation was and I cannot believe it now. it’s like I was living another life. I have been taking Synthroid for nearly three years now and so far I have had exclusively only positive effects. It has helped me enormously. I was already feeling better after only one week (or even sooner) of taking this medication and then my situation continued to improve day by day! I was feeling better and better with each day that passed for the next few months. Around five or six months later, it leveled off and since then I am feeling fine and I am very grateful to this medicine. Because of my crummy thyroid I gained a lot of weight and it took a little more than one year to lose all that weight but without the help of this product I guess I would have never lose it. By the way, my weight started to disappear as soon as I started to take synthroid. Currently I am taking 225 mcg a day of it and I am nearly not have any side effects. If there are some they are extremely tiny, I don’t even remember the worst of them because it nearly wasn’t there at all. Everybody who is suffering from underactive thyroid I greatly recommend this product (but I guess it would also help people who are suffering from hypothyroidism, after thyroid removal, but I’m not as sure about that). Just talk it with your doctor.
I’m taking Synthroid for more than 7 years now and for me it is the best medication out there! I’m nearly sure that this medication would help everybody who’s suffering from this condition but the key is to take it correctly. In all these years I have never increased my dose because I’m following the exact directions for its usage. I’m trying with all my best to take it correctly and the results are simply awesome! Here is what I’m doing: I take this medication the same day in the exactly same time. For me is 6 A.M. because it has to be taken on an completely empty stomach and then wait one hour before eating ANYTHING. You should take the drug exactly as prescribed and as I know, this is the first thing you have to do in the morning. I repeat, you have to take it and then wait one full hour before eating any food, however, better ask your doc about this thing. I know it might be hard but I also recommend you to eat smaller amount of food in case you need to lose some weight… I was misdiagnosed for 3 years and in all this time I gained A LOT weight. In 3 years my body was completely changed, like it wasn’t me anymore. After I’ve started to take this medication, I’ve change my diet and in general my every day life routine so the results changed in a year. In only one year I’ve lost more than 80 pounds and for few years now I’m feeling young again. honestly, I didn’t starve myself and I didn’t had any extreme workout or exercises in order to lose some weight. I’ve just had a disciplined life and a planned diet. As I said, the key is to use this medication correctly, exactly as it was said by your doc. also you should have pretty frequent TSH profile tested in order to know exactly what dose you need. Besides this if you search the food that’s affecting your medication and make a little change in your diet I’m nearly sure that you’ll be fine within one year, exactly as me. When you’re doing everything right you’re able to get the full benefit and then you won’t have any problems anymore! so much time passed but this medication is still for good results with no side effects at all. I really hope that this would help somebody out there. Talk more to your doctor, ask him more questions. You might ask me if you want… best wishes and good luck!
In 2008 I had my thyroid removed due to Grave’s disease I suffered and now I’m struggling with Hypothyroidism. The endocrinologist said that I should take Armour Thyroid but it was too expensive for me so due to financial reasons I was forced to talk to him and ask for another medication so I was prescribed Synthroid. At first it was horrible, I was feeling absolutely miserable – 24/7 I was tired and confused, I was paranoid and angry at everyone and everything, I experienced hair loss and weight gain that I have to deal even nowadays too. I thought that this medication isn’t working at all. But now, everything seemed to be caused by my NP who doesn’t seem to understand difference between hypothyroidism due to complete loss of thyroid gland as in my situation and when you’re having low thyroid levels from naturally occurring hypothyroidism. Because of his non-professional skills he claimed that I was taking too much thyroid while I was taking only 75 mcg a day. He said that usually his patients are taking lower dosages and they are feeling fine. When he finally saw how bad was my situation he agreed that I should take a little more and he told me to take 100 mcg a day. Within few days I was feeling already a little better. 4 years I was suffering until he understood that I should take a little more than his “usual patients” and in 2012 he had me on 150 mcg a day which finally seems to be a normal dosage for me. It is not perfect but at least much better than before. Generally it is a good product.
I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism 15 years ago, unfortunately at that time the medicine was not as advanced as today. I had to go through more "experimental" drugs until my doc prescribed Synthroid. Since taking the medicine, my weight normalised and all my tests T3, T4, & TSH came in with norm levels. I've been taking the medicine for about 8 years, non-stop, at same time a day, and it does a great job. I've been said, once you're on thyroid medicines, you stay that way. Synthroid keeps my thyroid under control, this way my weight is under control...well... i'm happy with the drug.