Switching Medication - Lab Results Discussion Boards - Thyroid Boards

Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Switching Medication


  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

#1 chickenpiggy

chickenpiggy

    Active Member

  • Members
  • 62 posts

Posted 17 January 2020 - 02:32 PM

I have taken Armour Thyroid for many years. 180mg. Originally I was on Levoxyl for years until I wanted to try Armour as I felt I needed the T3 because I was fatigued. But in the last few years My FT3 and FT4 are extremely low and TSH is normal. Although my anxiety is worse. I'm wondering if going back to Levoxyl and adding T3 would be a good idea so that I can manage both separately. FYI I had Graves, RAI 15 years ago. Also I have tried to increase Armour several times and it's too much. 

 

Recent Labs

T3, Free 2.5 pg/mL         2.3 - 4.2 pg/mL

Free T4 0.7 ng/dL            0.8 - 1.8 ng/dL

 

TSH 1.16 mIU/L mIU/L



# Advertisement

Advertisement

Posted Today, 02:59 PM



#2 GOLGO13

GOLGO13

    Super Veteran Poster

  • Members
  • 237 posts

Posted 17 January 2020 - 10:45 PM

My thoughts are you are not on enough Armour. 

 

You should also check your Iron and B12 levels. 

 

Before changing back you may consider talking to your provider about your numbers. The folks on here who take combination medication maybe able to help. 

 

Usually TSH is very low on NDT and yours is not. Your free numbers are also quite low.

 

I would say you do need some sort of change either way.


  • chickenpiggy likes this

Original: TSH 71 TPO 1980

Levo 100 (March 2018): TSH 1.02 (range .5-4.5)....FT4 1.65 (range .82 to 1.77).

Levo 100 (April 2018): Felt terrible TSH .68

Levo 88 (May 29 2018): Felt better but low energy TSH 3.010 (.450-4.5)|Free T3 2.8 (2.0-4.4 pg/ml)| Free T4 1.50 (.82-1.77ng/dl) TPO 226

Levo 91 (equivalent) (July 16 2018): Felt sort of OK TSH 4.470 (.450-4.50)|Free T3 2.6 (2.0-4.4 pg/ml)| Free T4 1.44 (.82-1.77 ng/dl)|TPO 181

94 (half 88 and half 100) Best I have felt so far TSH 3.671 uIU/mL (0.350 - 5.000)| Free T4 1.14 ng/dL (0.70 - 1.25)| Free T3 2.2 pg/ml (1.7-3.7)

94 generic (Dec 2018) TSH 4.98...boo...

94 Synthroid (Feb 2019)Name Brand 6 days a week and 100 Sythroid one day a week TSH 4.829 uIU/mL (0.350 - 5.000 uIU/mL)| FT4 1.01 ng/dL (0.70 - 1.25 ng/dL)|FT3 2.6 pg/mL(1.7 - 3.7 pg/mL)

94 Synthroid (April 2019) 5 days a week, 100 twice a week TSH 2.763 uIU/mL (0.350 - 5.000 uIU/mL)| FT4 1.08 ng/dL (0.70 - 1.25 ng/dL)|FT3 2.5 pg/mL(1.7 - 3.7 pg/mL)

94 Synthroid (June 2019) 4 days a week, 100 3 days a week TSH 2.889 uIU/mL 0.350 - 5.000 uIU/mL| FT4 1.15 ng/dL 0.70 - 1.25 ng/dL|FT3  2.7 pg/mL 1.7 - 3.7 pg/mL

94 Synthroid (July 2019) 2 days a week, 100 5 days a week TSH 3.931 0.350 - 5.000 uIU/mL| FT4 1.07 ng/dL 0.70 - 1.25 ng/dL| FT3 2.4  pg/mL 1.7 - 3.7 pg/mL

100 Synthroid (Oct 2019) 7 days a week, 50 once a week TSH 2.479 0.350-5.000 uIU/mL| FT4 1.06 ng/dL 0.70 - 1.25 ng/d

100 Synthroid daily Synthroid 50 once a week TSH TSH 2.874 range .350 to 5 | T3 free 2.5 pg/ml range 1.7 to 3.7

112 Synthroid daily (Jan 2019) TSH 2.43 range .350-5.000 uIU/ml |  FT3 3.3 range 1.7-3.7 pg/mL | FT4 1.04 range .7-1.25 ng/Dl 

 


#3 Lovlkn

Lovlkn

    Super Moderator

  • Administrators
  • 6590 posts

Posted 19 January 2020 - 10:22 PM

Graves with thyroidectomy usually does better on T4 hormone with added T3 hormone if needed.  Personal experiences and experiences of friends.


Free T-4 and Free T-3 are absolutely necessary to properly dose yourself.
My experience is that 1/2 - 3/4 of range is your goal for optimal treatment

My Journey... 7 years to receive a diagnosis. TT 2004 after 4.5 years on Tapazole that had to be adjusted monthly - endo ran labs every 4 weeks. Remission was never going to happen for me so I opted for surgery to remove. Final DX by surgeon was Hashitoxicosis, TPO antibodies over 2000 and TSI 316% within the year prior to surgery. I never had a ultrasound or any lab testing to rule out cancer - pathology was negative. Post surgery I was kept hypo for many years - until I figured out how to dose my self, relying on where I fell in the FT-4 and FT-3 labs. I run TSH below range due to positive TBII antibodies. Horrible time adjusting to addition of Cytomel = patience pays off when adding this drug to the mix.

The happy ending ---> Stable dose since 1/10 Unithroid 125mcg, Cytomel 12.5mcg - labs I can live with.

None of the information on ThyroidBoards.com is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information shared is based on my personal experiences and should not be considered medical advice. Please consult a physician before adjusting any medication.

#4 chickenpiggy

chickenpiggy

    Active Member

  • Members
  • 62 posts

Posted 21 January 2020 - 03:12 PM

Would Graves with total RAI not be basically the same as Thyroidectomy. I get no hormones from a thyroid



#5 Lovlkn

Lovlkn

    Super Moderator

  • Administrators
  • 6590 posts

Posted 02 February 2020 - 12:33 PM

We are talking about replacement hormones - not ablation methods.

 

On replacement - synthetics seem better accepted than NDT based on my experiences and others


Free T-4 and Free T-3 are absolutely necessary to properly dose yourself.
My experience is that 1/2 - 3/4 of range is your goal for optimal treatment

My Journey... 7 years to receive a diagnosis. TT 2004 after 4.5 years on Tapazole that had to be adjusted monthly - endo ran labs every 4 weeks. Remission was never going to happen for me so I opted for surgery to remove. Final DX by surgeon was Hashitoxicosis, TPO antibodies over 2000 and TSI 316% within the year prior to surgery. I never had a ultrasound or any lab testing to rule out cancer - pathology was negative. Post surgery I was kept hypo for many years - until I figured out how to dose my self, relying on where I fell in the FT-4 and FT-3 labs. I run TSH below range due to positive TBII antibodies. Horrible time adjusting to addition of Cytomel = patience pays off when adding this drug to the mix.

The happy ending ---> Stable dose since 1/10 Unithroid 125mcg, Cytomel 12.5mcg - labs I can live with.

None of the information on ThyroidBoards.com is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information shared is based on my personal experiences and should not be considered medical advice. Please consult a physician before adjusting any medication.

#6 creepingdeath

creepingdeath

    Super Gold Veteran

  • Members
  • 670 posts
  • LocationDelaware County Pennsylvania

Posted 07 February 2020 - 07:26 PM

180mg is a lot.

I'd say you have absorption problems in the gut or you're a lot bigger than me.

 

I have hashi's and my thyroid is destroyed and no longer works.

I take 120mg although I weigh 125 to 130 pounds. TSH is below 0..& frees are around midway.

Doctors say I'm taken way too much but I have no signs or symptoms of being hyper.

I'm actually fatigued a lot .

I assume it's from being my Fathers full time caregiver.

He's in his 90's and has significant dementia so I don't get to sleep much.

 

Good luck leveling things out so you start feeling better.


  • chickenpiggy likes this


               


#7 chickenpiggy

chickenpiggy

    Active Member

  • Members
  • 62 posts

Posted 10 February 2020 - 01:45 PM

I usually take mine and then drink coffee about 30 mins later. This past week I waited an hour to drink coffee. By the time the week ended I was on the edge feeling hyperish and I don't like that. I take nexium in the afternoons for GERD. I noticed that coffee def was making an issue but then waiting an hour was too much. I'm really thinking about going back to Levoxyl and T3 added because I cannot get Armour right. And I am 200lbs so yes I am bigger


  • Lovlkn likes this

#8 chickenpiggy

chickenpiggy

    Active Member

  • Members
  • 62 posts

Posted 11 February 2020 - 01:27 PM

Got labs done yesterday still at 180mg Armour, they are as follows

 

TSH 3.76 (0.4-4.5)

FT3 2.5 (2.3-4.2)

FT4 0.8 (0.8-1.8)

 

Doctor has switched me to 150mcg of Levoxyl and will add Cytomel as needed. I don't think 150 is going to be enough but the Armour was doing nothing much either. Any suggestions?



#9 Lovlkn

Lovlkn

    Super Moderator

  • Administrators
  • 6590 posts

Posted 12 February 2020 - 11:54 AM

Your labs support under medication on Armour. 

 

Have you considered asking for an increase prior to switching back?  Is your doctor experienced in prescribing Armour?  It doesn't sound like it.


Free T-4 and Free T-3 are absolutely necessary to properly dose yourself.
My experience is that 1/2 - 3/4 of range is your goal for optimal treatment

My Journey... 7 years to receive a diagnosis. TT 2004 after 4.5 years on Tapazole that had to be adjusted monthly - endo ran labs every 4 weeks. Remission was never going to happen for me so I opted for surgery to remove. Final DX by surgeon was Hashitoxicosis, TPO antibodies over 2000 and TSI 316% within the year prior to surgery. I never had a ultrasound or any lab testing to rule out cancer - pathology was negative. Post surgery I was kept hypo for many years - until I figured out how to dose my self, relying on where I fell in the FT-4 and FT-3 labs. I run TSH below range due to positive TBII antibodies. Horrible time adjusting to addition of Cytomel = patience pays off when adding this drug to the mix.

The happy ending ---> Stable dose since 1/10 Unithroid 125mcg, Cytomel 12.5mcg - labs I can live with.

None of the information on ThyroidBoards.com is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information shared is based on my personal experiences and should not be considered medical advice. Please consult a physician before adjusting any medication.

#10 chickenpiggy

chickenpiggy

    Active Member

  • Members
  • 62 posts

Posted 12 February 2020 - 08:04 PM

Yes she is. She has tried to increase me but everytime I try to increase I have bad anxiety. So she said I may be super sensitive to T3. So we are going to Levoxyl and then re lab in 4 weeks then add cytomel or up the Levoxyl depending on what the labs say. I am on day two of the levoxyl and I am super tired already :(



#11 Lovlkn

Lovlkn

    Super Moderator

  • Administrators
  • 6590 posts

Posted 13 February 2020 - 02:46 AM

What worked for me was getting both FT-4 and FT-3 to fall somewhere between 1/2-3/4 of range.  

 

Good luck on the switch over.  


  • chickenpiggy likes this
Free T-4 and Free T-3 are absolutely necessary to properly dose yourself.
My experience is that 1/2 - 3/4 of range is your goal for optimal treatment

My Journey... 7 years to receive a diagnosis. TT 2004 after 4.5 years on Tapazole that had to be adjusted monthly - endo ran labs every 4 weeks. Remission was never going to happen for me so I opted for surgery to remove. Final DX by surgeon was Hashitoxicosis, TPO antibodies over 2000 and TSI 316% within the year prior to surgery. I never had a ultrasound or any lab testing to rule out cancer - pathology was negative. Post surgery I was kept hypo for many years - until I figured out how to dose my self, relying on where I fell in the FT-4 and FT-3 labs. I run TSH below range due to positive TBII antibodies. Horrible time adjusting to addition of Cytomel = patience pays off when adding this drug to the mix.

The happy ending ---> Stable dose since 1/10 Unithroid 125mcg, Cytomel 12.5mcg - labs I can live with.

None of the information on ThyroidBoards.com is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information shared is based on my personal experiences and should not be considered medical advice. Please consult a physician before adjusting any medication.

#12 GOLGO13

GOLGO13

    Super Veteran Poster

  • Members
  • 237 posts

Posted 13 February 2020 - 03:56 AM

That is a bummer. It will take some time to settle things out. Stay positive and understand it takes time. Keep stress low as possible.


  • chickenpiggy likes this

Original: TSH 71 TPO 1980

Levo 100 (March 2018): TSH 1.02 (range .5-4.5)....FT4 1.65 (range .82 to 1.77).

Levo 100 (April 2018): Felt terrible TSH .68

Levo 88 (May 29 2018): Felt better but low energy TSH 3.010 (.450-4.5)|Free T3 2.8 (2.0-4.4 pg/ml)| Free T4 1.50 (.82-1.77ng/dl) TPO 226

Levo 91 (equivalent) (July 16 2018): Felt sort of OK TSH 4.470 (.450-4.50)|Free T3 2.6 (2.0-4.4 pg/ml)| Free T4 1.44 (.82-1.77 ng/dl)|TPO 181

94 (half 88 and half 100) Best I have felt so far TSH 3.671 uIU/mL (0.350 - 5.000)| Free T4 1.14 ng/dL (0.70 - 1.25)| Free T3 2.2 pg/ml (1.7-3.7)

94 generic (Dec 2018) TSH 4.98...boo...

94 Synthroid (Feb 2019)Name Brand 6 days a week and 100 Sythroid one day a week TSH 4.829 uIU/mL (0.350 - 5.000 uIU/mL)| FT4 1.01 ng/dL (0.70 - 1.25 ng/dL)|FT3 2.6 pg/mL(1.7 - 3.7 pg/mL)

94 Synthroid (April 2019) 5 days a week, 100 twice a week TSH 2.763 uIU/mL (0.350 - 5.000 uIU/mL)| FT4 1.08 ng/dL (0.70 - 1.25 ng/dL)|FT3 2.5 pg/mL(1.7 - 3.7 pg/mL)

94 Synthroid (June 2019) 4 days a week, 100 3 days a week TSH 2.889 uIU/mL 0.350 - 5.000 uIU/mL| FT4 1.15 ng/dL 0.70 - 1.25 ng/dL|FT3  2.7 pg/mL 1.7 - 3.7 pg/mL

94 Synthroid (July 2019) 2 days a week, 100 5 days a week TSH 3.931 0.350 - 5.000 uIU/mL| FT4 1.07 ng/dL 0.70 - 1.25 ng/dL| FT3 2.4  pg/mL 1.7 - 3.7 pg/mL

100 Synthroid (Oct 2019) 7 days a week, 50 once a week TSH 2.479 0.350-5.000 uIU/mL| FT4 1.06 ng/dL 0.70 - 1.25 ng/d

100 Synthroid daily Synthroid 50 once a week TSH TSH 2.874 range .350 to 5 | T3 free 2.5 pg/ml range 1.7 to 3.7

112 Synthroid daily (Jan 2019) TSH 2.43 range .350-5.000 uIU/ml |  FT3 3.3 range 1.7-3.7 pg/mL | FT4 1.04 range .7-1.25 ng/Dl 

 


#13 chickenpiggy

chickenpiggy

    Active Member

  • Members
  • 62 posts

Posted 08 June 2020 - 07:17 PM

I know it's been a while on this subject but I have since went up to 175mcg and started having super high blood pressure and panic issues. I have taken nothing in the past 5 days. Blood pressure is still elevated but the panic is gone. I have no idea what to do at this point. Recent labs. These labs are about two weeks before the bad symptoms started

 

TSH

2.21 mIU/L  0.40-4.50

 

Free T4 1.6 ng/dL

0.8 - 1.8 ng/dL

 

T3, Free 3.0 pg/mL 2.3 - 4.2 pg/mL

 



#14 Lovlkn

Lovlkn

    Super Moderator

  • Administrators
  • 6590 posts

Posted 11 June 2020 - 01:04 PM

 

I know it's been a while on this subject but I have since went up to 175mcg and started having super high blood pressure and panic issues. I have taken nothing in the past 5 days. Blood pressure is still elevated but the panic is gone. I have no idea what to do at this point. Recent labs. These labs are about two weeks before the bad symptoms started

 

TSH

2.21 mIU/L  0.40-4.50

 

Free T4 1.6 ng/dL

0.8 - 1.8 ng/dL

 

T3, Free 3.0 pg/mL 2.3 - 4.2 pg/mL

 

You are exactly 3/4 range for FT-4 which might be a tad high for you.  I do best around 1/2 and definitely experience anxiety and higher heart rate at 3/4 range or higher.  You could try skipping a pill or 1/2 pill weekly to see if how you feel improves.

 

Your FT-3 is below 1/2 range which is 3.25.

 

If it were me - I would ask for a T4 hormone reduction and 5mcg T3 hormone ( split in 1/2 and taken in 2 doses slit at least 6 hours apart).

 

It's easier to add T3 hormone with optimal Ferritin and D labs


Free T-4 and Free T-3 are absolutely necessary to properly dose yourself.
My experience is that 1/2 - 3/4 of range is your goal for optimal treatment

My Journey... 7 years to receive a diagnosis. TT 2004 after 4.5 years on Tapazole that had to be adjusted monthly - endo ran labs every 4 weeks. Remission was never going to happen for me so I opted for surgery to remove. Final DX by surgeon was Hashitoxicosis, TPO antibodies over 2000 and TSI 316% within the year prior to surgery. I never had a ultrasound or any lab testing to rule out cancer - pathology was negative. Post surgery I was kept hypo for many years - until I figured out how to dose my self, relying on where I fell in the FT-4 and FT-3 labs. I run TSH below range due to positive TBII antibodies. Horrible time adjusting to addition of Cytomel = patience pays off when adding this drug to the mix.

The happy ending ---> Stable dose since 1/10 Unithroid 125mcg, Cytomel 12.5mcg - labs I can live with.

None of the information on ThyroidBoards.com is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information shared is based on my personal experiences and should not be considered medical advice. Please consult a physician before adjusting any medication.

#15 GOLGO13

GOLGO13

    Super Veteran Poster

  • Members
  • 237 posts

Posted 12 June 2020 - 01:54 PM

What medication are you on now? Stopping the meds is not usually a good idea. If you are now on Armour you would be on too little medication with those labs. If you are on some sort of combination therapy, your FT4 is a bit high and could be causing your negative feelings. FT3 a little low (though everyone has a different amount they feel good at). 

 

Best to seek out a good doctor experienced in dosing combination therapy. Unfortunately not many of those out there probably. 

 

As far as something to look into get your Iron levels checked. All 4 tests and ferritin. If your Iron levels are poor you will have issues processing the thyroid meds. Make sure you are eating well and getting enough calories. I suggest taking a good multivitamin. Get your Vitamin D levels checked also. B12 is another thing to consider.

 

Good luck.


Original: TSH 71 TPO 1980

Levo 100 (March 2018): TSH 1.02 (range .5-4.5)....FT4 1.65 (range .82 to 1.77).

Levo 100 (April 2018): Felt terrible TSH .68

Levo 88 (May 29 2018): Felt better but low energy TSH 3.010 (.450-4.5)|Free T3 2.8 (2.0-4.4 pg/ml)| Free T4 1.50 (.82-1.77ng/dl) TPO 226

Levo 91 (equivalent) (July 16 2018): Felt sort of OK TSH 4.470 (.450-4.50)|Free T3 2.6 (2.0-4.4 pg/ml)| Free T4 1.44 (.82-1.77 ng/dl)|TPO 181

94 (half 88 and half 100) Best I have felt so far TSH 3.671 uIU/mL (0.350 - 5.000)| Free T4 1.14 ng/dL (0.70 - 1.25)| Free T3 2.2 pg/ml (1.7-3.7)

94 generic (Dec 2018) TSH 4.98...boo...

94 Synthroid (Feb 2019)Name Brand 6 days a week and 100 Sythroid one day a week TSH 4.829 uIU/mL (0.350 - 5.000 uIU/mL)| FT4 1.01 ng/dL (0.70 - 1.25 ng/dL)|FT3 2.6 pg/mL(1.7 - 3.7 pg/mL)

94 Synthroid (April 2019) 5 days a week, 100 twice a week TSH 2.763 uIU/mL (0.350 - 5.000 uIU/mL)| FT4 1.08 ng/dL (0.70 - 1.25 ng/dL)|FT3 2.5 pg/mL(1.7 - 3.7 pg/mL)

94 Synthroid (June 2019) 4 days a week, 100 3 days a week TSH 2.889 uIU/mL 0.350 - 5.000 uIU/mL| FT4 1.15 ng/dL 0.70 - 1.25 ng/dL|FT3  2.7 pg/mL 1.7 - 3.7 pg/mL

94 Synthroid (July 2019) 2 days a week, 100 5 days a week TSH 3.931 0.350 - 5.000 uIU/mL| FT4 1.07 ng/dL 0.70 - 1.25 ng/dL| FT3 2.4  pg/mL 1.7 - 3.7 pg/mL

100 Synthroid (Oct 2019) 7 days a week, 50 once a week TSH 2.479 0.350-5.000 uIU/mL| FT4 1.06 ng/dL 0.70 - 1.25 ng/d

100 Synthroid daily Synthroid 50 once a week TSH TSH 2.874 range .350 to 5 | T3 free 2.5 pg/ml range 1.7 to 3.7

112 Synthroid daily (Jan 2019) TSH 2.43 range .350-5.000 uIU/ml |  FT3 3.3 range 1.7-3.7 pg/mL | FT4 1.04 range .7-1.25 ng/Dl 

 


#16 chickenpiggy

chickenpiggy

    Active Member

  • Members
  • 62 posts

Posted 25 June 2020 - 01:23 PM

I am on brand Levoxyl. I slowly went back up starting at 112, then 125 and now at 137.5. I was on 175 mcg when I was having the palpatations and high BP. Once I stopped taking it for 5 days my blood pressure went back down to normal, thats when I slowly started back. I have only now been at 137.5mcg for about a week so I'm gonna continue that for the next month and then restest. I am way too scared to get back to what was going on at 175mcg. I took Armour for YEARS but on 180mg my FT3 and FT4 stayed way on the low end and I couldn't handle any more increases. So that is where I am today.



#17 Lovlkn

Lovlkn

    Super Moderator

  • Administrators
  • 6590 posts

Posted 28 June 2020 - 12:21 PM

If it were me - I would take the 137mcg dose and add a 5 mcg T3 hormone pill.


Free T-4 and Free T-3 are absolutely necessary to properly dose yourself.
My experience is that 1/2 - 3/4 of range is your goal for optimal treatment

My Journey... 7 years to receive a diagnosis. TT 2004 after 4.5 years on Tapazole that had to be adjusted monthly - endo ran labs every 4 weeks. Remission was never going to happen for me so I opted for surgery to remove. Final DX by surgeon was Hashitoxicosis, TPO antibodies over 2000 and TSI 316% within the year prior to surgery. I never had a ultrasound or any lab testing to rule out cancer - pathology was negative. Post surgery I was kept hypo for many years - until I figured out how to dose my self, relying on where I fell in the FT-4 and FT-3 labs. I run TSH below range due to positive TBII antibodies. Horrible time adjusting to addition of Cytomel = patience pays off when adding this drug to the mix.

The happy ending ---> Stable dose since 1/10 Unithroid 125mcg, Cytomel 12.5mcg - labs I can live with.

None of the information on ThyroidBoards.com is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information shared is based on my personal experiences and should not be considered medical advice. Please consult a physician before adjusting any medication.

#18 chickenpiggy

chickenpiggy

    Active Member

  • Members
  • 62 posts

Posted 21 August 2020 - 01:09 AM

Well it’s been a while but I’m back on Armour 180mg for about a month now and still feel bad. I have been to the obgyn because no cycle for 4 months. All looked fine. Had an ekg and chest X-ray and blood work. All good there too. But I’m bloated and breathless and tired. I’m losing hope

#19 GOLGO13

GOLGO13

    Super Veteran Poster

  • Members
  • 237 posts

Posted 22 August 2020 - 12:21 AM

Well it’s been a while but I’m back on Armour 180mg for about a month now and still feel bad. I have been to the obgyn because no cycle for 4 months. All looked fine. Had an ekg and chest X-ray and blood work. All good there too. But I’m bloated and breathless and tired. I’m losing hope

 

Have you tried adjusting your diet? That can help sometimes. Getting rid of Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Added sugars can make a big difference. Just ensure you get enough calories each day as healthy food can be a bit lacking. Limit processed foods as much as possible.

 

Often we have gut issues and doing these dietary changes can help.

 

If needed the AIP diet can help for tougher cases.


Original: TSH 71 TPO 1980

Levo 100 (March 2018): TSH 1.02 (range .5-4.5)....FT4 1.65 (range .82 to 1.77).

Levo 100 (April 2018): Felt terrible TSH .68

Levo 88 (May 29 2018): Felt better but low energy TSH 3.010 (.450-4.5)|Free T3 2.8 (2.0-4.4 pg/ml)| Free T4 1.50 (.82-1.77ng/dl) TPO 226

Levo 91 (equivalent) (July 16 2018): Felt sort of OK TSH 4.470 (.450-4.50)|Free T3 2.6 (2.0-4.4 pg/ml)| Free T4 1.44 (.82-1.77 ng/dl)|TPO 181

94 (half 88 and half 100) Best I have felt so far TSH 3.671 uIU/mL (0.350 - 5.000)| Free T4 1.14 ng/dL (0.70 - 1.25)| Free T3 2.2 pg/ml (1.7-3.7)

94 generic (Dec 2018) TSH 4.98...boo...

94 Synthroid (Feb 2019)Name Brand 6 days a week and 100 Sythroid one day a week TSH 4.829 uIU/mL (0.350 - 5.000 uIU/mL)| FT4 1.01 ng/dL (0.70 - 1.25 ng/dL)|FT3 2.6 pg/mL(1.7 - 3.7 pg/mL)

94 Synthroid (April 2019) 5 days a week, 100 twice a week TSH 2.763 uIU/mL (0.350 - 5.000 uIU/mL)| FT4 1.08 ng/dL (0.70 - 1.25 ng/dL)|FT3 2.5 pg/mL(1.7 - 3.7 pg/mL)

94 Synthroid (June 2019) 4 days a week, 100 3 days a week TSH 2.889 uIU/mL 0.350 - 5.000 uIU/mL| FT4 1.15 ng/dL 0.70 - 1.25 ng/dL|FT3  2.7 pg/mL 1.7 - 3.7 pg/mL

94 Synthroid (July 2019) 2 days a week, 100 5 days a week TSH 3.931 0.350 - 5.000 uIU/mL| FT4 1.07 ng/dL 0.70 - 1.25 ng/dL| FT3 2.4  pg/mL 1.7 - 3.7 pg/mL

100 Synthroid (Oct 2019) 7 days a week, 50 once a week TSH 2.479 0.350-5.000 uIU/mL| FT4 1.06 ng/dL 0.70 - 1.25 ng/d

100 Synthroid daily Synthroid 50 once a week TSH TSH 2.874 range .350 to 5 | T3 free 2.5 pg/ml range 1.7 to 3.7

112 Synthroid daily (Jan 2019) TSH 2.43 range .350-5.000 uIU/ml |  FT3 3.3 range 1.7-3.7 pg/mL | FT4 1.04 range .7-1.25 ng/Dl 

 


#20 Lovlkn

Lovlkn

    Super Moderator

  • Administrators
  • 6590 posts

Posted 03 September 2020 - 01:45 AM

Well it’s been a while but I’m back on Armour 180mg for about a month now and still feel bad. I have been to the obgyn because no cycle for 4 months. All looked fine. Had an ekg and chest X-ray and blood work. All good there too. But I’m bloated and breathless and tired. I’m losing hope

Changing back and forth from Synthetic to NDT isn't helping your situation.

 

I'm curious - are your Ferritin, D and B-12 levels all near 3/4 range?  I had bad issues adding Cytomel until I got all 3 to 3/4 range and know many others who have had similar issues.


  • GOLGO13 likes this
Free T-4 and Free T-3 are absolutely necessary to properly dose yourself.
My experience is that 1/2 - 3/4 of range is your goal for optimal treatment

My Journey... 7 years to receive a diagnosis. TT 2004 after 4.5 years on Tapazole that had to be adjusted monthly - endo ran labs every 4 weeks. Remission was never going to happen for me so I opted for surgery to remove. Final DX by surgeon was Hashitoxicosis, TPO antibodies over 2000 and TSI 316% within the year prior to surgery. I never had a ultrasound or any lab testing to rule out cancer - pathology was negative. Post surgery I was kept hypo for many years - until I figured out how to dose my self, relying on where I fell in the FT-4 and FT-3 labs. I run TSH below range due to positive TBII antibodies. Horrible time adjusting to addition of Cytomel = patience pays off when adding this drug to the mix.

The happy ending ---> Stable dose since 1/10 Unithroid 125mcg, Cytomel 12.5mcg - labs I can live with.

None of the information on ThyroidBoards.com is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information shared is based on my personal experiences and should not be considered medical advice. Please consult a physician before adjusting any medication.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Recent Topics

16 July 2020 How often do you get your T4 and TSH checked? U... - Hi all.   It's been about ten years sin...
15 July 2020 What's up ?! - Guess nobody posts on here much anymore
28 June 2020 Feeling So Warm! - Is feeling overly warm a sign of too much thyro...
26 May 2020 Endo threatening not to refill my medicine unle... - I have been dealing with something really fr...

Back to Top