I have been taking Synthroid for almost 2.5 years now. I started taking it after my body basically started shutting down. I stopped producing T4 hormone, estrogen, and had cortisol levels skyrocketing. I couldn't get out of bed a lot of days and I had zero energy. At the age of 20, I was not in good shape. After seeing an endocrinologist for testing, she put me on Synthroid. Within about one week, I was feeling much better and my health has been improving ever since.
However, it is not a perfect happy ending. There are still days when I feel like my Synthroid is "off." I still have days when I'm slumped over in bed. Then there are days when I feel like the Synthroid is took strong and I have insomnia and night sweats. It is a very sensitive medicine and if I change my diet or routine, it can get off balance. You need to constantly be watching your thyroid levels through blood tests to make sure you are not under or over dosing.
If you are diagnosed with an underactive thyroid, this is a great medicine. This is one med where the generic will NOT cut it.
Affordable for those of us that must take name brand.
This is a great product for an underactive thyroid condition. If you must take the name brand, take it and pay for it even if your insurance will not cover it. If you don't have insurance apply for a discount card or see a Publix pharmacy which offers name brand prescriptions with a discount. Do not think that you can take a generic to get the same results. My pharmacy gave me generic by mistake after taking name brand Synthroid for a year and I felt the bad effects immediately. The Synthroid brand product takes four to six weeks to really boost your system so give it time to work. I started feeling better in one week. Make sure you are seeing your doctor regularly because he can adjust this medicine easily and get you feeling great. You will probably take this medicine the rest of your life and you will need occasional adjustments. I have been taking Synthroid for ten years. I work outside which means I sweat alot so I usually adjust for a little higher during the summer than during the winter.
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I have been taking Thyroid Tablets for 22 months. After being on Synthroid Thyroid Tablets for 9 months my doctor let me try the generic brand. I took these for 6 months and during that time my thyroid levels were up and down. He put me back on the name brand Synthroid and right away my levels went to where they are supposed to be and have been fine ever since.
Synthroid is one of the most common prescription drug used.
Synthroid is one of the most common prescription medications used for hypothyroidism today. This mediction is used to decrease thyroid levels in patients who have been tested and proven to have hypothyroidism. Some symtoms of hypothyroidism are: Coarse and thinning hair. Dry skin. Brittle nails. A yellowish tint to the skin. Slow body movements. Cold skin. Inability to tolerate cold. Feeling tired, sluggish, or weak. Memory problems, depression, or difficulty concentrating. Constipation. Heavy or irregular menstrual periods that may last longer than 5 to 7 days. Other, less common symptoms may include: An enlarged thyroid gland (goiter). Modest weight gain, often 10 lb (4.5 kg) or less. Swelling of the arms, hands, legs, and feet, and facial puffiness, particularly around the eyes. Hoarseness. Muscle aches and cramps. In general, how bad your symptoms are depends on your age, how long you have had hypothyroidism, and the seriousness of the condition. The symptoms may be so mild and happen so slowly that they go unnoticed for years. The older you are, the more likely you are to notice symptoms. If you exhibit any of the signs and symtoms above, ask your healtcare provider to do a simple TSH to test for hypothyroidism. If you do find that you have hypothyroidism then blood test are routinely needed every 3 months to monitor the appropriate dosage for your condition. Some people only need a small dosage of the medication while others may need a higher dosage to maintain the correct levels. In my own personal experience with this medication, it has been successful for the most part. There have been a few times when my dosage had to be adjusted, but routinely my levels stay level as long as I don' forget to take my medication. If I miss a dose of Synthroid, I start to feel sluggish, tired, anxious and have cold spells. It took me years to figure out what was wrong with me. I was having daily panick attacks and was scared all of the time because of the way I felt. I have been on Synthroid for 5 years now and I can honestly say, that my panic attacks became almost not existant after I began taking the Synthroid. I hope this information has been informative and helpful.