mine are not working. TSH continuing to climb.
Are there Fake Synthroid pills being substitued for real?
- 3 Jan 2010 by find13
- synthroid, hypothyroidism - after thyroid removal, hypothyroidism
Added 4 Jan 2010:
Been on Synthroid (brand name only) almost 18 years. Thyroid taken out because of Cancer. SUPER STRESS, non-stop, at least contributed to Pituitary gland also partially stopping a couple of years ago. They've gotten the TSH back to SUPPRESSED level a couple of times, then it takes off towards 30+ again...for months. I take the Synthroid at same time every day, HOURS after anything else and about 4 hours BEFORE anything else. It's still heading up, over 21 and climbing. Thyroid still not right either.
Thanks for any help.
3 Jan 2010
There are generic medications that substitute for synthroid. Lexothyroine is just one I also insis on BRAND when it comes to snythroid and from working with doctors I know Brand is also their preference. Synthryoid is so
sensitive that a little piece cracked off of a pill could make a hugh difference it it's efficasy for that dose. Also Syntroid should be taken 1/2 hour before eating or 2 hours after this can afffect your tsh free t 4 levels. Are you changing doses and waiting 6-8 weeks and getiing retested again? Alot of things can effect your thyroid when you see your doctor let him know your concerns maybe he has a simple answer or can look to see if it if interacting with your other meds or medical conditions. I hope this helps goog luck and God Bless Barb
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