More details: I have recently been diagnosed with hashimoto's disease by an endocrynologist. Although I've had my thyroid tested many times over the years, I'd never been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I was shocked to discover that not only do I have hypothyroidism, I have no thyroid left at all, and I also have the hashimoto's disease. I'm wondering if there is something else I should be taking.
19 May 2010
it does not, it only contains T4. And it may not be the optimal drug for you. I took it for 8 months after total thyroidectomy but my body could not absorb the medication. You have alternatives if you don't get good labs back on the Synthroid. Your endo should be monitoring you at least every 3 months for the first 18 months, then if you're stable, every 6 months.
Remember to be patient, balancing your thyroid hormones takes time and changes frequently. I am using Armor Thyroid,when I can get it, and a compounded formula when I can't.
Become informed and work with your endo!
- Synthroid Information for Consumers
- Synthroid Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Synthroid (detailed)
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