I have been taking it for 2 weeks 125 mcg/day. I have felt no change in symptoms weakness in legs in the morning, no energy, unable to stand or walk for more than 15 mins. and muscle cramps. I tested positive for hypothroidism. Love to learn from others on this therapy.
Your Dr will follow your labs closely and adjust your dosage. It can take a few months to get it just right.
Generally about six weeks. Relief starts showing up around four weeks. Then the blood test to determine your level and probably another adjustment. Sometimes more or sometimes less. Your TSH should read between .5 to 3.0 for a normal reading. However, it is not the number as much as you feeling normal again. Most Endo will work with you on this. A GP does not always get it right. So please see the expert if you have not.
When you take your med in the morning, take it half an hour before you eat or drink anything other than a full glass of water. No coffee, tea, juice, etc. until the half hour is up. Then have a meal of whatever you like.
Plenty of information on this site. Welcome to the group. Karen
It takes around 6 to 8 weeks before it shows the levels in your blood have changed. You should feel some difference for sure by then. Your Endo will check your levels of your Tsh and will adjust your Synthroid if needed. Your Endo can only do small adjust at a time so you don't get ill so it can take awhile before you feel yourself again. It's just how the Endocrine system works.
Hope you feel better soon!
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