I was slowly built up to 100 synthroid, but I still feel terrible. My blood work for Thyroid tests are good. I also have a feeling of a lump in throat and was told by my Dr. that I have LPR Reflux. (I was put on Prilosec) Anyone else have this? Any suggestions?
You had your thyroid removed? If so the feeling with your throat may well be tightened skin from the surgery. If you are having problems swallowing then you should see a doctor right away. It may or may not be involved with the surgery. After all, stuff happens. It takes months to adjust thyroid medication. Generally every six weeks or so one gets another blood test to see how the TSH is doing. An endocrinologist is needed for this. They start conservatively and then adjust until you feel,ok. Are you remembering to take your daily calcium? That is also important. And finally, are you taking the thyroid med when you wake up in the morning worth a full glass of water
. Very important for proper dosing. You can eat and drink other stuff half an hour later. The TSH? Should be between .5 to 3.0 for most people to feel normal. I do best at 1.2. Some docs still,use the old standards of 5 or even 8 under. Remember it can run in families. Take care and be sure you keep all you blood test appointments and you know your TSH number. Take care.
As for GERD. It is common and often related to over the counter pain medications. Thyroid med does not affect the stomach.
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