(Closed) TSH went up instead of down at last blood panel…

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
4984 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Stopthethyroidmadness.com is a great resource for people with thyroid issues. It totally changed my view on everything! 

I have hypothyroid too, and Synthroid/Levothyroxine makes me miserable. I stopped taking it ages ago, and haven’t looked back. A good diet, exercise, and caffeine has helped so much more than Synthroid ever did. My levels are still technically “off”, but I feel fine and have no symptoms – which is so, so much more important than the numbers on your blood panel! I’ve considered trying Armour, but I’m not sure I need it.

Post # 4
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@mepayne:  +1  Unless I’m pregnant, I probably will never take levothyroxine again.  I felt HORRIBLE on it.  If I’m going to be tired all the time, might as well not have a rapid heart beat and it feel all fluttery.  I should look into armour.


Post # 5
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@redheadedstranger:  My TSH and T3/T4 levels fluctuated a LOT. Like 300% over a month period. Since I was already on name-brand Synthroid (which you need to do – the generics aren’t all the same, so if the pharmacy switches them on you it can affect your dose), my doctor put me on Tirosint, and has been really happy with the stability of my levels since.

If your pharmacist didn’t already tell you, you need to take the medicine at least 3-4 hours after eating and 1 hour before eating or otherwise taking in anything but WATER. You need an 8 hour gap for vitamins, especially calcium and iron, too, and you should check about other medicines.

So I’d make sure to get name-brand Synthroid and any of the above changes first, then maybe try a different source for your thyroid medicine like Tirosint. I’ve never heard what your doctor said, about some bodies not being consistent in getting enough thyroid hormone, and my levels have been as erratic as they come at times (I had my medicine tripled, then doubled, then raised twice again, in the space of about a year or so).

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