Thyroid hormone mix may help, but the...

Thyroid hormone mix may help, but the research is controversial

There are 19 comments on the Palm Beach Post story from Nov 8, 2008, titled Thyroid hormone mix may help, but the research is controversial. In it, Palm Beach Post reports that:

Question: I have an underactive thyroid and take Synthroid. After three years, I do not feel any better.

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Clayton

Missoula, MT

#1 Nov 11, 2008
Deal with it. You (and I) are at the mercy of the drug manufacturers and insurance companies, and their top priority is their bottom line. The drugs could make your ears fall off and as long as a drug makes a profit, its manufacturer will not spend a penny to change it.
Hannah

Nelson, New Zealand

#2 Nov 24, 2008
Clayton I love that comment:
"You (and I) are at the mercy of the drug manufacturers and insurance companies, and their top priority is their bottom line. The drugs could make your ears fall off and as long as a drug makes a profit, its manufacturer will not spend a penny to change it."

Can I use it as a bottom line in my emails to thyroid friends? I will add your name to it, if you want?

(p.s. We have cents here, is that ok to change?)
yea

Orlando, FL

#3 Dec 2, 2008
start with a body cleans detoxication.daily body streaching to stimulate the body. natural remedy might be the cure.change of food sometimes that one food is what has been making you sick.

Since: Apr 12

Willcox, AZ

#5 Feb 1, 2013
Hi, there are other meds , one called Armour with T3 and T4 which could help.

Joan
idea

Cary, NC

#6 Feb 2, 2013
If you had an underactive thyroid and the medicine doesn't make you feel any better, you may have a second problem that's not been detected, yet.

I am not into the whole "detox your body" thing, probabaly because I never felt I had to look into it myself. With that said ... I think it might be a great idea for you. I really think it couldn't hurt at all and if it works then youre "cured" and if it doesn't work then you can go on to something else.

BTW the link to the whole article was not available to me so if it sounds like I didn't read the whole article, you're right! But I have thyroid problems and I feel OK on synthroid --- make sure they didn't stick you with the generic .... I have read that doesn't work for most people.

Oh, and one other thing, I have read that thyroid problems sometimes go hand in hand with low B-vit problems. Next time you have a blood test see if amin problems. They can look into your B-vitamin levels. My levels were rock bottom, so I take a mega-complex and they rebounded back to normal.(B-vitamins are important for a whole lot of cascading biochemical reactions in the body. Look up symptoms of low B and see if they fit some of the problems you're experiencing. My problems were tingling, numbness in hands, strange back, leg, and mouth pain etc. etc. and now I'm OK.)
Say No to GMOs

Bethlehem, PA

#7 Feb 2, 2013
idea wrote:
If you had an underactive thyroid and the medicine doesn't make you feel any better, you may have a second problem that's not been detected, yet.
I am not into the whole "detox your body" thing, probabaly because I never felt I had to look into it myself. With that said ... I think it might be a great idea for you. I really think it couldn't hurt at all and if it works then youre "cured" and if it doesn't work then you can go on to something else.
BTW the link to the whole article was not available to me so if it sounds like I didn't read the whole article, you're right! But I have thyroid problems and I feel OK on synthroid --- make sure they didn't stick you with the generic .... I have read that doesn't work for most people.
Oh, and one other thing, I have read that thyroid problems sometimes go hand in hand with low B-vit problems. Next time you have a blood test see if amin problems. They can look into your B-vitamin levels. My levels were rock bottom, so I take a mega-complex and they rebounded back to normal.(B-vitamins are important for a whole lot of cascading biochemical reactions in the body. Look up symptoms of low B and see if they fit some of the problems you're experiencing. My problems were tingling, numbness in hands, strange back, leg, and mouth pain etc. etc. and now I'm OK.)
Thank you so much for sharing. I've been experiencing some of the very same symptoms you have described. My doctor insists that generic is fine, but he isn't the one that is suffering from Hypothyroidism and on a generic drug for it. His assistant doctor who is no longer with him, had me on Synthroid and said it IS better than the generic. I felt much better, alert and far less tired. When she left, he put me back on the generic and I've been feeling like crap ever since. My cholesterol is high and my BP, too. Now he tells me to be careful of my blood sugar because it's borderline! Call me paranoid, but I think my doctor is a pharmaceutical slave. Just more reason to put me on more drugs. I am going back on the Synthroid, and if he won't cooperate with me, I'm finding a new doctor!
Tolerance is a virtue

Cary, NC

#8 Feb 2, 2013
Say No to GMOs wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you so much for sharing. I've been experiencing some of the very same symptoms you have described. My doctor insists that generic is fine, but he isn't the one that is suffering from Hypothyroidism and on a generic drug for it. His assistant doctor who is no longer with him, had me on Synthroid and said it IS better than the generic. I felt much better, alert and far less tired. When she left, he put me back on the generic and I've been feeling like crap ever since. My cholesterol is high and my BP, too. Now he tells me to be careful of my blood sugar because it's borderline! Call me paranoid, but I think my doctor is a pharmaceutical slave. Just more reason to put me on more drugs. I am going back on the Synthroid, and if he won't cooperate with me, I'm finding a new doctor!
I think you should find a new doctor anyway. Many people's opinions, both men and women, is that women doctors are usually more thorough in their exams and they follow up with your individual "inconsistences" far better than men doctors. They listen to the patient more and do more "research" for you behind the scenes. Figure out what's the most important criteria to you, ask around for references and find another doctor! If you start now, when you start "falling apart" you'll already have a really good doctor on your side.

(It's your body, it's your money so it should be your choice. Don't let your current doctor make you feel guilty if/when you decide to leave.)
Say No to GMOs

Bethlehem, PA

#9 Feb 3, 2013
Tolerance is a virtue wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you should find a new doctor anyway. Many people's opinions, both men and women, is that women doctors are usually more thorough in their exams and they follow up with your individual "inconsistences" far better than men doctors. They listen to the patient more and do more "research" for you behind the scenes. Figure out what's the most important criteria to you, ask around for references and find another doctor! If you start now, when you start "falling apart" you'll already have a really good doctor on your side.
(It's your body, it's your money so it should be your choice. Don't let your current doctor make you feel guilty if/when you decide to leave.)
Thank you and I agree. I'm already on prescription meds for high BP and cholesterol. I don't want to take any more meds if I can help it. I hope I can find a new doctor I can confide in and trust.
Donald Campbell

France

#10 Feb 5, 2013
I have ordered prescription drugs (without a prescription) online from http://inhousegeneric.info about two years ago, and was pleased with the speed and quality of service.
I'm thinking of doing the same thing with my medication. The meds is expensive, but there is a generic version available overseas.
I love the idea of taking responsibility for my own health (or lack of health) and skipping the bureaucracy... to say nothing of having to drive to the doctor, wait in line, yet again, to get a prescription refilled.
Samuels

Sweden

#11 Apr 20, 2013
i wrote:
I have ordered prescription drugs (without a prescription) online from http://inhousegeneric.info about two years ago, and was pleased with the speed and quality of service.
I'm thinking of doing the same thing with my medication. The meds is expensive, but there is a generic version available overseas.
I love the idea of taking responsibility for my own health (or lack of health) and skipping the bureaucracy... to say nothing of having to drive to the doctor, wait in line, yet again, to get a prescription refilled.
http://inhousegeneric.info very clear and informative site, simple ordering process and very fast delivery. All round excellent service - will use again.
Ackerley

Germany

#14 Sep 16, 2013
have been researching for months and reading reviews for each pharmacy and finally decided to take the plunge and order from one. After coming to the conclusion http://goo.gl/bLFWQG seemed the most safest and had the best feedback I ordered my pills. Was very apprehensive at first due to cc fraud, ell and they are good i would definetely recommend and purchase againspam and being generally ripped off (have not received one spam email and no cc fraud) order process and checkout was simple.
placed my order on my debit card and was charged straight away and received confirmation email immediately. choose the speedy del trackable and was advised del would be 7-9 days and order was placed on the 08/01. was just about to email them today to chase up as now 15 days but behold package had been posted through my door. packaging seems as shown on webiste. apart from small delay on advertised shipping time i have been generally please with the pharmacy.
wont be taking the pills for another few weeks yet but all going well and they are good i would definetely recommend and purchase again from them.

Since: Apr 12

Willcox, AZ

#15 Sep 21, 2013
Anytime they change the brand of thyroid meds, the blood has to be checked.
Myowndoc

Edwardsville, IL

#16 Oct 5, 2013
joanNYadoptees wrote:
Hi, there are other meds , one called Armour with T3 and T4 which could help.
Joan
Yeah try finding a doctor that will give that to you. I believe it is because it may just help more then the damn levothyroxine does but the mighty dollar is at work here. If patient gets better then no need for a doctor visits. The doctors don't get paid. No drugs being prescribed the pharmacist gets nothing either.
Say no to GMOs

Bethlehem, PA

#18 Nov 10, 2013
Myowndoc wrote:
<quoted text> Yeah try finding a doctor that will give that to you. I believe it is because it may just help more then the damn levothyroxine does but the mighty dollar is at work here. If patient gets better then no need for a doctor visits. The doctors don't get paid. No drugs being prescribed the pharmacist gets nothing either.
I totally agree with what you're saying. My daughter was told recently that she is borderline with low thyroid function. Apparently doctors won't prescribe medication until you are a certain number because of insurance issues no doubt. My daughter wasn't feeling well and the doctor wasn't doing anything so she got something for the thyroid at an holistic doctor and she's been feeling a lot better. What's wrong with doctors today? You're right. It's all about the money. I miss the good old days when doctors cared a lot more. This is 2013 - almost 2014 and instead of doctors becoming better, it seems many are become the opposite or not very helpful.

Since: Apr 12

Willcox, AZ

#19 Nov 10, 2013
Myowndoc wrote:
<quoted text> Yeah try finding a doctor that will give that to you. I believe it is because it may just help more then the damn levothyroxine does but the mighty dollar is at work here. If patient gets better then no need for a doctor visits. The doctors don't get paid. No drugs being prescribed the pharmacist gets nothing either.
I've been on thyroid groups for years on Yahoo. Call your pharmacy and just ask Which drs. prescribe Armour in your area.
Some peoples body don't convert T4 to T3, so as soon as I switched to Armour instead of Synthroid I felt better and could feel I was much better than being on synthroid.
Also people with thyroid conditions can be low on iron. As well as B's. All that should be checked when they do blood work.
Say no to GMOs

Bethlehem, PA

#20 Nov 12, 2013
joanNYadoptees wrote:
<quoted text>
I've been on thyroid groups for years on Yahoo. Call your pharmacy and just ask Which drs. prescribe Armour in your area.
Some peoples body don't convert T4 to T3, so as soon as I switched to Armour instead of Synthroid I felt better and could feel I was much better than being on synthroid.
Also people with thyroid conditions can be low on iron. As well as B's. All that should be checked when they do blood work.
I agree. I still don't feel right even with the Synthroid. Better then the generic, but still not feeling like myself. My cholesterol is way up and I eat healthy. I think it's because my numbers aren't where they should be. Also, my doctor is continually trying to put me on prescription meds for the cholesterol. I believe if I were on the correct dose for Hypothyroidism, I wouldn't need to be on any drug for high lipids. Thanks for sharing your info. It is helpful.
Michelle in Va

Fishersville, VA

#21 Dec 8, 2013
I have been on Armour since June 1, within the first month on 60 mg I felt too energetic and had to cut to 30 MG. I continue to feel better. However, in the first month I started noticing that creams I had used for years would make a rough red patch on my skin. I had to stop eye cream and face cream that never was a problem. My neck was the worst I used the old cream there and had reddish sandpaper feeling neck for several days. It got some better, but a after 3 months, even on 1/2 dose of 30 MG or so a small little rash like place on neck bigger on one side started to show up in larger area on both sides of neck. Now after 6 months, it is fully red on both sides, seems iti s spreading. Sometimes soft, sometimes sandpapery, sometimes with raised rash areas. I put Calendula ointment on it which takes the worst of the dry feeling…but it continues, from pink in morning to more red through the day. Only a little itching but am aware of it.
I feel good otherwise but am worried about a skin issue like this as a sign of something systemic.

Since: Apr 12

Willcox, AZ

#22 Dec 9, 2013
Did you have your blood checked before lowering your meds? Cuting to 30 is very low dose. You should have your blood check 4 weeks after changing the dose of any thyroid meds.

Joan
Michelle in Va wrote:
I have been on Armour since June 1, within the first month on 60 mg I felt too energetic and had to cut to 30 MG. I continue to feel better. However, in the first month I started noticing that creams I had used for years would make a rough red patch on my skin. I had to stop eye cream and face cream that never was a problem. My neck was the worst I used the old cream there and had reddish sandpaper feeling neck for several days. It got some better, but a after 3 months, even on 1/2 dose of 30 MG or so a small little rash like place on neck bigger on one side started to show up in larger area on both sides of neck. Now after 6 months, it is fully red on both sides, seems iti s spreading. Sometimes soft, sometimes sandpapery, sometimes with raised rash areas. I put Calendula ointment on it which takes the worst of the dry feeling…but it continues, from pink in morning to more red through the day. Only a little itching but am aware of it.
I feel good otherwise but am worried about a skin issue like this as a sign of something systemic.
Caldwell

UK

#23 Jan 27, 2014
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