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6/9/12 12:44 P

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See my Blog on Hypothyroid meds, etc. posted 6/8/12.

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5/22/12 10:02 A

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If you Thyroid levels are with in Normal range, theres not much else you can do about it, some have had their doctor's change to the Armor brand of Thyroid meds and have had better results, but the vast majority of the Medical community won't put you on a Medication that is hard to find and most Pharmacy's won't carry.

Other thing's to consider is that maybe your issues regarding your hypothyroidism and meds has nothing to do with the dizzyness or weight gain issues, did your doctor give you a complete physical and tried to rule out other issues? Are you Menopausal? (which has alot of the same side effects as hypothyroidism) Are you watching your diet? Eating healthy, watching your portions -Portion controls? Are you exercising at least 1 hour a day 5 days a week?

Not everyone who takes Thyroid meds will loose weight or if their reports are over exaggerated at least. I've had been Hypothyroid all my life, I was born with a non functioning Thyroid glan... so most of my life has been a roller coaster of gains and losses in the weight department. Most of what I learned over the years is that the meds are there to keep me living, the rest of it is up to me...by eating healthy and exercising to keep the weight off and steady. a few years ago, I too thought maybe my Thyorid meds were the issue? True, you can not expect that if your not getting the results you want, increasing or decreasing the meds is not the issue. For me it was because I was most likely going through some Menopausal issues now that I'm in my early 50's (I'm 55 now) and I'm feeling Great, 1. I retired from my Job, I eat heathy, I exercise at least 1 1/2 hours a day becuase I'm a Runner, and participate in alot of local 5k, 10k Races. I'm anticipating on doing my 3rd 1/2 marathon this September... half the time I forget that I'm even Hypothyroid... over time you'll feel the same, hang in there!

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I hope that everything will be fine , with everyone !
Do take good care.

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I totally get the frustration! In 3 years I put on 60 pounds and when my thyroid really got out of whack and I didn't know it I went from 170 to 240 in a year. The last four months I was diagnosed and put on Synthroid and immediately started seeing my health get better. I did feel a little weird in my head for awhile as well as dizzy in the beginning. This is because your vision can be impaired after your thyroid levels are out of range. I am getting treated by my Gyno because I have cysts as well. I have found this is helpful because cysts and hypothyroid issues are related. A month ago I was told my levels are normal at 50mcg and that I should start being able to loose weight.I was putting on about 10 pounds a month when it was not normal but now that I am working out, eating right my clothes are feeling looser. I have no weight loss yet. I am actually wondering if I could be pregnant due to being so hungry but I think this is my metabolism kick starting. If your symptoms are still out of whack I would have your levels checked again and monitored by your GYNO. They have to be very well knowledgeable about levels for pregnant woman because if the levels aren't right it causes deformity and other issues. Just an idea. I do understand your irritation with the process but give yourself grace and think positive thoughts. Take care of yourself. Send me a message anytime I am here battling this thing with you!

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BLUESTAR5 - You raised the issue of dizziness.
I have been treated for years, for my hypothyroid condition, with
Levothyroxin. I have not experienced any dizziness.
All the best, to you ! Take good care.

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Your numbers are a good start- what are they? Always get copies of your lab results. You can just call your Dr's office & ask them to send you a copy of your last test.
I'm responding with my phone, so I can't link to the About.com site, but you should read everything Mary Shomon has written that applies to you, take notes (very important) & talk to your Dr about your concerns.
Remember, your Dr isn't doing you a favor, you're paying him to do a job. If he can't, or won't do it right, you can fire him & hire another.
Please keep us posted on how you are doing, & keep a journal on how you feel, too.

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Hi. I posted this on another Hypothyroid team, but I figured I would try this team as well! :)

I was diagnosed with Hypothryoidism in June of 2011. I was undaignosed for a little over a year before I was able to get that diagnosis & as I result I experienced a lot of dizziness and weight gain. The doctor said that my thyroid was on the lower side of things but it was "Still within the normal range." I had almost all of the symptoms but I had to have my thyroid tested 4 times before I had a diagnosis of Hypo.

I began taking the medication and it has done absolutely nothing for me. I have talked to my GP and Endocrinologist. Nothing has changed. They wanted me to give this medicine a fair chance. I think nearly a year is more than a fair chance. I asked for the dose to be raised once but the doctor said that could make me become Hyperthyroid. See, she focus on the numbers a lot more than she listens to what I am saying about how I feel. (I am planning to change doctors soon.) Numbers are important but they aren't everything. The dose of the Levothyroxine is 0.025 MG.

I just get so frustrated. I hear people saying how they have lost 20 lbs, 30lbs, 50 lbs after they were able to treat their Hypothyroidism. I mean, I am trying to manage the Hypothyroidism and it's been a tough road. I am happy that others are succeeding so I don't mean to sound bitter or anything. I just want to feel better. I am so exhausted and I have the worst brain fog, and barely any energy. I also still get dizzy sometimes, but not as often. I was told that the dizziness and Hypothyroidism had no connection. Have any of you experienced dizziness as a symptom?

I did find out that Levothyroxine contains lactose & I can't have lactose/dairy so I was wondering if that's why my pills haven't been doing anything but I also heard the amount of lactose in the pills wouldn't have an effect. I am going to talk to a doctor or Pharmicist about it but I just thought I would get the thoughts of others with Hypothyroidism. :)

Any advice,thoughts or ideas are appreciated! :)







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