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March 22nd, 2010, 05:20 PM
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Just curious how high everyone has gone on their synthroid med's? I had my thyroid out 6 months ago now and it seems like every month I go in and they keep upping my med's...I'm now on 200 mcg and I have to buy 2 different prescriptions...It just seems so high to me...So of course it makes me worry that something is wrong...How high can they actually go on the synthyroid?
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March 24th, 2010, 08:12 AM
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I would think as high as needed. I was on 150 mg I believe at my highest & I still have a somewhat functioning thyroid. It was lowered to about 112 or 125 (it's kinda hard to remember, it's been so long ago), where it stayed till I went looking elsewhere for someone who would test Free T3 & give me the additional T3 if needed. I am currently taking 120 mg (or 2 grains) Armour.

I wouldn't worry... follow your dr's advice (unless of course you are having hypo symptoms & your dr isn't listening to you, in which case I'd say seek a new dr). You have NO thyroid AND you're pg which means you need more thyroid hormone than if you WEREN'T pg so I'm sure it can/will get high. I hope this helps some.
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March 26th, 2010, 04:08 PM
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Thanks! I had my appointment today and asked him about it and he said that's normal with me being pregnant and it will probably go up some more.
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April 1st, 2010, 07:48 PM
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I agree with Amanda. I also suggest since you have NO thyroid to get on either Armour or Nature-Throid. Your body needs T4 as well as T3 and right now all it's getting is T4. You may have to wait until you have the baby to switch but honestly I think starting on a high dose of either would work.
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I agree with Amanda. I also suggest since you have NO thyroid to get on either Armour or Nature-Throid. Your body needs T4 as well as T3 and right now all it's getting is T4. You may have to wait until you have the baby to switch but honestly I think starting on a high dose of either would work.
The only reason there's a need to supplement with T3 is if your body isn't converting the T4 to T3. If this is functioning, a combination is not necessary.
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April 2nd, 2010, 10:51 AM
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The only reason there's a need to supplement with T3 is if your body isn't converting the T4 to T3. If this is functioning, a combination is not necessary.
Not all your cells convert. Some need T3 readily available and your body naturally produces T3 without the conversion.
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April 10th, 2010, 10:27 AM
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would lack of those cause me to lose a pregnancy? I lost my baby at 14 weeks 2nd loss in 5 1/2 months, but they don't know why....My OB did a bunch of lab work and I saw that he was checking T4 and I think something else, could of been T3...Should I Start something else along with my thyroid meds now before I TTC again? I just don't understand since i've had 4 healthy kids and now i've had 2 losses...this pregnancy was going so well too....also, should I stay on a higher dose of thyroid meds or go back to a lower? I'm going to TTC as soon as I can...I hate to call my endo because he's going to push radio active iodine on me...I had an ultrasound of my neck the day before I found out about the baby and they said it was "beautiful" and they saw no cancer.
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