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So basically I have been suffering with fatigue and brain fog for a couple years I'm 19. I recently got put on synthroid 50 mcg to see if it would help my TSH was 3.3. With in a couple days I felt a lot better especially in the afternoon. But after awhile it didn't work even though my TSH was at .9. I begged the endo to rise dose but she wouldn't. So I went to another endo who did. Onice I started to take an extra 50 mcg I felt even better almost normal. BUT THE FEELING ONLY LASTED A COUPLE OF DAYS then I started to feel horrible again. Then I got my TSH check and it was at .2!!!!! I was hyperthyroid.


does anyone know why snythroid could only be working a couple days after a take it? Could it be related to my adrenals and theres a compound in snythroid that helps my adrenals for a couple of days?

I so desperate for an answer because I feel like im dying everyday from fatigue. But the I get a second wind around 7 or 8pm and I feel normal but can't fall asleep.

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    Your TSH level is low how was your other levels T3 and T4. My endo took me off synthroid because she said my TSH is 5.83 she said it's just a little higher than what's normal .5-5.0 now new normal 4.0 and she said me being on thyroid medication will make me only depended on thyroid medication for life and make my heart palpitation I was recently having worser. I had iodine treatment last year because I had 2 nodules so 1 of my nodules were killed and the other has decreased in size. So do you really need thyroid medication are you taking synthroid or levo thyroxine. I've been off synthroid for 3 days now and I have been feeling so much better no brain fog or chest pains. I was hyper but now hypo. So check your results on your other levels.

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    That's what I was thinking also... placebo effect.   As to you Jackson and Chiffon40, my endo told me that most patients feel better with thier TSH around 1.00.  I am noy at 0.81 and he said that it's perfect and I feel great for once.  I think for Chiffon40, your doctor should have never taken you off meds with your TSH at the higher normal level.  Especially if you are symptomatic.  I would look for another endo if I were you.  But yes.. my endo was right because I felt awful until my TSH got to around 1.00.  But then again.. I guess everyone is different.  He said most do.. not all.  Another thing that has helped me I take is Ashwagandha.  It has really made a difference in how I feel.  It has givin me better energy and a happier feeling.  Maybe do some research on the herb and see if it would benefit you.

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      I asked her about that and she said my levels are not severe enough because once a person goes on synthroid or levo they possible end up taking them for life. Now she said if my TSH was 10-30 then she would be concerned but up to 5.0 use to be the normal range for thyroid levels. now I think it's up to 4.0. I only had 2 nodules which the iodine treatment killed 1 and made the other decrease in size also I don't gave graves or hashimoto. So I don't think my thyroid issue was as severe as others because now it's been 4 days and I have no anxiety, heart palpitation,tremors or sleepness nights. So the endo I have she does blood work every 2 months and schedule ultrasounds. So I know everyone body is different but that medication was making me sick levo/synthroid. Also I now think I was premenopausal because it has the same symptoms as hyper/ hypothyroidism. So be careful with the thyroid medication your going to have to find out what works best for you.

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      Oh..Okay.. I understand your situation now.  At least it's going back down some now on it's own.  My endo started me on meds when my TSH was 7.  At that high I had pretty sever symptoms that disrupted my daily life.  I couldn't even imagine waiting until my TSH was 10 to 30.  But I also had very high antibodies for Hashimoto's.  But I guess evryone is different.  Yes.. your endo is right in that if you start the medication to lower your TSH, that you would probably have to continue them for life.  I see you are in good hands!  Best wishes to you..

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