Thyroxine or synthroid

Thyroxine or synthroid
Thyroxine or synthroid

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I'm still tired a lot of the time, I still am gaining weight, I still have pain issues.  I feel like we're still missing a bit of the overall puzzle here.  I've been dealing with Hypothyroid and Hashimoto's for over 10 years now and I just don't feel like we've hit the nail on the head with all.

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Thanks for the input, sorry for the long post. Judy2 Forum Moderator Date Joined Mar 2003 Total Posts : 10125. Posted 6:15 PM (GMT -7) I've taken Synthroid in the past, but for the last five years I've been on levothyroxine.

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4.  Do you your lab results always tend to come back normal yet you still have many symptoms of Hypothyroid? 5.  Why is this such a difficult thing to monitor and find the right dose? 

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At some point and time I was switched to Levothyroxine.  I'm not sure if my doctor recommended this or if the pharmacy did it because it was cheaper.  They have both assured me their is no difference in the two, but doing a bit of research I am finding that yes their is quite a.

I've mentioned this to my doctor and all he has to go by is the numbers.  According to the numbers I should feel fine. I'm sure many of you have heard this song before.

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When I get my lab work done on follow up appointments they always seem to come back normal so my dose hasn't been changed in a long time.  I have heard and read that sometimes when trying to go back to the Synthroid after being on the generic that doctors can put up a bit.

I'm Hypothyroid, have Asthma, an I'm an Insomniac maggiemay Regular Member Date Joined Feb 2011 Total Posts : 153 Posted 10:10 PM (GMT -7) Has your doctor ever suggested that you try adding a little T3 with your levothyroxine? 

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1.  Do you take synthroid or levothyroxine? 2.  If you have tried both like me which one do you feel the best on? 3.  If you have asked to go back to the Synthroid after being on Generic does the doctor/insurance usually go along with this?

Its important that you discuss these changes with your physician. According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, you should use the same brand of thyroid medication throughout your treatment. Thyroid disease often requires lifelong therapy and is best managed with consistent and precise treatment with the same brand of thyroid hormone.

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