• How often does your thyroid medicine dosage get raised?

    Asked by Boogerman on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    How often does your thyroid medicine dosage get raised?

    Every time I go have my levels checked they raise my dosage another notch. I guess that's expected since I have been dealing with thyroid cancer. The radiation must have damaged it's ability to produce considerably.

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    • Dawsonsmom's Avatar

      A good friend of mine is dealing w exactly the same thing w the exception that the doc decreases the synthroid level every time he goes. He was treated for thyroid cancer w Thyroidectomy and radiation in January 2018. Had some significant eating issues initially but that resolved. His biggest issue has been breathing problems (shortness of breath) but this has improved w Trilogy. The thyroid can be so problematic for being such a small organ. Best to you.

      about 1 month ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I did have that problem right after I stopped treatment. For several years it was upped about once a year. But I must have leveled off because it hasn't changed in several years.

      about 1 month ago
    • Molly72's Avatar

      My dosage has never been changed since I had the gland removed by radiation about 5 years ago.
      I never had any problems with it that I am aware of.

      about 1 month ago
    • Carolina18's Avatar

      We all respond differently when it comes to our thyroid replacement hormone. Unfortunately, it is trial & error as to what works for each of us. For some it takes longer to find the right dosage. Also, if our weight changes, that can have an effect on how well it works. Brands can also make a difference in our uptake. I am 14 years out, and it took me about 10 years to finally get to the right dosage for me, Fortunately for me, my doctor also switched me to another brand since the bffers in Synthroid did not agree with me. I wish you the best in finding the right dosage. It can be frustrating.

      about 1 month ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      It took us some trial and error to get my dosage worked out, but once we finally landed on one, it has remained steady for the last 5 years. I do not, however, have thyroid cancer! It seems to me that could really throw a wrench into things.

      about 1 month ago

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