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Synthroid + hyperthyroid question

Hi,
Does anyone have any idea, why synthroid would be prescribed to a patient, that is hyperthyroid other then reducing thyroid ??

Jan 14, it was confrimed I am extremely hyperthyroid.  The uptake doc, said luckily I never took Synthroid prescribed.  

Well my symptoms have been getting worse, so my mom visit the directors office, at the hospital today, the directors office contacts my Endo, and he tells them, my thyroid levels are hypo/hyper, I need to take the Synthroid prescribed until I see him next week.  

I am completely lost, baffled, and have no idea how thyroid medications work.  But wouldn't Synthroid increase my already sensitive hyper levels.  I trust the uptake scan doc, more then my Endo.      
Thanks    
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Get your labs from Jan 14 in your possession and post them. Something is just not jiving.

Synthroid increases thyroid function so if hyperthyroid - you will stay hyperthyroid on it.
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If you are Hyper, then taking Synthroid could take you 'over the edge'.
Do as Stella says and get your lab results.
I know I wouldnt take it if I was Hyper.
And I would be asking myself why I should take Synthroid if the appointment is only a week away????
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Watch your heart rate very closely. You do not want to get into a thyroid storm..

Get your results and post them. There are many here on the board who know what they are talking about...

But yes in my opinion you do not need synthroid if you are hyper, it only increases your metabolism further.
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Hello,

I am so new to thyroid disorder land that I have absolutely no advice for you (sorry) . I just wanted to send you lots of positive energy and hope that you will be feeling better soon.

Good luck on your journey!

Michelle
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Hi Michelle,
Thanks for your kind, caring thoughts.  It's been a very long journey, for myself and many people suffering thryoid conditions.  And I hope we all recover, back to full health as soon as possible.  

Good luck to you, and thanks so much !!  
Hugs ~  
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Thanks everyone, for replies.  I'm convinced Doctors & Endo's are clueless, in treating thyroid conditions, that's scary, YIKES !!!

What I have learned throught my journey is, Doctors & Endo's do not take the time to listen to patients.  Everything that is shared, goes through one ear and out the other.  They just review lab results, and completely ignore the patient.  My case is the perfect example.  

Now I'm wondering if they even, pay attention to lab reults or reports from other specialist, cause my Endo tells me to continue taking Synthroid !!  

Most of us have heard, continue to take your med, and see me next week, I haven't heard a word you said, but you should be fine.  

I would post up my labs, but until Jan 13 , 2009 labs, I haven't had a blood test on my thyroid since July 2008 !!  Uptake scan doc told me.  

So my doctor & Endo has been lying to me all this time, everything is normal.  Reason when I picked up my medical records, I posted a question as to what I need to post, cause all I saw was TSH, that's it.    

Good luck to everyone !!  Wish everyone best health !  
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