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What to expect taking synthroid??
Hi.  I've just been diagnosed with a slightly elevated TSH and my dr. is putting me on Synthroid.  I start on it today or tomorrow, as soon as I go to the pharmacy and get it.  Just wondering what to expect taking it?  Side effects??  How long will it take when I will notice a change in how I feel??

Thanks : )
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Everyone is different. Some do well on it some do not. It willtake awhile to get your levels stable and unfortunately there are side effects.

Like I said, some can do well and others not.
Good luck to you!

MK
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I've been on the generic form of the drug, the brand you're on and now a different brand (changed due to insurance coverage).

I think they all take time. a few months or so, to settle in and all have some side effects.  For me, it's been nothing that's been unbearable though.  The side effects have been things like: itching; vertigo; malaise.  They either did subside, or I believe would've subsided, over time.  Of course, I think I'll always have that vague feeling that comes with taking any drug on a daily basis -since I can relate to people's descriptions of being on high blood pressure med, etc.  One thing I am having issues with right now is being in the sun and needing to use sunscreen, hats and sunglasses more than I used too.

I found the drug insert helpful to read.

Good luck.
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