Had my thyroid removed 2001 and was on Synthroid for 11 years. Felt awful the entire time, was always very tired, gained lots of weight, dry skin and hair, the whole bunch of symptoms so finally I dug my heels in and did not take anything for 3 months. Very dangerous but was tired of being so confused could not find my way home when I was a block from home. So the doctor put me on Armour and then I switched doctors and the new one put me on Nature-throid. I'm still very tired and sleep a lot, my neck hurts where the thyroid was removed 11 years ago, drainage from that area. Any suggestions for a different med that actually works without exacerbating my symptoms?