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Posted: 20 Jan 2013, 19:30
I was diagnosed with a non-active thyroid about two years ago and was put on Synthroid. I'm always tired, my legs ache, and losing weight is nearly impossible. Sometimes I just feel like giving up!Confused

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Posted: 20 Jan 2013, 22:27
I feel the same way sometimes. I'm often so achy, but my doc will only look at the hormone count on my charts and dismiss the symptoms. Sometimes it hurts to do simple things like housework or take a walk. It makes me feel useless!

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Posted: 24 Jan 2013, 14:36
I know what you mean. There are some days when just walking to the mailbox wears me out. What makes it worse is living with a husband who is hyper and has endless energy. I feel lazy next to him. Needless to say, he never gains an ounce.

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Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 08:22
IMO, you have the wrong prescription -- probably your thyroid meds need to be upped. Doctors only look at the blood work, which is unfortunate. It is how you feel, not whether you fit parameters in the blood work. Get to a GOOD endocrinologist. No one should feel useless or that tired.

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Posted: 16 Jul 2017, 12:12
If you have a non-active thyroid, Synthroid alone won't help you. You need to be put either on desiccated thyroid or add liothyronine to it. Synthroid is T4 only, and you also need the T3.