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UPDATE!! **Ear Echo and Autoimmune Disorders - caused by Synthroid?**

Posted by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 12:26 PM
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Thanks for your posts on this issue! I went off my Synthroid for two weeks and I have been echo and pressure free for 6 days now which is the longest since December - waiting to see if it really is the meds - but looks like it could be. Wow!

 Hello, I have been reading a lot of posts on the internet about side effects from Synthroid. After months of dealing with joint pain said to have been caused by something other than Synthroid, and after doubling my meds again, I now have a constant ear echo and pressure that has been diagnosed by a specialist as Meniere's Disease. The echo seems to subside when I stop taking my pills.  

Anybody out there with side effects from Synthroid?

I was also told by a Rheumatologist that she had a patient that had to go off Synthroid bc it was "causing" drug-induced Lupus!

Any reply would be helpful!!!

Thanks

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momathrift
by Group Owner on Apr. 9, 2009 at 2:42 AM

wow thats so weird I've actually been complaining about that. ringing and pressure in my ears. its causing me to have a migrane every day and i mean every day. its getting to be too much for me

tikigoddess
by Member on Apr. 13, 2009 at 8:55 PM

I have tinnitus.  It gets worse at the end of the day. I was told it was a side effect of Hypo and there was really nothing they could do about it.  I hate it, but what can you do?

organicole
by Member on Apr. 27, 2009 at 12:55 AM

It wouldn't surprise me too much. This is what drugs do. Work in a chain. One drug is supposed to fix this which causes that. Then another drug fixes that and causes this other thing. That's the thing about consuming synthetic substances. Your body can't naturally break down all the elements of it so it can begin to affect other areas of your body. A natural route, if possible, will concentrate on the root of the problem instead of just covering up the symptoms.

My levels were off when I was pregnant with my son so I took the Levothyroxine for a quick solution to the problem because I didn't want it to be harmful to my baby. But I stopped taking them after awhile, my hair was falling out horribly, and kind of hoped it would go away. Then I recently got tested again and sure enough, it's hypo. So this time I have gone to a chiro/ naturalist and have a list of supplements I will soon start on. He said we should hopefully be able to level it out now, while I am young, so I won't have to be on a pill for the rest of my life. So God willing it will work. I try to live my life as naturally as possible so I guess that is what frustrates me about this thing. We'll see..... Maybe this is a route to try if you haven't yet? I don't know, I'm new to this.













JennJD
by New Member on Apr. 30, 2009 at 10:22 PM

I have had Meniere's Disease for several years now, I get treated with steroids when I go deaf in the right ear. (one of the effects of the disease) Once it goes away then I go off the steroids. I have had Hypothyroid (Hashimoto's thyroiditis) disease for 26 years. I will tell you this ladies... do not take the the generic thyroid medication only take the brand name as it will always be the same, dose after dose. Generics can fluctuate a bit with the formulas. This was told to me many years ago by my doctors.

Good luck, Jen

beccimae
by New Member on May. 18, 2009 at 2:15 PM

Ihave been on thyroid meds for so long I really hadn't considered a natural route.  What exactly can you do?  Does anyone have any advice?  I would have to have it watched closely with my doctors because I am breastfeeding and wouldn't want to mess with my supply...

organicole
by Member on May. 19, 2009 at 10:34 AM

Congrats!! I am glad you are feeling better!!! Have you seen someone about an alternative to it? Once I stopped taking my medicine, I could tell how cruddy this physical condition made me feel. My advice would be to search for a naturalist in your area. It is serious enough an issue that you  need a little professional guidance with it and this is something an conventional doctor most likely WILL NOT be on board with. Mine is a chiropractor. Many chiropractors practice this type of healing so that would probably be a best bet in finding someone in your area. I am breastfeeding as well so I had the same concern about getting off the medicine. I just made sure to remember to take my vitamins, eat a nutritionally sound diet, drink lots of water, and I drink an herbal tea that REALLY helps, "Traditional Medicinals- Mother's Milk Tea." You can most likely find it at your local healthfood store or grocery store. I am still producing all right. I'm slowly weaning so I can't tell how much, if at all it has affected me. My doctor had to cut back my dosage on a couple of the supplements since you aren't supposed to take them while pregnant or breastfeeding. Then I just recently found out I am pregnant so I had to cut some out all together. But I still feel it is significantly helping. He said that I am young enough that we should be able to correct this to some degree so that I don't have to take a synthetic pill for the rest of my life. What I was (originally) directed to take: Coleus Forte, Licorice, Thyroid Complex, Thytrophin, and Diaplex. A few of these are bovine derivitives. Just google Hypothyroidism: natural remedies, something like that, and you will find more that your doc may not tell you. I've heard also a kelp supplement helps, fish oil, B vitamins. Many other things. Good luck to you all with this. We will be testing my numbers again in another month. I'll let you guys know how this shows in my numbers.

Shell2185
by on May. 19, 2009 at 10:53 AM


Quoting organicole:

Congrats!! I am glad you are feeling better!!! Have you seen someone about an alternative to it? Once I stopped taking my medicine, I could tell how cruddy this physical condition made me feel. My advice would be to search for a naturalist in your area. It is serious enough an issue that you  need a little professional guidance with it and this is something an conventional doctor most likely WILL NOT be on board with. Mine is a chiropractor. Many chiropractors practice this type of healing so that would probably be a best bet in finding someone in your area. I am breastfeeding as well so I had the same concern about getting off the medicine. I just made sure to remember to take my vitamins, eat a nutritionally sound diet, drink lots of water, and I drink an herbal tea that REALLY helps, "Traditional Medicinals- Mother's Milk Tea." You can most likely find it at your local healthfood store or grocery store. I am still producing all right. I'm slowly weaning so I can't tell how much, if at all it has affected me. My doctor had to cut back my dosage on a couple of the supplements since you aren't supposed to take them while pregnant or breastfeeding. Then I just recently found out I am pregnant so I had to cut some out all together. But I still feel it is significantly helping. He said that I am young enough that we should be able to correct this to some degree so that I don't have to take a synthetic pill for the rest of my life. What I was (originally) directed to take: Coleus Forte, Licorice, Thyroid Complex, Thytrophin, and Diaplex. A few of these are bovine derivitives. Just google Hypothyroidism: natural remedies, something like that, and you will find more that your doc may not tell you. I've heard also a kelp supplement helps, fish oil, B vitamins. Many other things. Good luck to you all with this. We will be testing my numbers again in another month. I'll let you guys know how this shows in my numbers.

Backpeddling now ~ well, I was in a car accident a week ago and hit my head pretty hard. I have been having headaches but also exhausted!!! I am wondering if its the accident or the fact that now three weeks without thyroid replacement is dragging me down! I started taking my synthroid yesterday... bc I am soooo tired I can't function. I take supplements anyway - and this might be from a concussion... life and health is hard to figure out sometimes!

organicole
by Member on May. 19, 2009 at 11:28 AM

Goodness, I'm sorry to hear that! I hope you're okay. I understand, it is hard to figure out sometimes. You gotta do what you gotta do....

Quoting Shell2185:


Quoting organicole:

Congrats!! I am glad you are feeling better!!! Have you seen someone about an alternative to it? Once I stopped taking my medicine, I could tell how cruddy this physical condition made me feel. My advice would be to search for a naturalist in your area. It is serious enough an issue that you  need a little professional guidance with it and this is something an conventional doctor most likely WILL NOT be on board with. Mine is a chiropractor. Many chiropractors practice this type of healing so that would probably be a best bet in finding someone in your area. I am breastfeeding as well so I had the same concern about getting off the medicine. I just made sure to remember to take my vitamins, eat a nutritionally sound diet, drink lots of water, and I drink an herbal tea that REALLY helps, "Traditional Medicinals- Mother's Milk Tea." You can most likely find it at your local healthfood store or grocery store. I am still producing all right. I'm slowly weaning so I can't tell how much, if at all it has affected me. My doctor had to cut back my dosage on a couple of the supplements since you aren't supposed to take them while pregnant or breastfeeding. Then I just recently found out I am pregnant so I had to cut some out all together. But I still feel it is significantly helping. He said that I am young enough that we should be able to correct this to some degree so that I don't have to take a synthetic pill for the rest of my life. What I was (originally) directed to take: Coleus Forte, Licorice, Thyroid Complex, Thytrophin, and Diaplex. A few of these are bovine derivitives. Just google Hypothyroidism: natural remedies, something like that, and you will find more that your doc may not tell you. I've heard also a kelp supplement helps, fish oil, B vitamins. Many other things. Good luck to you all with this. We will be testing my numbers again in another month. I'll let you guys know how this shows in my numbers.

Backpeddling now ~ well, I was in a car accident a week ago and hit my head pretty hard. I have been having headaches but also exhausted!!! I am wondering if its the accident or the fact that now three weeks without thyroid replacement is dragging me down! I started taking my synthroid yesterday... bc I am soooo tired I can't function. I take supplements anyway - and this might be from a concussion... life and health is hard to figure out sometimes!


Supervane
by Member on Aug. 1, 2009 at 8:21 AM

Drug induced LUPUS! THAT IS SERIOUS! My Doctors office told me the RNA factor that has been popping up on my blood work is normal of thyroid patients. They never told me it was the medication! I'm so mad now.......!!!

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