How long til thryroid medications start helping?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Shari, May 11, 2009.

  1. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    You know those labs I went to get Friday when I got stuck in the mud in the concrete parking lot?

    I got the results back today, my thyroid is tanked. Apparently, a consequence of mono.

    So I am starting synthroid.

    How long til you're not so dang tired all the time?
  2. standswithcourage

    standswithcourage New Member

    I have been taking synthroid for about 7 years. I take 75mg a day. I guess it takes about 2 weeks to feel the full affects. Actually I didnt even know anything was wrong with my thyroid.
  3. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    I have been taking synthroid for 3 years, they just bumped me up to 150mcg. I don't remember initially how long it to feel better, but I think I was told about 6 weeks. My dose increase took about 2 weeks and I felt better. They should check labs again on you in 2-3 months. It can take awhile to get to the right dose.
  4. Fran

    Fran Former Site Owner

    I have been taking synthroid since difficult child was born. I'm on 25mcg which isn't much. I'd expect 4 to 6 wks to start to feel better.
  5. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    I'm on 125 mcg---that's where i started when I was first diagnosis. It took about 6 weeks before I felt great---but after two weeks I was better. I'm thinking i need to adjust because my hair is falling out and I find myself fatigued again lately.
  6. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    husband is on synthroid, and before that he was on levothyroxine. He said that it took about a month for him to feel like he had a full-on energy level when he first started the levo, and then about 2 weeks to get back on track when switched to synthroid.

    Hope you start feeling the results soon.