Hi Everybody! I'm new to Spark and new to this group. I was diagnosed w/hypothyroidism in Apr 08.
It has taken until now for them to figure out the correct dosage and get me up and going.
Initially, they put me on Synthroid. For 3 days (until my next dr appt) I took the medication and laid on the couch all day long. I had a headache so severe I felt like the top of my head would explode.
My doc took me off of it immediately and put me on Armour. Armour has problems in that it is derived from animal thyroid (making it a somewhat natural product) and is difficult to control consistency. One batch made may be stronger/weaker depending upon the animals from which they came. With that said, there is no way I will ever take Synthroid again! I would rather deal with the slight ups and downs than the splitting headaches. It doesn't sound as if your reaction was as strong as mine, but keep in mind that it is not something with which you have to live.
At Thanksgiving we were visiting my MIL and I got sick. She managed to get me in to see her endocrinologist who didn't like the Armour, or the Estroil that I take, but after examining me determined that it is working for me. When I explained my headaches after taking Synthroid he actually pulled out a manual of side effects and said that headaches are not listed!
Just because they aren't 'listed' doesn't mean it doesn't happen and don't let your doctor or any one else convince you that you are wrong or crazy. Watch and see when your headaches develop in relation to when you take you medication and when the headache wears off. I take my medicine at 3am. That is approx 5 hrs after my last meal and 5 before breakfast. It has time to be fully absorbed and doesn't interfere w/any of my morning activites. You may need to have your Thyroid levels tested again in order to adjust your medication to the proper level you now need. Good Luck! I know it is a hard road to travel, but there IS light at the end of the tunnel.
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