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Jane
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Yes it was before BTD and it was IN THE HOSPITAL.  It was so low they just wanted me to get it into my system quickly.  I had to chew them constantly.  I was REALLY hypocalcemic.
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Ever since I've been on synthroid (almost a month), my face has been round.  I want my oval face back!  Hmmm.....I might stop taking it to see if synthroid is making me puffy!  Although I have to admit I feel more mentally balanced with it added to westthroid.  It probably has corn in it!


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I was right!  Look!

Synthroid Tablets Inactive Ingredients: Acacia, confectioner's sugar (contains cornstarch), lactose, magnesium stearate, povidone, and talc. The following are the color additives by tablet strength: 25 mcg: FD&C yellow No. 6; 50 mcg: None; 75 mcg: FD&C red No. 40, FD&C blue No. 2; 88 mcg: FD&C blue No. 1, FD&C yellow No. 6, D&C yellow No. 10; 100 mcg: D&C yellow No.10, FD&C yellow No. 6; 112 mcg: D&C red No. 27 & 30; 125 mcg: FD&C yellow No. 6, FD&C red No. 40, FD&C blue No. 1; 150 mcg: FD&C blue No. 2; 175 mcg: FD&C blue No. 1, D&C red No. 27 & 30; 200 mcg: FD&C red No. 40; 300 mcg: D&C yellow No. 10, FD&C yellow No. 6, FD&C blue No. 1.


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These are the inactive ingredients to levothroid----no corn!  If my puffyness is coming from synthroid, I will ask about this one (Levothroid).  Any experiences?

Microcrystalline cellulose, calcium phosphate dibasic, povidone and magnesium stearate.


I thought this would help some people out!


Celiac.com's list of forbidden substances mentions checking on the ingredients in prescription medicines. Turns out one of the ingredients in Unithroid is ultimately wheat-based--which is why I started deteriorating after switching from Levothroid to Unithroid. Synthroid is gluten-free. Also, I will likely have to adjust my dose with time as my recovering system is better able to absorb the medicine. Thought you might be able to help others with this information.

To each his own.......everyone is different!


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My goodness!!

What a shame people have to suffer through such a long list of chemicals just to get a simple ingredient to help them.  That's a shame!!!

Why would you need dye in a pill?  What's the matter with them??!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Why would you need dye in a pill?  What's the matter with them??!!!!!!!!!!!!!


My thoughts exactly and w/ so many people being allergic to dyes.............
Guess it's just one more way to keep us sick and on one med or another     IF we fall for it. Glad we all know better. Just takes a little digging sometimes, which I am off to do, as I take Levoxyl and it is blue.



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Well, I have to admit I never went so far as to look up all the ingredients as slyparrot did, and others.  My endocrinologist did change me over from Synthroid to Westhroid at my fervent request when a blood test found me low in T3.  I have been taking Westhroid only 10 days and already my face is losing that puffiness I could always detect when I was on Synthroid.  And, finally, I am just a little bit beginning to drop some weight.   I'm still holding my breath, so to speak, but I have to say that my hopes are finally beginning to rise.  It has been a struggle to figure out why the puffiness in the face and the inability to lose weight but from the help on this forum along with research on the internet I am indeed thankful.

Too many doctors have been brainwashed into believing Synthroid is the best thyroid replacement product and everything else is inferior.  I'm all for education going both ways, i.e., doctor to patient and patient to doctor.
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Soooo,  I just found out that Westhroid uses corn starch as a binder.  Since there are some who are allergic to an ingredient such as that, the lab which makes Westhroid also makes Nature-throid which does not have the cornstarch.
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Well, that's good to know, N.H. Girl.
Do you know if that lab used artificial dyes?



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Westhroid 60mg does not make me puffy.  If it's not the corn, what is doing it?  Confectioner's sugar or one of those other ingredients??  I take 50mcg synthroid, it is white and has no added colors.  There are many complaints with weight gain on synthroid all over the net.


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Here it is 11 days, now, since I began Westhroid, dropping Synthroid completely, and I have lost 3 pounds not having changed my eating or exercising routine at all.   Also, there is noticeably less puffiness about my face.

My endocrinologist is going to be puzzled by this, I know.   She has been taught (and aren't they all) that the natural product is inferior to the synthetic.  I simply held a steady course about wanting to change to Westhroid and when my free T3 and T3 came back low-normal at that point she agreed to change my prescription.

We're not all alike, of course, and what may work for me isn't going to do the same for someone else.  But, I too, saw a lot of subjective evidence with my research on the internet about weight loss only when changing to Armour or Westhroid from Synthroid.  There came a point when I was more than willing to be the guinea pig, let the chips fall where they may and go for it.............the Westhroid that is.  
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I switched from Synthroid to Levothroid about a year ago because of the dyes.  I didn't realize there was constarch in there.  I wish I could say I've been losing weight, but I haven't.  It's probably more the carb monster though and the call of dark chocolate.  Could also be the late menopause.  I"m 61 but didn't stop my periods until 58.  
I actually did pretty well on synthroid over the years but I was on a real suppressive dose.  My new endo thought that some of the sinus complaints I had might be from the dyes, etc. Levothroid in the 50mcg dose is white with no dyes.  I just take 3 on some days and 2 on others to get the right dose.  I also take a compounded T3 every day.
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I am new to the blood type diet, but I had a thyroid pappilary 2 years ago, very minor,I had a thyroidectomy and eblation. In the beginning I could not tolerate my thyroid meds. synthroid, levoxyl, or armour almost like allergies to these. I have many food allergies some even that I should be able to eat according to type A menus. My homeopathic Dr. did a few clearings for the meds and was able to tolerate the meds. It is 2 years later and I still do not feel that great. I still have reactions to most supplements and homeopathics and vitamins so I cannot take them, even though I need them. Has anybody else run into these problems and also have people with thyroid problems had good results from the diet. My user name is wire 247 but I do not feel that way anymore. Looks like I am about the only guy on this thread. thanks
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Quoted from wire_247
I am new to the blood type diet, but I had a thyroid pappilary 2 years ago, very minor,I had a thyroidectomy and eblation. In the beginning I could not tolerate my thyroid meds. synthroid, levoxyl, or armour almost like allergies to these. I have many food allergies some even that I should be able to eat according to type A menus. My homeopathic Dr. did a few clearings for the meds and was able to tolerate the meds. It is 2 years later and I still do not feel that great. I still have reactions to most supplements and homeopathics and vitamins so I cannot take them, even though I need them. Has anybody else run into these problems and also have people with thyroid problems had good results from the diet. My user name is wire 247 but I do not feel that way anymore. Looks like I am about the only guy on this thread. thanks



Welcome to the forums wire!  If you go to the top right of the page and check into your member center, you can pick an apropriate avatar.  That way, other members can easily see your blood type.  This will help others to help you better.

Although I don't have this particular problem, there are other more knowledgable members here who can help direct you towards threads and/or the knowledge bases.

Again, welcome to the BTD forums!


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wire,
check out the resultbase here on line.......
write thyroid and make sure to click on all three options given.....
there are quite a few cases, improving considerably on BTD.
http://dadamo.com/resultbase/resultbase.cgi

here s another testimonial:
http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archived/config.pl?read=143206

and this
http://www.dadamo.com/columns/begin/ask2.pl?20040908.txt


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FYI, if the fillers, binders and dyes used in conventional prescriptions bother you, as they do me, find a compounding pharmacy in your area to make them up for you without the noxious ingredients. They have to use something though, so I usually get Lactobacillus acidophilus added as the filler. Your doc simply has to write "for compounding" on the Rx. If you don't have a local compounding pharmacy, just about anything can be ordered through the mail, although a little less convenient.
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That's a good point, Judi.  It baffles my mind why pharmaceutical companies feel a need to add the things they put in the meds.  Why would anyone need to do this?  I have gotten pills that used talc as a filler......ground rock??  And the DYES?  why?



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Was reading a post about weight gain and synthroid.  I've been taking levoxyl for several years and just the last couple of years had a terrible weight gain (20 pounds in a month!).  My nurse practitioner started me on cytomel as well as staying on the levoxyl and the weight gain was stopped in it's tracks.  This was about 8 months ago and just these past couple of months my Levoxyl has had to be reduced twice with still no additional weight gain.  Now, I've been on BTD for about a month and I'm hoping my weight will gradually decrease back to normal.  I hate these 20 extra pounds, although I do have a little more booty these days.[b][/b]


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Okay.....This is very weird!  My puffiness stopped when I started taking the westhroid and synthroid separately!  Yep!  Synthroid behaves very bad with westhroid!  My best results are seen when I take synthroid first, wait an hour then take the westhroid.  Unless I want breakfast, then I will eat an hour after synthroid, wait at least 2 hours then take the westhroid.  It's annoying but it works.  

Getting a custom thyroid medication thru a compounding pharmacy sounds interesting!


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Wow, what an interesting point, Sly Parrot.  I wonder if separating the compounded T3 and the Levothroid would have the same effect.  Maybe I'll start taking the T3 later in the day.
I've been so bloated lately and craving the carbs.
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