HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hormone Issues (HRT - No HRT) > No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause

HysterSisters answers for your Hysterectomy Questions With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get free booklets, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more. You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!

Reply

Synthroid and HRT - What do I need to know? Synthroid and HRT - What do I need to know?

Thread Tools
  #1  
Unread 08-22-2002, 01:13 PM
Synthroid and HRT - What do I need to know?

Hi Sisters,

I should have included this in my post (Anyone with Ovaries not in Meno on HRT?), but here goes:

I have had Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (autoimmune disease which in my case destroyed most of the function of my thyroid gland leading to hypothyroidism or "low" thyroid) for 18 years and take Synthroid 0.15 mg. daily. I know from my previous trials on birth control pills that estrogen binds T-3 (?) and therefore I might need to have my Synthroid adjusted while I am on the Climera patch. Anyone with experience on Estradial pill/patch and on some form of thyroid replacement with any suggestions on what I need to do to make sure my thyroid levels don't get out of whack?

Again, Thanks!
  #2  
Unread 08-22-2002, 01:55 PM
Synthroid and HRT - What do I need to know?

I had a partial thyroidectomy in 1996. I had my levels checked before surgery and after. Everything was coming back within range. I finally had the free T3 checked about 6 months after the hysterectomy and it came back low. I am on Estrace generic, prometrium, levoxyl and in March the added T3(cytomel). It has made a great difference in my energy levels. I do believe the estrogen binds with the T3. My regular Dr ordered the tests and then referred me to an endocrinologist for medication since he did not feel comfortable with anything but T4. You may have to become your own advocate. I had to ask for the tests to be done and for the referral.
Best of luck to you in finding your way thru this.
Terri
  #3  
Unread 08-22-2002, 09:31 PM
Synthroid and HRT - What do I need to know?

Laurie I also have hashimotos and have not had any problems taking my levoxyl and my estrogen. I take my meds at separate times of the day and have not had any problems. My endocrinologist told me to to take them at least 6 hours apart and thats what I have done since the beginning.
While you shouldnt have any problems, you are the best judge and I would certainly take immediate action should you notice that you are not feeling quite right. Our bodies are very sensitive and it could be that you may need an adjustment, but chances are you will breeze right on through this if you were already balanced before your hormone replacement. If I can help in anyway, please dont hesitate to ask. S
Reply

HysterSisters Free Hysterectomy Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy with 50 pages of information, helpful tips and hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy through an organized timeline.




Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
1 Reply, Last Reply 03-21-2010, Started By kallikat0813
1 Reply, Last Reply 09-16-2007, Started By Lizzy320
3 Replies, Last Reply 01-26-2007, Started By peppy43
2 Replies, Last Reply 07-26-2006, Started By skinker
19 Replies, Last Reply 05-06-2004, Started By sue123
4 Replies, Last Reply 05-07-2003, Started By Shoshi
2 Replies, Last Reply 05-03-2003, Started By Lisee
0 Reply, Started By Beauty4Ashes
1 Reply, Last Reply 01-09-2002, Started By reenalena
2 Replies, Last Reply 09-13-2001, Started By gidge
8 Replies, Last Reply 08-28-2001, Started By TinaAgain
3 Replies, Hormone and Menopause Central
6 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
7 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
1 Reply, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
8 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
7 Replies, No Ovaries - No Hormones - Managing Menopause
1 Reply, No Ovaries - No Hormones - Managing Menopause
5 Replies, Hysteritaville General Discussions
12 Replies, The Road Less Traveled


Hysterectomy News

December 21,2014

CURRENT NEWS

Anxiety And Stress - Kiss The Season To Be Jolly
Hystersisters Checking-in Newsletter has been published for December relating anxiety and stress to menopausal symptoms ... News Archive

TODAY'S EVENTS

Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

UPCOMING EVENTS

Pre-Op Chat 9 pm eastern Dec.29

I am a HysterSister

HYSTERECTOMY STORIES

Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours

FOLLOW US


Your Hysterectomy Date


CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  


Advertisement


Featured Videos

Dr. Terry answers questions about bone density and oste...

Dr. Rebecca Booth answers many questions about menopaus...

Dr. Rebecca Booth answers questions about menopause....

Dr. Rebecca Booth discusses keeping ovaries with hyster...

HysterSisters App Store Android app on Google Play


Advertisement