Thyroid Tidbit: You ain’t gonna get smarter on Synthroid!

Today, I came across a short summary on recent study findings presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association in November, 2008.

It states that in a study with thyroid patients 65 and older, there was no improvement in cognitive function when a patient is optimally treated on thyroxine, aka Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothyroxine, Eltroxin, et al.

Gee golly.  What breaking and cutting-edge news!


Too bad it takes the results of a research study to reveal what has been blatantly obvious in patients of all ages for 50 years: thyroxine overall does not work and leaves patients with a variety of NON-improvements, as well as worsening symptoms of lingering hypothyroidism as they age.  Duhhhh.

3 Responses to “Thyroid Tidbit: You ain’t gonna get smarter on Synthroid!”

  1. Teresa

    Please advise what is the best Thyroid medication . I get mine compounded , liothyronine/levothyronine SR 23mcg/90.9M, but I want to be certain I am maximizing my health . I’m still tired, foggy, & no desire to do things I used to love. I’m only 53 & was diagnosed hypo approx 10 yrs ago. I have found a hormone doctor who keeps my estrodol / Proestrogen , and Testosterone checked qtrly , I feel better, but still have those Hypothyroid symptoms.. Please advise !

  2. aprillv68

    You may not get smarter on Synthroid but you just may end up dead in the end!


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