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. aprillv68

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

  2. 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 !


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