Health Update

I went to the doctor today. I got a copy of my test results. My TSH level was above a 6, everything else was normal. She took another blood test - I should get the results back on Monday. If the level is the same or higher, she wants me to go on medication (I assume Synthroid?). I told her I wanted to try the diet/exercise route first, and she said that was fine, but we'd have to monitor my TSH level to see whether it continues to increase.

My insurance doesn't cover brand medication. I'm wondering if I should call them and add it. How much is Synthroid going to cost with zero insurance coverage?

Also, I looked at the list of side effects... those of you who take Synthroid, have you experienced any of the side effects?

If all the little problems I have are really a result of a thyroid issue, it would be nice to take a pill every morning and have those problems magically disappear...

5 comments:

Mike said...

I believe that's what my wife takes for her thyroid. It is one of the prescriptions that is $10 for a 90 day supply at Walmart regardless of insurance.

Miss M. said...

i don't think walmart offers that for the brand, though. it depends on the dosage. my "retail price" is 24.99 a month.

Sunflowers said...

$24.99 is not bad at all! And I'm pretty sure I saw a coupon on Synthroid's website.

Moonblossom said...

Levothyroxine is very very cheap about $7.00 for 90 tablets where I live. I'm also on it and have been for years with no problems

Russell Moris said...

Thyroid supplements have changed my life -- from 15 hours/day in bed to being an active medical school student.

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