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Levothyroxine Sodium

Also known as Eltroxin, Synthroid

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  • Misdiagnosed hypothyroid & taking Levothyroxine

    2 months ago I was going through a lot of life changes. I am also on a vegan diet.  I was having weird episodes where I would have this throbbing headache which lead to a tingling in my chest and then hard to breathe. It would keep me from sleeping at night and make me extremely anxious. After …

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  • Raised medication to 100mcg. Not feeling right

    Hello people I have recently 01/07/2018 been put on the 100mcg of levothyroxine. I have noticed this dosage is effecting more than my previous two. 50 and 75. I am anxious more and plus Ive got a dizzyness feeling on and off. Do you reckon the dose is too high for me

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  • Shrinking penis

    I have to admit I noticed while getting my Asian massage but I thought it was because she may have been a little rough with me. However I’ve noticed significant shrinking in the width of my penis and the length here recently. I later found out by my PCM that I  have Hypothyroidism. I’ve …

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  • Thyroid medication been upped not feeling well.

    Hi, i have had thyroid underactive for a very long time. Been on so mamy different levels of thoroxcine from 100mg to 200mg. I was on 150 for a year and now my doctor said my levels are low need to go up to 200mg. I started this 6 days ago and have symptoms of feeling foggy in head , dizzy …

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  • Body Aches and Levothyroxine

    I need some help from others who may have had problems with Levothyroxine.   I have been on a low dose of levo (.375) for about 15 years.  About 4 years ago I gained about 8 lbs. in a month.  I saw a doctor who said my thyroid was a little sluggish, put me on armour and said it …

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  • Levothyroxine and Constant bleeding

    Can anyone help Been on levothyroxine for nearly 2 months and have been spotting/light bleeding for 6 weeks. Has anyone else experienced this? Will it stop when body adjusts?  Thanks! 

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  • Think all levothyroxine tablets are the same? - They're not!

    I found out by accident that different manufacturer's but different ingredients in their levothyroxine tablets when I had an adverse reaction to a batch of levothyroxine. Here are the details. I am on 175mcg of levothyroxine. I hadn't got any 25mcg tablets to hand so I used 100mcg tablets …

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  • strange head sensations anyone?

    Hi I was on 75mcg and been feeling unwell blood results came bk that I've been over medicating, I've been having alot of strange head sensations like pressure, foggyess, dizziness and just overall odd I've also had extreme anxiety and on edge basically felt like I'm going crazy has …

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  • Graves' disease low libido

    Graves' disease killing my sex drive ! My sex drive absolutely zero can Graves' disease lower dopamine level ? My total testosterone level normal but my SHBG level very high plus free testosterone very low ! I was diagnosed 2008 Graves' disease 2017 April I had rai treatment but didn' …

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  • Lowering Levothyroxine

    Hello, I was hoping someone could elaborate on my levels. I just got my blood results back today and they are lowering me from .112mcg of levothyroxine to .100mcg. They told me my TSH level is .170 and my T4 level is 1.5, I have no idea what this means, but I do know I have been miserable. My …

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  • crippling joint pain

    Hello all, If it’s not one thing it’s another—right?  I’m 54 years old, moved to Colorado the end of September because hurricane Irma took my home and community.  I was feeling fatigued, but after awhile knew it was more than mourning the loss of my home as I have experience in mourning …

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  • Help help

    3 weeks ago my levo was upped to 100mcg and ive had a slighty swollen gland on left side of neck out my mind with worry any ideas please 

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  • Levothyroxine and anxiety

    Does anyone know if you can develop a side effect from levothyroxine after taking it a while? I was on 50mcg for years with no problem. My TSH was 5.1 end of December so Dr increased to 75mcg. Then 10 days later constant anxiety started and no appetite. Rechecked TSH 6 weeks later and was 1.2 so Dr …

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  • Natural Source Raw Thyroid

    Where can one purchase the Natural Source Raw Thyroid? Depression is caused by internal or external sources. I have no causes externally, so it must be coming from within. I believe the medication is causing this overwhelming bad feeling. So what do I do?

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  • Unacceptable side effects of Levothyroxine

    I was described Levothryoxine 2 years ago and my GP has increased it until I am now taking 125mcg. I have never had so many various symptoms in my life - severe weight gain including puffy face and eyes, very itchy dry skin, brittle nails, thinning hair but the major items are the pains in my …

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  • Hi I started to take levothyroxine last August for hypot...

    Hi I started to take levothyroxine last August for hypothyroidism. I have always been slim, no problems with weight UNTIL NOW. Since I started taking the medication my weight started to creep up. In six months I have put on a stone and my tummy is sticking out as if I'm pregnant. I have …

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  • Heart palpatations.

    Been having heart palpatations for 3 months on and off the longest period was one and a half weeks, every thitd heart beat was a palpatation. It went away for 1 week and came back this week. Had all tests done n everything comes back ok. I think im going to have a heart attack n die. Im seriously …

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  • No periods

    Hi, I’m 17 years old and since starting levothyroxine, I am now on (75 mg) I haven’t got my periods for 6 months. I am very worried. What I thought was my period obviously wasn’t, for about a week I had light brown discharge, I know that can be dried up blood but there was no sign of red blood …

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  • Levothyroxine dose adjustment

    Hello  Can anyone please tell me is it necessary to do blood test for tsh after 6 weeks?  If I go for the blood test for tsh after 2 weeks? And does the tsh value reduced first then stable? Please tell me  Because I did the tsh after  2 weeks and my tsh value reduced further …

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  • Muscle aches

    Hi, I have been on Levothyroxine for about 3 months now. Since starting it I have been getting a lot of muscle aches, like in my legs, my back and shoulders. Is this normal? And is this anything to worry about?  Please answer, thank you! 

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  • Haven’t got my period

    Hello,  I am on levothyroxine(50mg). Since I have taken it, I haven’t got my period and so I haven’t had my period for 4 months. I don’t know why and it is worrying me as before I would get my period normally. My dosage is right for me, so I don’t know why they haven’t come and I’m very …

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  • Synthyroid overmedication makes me crazy

    Hellowhen I was pregnant with my first kid doc told me I am hypothyroid. Then start synthyroid from 25mcg to 125 till now. But in the beginning of this I had panic attack , all the symptoms of anxiety went to emergency they said its anxiety attack . All my blood work is normal .ecg is normal then I …

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  • Is there any benefit in taking levo at bed time

    Hi im hypothyroid 24 years old. Take 50mcg in the morning usually at 7am. Then breakfast at 8. Some days though I have to be in earlier at work so eat breakfast then take tablet 30 mins later. Recently I started to get dizziness a lot. I  got a blood test tomorrow to see if my levels gone …

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  • Severe headaches

    Has anyone ever experienced SEVERE, daily headaches as a result of taking Levothyroxine or Nexium?

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  • Changes since I started taking levothyroxine

    Hi,  I am 17 years old and I was diagnosed with an under active thyroid in November. I started taking levothyroxine(50mg) in November and it is now February. Ever since I started taking it I’ve been getting very bad anxiety, before I started taking it I did have mild anxiety but no where near …

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  • Stopped taking Levothyroxine

    I stopped taking Lev about a year ago now. I hated the cramps the pins and needles the aching joints, the depression, the lethargy I just felt ill.  I went for a blood test 6 months into stopping  (didn't tell Dr I had stopped) and my thyroid level i was told was was 'no change' …

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  • Having Bad Side-Effects on Levothyroxine

    Hello, I think a lot of my problem is my own making and I'm really sorry. But basically I have really bad anxiety problems, and I have also been very paranoid of and scared of my medication. My doctor is lovely & has been coping with me & my meds the past 8 years. I was diagnozed at 18 …

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