Levothyroxine & stomach upset

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Does levothyroxine upset anyone else's stomach?

It only upsets my stomach when I take it on an empty stomach in the morning. But that's what the pills say to do? And by stomach upset I mean makes you use the bathroom a few times.

It seems if I take it during the day, my stomach feels better but I fear it won't absorb as well. Ugh.

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    Hi , Mine does it on that one and Synthroid really bad everyday I have a stomach ache and it continues the longer I'm on it the more my stomach stays upset and I also have trouble having a bowel movement it's horrible I hate being on this stuff. Your not alone.

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    Yes. I used to take it with fruit and that seemed to help the stomach upset stuff a little.

    The side effects increased and became so bad, I had to stop taking it.

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      I'm was on a hundred of the Synthroid and today I finally stopped taking Synthroid and I'm going to my doctor in a little bit to see what he can put me on something different because this is making me feel out of it and very very sick

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    I see some other replies have the same problem. My first reaction is see your doc tomorrow not the day after, allowing your levels to drop is far less than sensible. 

    My personal approach to the receptionist would be URGENT, see any doctor, dont take no for an answer. This is my personal opinion but ask you doc after (obviously) if this is reasonable.

    It may be the carrier compound around the tablet that you react to. I understand its quite difficult to manufacture, we are all different but if you need thyroxine you really need it, SEE you doc.

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