Levothyroxine Sodium Side Effects

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  1. link Setmd
    mylan levothyroxine and fainting
    Any reports of pervasive feeling of faintness as a side effect/allergic reaction to mylan levothyroxine? Has the formulation recently changed which would affect absorption rate?
    Setmd- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Levothyroxine Sodium
  2. link Fedupwithfed
    Causes CHEST PAIN, faint feeling, arm pain. They KNOW this is a problem and continue to deny it. Will never go off NAME BRAND Synthroid again
    Fedupwithfed- over a year ago
  3. link Marci765
    discontinuing use of medication
    I really feel that this medication is not helping me. My blood tests indicate that it is. I still have all the same symptoms of hypothyroidism. My question is if I just discontinue this medication, will it be more harmful to my body even if it's not - 8% more...
    Marci765- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levothyroxine Sodium
  4. link Paralgl328
    I would be interested in the responses to this inquiry, as I have the same exact problem.
    Paralgl328- over a year ago
  5. link Cjs0607
    Levothyroxine Sodium mirena coil, severe depression, mood swings, levothyroxine, panic attacks
    I have been taking levothyroxine for about 10 years now, i have had the following symptoms with them, weight gain, hair loss, mood swings etc, but i can also put it down to having a Mirena coil. The main thing that has concerned me is that i started - 54% more...
    Cjs0607- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levothyroxine Sodium
  6. link Glynisrose
    Ask your doctor for a 3 month trial of synthetic T3 (Cytomel / Liothyronine) alongside your Levothyroxine if this doesn't work try and find an endocrinologist who will prescribe natural dessicated thyroxine. All the symptoms you mention are standard - 5% more...
    Glynisrose- over a year ago
  7. link Ktownrealtor67
    my TSH level is 0.27. I still have my thyroid gland.
    Am i taking too much levothyroxine medicine?
    Ktownrealtor67- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levothyroxine Sodium
  8. link Glynisrose
    If you are underactive then your thyroid is not working regardless of whether you still have one!! It is quite common I have found for hypo sufferers to have supressed TSH. But there agian, if your thyroid isn't working why would you need Thyroid Sti - 7% more...
    Glynisrose- over a year ago
  9. link Bevs1
    edema side effect
    Can generic levothyroxine cause edema. I switched from Levoxyl to generic and have edema in arms and legs.
    Bevs1- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levothyroxine Sodium
  10. link Glynisrose
    All synthetic thyroxine causes this effect. Ask your doctor to prescribe either synthetic T3 (Cytomel / Liothyronine) or natural dessicated thyroxine such as Armour / Erfa
    Glynisrose- over a year ago
  11. link Glynisrose

    You should always take Levo at bedtime, no food or drink within an hour (before or after) don't know how much you are taking but your symptoms sound like the meds have had no effect.
    Glynisrose- over a year ago - in Levothyroxine Sodium
  12. link Lynnieb
    Levothyroxine Sodium
    I've been taking a low dose for about 6 weeks now. I'm still tired a lot, which I attribute to the intense dreaming that has filled my nights since I started taking this med. Also, I find myself very depressed sometimes. Does anyone else have these s - 4% more...
    Lynnieb- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levothyroxine Sodium
  13. link Glynisrose
    These symptoms are typical and generally indicate that you are not taking enough medication.
    Glynisrose- over a year ago
  14. link Elmago26
    No Improvement
    I have graves disease (hyperthyroidism), and I went Hypo. after the Radioactive Iodine procedure. Now i am taking 125 mcg of Levothyroxine, and it has been hell. I have been experiencing increased nervousness, increased anxiety, excessive sweating in - 46% more...
    Elmago26- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Levothyroxine Sodium
  15. link Glynisrose
    Seek out an endocrinologist / GP willing to try you on a synthetic T3 supplement or natural thyroxine. It sounds like similarly to me, you are not converting the inactive T4 in Levo to the active T3 that your body needs.
    Glynisrose- over a year ago
  16. link Trulystarr
    Hi... I have the exact same situation as you do to a tee... can you please email me if you since have had any solutions or what your dr. has said? Thanks! trulystarr
    Trulystarr- over a year ago
  17. link Trulystarr
    Hi... I have the exact same situation as you do to a tee... can you please email me if you since have had any solutions or what your dr. has said?
    Trulystarr- over a year ago
  18. link Mcupryk1
    Higher blood alcohol concentration with Levothyroxine
    I was wondering if it is possible that when taking Levothyroxine on a daily basis and drinking 4-5 drinks, if the blood alcohol would be higher in concentration and for a longer duration?
    Mcupryk1- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Levothyroxine Sodium
  19. link Glynisrose
    This sounds very plausible. I stopped drinking altogether about 8 years ago because I was getting a hongover from small amounts of alcohol, plus the hangover was lasting for days on end!!
    Glynisrose- over a year ago
  20. link Daveindc
    Yes, it will. I drank 4 5 oz glasses of wine over 3.5 hours while on levothyroxine. I was in an accident. My blood alcohol was .24 (over twice the legal limit) where it should have been .036 (well under the limit). Fortunately, I was not cited for DU - 31% more...
    Daveindc- over a year ago
  21. link Millymoo2
    I am taking 75mg one day and 100mg the next. Since upping the dose I have not been able to drink alcohol. It makes me feel very Light headed and sick, and thats only after 1 glass!! Anyone else had a similar reaction?
    Millymoo2- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Levothyroxine Sodium
  22. link Mlopez34
    I am on the same dosage and alcohol does not make me sick; however I do have more foot and hand swelling with certain types.
    Mlopez34- over a year ago
  23. link Mcupryk1
    I have noticed this effect as well. Did you find any other information on this?
    Mcupryk1- over a year ago
  24. link Reiqah
    Levothyroxine Sodium thyroid cancer, mood swing, levothyroxine, panic attack, cramps
    I have taken this Levothyroxine ever since I got Thyroid Cancer in 2006. And thank God I am free from cancer now. My main problem now is that, sometime I really don't know what was wrong with me and get confused over my own feeling. I do have cramps, - 58% more...
    Reiqah- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Levothyroxine Sodium
  25. link Kimberly17
    My understanding is that the medication does not have any side affects, its a synthetic hormone that your body naturally produces. The only way it can have side effects is if your over medicated. The thyroid disease can cause all of different problem - 49% more...
    Kimberly17- over a year ago
  26. link Sarah1984
    I am also taking levothyroxine and have been for 7 months!!! I am in a living hell. I also feel like I am going to die from this I feel like I cant breath and that starts a panic attack! I am drifting farther away from my husban and my beautiful girl - 23% more...
    Sarah1984- over a year ago
  27. link Nolyak3
    Levothyroxine Sodium thyroid medication, levothyroxine, both knees, thyroid, sodium
    For the last year and a half I have taken Levothyroxine Sodium 50mg, now increased to 75 mg. I have gained a great deal of weight and developed arthritis in both knees. Some days my knees hurt so bad I can hardly get out of bed. Since my medication w - 47% more...
    Nolyak3- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levothyroxine Sodium
  28. link Essexness
    Hi there. I presume you have been diagnosed with undedractive thyroid and unfortunately if you are in the UK there is no other treatment available under the NHS. If you visit www.tpa-uk.org.uk you will find a wealth of information to help you and a f - 64% more...
    Essexness- over a year ago
  29. link Mesha
    Levothyroxine Sodium constant headaches, muscle pains, mood swings, diazepan, levothyroxine
    Started taking Levothyroxine 100 3 weeks ago, for last week I'm in agony, my joints and muscles are sore, specially legs and arms, got constant headaches, mood swings, I'm also short of breath which developed before muscle pains, went to the doctor, - 62% more...
    Mesha- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Levothyroxine Sodium
  30. link Tgmb
    i started taking 75mg levothyroxine 5 weeks ago, i fell fantastic for the first couple of weeks, now for the past week i can hardly walk,raise my arms, the pain in my shoulders/upper arm, thighs and knees is unbearable....i cannot hardly walk. I went - 14% more...
    Tgmb- over a year ago
  31. link Irita
    Levothyroxine Sodium private doctor, levothyroxine, panic attacks, four months, anxiety
    Hi, i have been taking Levothyroxine for 10 years now, and at the moment i have been prescribed 100. Four months ago I start having horrible panic attacks and my anxiety have increased since. I went to a private doctor and she stated that everything - 45% more...
    Irita- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levothyroxine Sodium
  32. link Gvenning
    Hi, My mum has been on levothyroxine for about 1 year and has recently suffered a massive dip in her health. She is 69 and was very healthy, she could regularly have the grand kids who are very lively but now she can't. It started a couple of months - 50% more...
    Gvenning- over a year ago