Levoxyl Side Effects

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  1. link Nancyadams
    Levoxyl hypothyroid, synthroid, armour, pockets, medications
    After being on Synthroid for a few years and getting NOTHING from it, I was switched to Levoxyl for several more years, and got NOTHING for it either. They are some of the most useless medications ever made, and all they do is put money in the pocket - 25% more...
    Nancyadams- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levoxyl
  2. link Tiredofthisnow
    I had been on synthroid for six years at the lowest dosage and continued to gain weight and still had all the symptoms of hypo thyroid. I told my doctor it wasn't working, but my blood work always came back as normal. The dr. increased my dosage and - 91% more...
    Tiredofthisnow- over a year ago
  3. link Anon_at_yahoo
    Levoxyl endocronologist, alternative medicine, 7 months, armour, meds
    I had a full head of beautiful hair before I started this drug 7 months ago. I am now balding! I stopped taking it two days ago. Called my Dr. today for an alternative medicine. He will NOT switch me to another drug - i.e., Armour, Thyrolar, etc. Doe - 51% more...
    Anon_at_yahoo- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Levoxyl
  4. link Jedett
    I have been on synthetic thyroid medication for 20yrs now due to a thyroidectomy for papillary cancer at age 34. I too am balding, along with eye lashes and brows. I have been suffering with depression since taking the thyroid med and the worse case - 51% more...
    Jedett- over a year ago
  5. link Tx1234
    Levoxyl kerrville tx, time in my hands, arthrits, weekness, cortizone
    I have been taking Levoxyl for 1 1/2 yrs, I had my thyroid removed due to severe hyperthyroid. In the past year, I have been getting pains and weakness in my hands. It is so bad now, I can't open a jar or lift a frying pan. It hurts sooo bad. My legs - 82% more...
    Tx1234- over a year ago - 8 Replies - in Levoxyl
  6. link Mdeering
    I have been on Levothyroxine for 4 months. I started out at 50 micrograms and was increased to 75 in April. Shortly after the increase my hands really started to ache and become weak. They even swelled a couple of times. I asked both my doctors if it - 66% more...
    Mdeering- over a year ago
  7. link Peggyelaine
    I need some self help tips. Had my thyroid removed and my health is going downhill. Give me the help i need to fix myself. Cant lose weight. My doctor doesnt want to hear anything except take your pill.
    Peggyelaine- over a year ago
  8. link Thymesgate
    Levoxyl and milk
    I just began taking the lowest dosage of Levoxyl. I take it first thing each morning with plenty of water and wait 4+ hours before taking my vitamin supplements. I drink soy milk and usually have some with breakfast each morning about 1-2 hours after - 49% more...
    Thymesgate- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Levoxyl
  9. link Anlarada
    The active ingredient in Levolyl, Synthroid and other thyroid hormone replacement drugs is L-thyroxin. In that respect, all thyroid hormone replacements are the same. The compounding (binders, dyes, etc.) may be different and may cause slight differe - 57% more...
    Anlarada- over a year ago
  10. link Lami
    Levoxyl digestion, lower abdomen, charley horse, levoxyl, colonoscopy
    Has anyone had any gastro related side effects.........??? I have had several episodes of IBS type reactions....especially in the AM after breakfast and taking the Levoxyl.......instructions for the Levoxyl is to take w/ lots of water......too much w - 32% more...
    Lami- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Levoxyl
  11. link Sweetcaroline
    I had IBS before I started taking Levoxyl and it seems to be aggravating it. It is much worse now that it ever was before. I took Synthroid for many years without this side effect, but I had other issues with that, and ditto with Armour Thyroid too. - 37% more...
    Sweetcaroline- over a year ago
  12. link Robbbb
    I have been on Levoxyl for 6 months. It causes nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headaches and intense abdominal cramps. I have to take an anti-nausea med to offset these symptoms, but it doesn't take care of all of them and it causes severe constapation. - 18% more...
    Robbbb- over a year ago
  13. link Hollysodeman
    Yes!!! I just had a colonoscopy and everything came out fine but they said that I have IBS. It feels like my lower abdomen has a constant charley horse. I was just looking to see if there was a connection to my taking levoxyl and IBS.
    Hollysodeman- over a year ago
  14. link Enchanteddove
    I am so tired of being tired....
    I am currently taking 125 mg of levothyroxine and I am SO tired ALL the time. I'll get a decent night of sleep and do okay until about mid morning> I will then start to feel like I could go nap, even at work. I get home after a 8 hour job and abou - 42% more...
    Enchanteddove- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levoxyl
  15. link Sweetcaroline
    I am supposed to take .50 Levoxyl daily, but it has ruined my life. Severe fatigue, intense irritable bowel symptoms, weakness, brain fog, etc. I tried lowering the dosage to .25, and still had the same symptoms. I tried taking the Levoxyl at night w - 67% more...
    Sweetcaroline- over a year ago
  16. link Thepathlesstraveled
    Levoxyl medicine doctors, endocrinologists, hypothyroidism, internal medicine, 28 years
    I am the guru of hypothyroidism and it would be my pleasure to tell you exactly what you will need to know to feel better. I'm not a doctor and NO I don't want your money. I've personally had this condition in question for about 28 years. The endocri - 46% more...
    Thepathlesstraveled- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Levoxyl
  17. link Awach
    hi, I am writing on behalf of my Mum, she has been treated for thyroid condition for 20 years and now she has the opposite problem : hypothyroid (under productive thyroid), she has low heart beat rate, gaining weight etc She has changed her diet comp - 48% more...
    Awach- over a year ago
  18. link Nehakas
    This site promotes a different type of fake thyroid-a natural one that has T3 and T4-called dessicated: http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/options-for-thyroid-treatment/
    Nehakas- over a year ago
  19. link Helen398
    Levoxyl nuclear medicine department, thyroid, sodium, withdrawal, resistance exercise
    I have experienced 13 years of hell with Levothyroxine, which is pure sodium. Everything in the body from skin to internal organs are affected by shrinkage and shortening of muscle. My horror complaint - leg cramps, massive thoracic jerking and there - 91% more...
    Helen398- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Levoxyl
  20. link Annettesrose
    Im detoxing my body from Levothyroxine until Feb 21st. I will then get bloodwork done to test my thyroid levels and begin Armour Thyroid (A natural thyroid comes from a pig). The reason I have made this decision? I was on the Armour Thyroid almmost 2 - 82% more...
    Annettesrose- over a year ago
  21. link Highcsop
    Levoxyl thyroid medications, levoxl, hoshimotos, lack of exercise, goiter
    I have been on Levoxyl for years. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's when I was 13 years old. I'm 35 now. I have been on every medication made and this is the only one that didn't make me want to sleep all the time. I have suffered from Depression my w - 81% more...
    Highcsop- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levoxyl
  22. link Deb75
    I was wondering how they diagnosed you with Hoshimotos? I have been begging my doctors to listen to me cuz I have had so many problems for so long and they can't give me answers. My friend came across Hoshimotos a while back and swears I have it. I f - 67% more...
    Deb75- over a year ago
  23. link Shelli47
    Levoxyl chest pain, dull pain, hoshimotos, thyroiditis, mcg
    I was recently diagnosed with Hoshimotos Thyroiditis. It's only been three days since I have been on the Levoxyl (100 mcg), but I am feeling slight chest pain and tingling in my face. My heart isn't racing though; it's just a dull pain! I am nervous - 51% more...
    Shelli47- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Levoxyl
  24. link Deb75
    Let me clarify my thyroid levels come back normal.
    Deb75- over a year ago
  25. link Deb75
    I was wondering how they diagnosed you with Hoshimotos? I have been begging my doctors to listen to me cuz I have had so many problems for so long and they can't give me answers. My friend came across Hoshimotos a while back and swears I have it. I f - 41% more...
    Deb75- over a year ago
  26. link Linda123
    Levoxyl soft gel capsules, thyroid drug, dr oz, king pharmaceuticals, liquid gel
    This is information about a new thyroid drug for hypothyroidism. It is called Tirosint and uses soft gel capsules with the liquid in them. From search the Internet, I found out it was approved by the FDA on Oct. 13, 2006. It is available in Europe an - 74% more...
    Linda123- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Levoxyl
  27. link Bhill
    I take it and I feel no different than on synthroid. I have had to increase it 3 times in the last six months and my TSH is still 4. So it's not a miracle drug by any means.
    Bhill- over a year ago
  28. link Racemom
    Has anyone tried Tirosint yet? I'm only taking 12.5 of Levoxyl, (after trying synthroid and it's generic) but still get the pins and needles feeling at times and headaches. I'm having to take Aleve or ibruprofen everyday. Just had my TSH tested and i - 47% more...
    Racemom- over a year ago
  29. link Winston2
    hair thinning
    I am in menopause and my hair is thinning out on the sides of my head. I am also taking Levoxyl 100mg once a day daily. My eye lashes are braking off too. I hardly have any on my lower lids now. Is this the medicine doing it or what?
    Winston2- over a year ago - in Levoxyl
  30. link Nsoule
    Levoxyl hair loss, thyroid condition, armour thyroid, synthetic hormone, levoxyl
    I have taken Levoxyl for over 2 years and am still having big problems with hair loss. I have complained to my doctor numerous times, but she always says that it is the thyroid condition not the drug (I had no problems wtih hair loss until I started - 46% more...
    Nsoule- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Levoxyl
  31. link Helaine01
    I am so releived to know that i am not the only one that thinks that the thyroid medicine is making my hair fall out. Why do doctors deny that this happens. Have they read the direction side effects page .. It states that Levoxl may cause hair loss. - 74% more...
    Helaine01- over a year ago
  32. link Chez
    Levoxyl horrible pain, levothyroxine, old lady, joint pain, meds
    I am a 50 yr old lady currently on 0.1mg levothyroxine for about 5 yrs now. I have horrible pain in the foot, legs and hands. When sitting my legs ache and I am so stiff I cant get up. In the morning before taking my pill I feel fine but as soon as I - 49% more...
    Chez- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Levoxyl
  33. link Mbsb7776
    My husband is a thyroid cancer survivor..However..since the removal 3 years ago he has had severe joint pain and discomfort..We are so disgusted with doctors...2 say he has lupus and rheumutoid arthritis and another advises he has neither..The other - 47% more...
    Mbsb7776- over a year ago
  34. link Wendy54
    Hi there I'm a 55 yr female ,I am also on LEVOTHYROXINE 50 mcg been on it for 4 years for under active thyroids and only about to months ago I started with a swollen finger and a thumb and swelling of my wrist knees/ ankles,first I thought it was jus - 52% more...
    Wendy54- over a year ago
  35. link Lami

    I am 70 yrs old and 30 yrs ago had a partial thyroidectomy...no proble or meds for 30 yrs.....good numbers always....suddenly everything grew back plus a goiter...I was diag w/graves disease and hypo with numbers off the charts,,,,,took radiation/iod - 63% more...
    Lami- over a year ago - in Levoxyl
  36. link Frankie1213
    Levoxyl free t4, endo, crappy, thyroid, joints
    I am a 54 y/o female. I just started taking Levoxyl four days ago and already I think I am feeling some negative side effects. I am hypothyroid (myTSH is 3.3 and my Free T4 is .97 which is on the low end of normal). My endo described Levoxyl .025 mg - 70% more...
    Frankie1213- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Levoxyl
  37. link Testkit
    Hi, I have read your post and am also questioning the possibility of a drug reaction. I have been on this medication, .88 for over 10 years, but recently I started to have shortness of breath, followed by joint swelling and pain that has progressed i - 68% more...
    Testkit- over a year ago