Synthroid Side Effects

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  1. link Sharone
    Synthroid achy legs, check ups, cholestrol levels, ups, hair loss
    I have been on synthroid for about 6 months now. Some of the side effects I have been experiencing are numerous.I have hair loss, sometimes I get so ill that no one can stand to be around me, my weight has gone up about 30 pounds, my cholesterol leve - 72% more...
    Sharone- over a year ago - 29 Replies - in Synthroid
  2. link Dontgiveup
    This reply is mostly for the person whose doctor kept increasing her/hs dose without even checking blood levels. Run run as fast as you cn from this doctor. Tat is horrible!! Malpractice! I've done a lot of research on hypothyroidism. Read as much as - 87% more...
    Dontgiveup- over a year ago
  3. link Awake0215@att.net
    I had a complete thyroidectomy 28 yrs ago and have been on synthroid 1 mg ever since. I am now 73 yrs old. I have not had any problems, I though , but looking back maybe the depression and panic attacks are from taking synthroid. I also take Zoloft a - 44% more...
    Awake0215@att.net- over a year ago
  4. link Turbokitty
    And wouldn't you know, after being on Armor Thyroid for almost 20 years, the only all natural thyroid supplement and being right as rain, Armor Thyroid was bought by Abbott Pharmaceuticals and ever since they revamped the formula, I have leg cramps, - 12% more...
    Turbokitty- over a year ago
  5. link Ruhamah
    I have been on levothyroxin for several years. I found I could not take cholesterol medication, as it made me ache in the legs. Also I had a bad reaction to the flu shot as the eggs that were used caused me to whelp and rash. A couple years ago my do - 86% more...
    Ruhamah- over a year ago
  6. link Beverly63
    I have been taking med for 16yrs
    I recently got my dosage change of the Synthroid. It was increased. I have had white hair for 20 years and now it is turning very dark. Has any one had this issue taking Synthroid?
    Beverly63- over a year ago - in Synthroid
  7. link A55magic
    Why can't I take this drug???
    Diagnosed with hypo, doc gave me .050 synthroid but I got horrible headaches, shaky, shortness of breath, chest pain, couldn't sleep...........doc reduced me to .025 but same thing......started taking 1/4 of the .025 pill a day and felt ok, enough to - 53% more...
    A55magic- over a year ago - 8 Replies - in Synthroid
  8. link Chere
    I am going crazy taking Synthroid. I was put on Levothyroxin in March of 2012 and I kept telling my doc I could not take it any more so she sent me to an Endocrinologist in July and he made sure I got the name brand Sythroid... after about 2-3 weeks - 60% more...
    Chere- over a year ago
  9. link Q
    I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and a multinodular goiter. I have tried Synthroid and Levothyroxin at the lowest dosage and have HORRIBLE scary bad headaches after just one dose and am not able to take the medication. I finally found another Dr. - 62% more...
    Q- over a year ago
  10. link Kernan77
    Synthroid shaking feeling, armour thyroid, vivid dreams, losing my hair, lump in my throat
    I also gained weight, work out 4-5 days a week and havent lost a pound. I am now having a vibrating or shaking feeling through out my body that is worse at night. I tried to stop taking it but that was worse.
    Kernan77- over a year ago - 5 Replies - in Synthroid
  11. link Kim54
    Don't listen to your doctor. I have an Holistic doctor who immediately put me on Amour Thyroid and I am doing MUCH better. My hair isn't falling out anymore. I don't know about the lump in your throat and the hot flashes are most likely caused by low - 48% more...
    Kim54- over a year ago
  12. link Tangerine1
    My Heart Rate Spikes on Synthroid
    Over the past 8 months I have noticed abnormal shortness of breath and 'spiking' heart rate while exerting myself or exercising. I was on dessicated thyroid for Hashimoto's and moved over to Synthroid 100mcg. I have logged my exercise tolerance daily - 79% more...
    Tangerine1- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Synthroid
  13. link Tangerine1
    Forgot to add that normal resting pulse is around 55-60. Also, reason I increased synthroid from 100mcg to 125 was that my FT3 was lower than the midpoint, and wanted to try and raise it, as I still have most of the symptoms of being hypo. However in - 43% more...
    Tangerine1- over a year ago
  14. link Karly122
    Synthroid shoulders, feelings, sleep, jittery feeling, levothyroxine
    I have no bad side effects on Synthroid, unless I am overmedicated. I get burning feelings on my shoulders, back, arms, and nape. I can't sleep, or wake for no reason during the night. I get very nervous, and have a jittery feeling all through my bod - 13% more...
    Karly122- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Synthroid
  15. link Karly122
    Hello Mark. I am willing to speak with you. How about on here for now. What you are experiencing (burning sensations) IS a symptom of being overmedicated. I have been there a couple times. It's a stinging burning feeling, like you have a sunburn and - 47% more...
    Karly122- over a year ago
  16. link Markwillplay
    HI Karly, I would love to speak with you. I have the burning right now. I am on 112mg. I was on 150...doc took me down a little. I have sunburn feeling in face, back, arms, feet sometimes, etc... If you ahve had this experience, I would LOVE to talk - 45% more...
    Markwillplay- over a year ago
  17. link Delaney
    Synthroid stomach area, total thyroidectomy, hair thinning, bloated, brittle
    Had total thyroidectomy 9 months ago and started taking Synthroid immediately thereafter. For the last 4 months I have noticed significant hair thinning. I have always had very thick, healthly looking hair but now it's just dry and brittle all of the - 48% more...
    Delaney- over a year ago - 22 Replies - in Synthroid
  18. link Mcmdkkke
    I am 1 month post thyroidectomy and this all sounds so familiar-the depression, anxiety, and fatigue are insane-I wish I had not had the surgery done but had 3 nodules 4cm and multiple smaller nodules and it was beginning to affect my breathing. Was - 74% more...
    Mcmdkkke- over a year ago
  19. link Julie23
    I feel for all of you, I , too, had a TT April 1st, 2011. Multi-Nodular goiter, with many nodules 2.7cm, toxic adenomas, no cancer( thank god) hyperthyroid, and feeling very poorly. The surgery was ok, one parathyroid damaged, (which was sectioned an - 80% more...
    Julie23- over a year ago
  20. link Judex
    Anxiety, more hot flashes.
    I take .088 MG Synthroid. Been taking thyroid replacement for 50 years. Also been taking Premarin (full hysterectomy) for 17 years. Doc said to go off Premarin (because of potential side effects), but the hot flashes are killer...30 a day...profuse h - 65% more...
    Judex- over a year ago - in Synthroid
  21. link Sharee
    Cant get the right doseage
    I had RAI in April of 2011. I was hyper and had nodules on my thyroid. My Dr started me out on 50mcg of synthroid in Sept of 2011. My TSH was 15.0 at that time. Then in Dec he increased my meds to 75mcg. I felt some better but had terrible aches and - 75% more...
    Sharee- over a year ago - in Synthroid
  22. link Zap1111
    I am in PAIN
    I am taking synthroid, I hurt incredibly bad, heart races, very high anxiety, eyes bother me...very confused because I hear this stuff about tsh 3 and tsh 4...Drs. don't test for both, some Drs. claim you don't have to...I feel like HELL. Is anyone o - 17% more...
    Zap1111- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Synthroid
  23. link Deb_anschutz@yahoo.com
    My doctor gave me sythroid on 1 Feb. I started having the worst pain in the muscles in my legs. I thought I had fibromyalgia or neuropathy. It got so bad I couldn't even walk. I quit taking it 5 days ago and the pain in my legs is almost gone. I told - 16% more...
    Deb_anschutz@yahoo.com- over a year ago
  24. link Tamaram
    If your heart is racing, you have high anxiety and your eyes hurt and feel like they are going to bulge out of your head, then you need to locate an Endocronologist immediately. You need to have a complete Thyroid work-up, which includes a radioactiv - 57% more...
    Tamaram- over a year ago
  25. link Mystofamemory
    Synthroid armour thyroid, thyroid hormones, severe endometriosis, prozac dose, fracture risk
    I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism when I was around 14 years old. For the next 30 years, I was treated with Armour thyroid and did quite well (weight was stable, energy level good, positive outlook on life, etc.) Then I was diagnosed with significa - 95% more...
    Mystofamemory- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Synthroid
  26. link 121212121212
    please look into fluoride
    121212121212- over a year ago
  27. link Babs40
    Synthroid overmedication, nervous energy, pristiq, sensation, three months
    i am having trouble getting to sleep and when I do, I wake up a couple or three hours later and I can't get back to sleep. This has been happening inth last three or four days, my medication was increased from .88 to 112 about three months ago. I fee - 58% more...
    Babs40- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Synthroid
  28. link Srcj
    I experienced difficulties when taking Pristiq too, could fall asleep not a problem at bedtime, but when I woke during the night I would be awake for up to 2 hours. I also felt more tired than normal, yawning all the time, plus some other general sid - 26% more...
    Srcj- over a year ago
  29. link Tvalentine7
    I FEEL SO FATq
    I just gained 8 pounds since they raised my sythroid, I have worked so hard to maintain my weight, NOW WHAT! Help anything I can do, any info, I have a left thyroid, r was removed, at 3T dr wants 4, i just want to b thin and not all po'd that i gaine - 11% more...
    Tvalentine7- over a year ago - in Synthroid
  30. link Ddtt
    Synthroid hypothyroidism
    Does anyone with hypothyroidism have also been diagnosed with Granuloma annulare? DDTT
    Ddtt- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Synthroid
  31. link Ddtt
    I have noticed that when I am stressed out that the granuloma spreads like wildfire. I have it all over my body except my face. It is awful. I lost a grandchild in March and went to the dr for some antidepressants. I am not sure if it was the stress - 61% more...
    Ddtt- over a year ago
  32. link Janet Shoemaker
    I too have experienced granuloma on the top of my hands ande many unsightly rings and blotches on my legs from the knees to the thighs. Help! Have you tried another medication for hypothyyroidism in synthroid's place4?
    Janet Shoemaker- over a year ago
  33. link Megneb
    Synthroid kidney infections, reply asap, memory loss, uti, blood sugar level
    I have recently been diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease and my dr. put me on 50mcg of Synthroid...I haven't really noticed a lot of the normal symptoms that everyone else has except the memory loss. Oh and one other very disturbing side-effect...FREQ - 58% more...
    Megneb- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Synthroid
  34. link Nellie Ca
    I did not get along well on synthoid. I don't know why they changed the med when I was doing well on Lavothyroxine. As soon as I started taking the synthoid I experienced loss of memory sleepy eating more night dreams irregular sleep at night urinati - 67% more...
    Nellie Ca- over a year ago