Synthroid Side Effects

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  1. link Merryk123
    Has anyone stopped thyroid meds and felt better?
    I was originally started on synthroid and appeared to be doing OK and then switched over to levothyroxine (75 mcgs). My symptoms have been awful...panic attacks, crushing depression, dry skin, joint pain, exhausted, not wanting to leave the house, fe - 55% more...
    Merryk123- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Synthroid
  2. link Misjam8798
    I can relate... I went to the Dr for missed periods, thinking menopause at age 45 and thru blood test was diagnosed with underactive thyroid. no other symptoms at all, but after 6 weeks of synthroid .125 I almost cant function, I seem to be falling a - 53% more...
    Misjam8798- over a year ago
  3. link Kirkfan12002
    Synthroid and depression
    I was taking synthroid for a good seven years until I lost my health insurance. I am now back on it after four years without and I am back on my 150 dose but might still have to go up again. Never had any side effects but I just wanted to know if I s - 40% more...
    Kirkfan12002- over a year ago - in Synthroid
  4. link Kim344
    snythroid help
    hi everyone wanted to know if anyone has had these symptoms while taking snythroid some painful joint pain but severe tendon pain and swelling in my hands and varies other parts of my body but not all at the same time have gone through so many tests - 39% more...
    Kim344- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Synthroid
  5. link Zambini
    I have tried Synthroid & the generic three times now. I had a thyroidectomy due to cancer so I have to take medicine. 3 weeks ago I asked my docotor to put me back on Synthroid because Armour is hard to get and I thought the side effects I had be - 68% more...
    Zambini- over a year ago
  6. 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
  7. link Jen2011
    Wow - I have so much of a similar story to you all. Nodules diagnosed in 2001, TT Sept. 07. Terrible problems with my medication..synthroid..finally found a doctor that didn't think I was crazy and let me try Armor Thyroid. I will never take anything - 58% more...
    Jen2011- over a year ago
  8. link Caringangel1969
    what do you think your doctor did differently.
    Caringangel1969- over a year ago
  9. link Mautene
    Sorry pressed send by accident What I was trying to say was Hang in there. I still have really itchy eyes and my taste buds are not back to normal so I am not eating well, BUT I do feel better in myself. Still an invalid rather than my usual fit and - 58% more...
    Mautene- over a year ago
  10. link Mautene
    Hi LJK. I do mean it when
    Mautene- over a year ago
  11. link Ljk122
    I had a TT in April 2010 for a multinodular goiter. They incedentally found papillary thryoid cancer. Since thenI have been on synthroid (a new dose every 6 weeks as I am still not to my goal of a TSH of 0.3-0.6). I initially gained weight, then was - 54% more...
    Ljk122- over a year ago
  12. link Cluneybeans
    I had a complete thyroidectomy about a year and a half ago. The only problem I had was my calcium levels, other than that I'm doing great and feeling great!
    Cluneybeans- over a year ago
  13. 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
  14. link Glynisrose
    First off, blood tests are a waste of time, if the lab finds your TSH is OK then they don't do any more tests! You should always go with your SYMPTOMS not your blood tests, after all what may be the right levels for you could be very different from t - 66% more...
    Glynisrose- over a year ago
  15. link Synthroid_help
    If someone finds a good doctor that understands this medication we'd all be better off. My doctor scared me into taking it, saying that untreated, hypothyroidism will start damaging vital organs. So now I have to cope with severe fatigue, low motivat - 48% more...
    Synthroid_help- over a year ago
  16. link Bikerdude
    Unfortunately Docs don't really know much about Thyroid, Synthroid and what patients feel because they just read the popular literature that says all should be well. Cas in point... I was taking Synthroid for 3 years and never felt 100% but the sympt - 82% more...
    Bikerdude- over a year ago
  17. link Glynisrose
    The write up
    The write up here for synthroid is laughable! Really, does anyone read this rubbish? Once you are taking any form of thyroxine you are on it for life, you don't stop it without seeking an alternative first. The only positive about this stuff is that - 65% more...
    Glynisrose- over a year ago - in Synthroid
  18. link Azd09
    Been around it long enough....
    I have been treated by many diffrent Doctors, and Synthroid always did the same thing to me.... made me ill as a hornet, sweat like a sinner in church, have bad anxiety, chest palpatations....the whole 9 yards. I finally got to a point where I just h - 79% more...
    Azd09- over a year ago - in Synthroid
  19. link Claudialopes
    still feeling tired
    I am on synthroid for 2 months and still feeling tired every single day and don't have energy at all. what else can I do???
    Claudialopes- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Synthroid
  20. link Synthroid_help
    Hypothyroid and we are supposed to be tired. I wasn't. Now I take Synthroid and I'm tired every day. So tired, I don't care where I am, I just want to take a nap. Just posting and hoping someone finds an answer.
    Synthroid_help- over a year ago
  21. link Yolinda
    Cut my synthroid
    I recently went to My endo for 6 month checkup. A few days later I received a letter with the results of lab. My T4 was 2.08 and he cut my dose of Synthroid from .125 to .100. Within 7 days I felt horrible. I have no energy, no motivation, cry at nig - 77% more...
    Yolinda- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Synthroid
  22. link Synthroid_help
    My number are great (for whatever that means) and I have all the same symptoms... "no energy, no motivation, ... and just recently, foggy brain and forgetfulness." How can so many people taking this drug (Synthroid) all have similar symptom - 43% more...
    Synthroid_help- over a year ago
  23. link Snartie
    disconnectedness
    on syntroid for a year or so and seem disconnected emotionally and spiritually. Lack of motivation, loss of focus seem to be the typical rather than the occassional. Used to really enjoy studying the bible - now could care less work (sales) is lacklu - 50% more...
    Snartie- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Synthroid
  24. link Synthroid_help
    I had no symptoms either. I was supposed to be tired, over-weight, losing my hair... nope. Since I've been on Synthroid... now I need a mid-day nap. I have very little motivation. The muscles in my arms are weak and sometimes sore. I used to run circ - 22% more...
    Synthroid_help- over a year ago
  25. link Linzluv10
    Wow! I've also been on Synthroid for 3 years and have tried everything possible to feel like myself again. I'm always tired and can't get myself motivated to do anything. That's not me! I stopped taking my medication 2 weeks ago and already feel bett - 15% more...
    Linzluv10- over a year ago
  26. link Rich8004
    muscle soreness in arm
    i just started to take syntroid about a month ago, i still have no energy .i just started to get muscle pain in mostly my right arm it feels really sore ,i wonder if that can be caused by the snythroid.thank you nancy
    Rich8004- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Synthroid
  27. link Synthroid_help
    Nancy, I'm starting to wonder if all my new "symptoms" are related to The Synthroid, too. I've been on it for over two years. I have soreness in both arms, mainly in the biceps. My biggest complaint is the fatigue. I used to run circles aro - 10% more...
    Synthroid_help- over a year ago
  28. link Scout2603
    Synthroid total thyroidectomy, jaw clenching, allergy, chemicals, tongue
    Hi there I had a total thyroidectomy on April 14th and started synthroid 125 mg daily basically since a week after. I felt great for a few weeks then The past week my tongue has been getting increasing swollen, and sore, because I am biting, it also - 59% more...
    Scout2603- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Synthroid
  29. link Glynisrose
    This is a symptom of underactive thyroid, possibly not enough meds or not the right kind of meds. Levothyroxine damages the cell walls so that water can get into the cells but not out again. Get your doctor to prescribe either synthetic T3 (Cytomel / - 31% more...
    Glynisrose- over a year ago
  30. link Magicmich17
    Synthroid toprol xl, medication level, thyroid storm, aching joints, severe anxiety
    I have been on synthroid for 30+ years. It has steadily been increased throughout the years. Last April 2007 I ran out of medication and was going through a stressful move. I hadn't been on the medication for about 6 weeks. Once I got my new doctor t - 89% more...
    Magicmich17- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Synthroid
  31. link Glynisrose
    No no no no no!! NO beta blockers, they stop you metabolising thyroxine!!!!
    Glynisrose- over a year ago
  32. link 01wendy
    Synthroid natural pathic, cracking knees, total thyroidectomy, brain fog, thyroid levels
    I cannot believe I came across this website,I had a total thyroidectomy when I was 18 yrs old,I have been taking synthroid for 23 years,and my whole life I have suffered many of the side effects that everyone else is experiencing,but I have just lear - 75% more...
    01wendy- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Synthroid
  33. link 01wendy
    Hi Cherik,just wondering if you ever went to the N.D to see about your symptoms with synthroid,and how are you feeling now?You should send me a email at wmparker@eastlink.ca
    01wendy- over a year ago
  34. link Sipsy
    Synthroid meniers, fibromialgia, tapazole, hyperthyroidism, vertigo
    Hi everyone! Well, I was just diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism..The doctors say it is really bad ..they prescribed 10 mg of Tapazole..I am trying to get as much info - loaded as I can because I already know that I have to fight my own doctors to keep t - 87% more...
    Sipsy- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Synthroid
  35. link Mngirl78
    Doctors don't play games with people's lives. It's just that they are human and we all know that no human is perfect. All humans are prone to error, even doctors. I hope you got help with your hyperthyroidism. If it is still high, you may want to con - 74% more...
    Mngirl78- over a year ago
  36. link Pat1966
    Synthroid stomach ache, stomach problems, levoxyl, endocrinologist, internist
    I was put on Synthroid and noticed that while waiting the 30 minutes between taking it and eating my breakfast I developed a terrible stomach ache. At the same time my stomach and intestines were "gurgling" constantly. Finally one morning I - 65% more...
    Pat1966- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Synthroid
  37. link Mamaof2boys
    I know this sounds obvious but I had alot of stomach pain when I took my Levotheroxine and then changed to Synthroid and again had the pain. I decided to try drinking a large glass of water with the pill and I now have no stomach problems. I didn't r - 31% more...
    Mamaof2boys- over a year ago
  38. link Ataylor
    Lvothyroxin and foot pain
    My father-in-law has been taking Levothyroxine for about 3 years. He has noticed and increase in foot pain and aching. When he has accidentally forgotten to take his levothyroxine, he reports and decrease in foot pain and aching. He has now since sto - 35% more...
    Ataylor- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Synthroid
  39. link Nlandahl
    I have been taking Synthroid for several months now and I also have developed sharp, shocking, unbearable, tortuous pain in my fourth toe of left foot. The pain is so unbelievably strong that I have to SCREAM on top of my lungs and then when it FINAL - 78% more...
    Nlandahl- over a year ago