Synthroid Side Effects

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  1. link Pfirestien
    Racing heart, breathless and GROUCHY!
    Did any one else feel like their heart was going to burst out of their chest and you couldn't get a deep breath. The headache was awful. Like my head was going to explode. My mood went from happy go lucky to pissed off and so angry I could hurt someb - 42% more...
    Pfirestien- over a year ago - 5 Replies - in Synthroid
  2. link Thewarehouse70
    You should NOT mess aroiund with your dose yourself-talk to your doctor!!! It takes a long time to regulate thyroid hormones and usually about 3 months between dose changes in order to ensure it is appropriate to increase. Cardiac issues can arise fr - 12% more...
    Thewarehouse70- over a year ago
  3. link Robin8488
    stop synthroid
    I don't feel like the synthroid is making a difference even though the dose has been increased. Will it be ok if I stop taking the synthroid? What will happen if I stop taking the synthroid?
    Robin8488- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Synthroid
  4. link Thewarehouse70
    I hope you did not stop-talk to your doctor. Thyroid hormone replacement takes a very long time to regulate. Good luck!
    Thewarehouse70- over a year ago
  5. link Janixx
    Muscle spasms and cramps
    I take generic synthroid (200 mmc) for hypothyroid. I am a 54 year old woman, a 30 year diabetic in good health. Recently, I have been experiencing gross muscle leg cramps, including odd muscle- like the front of my calves. My nose has developed a tw - 68% more...
    Janixx- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Synthroid
  6. link Thewarehouse70
    This could be in relation to your dose reduction-talk to your doctor about it right away. Good Luck!
    Thewarehouse70- over a year ago
  7. link Thewarehouse70
    This could be in relation to your dose reduction-talk to your doctor about it right away. Good Luck!
    Thewarehouse70- over a year ago
  8. link Trasaig
    Synthroid aching joints, flaky scalp, blood work, foggy brain, eyebrows
    I just came across this site, I too have the foggy brain, sleeplessness aching joints, no energy, I never related it to Synthroid, I asked my doctor to increase my dosage from 100 to 125 , I thought it would give me some more energy, I am always tire - 57% more...
    Trasaig- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Synthroid
  9. link Thewarehouse70
    This is likely related to hypothyroidism. It takes a good amount of time to regulate. I hane been trying to regulate mine for 3 years, initially, I didn't listen well and take my medicines correctly until I looked in the mirror a year ago and saw my - 59% more...
    Thewarehouse70- over a year ago
  10. link Sdena
    Synthroid weird stuff, losing weight, meds, gag, flu
    Every since I have been out on this medication a year ago I have felt like CRAP! I am sick 24/7 like I have the flu, I feel feverish and when I take my temp it is very low like 97. I have a nagging stinging in my toe it burns and stings, I know this - 70% more...
    Sdena- over a year ago - in Synthroid
  11. link Kdr770
    Cytomel is the most recent medication. Have had the issues for a long time before that. And went off the Synthroid for 5 months to test that theory. But thank you so much for your input.
    Kdr770- over a year ago
  12. link Mig0313
    THE SAME THING HAPENED TO ME ...IT IS THE CYTOMEL...STOP IT AND LOWER YOUR SYNTHROID TO 100 A DAY......YOU WILL SEE A GREAT IMPROVEMENT.......ALSO YOU MAY BE ALLERGIC TO SYNTHROID...ASK TO BE SWICHED TO LEVOXYL
    Mig0313- over a year ago
  13. link Halliann86
    Please see if your doctor can do a biopsy on the lump. That should be your next step. I am 23 and Ihave thyroid cancer and I think it's silly when doctors want to "watch" your lump. It makes no sense to me. I hope everything goes well!!
    Halliann86- over a year ago
  14. link Kittywellington
    Synthroid natural thyroid, death dying, doctor who, thyroid, medication
    I've had numerous side effects from Synthroid, but the ones that finally scared me off the drug were the thoughts of death, dying and suicide. These thoughts came as casually as thoughts of what I'll wear tomorrow, which was more frightening. They al - 68% more...
    Kittywellington- over a year ago - 6 Replies - in Synthroid
  15. link Mig0313
    i was allergic to synthroid...my doctor switched me to levoxyl and i'm doing great.....good luck
    Mig0313- over a year ago
  16. link Patricia71580
    Synthroid clear mucus, hypo thyroid, shaking feeling, allegies, sicks
    I have been taking Synthroid 25MCG for 3 weeks now after being told that I have Hypothyroid. My levels went from 4.35 to 12 in 4 months. The only contributing factor I can think of was coming off birth control which I was on for 9 years. I am a very - 79% more...
    Patricia71580- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Synthroid
  17. link Prettypeach
    Oh thank you....Im not the only one who's gone through this. Just got diagnosed as hypothyroidism., have been on the generic Synthroid -Levothyrozine 25 mcg for three wks now and I feel like Im going crazy, or having a nervous breakdown of some sort. - 76% more...
    Prettypeach- over a year ago
  18. link Marywel
    Synthroid feeling of impending doom, hair texture, levothyroxine, panic attack, index finger
    Just began Levothyroxine ... about a week and a half now .. 25mg ... wake up queasy ... frequent dizziness, VERY nervous for no reason several times during the day .... also noticed two pea sized cysts(?) one atop my wrist and another inside base of - 66% more...
    Marywel- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Synthroid
  19. 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
  20. link Laura45
    yes, i am now taking 50mcg synthoid. for a week now i have been in the bathroom with frequent urination. i 'm not even drinking fluids but have a terrible sensation that i must get to the bathroom asap. i might not have needed to stop everything and - 37% more...
    Laura45- over a year ago
  21. link Salva
    Synthroid heart palpitations, muscle spasms, insomnia, nightmare, synthorid
    It has been a nightmare--below are my symptoms. Frequent urination, Horrible insomnia, Heart Palpitations, Nervous and Jittery,and Muscle Spasms
    Salva- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Synthroid
  22. link Cdhop
    I have been dealing with being hypothyroid for about 1 1/2 years...ever since I had raditation to my chest for my Hodgkins disease (which is in remission). The docs warned me it could damage my thyroid. I started out on the generic levothyroxine 25 m - 81% more...
    Cdhop- over a year ago
  23. link Kourtney
    Synthroid new doctor, cytomel, blood work, gaining weight, hypothyroidism
    I was 21 years old when I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and now I am 23. I was having blood work done because I was pregnant and found out my levels were way high. I was about 137 when I got pregnant and about April of 08 I was put on 25mcg of sy - 82% more...
    Kourtney- over a year ago - in Synthroid
  24. link Schreiber
    Synthroid type 2 diabetes, irregular periods, hashi, weight gain, headaches
    My daughter (now 18) was diagnosed with Hashi's 2 1/2 years ago. She had headaches, was tired more than usual and irregular periods. Now on synthroid for 2 1/2 years, she has steadily gained over 35 lbs. She works out every day and eats ONE meal per - 46% more...
    Schreiber- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Synthroid
  25. link Agnaramore
    I know that it's important to eat several "smaller" meals per day because of how hypothyroidism slows your metabolism. However, I was eating 1200 calories a day, while breastfeeding and exercising, and still was gaining weight while on Synt - 35% more...
    Agnaramore- over a year ago
  26. 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
  27. link Grandmaof7
    Crystal, If I had it to do over again, I would not have had my thyroid removed.My biopsy came back bad,hurthel cell. It was not cancer yet. I didn't feel bad before my surgery, didn't know anything was going on with my thyroid, now life is just crapp - 1% more...
    Grandmaof7- over a year ago
  28. link Takemeasiam
    Synthroid mood swings, loss gain, headaches, appointment, weight loss
    ((PART II)) I have been having mood swings, headaches, loss of focus, sometimes,weight loss & gain, and I feel crappy like I'm not worth much. i really don't like the medicine because it has changed who I am as a person I just don't feel like mys - 41% more...
    Takemeasiam- over a year ago - in Synthroid
  29. link Takemeasiam
    Synthroid losing my mind, siblings
    I've been taking synthroid for about a year. I am 16 years old and they are trying to get my thyroid level back to normal. Before I started taking sythroid I was very excited, patient, and my siblings DID NOT think I was crazy or losing my mind.
    Takemeasiam- over a year ago - in Synthroid
  30. link Immanuel11421
    Synthroid low tsh, autoimmune thyroiditis, cold turkey, endocrinologist, dry skin
    I started taking Synthroid 50mcg about 6 months ago. I was first resistant to do so cause I don't really feel anything abnormal except that I was always cold and midl dry skin. I was told that I was hypothyroid and if I don't take Synthroid it will b - 62% more...
    Immanuel11421- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Synthroid
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    Toowisewiser- over a year ago
  32. link 122638az
    Synthroid water excercise, leg cramps, lyrica, fibromyalgia, weight gain
    I have been on Synthroid for over 25 years, now taking 150mcg. I have had all the symptoms - weight gain, leg cramps, unable to sleep, depression, unable to lose weight no matter how much I exercise (water exercise & walking). I now have Fibromya - 43% more...
    122638az- over a year ago - in Synthroid
  33. link Tallcat
    Synthroid tsh test, finding a good doctor, calcium supplements, cold sweats, insominia
    I have been on synthroid for 18 months,my dr.is the type that relies on the TSH test,and if its normal range,she wont lift a finger.I have numerous side effects after starting on synthroid,primarily,intense itching skin,insomnia and cold sweats.I sin - 73% more...
    Tallcat- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Synthroid
  34. link Salva
    I am having all the side effects to this drug that have been posted. I took Armour and it gave me terrible side effects too. What are you taking as an alternative to synthroid?
    Salva- over a year ago
  35. 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