Levothyroxine and bloating

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Avatar_m_tn The doctor put me on Levothyroxine, and now after 3 and a half months, I have indigestion approximately 3 times a week, bloated stomach, and balance problems. Why should I take this medication when before I started taking it, I had no symtoms? Can I stop taking this medication? I'm thinking that perhaps I was born with this thyroid problem, and it was not a problem until I started taking the medication.
Avatar_n_tn Does anyone take Levothyroxine and if so, what do you think of it? I have heard different things. The doctor just got me started on meds and this is what he wrote. just checking on others thoughts.
Avatar_m_tn his calorie intake is worked out to 2,400 per day and I find this very hard especially when the sickness and bloating is present that is a very good comment about extracting the wind I was not aware I could do that,though when I open the end to feed him sometimes a lot of air comes out but not enough. I do clean it daily and apply meflex dressing to the site and I change the bubble once a week that holds the tube in place it's a 5 mil change.
Avatar_f_tn Hi everyone, I'm 28 and newly diagnosed with Hashimoto's via antibody testing after a journey of four years trying to figure out why my digestive system has gone haywire- gas, constipation, bloating, and loose stools and heartburn thrown in for good measure. Lately I've become quite sensitive to cold, have persistent muscle pain in my shoulder/neck, and have been dealing with bruxism. Blah. I'm really wanting to feel better as is everyone else on this forum!
Avatar_f_tn ive been of 150mg of levothyroxine for 18 months now and my levels are fine so should be all sorted maybe water retention is'nt helped by meds but i think thats responsible for most of my weight gain.
Avatar_n_tn Hello, I have been having a HORRIBLE side effect of bloating and pain/pressure ever since I started thyroid medication. I have been on 7 different medications and am currently on .25 Levoxyl cut in half every day. My last TSH test said I was hypo. Is anyone else having a really bloated and distended stomach to the point where you can't breathe and your clothes don't fit? Has anyone gone through this but to have it all corret itself once the medication/dosage is correct?
Avatar_n_tn Do you mind telling me what dosage of levothyroxine are you on? My doctor has prescribed me 25mcg or 1 month and then 50 mcg for the next months. Yesterday was the first day I took my levo and I have to say I was very dissapointed as I didn't feel much of a difference. DId you? I only felt my body becoming a little warmer but I was expecting more e.g. more alert, increase in apetite.....
Avatar_f_tn hello I have just been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and put on levothyroxine 25mcg I have only been on it for three days and I still feel awful I do not know how long it will take to work but the feeling is not very nice. My neck throbs all the time, I so long to get back to normal weight again and feeling tired is horrible feeling. Not very good when you are wanting to get pregnant and cannot due to the thyroid problem. I have had another lot of blood work done this week.
Avatar_n_tn I have had a hysterectomy 17 yrs ago, that would explain some bloating maybe, and all the weight I gain is right in the middle of my belly...I am starting to look 5 months preggers....This is so NOT fun. Being that I had my thyroid removed 8 months ago, I am currently on Levothyroxine (0.125 mg). I also have type 2 diabetes, insulin dependent. I take 35 units of Lantus at night. I take Novolog on a sliding scale using 2 units per carb. My blood sugars are in control. I take Lisinopril 40mg.
Avatar_f_tn I've always had a cough (like a tickle as the best way to describe it) the entire time on was on both name brand Synthroid and generic levothyroxine. I tried WP Thyroid for 6 week trial and it disappeared along with the nagging symptoms. My doc didn't like my T3 numbers and switched me back to levothyroxine with 5mg of cytomel (T3 drug) despite feeling more normal. Within 2 days of being back on levothyroxine, the cough returned, the fatigue, the brain fog, the insomnia, etc.
Avatar_n_tn Almost all the oddities began AFTER I started taking levothyroxine, and yet overall, it has seemed to me that I was deteriorating rapidly into unwellness anyway, and levothyroxine has been a good thing...but oh, the ups and downs have been something else again. AppleJacs, I am glad that you have a physician you trust, and I am glad that she has referred you to an endocrinologist.
Avatar_f_tn I take 50 mcg of levothyroxine every morning for my thyroid and it seems that my belly has increased ten fold. I have always been a small person since I was a child and Never had a problem such as this. I have gained 20 lbs. and my belly looks like I am 8 months preg. Can this drug cause this? The weight gain started when I started this drug.....
Avatar_f_tn Is there a medication or an herbal remedy out there that will help at all and not interfere with my medication? The gas and bloating is what gets to me the most, and I tend to regurgitate a lot of times after I eat due to the acid reflux. I am a singing major in college, and need to find a solution before any more harm is done. Please help, I'm desperate!
209384_tn?1231171906 It also solved my IBS and acid too. and maybe some of the bloating went away with that too. ...... not sure. I think Lithium antidepressants with thyroid meds are the bad ones together. I don't know if benzo's are connected yet with that. WHen I switched from Synthroid to Armour - I noticed better results. I felt energy wise better - The brain fog lifted alot - but I still get it. I lately have been thinking to try Thyrolar instead of Armour.
Avatar_f_tn After taking it I started to feel better, more energy, less of an appetite(which was a good thing as I was eating way too much b4). On day 8 in the eve. I got severe pressure/bloating in my stomach and chest pains. So bad that I went to the ER. They gave me a GI cocktail and said it was indegestion. It did not feel like indegestion. 3 days later back to the ER, thought I was having a heart attack,shortness of breath, burning red rash on chest and face,chest pain/pressure.
Avatar_m_tn I need some help to understand the medication prescribed to my mother due to her high cholesterol (for last 2 years). Patient information: 60 years old, Female, 5 ft height, 81 lb weight. The issue in nutshell "Is Levothyroxine right medication for high cholesterol, when the thyroid results (serum T3, T4, TSH) are normal ? If it is wrong treatment will it lead to lasting health effects, currently we are seeing about 17 lb wt loss in 6-8 months. Her weight went down from 97 lb to 81 lb.
Avatar_n_tn When I stopped taking my levothyroxine after about 4 weeks I had debilitating problems with depression and anxiety and hypertension. I cried all the time, felt usless and worthless, stayed in bed, had no desire to eat, watch tv, read, go out and I had sever panic attacks..with dr instructions U have restarted my med and it has been 6 weeks and my recovery is slow...I still dont feel like myself and I am still not going out or eating or doing normal house chores..
Avatar_m_tn Over the next couple of weeks I had tons of twitching over my body, activity intolerance, muscle pain, low temperature, buzzing in my hands and feet, sore hip joints and SI joints, and brain fog. I have developed constipation and upper abdominal bloating in which I think is gastroparesis. I have seen an internist and now a GI doc. My endoscopy revealed some food bits left in there. I had more than 24 hours of fasting prior to test. MY initial thyroid test were normal.
Avatar_f_tn Had been feeling terrible when I was switched by my mail order to Synthroid instead of Levothyroxine. Dr. also said I was hypo. Recent test results TSH - 7.93 - Thyroxine Free 0.80. Can some people tolerate Levo better than Synthroid. Don't know if my symptoms of nausea, bloating, depression, hot spells are due to Synthroid or hypo. Thank you so much.
Avatar_n_tn There are folks on thyroid groups who stated that they had aches and pains on T4 meds as well. And the bloatedness is also common on T4 meds. The best thing that ever happened to me was moving, getting a new doc, and being put on Armour.....and being allowed to raise it until all symptoms FINALLY stopped--something which never happened on Levothyroxine.
Avatar_f_tn Hashimoto's is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the developed world. Your increased weight and bloating are most likely the result of still being hypo. Headache and dizziness can have numerous causes, including fluctuations in blood pressure. If they continue, or your blood pressure stays higher, you should contact your doctor.
Avatar_f_tn It seems to be accompanied by facial break outs, fatigue, and bloating, again which seem to resolve somewhat after my period. I am not significantly overweight. My cycles are fairly regular at 30 days with LH surge on day 16. I have been monogamous w/my husband for over 14 years, though my OB did test for STDs anyway which all came back negative. Any thoughts on why the constant cramping and could this impact my fertility, my chances at another miscarriage, or the health of a baby?
Avatar_m_tn - T3 hormone in the body regulate bloating and fat storing on the body and if you are not converting the T4 meds right or lower than what your body needs - that will never balance out correctly. Sally also bring up a good point too. Try to change up your diet that could trigger this for 2 weeks and see if you can get that tummy issue down.
Avatar_f_tn Take a look at some of the symptoms caused by low stomach acid.
Avatar_m_tn A purer from of iodine may be helpful. If you have accompany bloating and moon face w/ your anxiety - iodine may be looked at as something to help you too. Gluten intolarance is huge with thyroid patients after RAI and high levels of bacteria are very common - so diet changes to avoid certain things must be done to purify the body back to be able to convert thyroid hormones correctly.
Avatar_f_tn inflammation, water retention and bloating are all signs of her being hypothyroid. My suggestion since she had RAI would be for you and her to dig heavily on learning more on conversion issues she could be having with her T4 medication. Many RAI hypos (over 85%) have a tough time converting the T4 medication into the T3 ( Free T3) hormone needed to optimalize her.
Avatar_m_tn This can be a positive effect for someone with sluggish digestion and bloating, but those who suffer from gastric reflux should steer clear.
Avatar_f_tn I did well the first two weeks then started having the anxiety feelings and tingles in the chin and numbness too. I had started taking Levothyroxine about the same time as Levo too to subside my goiter, but stopped the Chantix and the Levo at the same time. Are you telling me that it could be related to the numbness, excess symptoms of thyroid??!!! OMG!
Avatar_m_tn About 7 months ago I went in with complaints about constipation, periods of rapid weight gain (3-4 lbs from one morning to the next, no matter my diet, that happened once, sometimes twice a month). I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and put on levothyroxine.