Levothyroxine and zoloft

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I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 8 months ago and was put on levothyroxine (0.025mg-very low dose), and it returned my levels to normal. I have a history of migraines but they've been well under control for years as I take a preventative migraine medicine (topamax-100mg). I started taking birth controls when I was about 13 due to a hormonal imbalance, and for the last 6 years or so I've been on a continuous cycle where I don't have a period.
I also take zoloft. I am wondering if the zoloft is making my thyroid worse. If so I would like to change it. I have always noticed that is does not do much for my anxiety and I am on a high dose 150 mg. my dose is now at 112 mcg for synthroid and symptoms seem to be worsening. I am frustrated. I have endocrinologist as well as a psychiatrist in order to get the proper care with my meds.
Had my thyroid checked about three months ago my TSH was 7. Was put on 50mg levothyroxine and was fine for around 5 weeks and then it seemed to build up in my system and i got these horendous headaches. Had to stop taking the medication as I couldn't stand the headaches. Started again a couple of weeks later at 25mg and after three weeks the same happened again. I need to take the medication but cannot cope with these headaches, whats the answer, anyone else experienced this.
My mother was dx in the late 90's with hypothyroid and was prescribed levothyroxine. Her TSH tests were always steady between 3.0 and 4.0. She weighs only 80 lbs, is 67 years old and has severe rheumatoid arthritis since age 28 with both knee's and hip's replaced, bronchiectasis, and pulmonary fibrosis. She began to experience depression and was dx with reactive depression in January 2009 and started a low dose of Welbutrin. By June 2009 she experienced severe anxiety. Dr.
My new MD gave me Xanax for any additional anxiety I am feeling on the higher Zoloft and said to take-Xanax-as-needed basis (when I told her I didn't feel well on Zoloft and wanted to go back down). I tried the Xanax with the Zoloft and found it numbing. I am not interested in taking Xanax. Everything is GREAT is my personal life and job!!!!! I want to be healthy and well. I am imprisoned by these imposing symptoms. Can I get off Zoloft? What do you think is a good tapering method?
After a week or so, he began exhibiting symptoms of mania, delusional thinking, and paranoia. He saw the doctor who had prescribed the Levothyroxine, and told him how he was feeling. the doctor sent him to the emergency room. That night, he entered a psych hospital and has been there for 6 days. Doctors say he has had a manic episode, and are leaning towards diagnosing him with bipolar. They're trying a couple anti-psychotic meds and plan to release him in six days.
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. Did an EKG, blood work, and chest x-rays, ev. was normal. Put me on a Holter Monitor for 24 hrs which said I have premature beats(pvc's)-told that can be normal in a person my age. (I'm 31yo female) Stopped taking thyroxine after 10 days bcuz I was feeling so bad.
I picked Synthroid, but if you punch in Levothyroxine, it is almost identical reading. It mentions a warning about levothyroxine (synthroid) and anti-depressants. https://online.epocrates.com/u/10a1266/Synthroid?mode=SingleMatch&src=PK The specific warning is about halfway down the page, but the other info is worth browsing through as well.
Yes - zoloft/sertraline can increase hepatic clearance of levothyroxine and in some patients results in increase levothyroxine dose requirements. It is okay to take sertraline and levothyroxine together, but the thyroid needs to be monitored closer than usual. Separate from this, you may be having other side effects from a medication or another issue causing symptoms - would talk to your doctor about these.
hey docs. i was treated recently for ngu and a testi infection. 750 mg of levaquen for 28 days. but this is what i read. The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) sertraline (ZOLOFT), widely prescribed for depression, has been associated with a decrease in the effect of levothyroxine. i take zolaft 100 mg daily. i still have testi pain and burning. i am now bieng treated with diflucan for 7 days for a yeast infection. should i be worried. do u think my ngu was wiped out.
At times I feel as if I am going out of my mind. Enod. gave 25 mg of Zoloft and 1/2 mg. of ativan until Zoloft is in system. Does this seem right?
take ur medication at the same time. and dont eat cabbage or peanuts. if u are drink and smoking then u must stop. do u have palpitations? if u do ask ur doctor to give u atenolol. and check ur blood pressure. try to relax is much as possible. i had the same problem. my doc.lowered my medication. my THS IS .23.(the normal range is 12 -22.look in the internet and see if there is a better doc. in ur area. god bless and good luck.
It was my THYROID all along. I suspended all drugs and just took Levothryroxin and all my problems were gone... Now I am on Novotiral and life is MUCH MUCH BETTER!
I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 8 months ago and was put on levothyroxine (0.025mg-very low dose), and it returned my levels to normal. I have a history of migraines but they've been well under control for years as I take a preventative migraine medicine (topamax-100mg). I started taking birth controls when I was about 13 due to a hormonal imbalance, and for the last 6 years or so I've been on a continuous cycle where I don't have a period.
But I am on Zoloft 50mg now and it sucks.. makes me feel like absolute S*** and not only that I have to take it at night because the antidepressant interfers with the thyroid medication... Besides that I really do not know what Armour is so Peggy should be able to handle that one...
5 mg of benicar, and alprazolam 0.5 milligrams 3 times a day, and mirtazpine 30 mg along with 500 mg magnesium and 3 mg melatonin to sleep. She doesn't take the mirtazpine every day. Otherwise she takes naproxine, extra strength tylenol, occasional cemetidine, and generic allergy pills, which make her shaky so only when she's desperate. About 2 to 3 cups of coffee a day also. She smokes a pack a day right now. I was thinking chantix which is how I quit.
I think talking to the doctor about it would be the best option, or keep a record of the way you're feeling and how often and how bad it is and show your doctor. Either way, it could possibly be from low T3 levels, next time you go for a blood test ask if they could check your T3 just to be sure. Most T4 only meds (levothyroxine, eltroxin, thyroxine, etc) don't fix T3 problems. What medication are your prescribed?
I was ALWAYS sweaty and uncomfortable and felt thick and like and elephant. so, got off it. currently taking .112 mg's of levothroid. my question is does anyone else have anxiety with hypothyroid (not Hashi's)? what couls/is the cause? Is it really not good to only be treated with T4? Do I need T3? something else? any help would be appreciated. thanks!
6 months ago I was put on 88 mcg of Levothyroxine AND 60 mg of Armour. Now the prescription has changed again to 100 mcg Synthroid AND 45 mg of Armour. Is this normal is 1) take two different thyroid medications and 2) changes in dosage so often. I just started the new Synthroid-Armour dosage yesterday morning and my heart feels like it's pounding....
I think Zoloft was better for the OCD but when I was depressed even after the top dose, I was depressed. I also take .075 MG levothyroxine and pravachol. This was prescribed by my family doctor. The newest medication is Buspirone and my dose of levothyroxine has recently been raised. My family doctor hesitated a little bit before upping my dose of thyroid medicine as I was on the borderline.
The GP gave me some Zoloft and called it a day. That stuff SUCKED. I hacked it out for about a month and quit completely but things gradually got worse & then the exteme debilitating fatigue set in...along with new symptoms like muscle weakness and joint pain. I finally went in—after researching my symptoms, putting two and two together, and talking to my grandmother (she had hashis and cancerous nodules resulting in a TT)—again for blood work.
have tried several ad's but i'm so sensitive. i have stopped eating sugar and watching my diet and taking supplements. i have tried levothyroxine 2 times, with t3, and i get more depressed. should i try a different t4? thanks....
I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
My TSH went down to .08 and I had an absolute violent panic attack while driving. My TSH is about 2 now and althgough I am much better, I still fell "nervous". Doc had me on Zoloft and some other drug but they made me worse and I refuse to take the stuff. i did read somewhere to take calcium and even a clcium/magnesium/zinc tablets, like 2 day. My calcium/Vit D is really low. If I take at least 1,000 mg of calcium w Vit D the nervousness goes away.
This time I was sitting at my desk doing paperwork and not stressed at all. I take Diovan and Zoloft. And I really do not buy the anxiety attacks, I have had those in my past.
Before that I was put on Zoloft to control my anxiety and dizziness... I have been taking a lower dose of thyroid hormone to hopefully get my levels in normal range. But I have been taking Zoloft with everything... Is this common for me to expereince anxiety and this weird lightheadedness all the time!!!
well you want your FREE T3 to be in the upper range and your free t4 to be in the mid to upper range.most feel better when labs are in this range. the tsh doesn t really matter so much because it is a pituitary hormone and the the frees are the actual thyroid hormones. maybe you could request strongly a free t3 test too.
Okay I do have a thryriod problem and take levothyroxine down to 25mg from 50mg. My Sodium, Serum and TSH were considered on the LOW end. that was the lastest test. I printed up my tracker for my doctor, decided to send her all of May and continued for June. Lol, on 1994 I had a car accident where my back did hurt but just like the scar on my nose...Fairfax Hospital in VA left me on the stretcher with my nose open and in excrusiating pain...
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