Synthroid long term side effects

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Avatar f tn The smallest dose of synthroid is 25 mcg and many people split that in 1/2 for a beginning dose of 12.5. The main <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> of levo or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>synthroid</span> are those of hyperthyoidism, which results from over medication, unless you are sensitive to the fillers/binders. It takes between 4-6 weeks for a med change to take effect, so what you're feeling after only 2 weeks is most likely not the synthroid, unless you are especially sensitive to meds. What are the ranges for the Free T4?
Avatar n tn MY TSH ( THYROID LEVEL IS WITHIN RANGE BUT ON THE BOTTOM of THE RANGE..I KNOW THIS IS DUE TO THE <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> USE..SO NOW I WILL HAVE TO TAKE <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>synthroid</span>.....WHEN WILL IT STOP.
Avatar n tn i want to know whether to take interferon or not my pcr 600000 normal liver enzymes liver biopsy 4/6 plz tell me take it or not.
Avatar n tn It is possible that you had no noticable <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> (especially if you are mild hypo), but being hypo long term can be damaging to your body. It sounds as though your body had a hard time adjusting to the synthroid and you may need a lower dose. I can say that the hair loss after starting the synthroid may have been your body "catching up" from not loosing much hair while you were untreated.
Avatar f tn Has anyone experienced <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> issue with elevated EBV numbers going up and down, but aways elevated numbers? Which, I think, is termed "chronic/active infection." If so, how long did it last? Or, is lasting...
Avatar f tn Has anyone else experienced these delayed, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> withdrawal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> from Effexor? If so, did they ever go away? I'm scheduled for an MRI of my brain to rule out anything more serious such as ALS. If my tests come back o.k., the doctor mentioned putting me back on Effexor and then weaning me off of it very slowly to see if that gets rid of everything, but I'm afraid to go back on it in case it just makes everything worse.
Avatar f tn Whether your thyroid went hypo or not, and having it treated with replacement therapy seems to do very little to mitigate these horrible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. I just don't think the medical community has 'hung a label' on the syndrome yet...but it most surely will in the future, and I will guarantee that the problems all are just plainly a direct result of all the powerful drugs...especially the interferon, which is system altering...and extremely powerful.
Avatar n tn People do not do this unless you have been positively identified as having thyroid cancer. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> are terrible and the short <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> are misleading. My life became one illness after another after this treatments. I have met people who chose not to do this and have recovered. They went alternative, naturopathic to determine their toxicology through chelation challenge.
Avatar n tn If my bro had not had thyroid cancer and an eagle eyed tech had not seen my big old nodule I would still be suffering with choking, coughing, hoarseness and fuzzy thinking, and bad feet. I have had some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> from the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>synthroid</span> but less <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> effects from the generic. My pharmacy swore to me before they dispense a generic especially one for the thyroid, they test it to make sure it is identical to the brand name. However, they can't do much about the fillers.
Avatar n tn I suffer from periods of extreme fatigue, anxiety attacks, and lack of motivation. I hope that all of this is post-interferon induced <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>, and that it will slowly fade away over the next year or so....but who knows. It certainly is no picnic! I have lingering 'mild' hypothyroid problems, and am taking synthroid, but that has not yet seemed to make any big difference.
Avatar n tn of the many years hCG has been around there have been very few true <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> lasting negative <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> reported. And actually, none have been reported in decades that have been attributed specifically to the low dose hCG used in the protocol. Some of the things reported in this thread can be alleviated with increased water intake. side note: drinking a few ozs of pure aloe vera juice/gel with each meal helps with bowel movements better than colace or other medications perscribed.
Avatar f tn If you are tolerating the Cytomel without palpitations, I would imagine you would have an even easier time tolerating the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>synthroid</span> without <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. T3-only meds are seldom prescribed on a long-term basis. This is because T3 is very fast-acting in your body and is neutralized by your body if not used promptly.
Avatar n tn Since many of us are finished with therapy, or close to it, it would be nice to compare short and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> after-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> as we proceed along the path to recovery. It sounds like most of us are experiencing at least some noticable symptoms after tx. My biggest problems are skeletal: joint pain in neck, back, hips, and recently in small joints: fingers, elbows, ankles, etc. I also have shoulder pain and numbness, similar to peripheral neuropathy.
Avatar f tn Hi....I just had an issue with Gabapentin...I have IBS and was on Miralax to help and it was working...until I took the Gabapentin.....I had one heck of a time getting regulated again..... Time frame.......almost 2 months to get back on track after stopping the meds. And may I add...I was on the Miralax the whole month that I took the gabapentin. May I ask Y u were rx'd it?...maybe another rx will work better.
Avatar n tn Remeron is known for being an antidepressant that doesn't have many sexual <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. But everyone reacts differently to these medications. Is is possible that your depression isn't in complete remission? Perhaps you feel "better" but the depression hasn't compeletely lifted? SSRIs are notorious for losing their effectiveness over time. Many people,my husband included, have switched from one to the other.
Avatar n tn Besides the drugged feeling, I would get a bad headache, warm burning skin (mostly across my face), mild nausea, and diarrhea. My MD switched me to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>synthroid</span> and all of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> stopped except the drugged feeling, that eventually stopped after 4 weeks on the synthroid. Now I have no problem taking synthroid, no more drugged feeling. I started on 25mcg and slowly increased the dosage to 50 mcg.
Avatar n tn These are not likely <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>synthroid</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>, but too much thyroid can cause GI symptoms and less likely ear/jaw pain -- doubt the goiter would have suddenly regrown to cause pain. Would recheck labs in 4 weeks or if symptoms worsen in meantime ask your doctor about the synthroid dosing. long term use of meds like nexium may increase thyroid requirements, so the higher dose may work out well in that regard.
Avatar f tn One of the side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> that I have read about from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> untreated hypothyroidism is edema of the legs. When you get your blood test results back, ask for a copy of the data. Don't just accept from the doc that everything is "normal". The best test for hypo t is free T3, along with free T4. Also, don't let doc get by with checking only TSH. In the interim, if you want a good indication of your metabolism/thyroid condition, take your temp.
Avatar n tn I felt wonderful on Cytomel and just okay on synthroid and my endo does not believe in prescribing Cytomel due to cardiac <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> and the short half life. I went for a second opinion and was told there was no contraindications to Cytomel so I could stop the synthroid and take Cytomel. With two completely opposing views, I am confused as to why I should do desides seek a third opinion. Any thoughts? Thx.
Avatar n tn Are you sure it's the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>synthroid</span> that's causing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>?! You don't need to be weaned off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>synthroid</span>, it's not that type of drug!!! Are you taking anything else? FYI, I had a reaction to fillers in the generic drug levothyroxine. The generic gave me burning, flushing skin, headache, nausea, diahrrea and an over all weird feeling. I have to take the brand synthroid. I'm fine on the brand! You might try a different brand of synthroid.
6708370 tn?1471493810 That means after a couple of weeks it is basically gone from your body. I do not expect any <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>. I started with very little liver damage. The degree of side effects most likely depends on the amount of liver damage you have going in. Harvoni does not cure your liver, your body does. Once the virus is dead the body must repair all that damage and that does not happen overnight. It can take at the very least weeks and possibly months.
Avatar f tn Aside from feeling like I aged 10 to years in a short time, I lost myself. I have never been the same person since. With the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>, everything about me is different. Cognitively I am unable to do my job (RHIT) and the fatique and malasie when I can function make it too short term. I don't want to repeat everything that joi has said because I suffer from all the same long term effects.
Avatar n tn You don't want to end up having Thyroid storm and believe me my mother almost died because of thyroid storm when she was 17 years old and now she has <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> affects from it. Please call the doctor to be sure its ok to be taking it!!
Avatar f tn The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> of BBs don't build, so, if you cut a quarter and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> are still present after a few days or so, cut the other quarter. I'm always pretty conservative on changes...
Avatar n tn Severe hair loss and insomnia are NOT ACCEPTABLE <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> on a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> basis-i.e. the rest of my life! I don't believe the doctors really know much about the drugs and drug companies just care about selling drugs. Meanwhile, we are out here suffering...
100019 tn?1335923317 I think the info ( like the Carreno paper) makes it even more difficult to say what the cause of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> is and makes it even more clear that we need studies done to determine the real reasons people are having symptoms after they "clear" the virus with treatment. I think they need to study these outcomes more carefully before we can draw conclusions.