Synthroid long term side effects

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MY TSH ( THYROID LEVEL IS WITHIN RANGE BUT ON THE BOTTOM OF THE RANGE..I KNOW THIS IS DUE TO THE LONG TERM USE..SO NOW I WILL HAVE TO TAKE SYNTHROID.....WHEN WILL IT STOP.
His symptomes were severe but he is slowly getting better. What are the long term effects of this disease on a young child?
It is possible that you had no noticable side effects (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.
Has anyone experienced long-term 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...
Has anyone else experienced these delayed, long-term withdrawal effects 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.
Whether your thyroid went hypo or not, and having it treated with replacement therapy seems to do very little to mitigate these horrible long term side effects. 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.
People do not do this unless you have been positively identified as having thyroid cancer. The long term effects are terrible and the short term effects 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.
I didn't have most of those side effects (adverse reactions) on the Synthroid. HOWEVER, I STILL feel drugged or slightly intoxicated on the Synthroid (25mcg) for about 2 hours after taking it. Also a little nauseous a couple of times. Other posters have told me that the body "needs time to adjust" to the med. I hope that's the case!!!! It's a cruel joke when the med makes you feel worse than the ailment you're taking it for!
I suffer from periods of extreme fatigue, anxiety attacks, and lack of motivation. I hope that all of this is post-interferon induced side effects, 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.
Of the many years hCG has been around there have been very few true long lasting negative side effects 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.
If you are tolerating the Cytomel without palpitations, I would imagine you would have an even easier time tolerating the Synthroid without side effects. 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.
Since many of us are finished with therapy, or close to it, it would be nice to compare short and long term after-effects 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.
Remeron is known for being an antidepressant that doesn't have many sexual side effects. 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.
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.
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 Synthroid and all of the side effects 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.
These are not likely synthroid side effects, 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.
One of the side effects that I have read about from long term 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.
I felt wonderful on Cytomel and just okay on Synthroid and my endo does not believe in prescribing Cytomel due to cardiac side effects 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.
Are you sure it's the synthroid that's causing side effects?! You don't need to be weaned off synthroid, 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.
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 long term side effects, 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.
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 long term affects from it. Please call the doctor to be sure its ok to be taking it!!
I think the info ( like the Carreno paper) makes it even more difficult to say what the cause of long term side effects 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.
The effects of BBs don't build, so, if you cut a quarter and the side effects are still present after a few days or so, cut the other quarter. I'm always pretty conservative on changes...
Severe hair loss and insomnia are NOT ACCEPTABLE side effects on a long term 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...
I have no desire to do anything, constantly obsessing and worrying about anything and everything. My doc did tell me about the side effects, but how long are the side effects going to last? I read the thread here, only a couple of ladies here mentioned that the side effects went away after few weeks or a couple of months, most of the ladies here quit Yaz after a month. I dont think i can stand another week.
are there long term side effects to the lack of medication I take; furthermore, I also have not been able to see my doctor in about 2 years so ive had no check ups or follow ups. I have no thyroid at all and im on 150 mcmg does this sound right? one of my co workers takes 300 and she just has an irregular working thyroid, however she still has her thyroid. Please Im really just scared and cant afford to go to a doctor about it.
(1)Is this normal medically, (2) how long should i expect these side effects to last, and (3) will taking Levoxyl ultimately reduce my drug-induced temporary high blood pressure in the long term, or will it raise it? Facts: Hashimoto's (TPO Ab = 220) that has resulted in hypothyroidism (TSH of 18.44)with hypo symptoms (fatigue, muscle aches, depression, weight gain, increased total cholesterol level).
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