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 Even now, i cant sleep due severe bloating and expanded skin. Is there any alternative or option to improve this condition? Ive heard of this med called, armour. Would this help with losing weight and improve over all condition? Or is adding t3 along with levo be beneficial? If so, what t3 would be recommended? Please, help!
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 f tn I felt very hypo with a bone chilling coldness, decreased basal temperature and terrible digestion and bloating. I also couldn't handle stress as well. Ever since this episode I have just felt not so great. Definetly better than the 25 mcg but not optimal by any means. Fatigue is still a problem as well as temperature regulation/weight loss. I haven't gained any weight since being on Levo, but am actively trying to lose the weight I gained from hypothyroidism and it is not working at all.
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!
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.
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 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 some say take iodine others say that can be dangerous. im pretty lost. tired going gluten free, it was super hard and didn't seem to make much of a difference. I quit smoking in October, than a couple months later I go diagnosed and my goiter flared up. looking back I think I had a small one for at least a year but nothing like this till I quite smoking. symptoms are getting better overall. I also just got a cold. don't know if that could be putting my antibodies in overdrive.
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 17) FT3 - 95 (76 - 181) Dr. just raised my levothyroxine from 112 to 125 and to be retested in 3 months - Extreme abdominal swelling and legs going to sleep easily. He is not to sure what to do with me.