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Thyroid Overview

The thyroid, or thyroid gland, is an endocrine gland in vertebrates. In humans it is in the neck and consists of two connected lobes. The lower two thirds of the lobes are connected by a thin band of tissue called the thyroid isthmus. The thyroid is located at the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple. Microscopically, the functional unit of the thyroid gland is the spherical thyroid follicle, lined with follicular cells (thyrocytes), and occasional parafollicular cells that surround a lu...

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Synthroid and Levothyroxine tablets taste just like SUGAR!

I took levothyroxine tablets for over 2 years then stopped. Why did I stop? Because they did absolutely nothing for me -- I kept gaining weight and continued to have all the same symptoms I had prior to taking them. BUT, the most important reason I stopped taking them was because I chewed a tablet (out of mere curiosity) and it tasted just like SUGAR! Oh so sweet. why do they make a tablet taste like sugar when the instructions are to swallow it whole and NOT suck or chew it? (because they don't want you to discover it tastes like sugar). I believe that Levothyroxine and Synthroid (& most likely all other medication like these) are just SUGAR and that we are all being greatly DECEIVED. I recently went to my GP and she urged me to go back on Levothyroxine for my underac...

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Tiny White Round Pill Oxydine M15 On One Side

Tiny white pill with M 15 on one side Defoxydine-A? ## Hi Molly, The closest match I can find is Northyx (Methimazole) 15 mg. It is a white round pill with the imprint M15. Northyx belongs to the drug class antithyroid agents and used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism. Manufacturer: Centrix Pharmaceutical Inc National Drug Code (NDC): 11528-0320 You can learn more about this drug on the page for Methimazole Details I hope this helps! ## Hi Molly, Are the "M" and "15" on the same side of the pill? If so, the closest match I could find is identified as Atropine sulfate (0.025 mg) + Diphenoxylate hydrochloride (2.5 mg). Manufacturer: Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. National Drug Code (NDC): 00378-0415 Diphenoxylate happens to be the closest name to what you

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Levothyroxine side effects

I was recently diagnosed with an underactive thyroid. I have been taking levothyroxine for almost two weeks. For the last four or five days I have had a weird feeling. It is hard to explain. I don't really feel dizzy but I get a strange feeling in my head. I guess you would describe it as a head rush. Has anyone else had this feeling and will it go away as my body adjusts to the levothyroxine? ## yes i would get that every morning after i took my pills and drank coffee. I think its inmortant to eat a little over an hour after to avoid the dizziness. It does go away though. ## Levothyroxine Info and Side effects Click Here ## my pharmactist changed my thyroid pills because my insurance doesn't cover my other ones. I am cold all the time again and i am dizzy. I came home from work...

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Changing Levothyroxine manufacturers every 2 years

I have been taking synthroid/levothyroxine for over 35 years. Since Medicare Part D I have changed pharmacy 3 times due to costs. Although my TSH reads normal I have more hypo symptoms. Most worrisome is a change in LDL. I always had perfect heart ratio. Nails and skin are very brittle/dry, some hair loss, breast enlargement with weight gain (walk 3 miles/day), and GERD. All related to age? These issues are increasing over time with keeping same dose of Levothyroxine. Any suggestions if I should attempt taking Synthroid and stay with one manufacturer? But then I would be paying out of pocket or get a more expensive RX plan? Or take my chances on new plan thyroid med called EUthyrox? Anyone's experience with this issue would be appreciated.

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Levothyroxine Feeling Numb

I've been on Levothyroxine for a couple years now but just recently have been feeling very, very numb after I take it. This feeling lasts practically until the next day. It's almost as if the ingredients have changed in the drug. I feel really weird in the head too. Before I would take it, I wouldn't feel half this bad. Anyone else feel like this? ## yes! althought i have only been taking it for 3 months, since i have started a new pack of the drug i have had heart palpatations and severe headaches and was admitted to hospital last night. what is going on?? ## Hello, I have been on levothyroxin since march of this year. Was on 50mg and had an increase to 75mg in july. A month later i started having stretches where i had headaches. First was 2 weeks of headaches then a stretc...

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Oblong Peach Tablet GG 331 25

I have a peach oblong tablet labeled GG 331 on front and 25 on back. Is this Levothyroxine? ## GG 331 w / 25 on back is 0.025 mg Levothyroxine ## Purple oblong pill print M on one side and L12 on the other ## Ramon, the tablet with the M L 12 marking also contains Levothyroxine in the 175mcg dosage. It is most commonly used to treat thyroid disorders. NDC: 00378-1817 Inactive ingredients may have included: Butylated Hydroxyanisole Silicon Dioxide Crospovidone Magnesium Stearate Mannitol Cellulose, Microcrystalline Povidone Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Sucrose D&c Red No. 27 D&c Red No. 30 Fd&c Blue No. 1 THe FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood changes, and weight changes. Ref: MedlinePlus Levothyroxine This tablet has been dis...

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Methimazole side effects

I have taken Methimazole 10mg 4 tablets a day. I started it in March and at the end of April I looked as if I had the chicken pox. It was a terrible reaction that was possible sulfate poisoning? ## From what I have gathered a rare allergic reaction to taking this medication is difficulty breathing, rash that may cause itching, swelling, and dizziness. Consult your physician right away. More details: Medline Plus

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Tirosint is the best!

Was on Levothyrosin,synthroid, and Armor thyroid meds over the past 7 years. The experience that I had with each one goes as follows. Levothyrosin made me feel like crap! I was tired,moody,sad,and questioned my sanity while I was on it. Weight gain! Synthroid made my skin,hair dry and brittle! It made me feel very irritated about little things. Weight fluctuation! Next, Armor I liked because I felt great! It helped me get my skin and hair back on a healthy course. Weight loss 20lbs! However, finding a doctor to write a prescription for it became too difficult when I relocated. Every doctor I asked said it may be a natural thyroid med because it comes from a pig but there is nothing natural about it! Anyway, My new doctor asked me to try Tirosint because it was in a liquid gel form and i...

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combitic global caplet tiroy-100

I just received a refill for what is supposed to be a generic for Synthroid in blister packs. The generic name on the packet is l-thyroxine sodium and looks like the name brand is Tiroy-100 and indicates it is manufactured by Combitic Global Caplet. The pill itself is small pale orange round shaped. There are no markings on the pill. I went to their website, which is very low rent looking, to look for a photo of their pills to make sure it was authentic and l-thyroxine sodium, Tiroy-100, or thyroid meds do not turn up as being manufactured by this company. Does anyone know if what I received is a good brand? Now I'm afraid to take them. ## No answer for you, but I ordered 200mg and just received it. Have you taken it? If so, how do you feel? ## has anyone used albendazole tablets IP...

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side effects of thyronorm 100mcg

I have thyroid problem and have started taking my medicine THYRONORM 100MCG since two months . From then onwards im not getting my periods.. will u please suggest me what is the problem why it is being delayed ? ## Have you spoken to your doctor about this, yet? It seems likely that it may be too high of a dosage for you and you might need it lowered. This side effect usually on occurs in people that have been given too high of a dosage. The normal side effects, on a regular dosage, include: nausea, drowsiness, hairloss and weight gain. Read more: ## what are the effects of taking 200 mg of thyronorm ## my age is 33 mine tsh is 86 so doctor prescribed 200mg for first time and am decreasing weight i am taking since 1 month thyronorm 200mg should i continue ## I am 24 years. Had early mar...


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