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Thyroid Overview

The primary function of the thyroid is the production of the iodine-containing thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) and the peptide hormone calcitonin.[23] T3 is so named because it contains three atoms of iodine per molecule and T4 contains four atoms of iodine per molecule.[24] The thyroid hormones have a wide range of effects on the human body. These include: Metabolic. The thyroid hormones increase the basal metabolic rate and have ef...

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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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Levothyroxine numb hands, dizzy, itching, stomach issues

I had a total throdectomy 2 years ago due to thyroid cancer. I have been on 150 - 200mg Levothyroxine daily. Side effects are - now and again my heart will beat once really hard, when i wake up my hands feel numb and fingers tingle, get dizzy/drunk feelings, dry itchy skin, dry sore eyes, stomach pains and constipation. Sometimes i feel like i am turning into a hypercondreact. Does anyone else feel like this? I am due another blood test next month. ## yes I have many of the same reactions as you. I have been on this med.. for about 15 years ## Fast heartbeat is one the more serious side effects while taking levothyroxin. Although all your other side effects are reported normal. If you feel concerned I would speak with your doctor that prescribed you levothyroxine, and let he/she know al...

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Swelling in legs and feet levothyroxine

I just started taking Levothyroxine 2 wks ago my legs and feet are swollen so bad by nite I can barley walk. They go down a little at nite but swell back. I am taking 25mcg and I am afraid to continue taking this med. Has any one else had this problem? ## Have you contacted your doctor? It sounds like you might be having a bad reaction to this medication and it may not be the right one for you, or may be too high of a dosage. Generally, the symptoms of a dosage being too high will start to manifest 6 days or so, after you start taking it and this type of fluid retention can be one of them and there is a chance that it could lead to congestive heart failure, if that's what's causing it and it isn't rectified. You should really contact your doctor immediately. ## I am on medic...

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Small white round pill with a capital A in bold.

This pill has a capital letter A in bold with the letters TD beneath it in smaller capital print. It also seems to have an image of a humanoid in the inner arch of the capital A. The pill is blank on the other side and is suspected to be a dietary in nature. My dog ate an unknown quantity and I need to know what this stuff is and what to do? ## Hi Nathan, Based on the description provided, what you have is a thyroid medication called Amour Thyroid 30mg, (containing desiccated Porcine thyroid) marketed for treating an underactive thyroid. NDC: 54569-0917 / 0456-0458 Size: 6.00 mm Supplier: Allergan Inc. Labeler: A-s Medication Solutions LLC / Forest Laboratories, Inc Inactive Ingredients: -Calcium Stearate -Dextrose -Cellulose, Microcrystalline -Sodium Starch Glycolate Type a Potato If ...

levothyroxine synthroid discontinue?

I have been taking 25mg of this crap for almost a year. Im 28 over weight and wondering if stoping this med suddenly with my docs concent is dangerous. Im gaining weight and not feeling any better. I also take colonzipam for anxiety metroprol for high bp and Norco for back pain im a smoker and weigh 290 before I only weigh ed 260 me and my doc are exploring the fact that I may not need this med at all or i need a different kind. So he said to stop for 2 months should i be worried about this decession? ## No, it is nothing to worry about. Your doctor isn't trying to steer you wrong. What have the test shown for your TSH results? That is what would let you know whether or not you need such a medication. ## First get some blood tests done. Get T4, T3 and TSH measured at least. If they ...

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Levothyroxine and Ringing in the Ears

I was recently diagnosed with Hypothyroidism after having my thyroid tested and my TSH was 5.9. I have been taking Levothyroxine since the end of June. The middle of July I started having non-stop ringing in my ears and still continues. I also have experienced severe hair loss and cannot put weight ON. Is it okay to stop taking Levo to see if the ringing in my ears stop? I really don't want to be on this medication, but don't want to cause additional issues as I'm getting married soon. Appreciate any sound advice. ## I have been on levothyroxin for a good while now.i just had a week away and forgot my pills.BUT I feel good.i don't feel as tired I have less headaches.less noise/ringing ear noises.and basically feel better without my pills I don't think my doc will be ...

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ciplar 10 mg and hyperthyroidism

Iam a hyperthyroid patient.My T3 and T4 levels are normal but TSH is low (0.08) Doctor suggest me to take Ciplar 10 mg . Iam feeling very tired after taking this tablet for the first day. Is this tablet is suitable for maintaining normal TSH level? ## No, this medication contains the active ingredient Propranolol, which is actually used to treat high blood pressure and some cardiac conditions. Drowsiness and fatigue can be normal side effects of it, as reported by the U.S. FDA, it may also cause nausea, dizziness and increased urination. What type of doctor did you consult? ## Hi i have hyperthyroid and tsh is 0.010 , doctor has prescribed abott thyrocab and ciplar la 40. Can you please advise on taking ciplar la 40.

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Pills for gaining fat

I'm 19 years old, 5'7 and 95 pounds, due to an overactive metabolism that was inherited from both parents. My thyroid is normal, as is every other blood test that I've had done. No matter what I do, I can't gain weight to save my life, and my highest recorded weight has been 101 pounds. I'd gone to doctors, I'm on birth control, and antidepressants, yet nothing I've ever taken to help or done to try and increase caloric intake has done me any good. The average weight for my height is 120 pounds, and my personal goal is to be 130-140 pounds. I'd like to gain fat, not muscle, so I can actually have a healthy body weight, and not be a skeletal twig. Is there any pill/weight gain supplement that isn't focused on gaining muscle? No matter where I look, eve...

Levothyroxine 50mcg Tablet Recall

I recieved a letter from my health care provider saying that i cannot continue getting Levothyroxine 50mcg tablet that theres a recall on that medication.I want to know the reason for the recall. ## I can't find any updated recall information for it, but there was one reported on April 28th, for the 150mcg tablets, so it is possible that a problem was also found with this one and it was added under that same recall. There has been an ongoing problem with Levothyroxine products, which has created the need for the recall and this problem has actually been occurring since the 1990's. The problem is actually two-fold. 1) They have regularly found stability and potency problems with them, regardless of the manufacturer or dosage. Most of them did not retain their proper potency up to...

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levothyroxine made by sandoz - strange smell

When I had my prescription for levothyroxine 75 refilled recently I immediately noticed a strange smell. Can you please tell me what it is? ## Hello, Joyce! How are you? What are the markings on them? The excipients in tablets can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Can you please post back and clarify? The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, hair loss, and weight changes. ## I noticed the same strange odor. I returned 2 bottles Sandoz Lavothyroxin because the pills in the bottles smelled. Does anyone know why? ## too have a vile taste and smell that permeates my very being! I've been taking three different meds since May 2, 2018, Levothyroxine, Levoxyl, and Armour trying different ones to no avail. I have no taste ever except fo...

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