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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 isthmus (PL: isthmi). The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located in 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 c...

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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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Round White Pill Marked Tc One Side C The Other

Please identify small white round pill marked TC on one side and C on the other. Thank you ## Hello, I believe I have identified your pill as Levothyroxine sodium (100 mcg). From what I can gather, this specific pill is manufactured in the UK... Levothyroxine is typically used to treat hypothyroidism. It may also be used to treat goiter via its ability to lower thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), a hormone that is considered goiter-inducing. Adverse effects: Dosing must be carefully controlled to achieve TSH levels within the normal reference range. Long-term suppression of TSH values below normal values will frequently cause cardiac side-effects and contribute to decreases in bone mineral density (high TSH levels are also well known to contribute to osteoporosis). Patients prescribed to...

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muscle pains in arms

Does anyone taking synthroid know anything about muscle pains. i have been on synthroid for 30 years and recently i am experiencing very bad pains in my arms and I am wondering if it is related to the medicine ## Are you on cholesterol drugs...this sounds more like a side effect of the statin drugs to lower cholesterol. I have been taking synthroid for 10 years and have not had this symptom. ## I also have been on levothyroxine sssynthroid for a long period and also suffer sever arm pains in both arms ## I have also been on simvastatin fo a long time now and went off it do to kidney problems thats what iwas told by the dr. ## Are you on any other medications? When is the last time your levels were checked? The FDA does list muscle cramping, and weakness as being among the possible side ...

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Does levothyroxine cause acne

I have been taking 25mcg for about 6 weeks and feel much better, no weight loss, but no gain. I have developed acne on my chin and around the right side of my this a side effect? Anyone else had this happen? ## ive been taking a 25mcg for a week now and am worried that i will develop acne. do many people get this ? ## I have been taking the same dosage as you for about 2 months and have had really bad breakouts EVERYWHERE that I didn't used to get. I now get them on my back, face, shoulders and neck. It's pretty gross and I've never had this problem before but I think it does have something to do with Levothyroxine. ## Hi, I am on thyroxine 4 weeks now and also have gotten acne on my chin and around the mouth. I am now 47 and have not had this problem since I was ...

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Levothyroxine and dizziness

I've been taking Levothyroxine 25mg for almost four months, first three months was fine, now seem to be having dizzy spells alot. (every day) also feeling bloated. Has anyone experienced this after 3 months of taking them? Another thing a couple of months ago my period was 13 days late!! its always been irregular but not normally that late. We are trying for a baby so i'm wondering if it could be pregnancy symtoms also. ## Hi. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I just wanted to reply because you aren't alone! I started at 75mcg, then 88, then 100. I experienced a dizzy spell followed by tremors in both hands and legs and was rushed to the ER. They thought I was having a stroke. Gave me an MRI/MRA, heart ultrasound, EKG and found everything to be normal. They did find my th...

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what is bilocor used for

How to cure kidney failure without dialysis ## I had a rapid heart beat and doc put me on 5mg bilocar, sorted out, I started gettn flu symptoms and chest infections to a point where I was sick wid flu, nasal drip, sinus infections every month, it was very bad until I saw another doc and he droppd the dose to 2,5mg, I neva got sick for the past 6months now and not gaining weight, yes I can make you gain weight, have ur thyroid checked, if u got hypothyroidism ul put on weight as well...hope it helps ## Bilocor contains the active ingredients Bisoprolol, it is most commonly used to treat high blood pressure, and some other cardiac diseases. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Ref: Bisoprolol Inform...

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vision and balance problems

I have taken eltroxin for many years. In May of 2010, my doctor changed my meds to synthroid. since early June, I have experienced vision problems with blurring,double vision,broken lines,etc. One optometrist i saw said he thought it was systemic and noted that thyroid problems are notorious for causing vision problems. i had my blood work done and numbers were realy high(75) so my doctor increased the synthroid meds to .125mg . I have dizziness and poor balance especially when changing planes,i.e. from sitting to standing. i can't trust my ability to walk alone across any empty space,mall hallway,etc.I had also experienced nausea ,always in the forenoon. my doctor thinks it is not the synthroid but the thyroid numbers being so high. Could this be the synthroid? ## I am having the s...

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Tirosint and weight gain

I switched from Synthroid to Tirosint. I have gained 8 lbs, constipated, hair loss and HBP. Can anyone explain this? ## What dosage were you taking of the Synthroid, and what is your prescribed dose of the Tirosint? Weight changes, hair loss, blood pressure changes, nausea, and dizziness can all be side effects of Synthroid, and Tirosint. Have you consulted your doctor? You might be on too high of a dose, or your body may just need time to adjust to the new medication. Ref: Tirosint Information Why was the change made? What were your levels when they were last checked?

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Levothyroxine Sodium - Good and Bad Generic Brands

My wife is having hypothyroid symptoms again. I checked the brand and it is Lupin, which is an Indian brand. I have not had good luck with Indian brands for other things myself. I did find a review by someone saying they got switched to Lupin and their Hypothyroid symptoms came back. But 1 review does not make a case. It will be very helpful to people to get feedback on what brands people have had good or bad experiences with and what they went from and to. And what the symptoms were or what went away. So they can be aware when pharmacies switch brands and what to look for when searching for a better brand. ## In a lot of ways levothyroxine seems to be a special case with brands because it's not some sort of "brand x doesn't work" scenario, but rather it's that the d...

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Stopping Levothyroxine

I have been taking Levothyroxine .88mg for the past two years. I just left town on a three week vacation and realized I left this prescription at home. Should I be concerned? ## If you suddenly stop taking Levothyroxine, your body can go through withdrawal. "Levothyroxine withdrawal may cause hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid. Hypothyroidism causes weight gain, fatigue, depression and sensitivity to cold because your body does not have enough thyroid hormone so your body processes slow down. Patients with thyroid cancer may suffer acute hypothyroidism because of levothyroxine withdrawal." Referenced from: Since you've been taking this medication for so long, I would consider contacting your doctor about this if you have be...

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