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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. Hmmm...so 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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Synthroid sweet taste

Idk where to start and after taking my morning synthroid 0.075mcg it's so sweet. I get my prescription filled via mail-order at OptumRX. I have been using them for a year and a half since I changed insurance. This is when I started noticing the sweet taste. I'm thinking they are sugar pills or placebos. My weight just keeps slowing going up up up! And I CAN'T get it off. I am Diabetic with HBP and I have tried to get my dr to increase my synthroid but she won't. So this morning (which I know was wrong) I ended up taking a total of 4. I'm telling you it's some form of sugar! I see this same question over and over but it's like the question is NOT properly answered! What's going on with our meds? The pharmaceutical companies already make a killing on prices...

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What does 100 MCG mean vs 0.1 MG?

I ran out of synthroid. It shows 0.1MG. I got a temporary bottle that shows 100MCG. Are they the same? ## Hi Lucille, Conversion tools verify that 100mcg (micrograms) is actually equal to 0.1mg (milligrams), so you should have nothing to worry about as far as taking the correct dosage is concerned. If you were given the temporary bottle by another pharmacy, that could explain why they used a different measurement than you were used to seeing. I hope this helps! ## Do you have to eat when taking leverothryroxin? 0.1 mg ## Hi. I am taking methylcobalamin 500 MG inj. every two weeks, but when you convert mg to mcg you get very high numbers. I am concerned that I am talking too much. Please help! Thank you ## You need to have an empty stomach. The best is to take it 1/2 before you begin you...

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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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Biofit tea while taking Synthroid and breastfeeding

Just wondering if I could drink a biofit tea while I’m on my Synthroid maintenance for my thyroid and at the same time I am breastfeeding my child?

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thyroid meds and high blood pressure

My drug store has switched my thyroid manufacturer from Mylan to Lanne. Since taking the same dosage of 88 mcg, my blood pressure has gone up considerably and I don't normally have high blood pressure. I have some of the older ones and have taken them for the last 3 days and my bp is back to normal. Is this just a coincidence or should I talk to the drug store? I also feel jittery in the neck area. I had the radio active iodine treatment 3 years ago. I feel like my thyroid is out of wack again. I don't have an appointment with my endocrinologist for 3 more months. ## I have been taking a 125mg synthroid and have gain extremely weight! I have to be cleared to have surgery but i think my levels off do you think i will Be cleared? Since i have gain so much weight does this mean my ...

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Side effects of thyronorm 50mcg

What are the side effects of Thyronorm 50mcg if a person takes an excess dose? ## Taking too much can make the usual side effects more severe, it could make someone very sick and in a real excessive amount, it could cause death. The normal side effects can include: nausea, drowsiness, weight gain and insomnia. Read more: Do you have any other questions? ## i had my bypass 9 months back and i take thyranom 100mg as i have hypothyroid.My question is why is my weight gaining so much and when should i take my meal after taking this pill and i get lot of weakness please help me ## Amina, as I said, weight gain is a normal side effect, it can happen because of your Thyroid condition, as well as from the medication itself. Have you spoken to your doctor about it? The same applies to the weakne...

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Synthroid (Levothyroxine)

I'm taking 137 mgs right now but when my thyroid was down the Dr. gave me a different mg level, but I can't remember if this is what it was, but it sure gave me energy and I lost weight, but then he changed it and said that I'm where I should be and if I continued it I would get osteoarthritis as the dr said that I'm right on the borderline. I wish I could remember the mgs, because I felt so good and didn't have any problems on that mg level and I ask him if I could go back on it and he said no. Thank You Linda ## Well, there is, of course, no way for us to know for sure, what that dosage was, but I am betting you just hit a dosage that worked better for you than your current one. Whether it was a higher or lower dosage, our bodies do sometimes do better with a certa...

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thyroxine sodium tablets 100 mg instead of synthroid 75 mcg

My wife is taking Thyroxin Sodium 100 mg for thyroid manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline India. Now I am in Canada and was taking the same with the consultation of the Doctor. Now the test is done and the thyroid is low. Now the doctor recommended Synthroid 75 mcg. My question is that whether I can take Throxin sodium instead of synthroid. ## Hi Subhash, Based on my research, Synthroid contains Levothyroxine; which is a synthetic version of the thyroid hormone thyroxine. Thyroxine is the natural hormone that is secreted by the thyroid gland. I can understand why you prefer the Thyroxine since it's not synthetic, but if your doctor suggested that you take the Synthroid (75 mcg) I'm sure he/she's just trying to do what's in your best interest. Nonetheless, if you like how the ...

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small round yellow pill with flint onone side and 100 on the other

Small round pill with flint 100 on it ## This is Synthroid 0.1mg. It is used for people who have problems with their thyroid. ## Yes i take that dose myself, i actually take 2 doses between 1mg and 88mg. My thyroid doctor is trying to get me on the right dose right now for my tsh level. I want to be on 1mg, cause i feel my body works better with that dose but he feels that is too high for me. Because i had cancer in my thyroid before it was removed and my tsh is still high but that is his opinion against mine, its doctors against patients as usual. ## This is correct, the tablet is manufactured by Knoll Pharmaceutical Company and they list it as containing 100mcgs of Synthroid, which is used to treat thyroid disorders. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea,...

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Is Synthroid ever short-term?

I am about to start on Synthroid, and was wondering if anyone ever went off it once they went on -- would your symptoms be the same as they were before, just not better as they (hopefully) were on Synthroid? I'm leery of having to be on medication for the rest of my life ... wondering if it's worth it to just put up with the symptoms unless they get intolerable. ## My wife was on Synthroid for 6 years. We were frustrated with the lack of improvement of hypothyroid symptoms. We did not like the side effects like heart palpitations. We tried Armour and now Nature Thyroid and have seen a reduction in hypothyroid symptoms. Synthroid is not an exact match to thyroid hormone and will not help people who have conditions that inhibit the bodies ability to convert T4 to T3 the active ver...

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Synthroid side effects

Is itching a side effect of taking Synthroid? My number is 9 (normal range .40 - 5.50) How much should I be taking? Thank You ## I just got put on Synthroid. Are there any possible side effects with my Thyroid? I am on 25 mcg. ## Yes, that can be a side effect, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, weight changes, and mood changes. You should take the dosage that has been prescribed for you. Are there any other questions?

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What prescription drugs contain sulfur?

I have blisters on my tongue. I know that I am allergic to the atom sulfur as well as sulfa drugs. Do synthroid or trazodone contain sulfur? ## There are far too many to possibly list them all here. Synthroid, however, contains Levothyroxine and neither it, nor the Trazodone are sulfur based, to my knowledge, but you should check with your pharmacist to be sure, since I don't know what all the inactive ingredients may be. Are your doctor and pharmacist aware of your allergy? Can you post back with more information, such as the company that makes the Trazodone that you take, so I can check it for you? ## Does anyone know if I can use hydrocodone7.5 for break through pain. I am taking Oxycodone HCL 15mg for pain management but it's not holding my pain? ## Do the following meds con...

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Levothyroxine Synthroid

This drug has cauued me many of problems I have been put on different mg. several times and it does the same thing after a long period of time on this drug you develope several different things to your body like hair loss,headaches,dizzy,slured speach,puffy eyes,sleep disorders,Equilibrium loss,change of mind from always being tired out and sleeping to many hours this medication has done more harm to me than any good ## I take levothyroxine synthroid as well. I have had many of the side effects mentioned by others, which are also characteristic of hypothyroidism. Now, my pituitary gland (TSH level .006) has almost shut down. My doctor lowered my dosage of thyroid med but still is too low. I am going through more blood tests to determine how my pituitary gland is working overall. My T3 a...

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Drug allergy skin rash

I have been suffering from a drug allergy reaction for 5 months. This has been confirmed by skin biopsies. I have discontinued all my meds except Synthroid and I am still breaking out with skin rashes. I was switched to the dye free .5 tablet - I take 2 1/2 tablets . I want to discontinue the Synthroid for a few months to test if I am allergic to it. My doctor says no, do not discontinue and he will not switch me to a natural thyroid hormone. He does not want to believe that I can be allergic to this med. I called several other doctors and they said they do not prescribe natural thyroid hormone. What can I do? I need to know if I am allergic to this. Can I stop it for a while? What else can I take that is not Levothyroxine? Please help. ## The only sure way to know if synthroid is causi...

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English medication name to Spanish

I'm trying to find out what the Spanish names are for the medication I take. Will be moving the Central America and need to know the Spanish names for all the medications I take. ## What medications are they? Without knowing that, I really can't help you. However, if you can post back with more details, I'll gladly do some research and see what I can find to help. :-) ## Could you tell me the equivilent tablet to rosuva in spain ## Synthroid, Pravastatin, hydrochlorothiazide, Premarin, verapamil HCL Er, lorazepam, Trazodona. Thank you for any help you can give me.. ## @Lynn, I wasn't able to locate a spanish name for all of your medications, but what I did find is posted below: Synthroid (Spanish name: Eutirox) Pravastatin (Mexican Brand Names: Astin; Brakhor; Brufincol;...

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How long does it take to work?

I have been taking synthroid for about a year now. I started at 25mcg and am now taking 175mcg. My problem is, i still have racing pulse and headaches, they were infrequent, but have become more frequent in the past week or so, I also have sweat episodes. I take tylenol pm to help me sleep, could this affect the synthroid. Generally I just feel ill and nauseas with racing pulse for the past week or so. I would appreciate any feedback....thank you ## You might want to talk to your Doc about taking a different type of medication like Westhroid or Naturthroid these are the natural types of thyroid meds that work very well for some people. Remember some medicine that works well for some people don't always work well for others, if the medicine ur taking is not working for u then its tim...

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dosage change???

I have been on 50 mcg of synthroid for a few months as I didnt know I even had a thyroid issue but this month after my labs were drawn they raised it to 88 mcg, what ate some factors that could affect it in such a way to increase it so much? My husband and I are trying to conceivr but nothing else has changed, no new meds, enviorment, etc. Plz help"!! ## It's really just your body, it's normal for your thyroid hormone levels to fluctuate sometimes and for the med to need to be adjusted. There are times they may lower it, or they may raise it, that's why they do the regular blood tests to check. There is no set dosage that always works for everyone, it's just something that needs to be constantly monitored and changed, as needed. If you're trying to get pregnant, ...

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Fentanyn patches 125mg

Ive been on patches 12 months plus Dilaudid4mg due to really bad painful lower back problems. I also take 125 mg Synthriod for my Thyriods. Ive lost 25 lbs since on these meds . Feel tired scared bout weight lost poor appetite. Im trying Veggie energy Vitamins? Is this a serious issue weight loss. Anything you could suggest i weigh 140lb from 165 lbs bout 12 months please help ## How tall are you? What does your normal diet consist of? How old are you? All of these factors can affect how much you should weigh. Some people do lose weight on Synthroid, once their thyroid issue in under control, according to FDA reports. It may also cause nausea, dizziness, mood swings and hair loss. ## Im sorry the Fentanyl patches are 25 mcg/hr not 125) i am 5'8 nornal weight 165lb now 140lb after 12...

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levothroxine(synthroid)

I would like to know the difference between mcg and mg. I am taking 88mcg's a day and now have a prescription for 0.05 mg's a day. How to convert the 88mcg to 0.05 mg is the information I am looking for. Thank you. ## I have had heartburn since I have been taking Levothroxine. Is this normal? WIll it go away? I chew minty gum a lot which helps. ## It is not listed in the side-effects, though all drugs can do different things to different people. I would recommend speaking to your doctor about so you can rule out other causes or problems. ## how long do i have to wait to eat after taking thyroxine / I have two different times. 30 &60 min. which is the best? ## To answer the original question about mcg (micrograms) versus mg (milligrams) There are 1,000 mcg in 1 mg 88 mcg = 0....

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