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Synthroid and yellow tongue

My tongue is always yellow. It's not my oral hygiene. I have been on Synthroid for years. Could it be the cause? ## Hello, Donia! How are you? Is the only medication you take regularly? I didn't find anything specifically listed about Synthroid/Levothyroxine causing this, but there are so many things that can, including foods, beverages, and oral care items that it's hard to be sure. Ref: Medline Plus Synthroid Is there anything that you eat, or drink every day that might be causing it? Have you spoken to your doctor, or dentist about it? ## I have same problem, I want to stop my medicine, it has been 5 days I am not taking, instead I am taking 2 drops of Lugol’s Idoine in the mornings.

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Cytomel out of stock 2022

Anyone know something about why Pfizer has made this unavailable to pharmacies? ## I, too, would love to know if any pharmacy is stocking Cytomel.

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Changing Levothyroxine manufacturers every 2 years

I've 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. ## Has your doctor done any testing, outs...

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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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Tirosint for Hypothyroidism

Hello fellow Hypothyroidism sufferers, really good posts here. I wish I could read replies. Been on Tirosint for 15 days and a lot of things are better. Joint swelling and pain down, facial swelling down, but hair, nails, and irritability are the same. However, that feeling of being poisoned has really faded. Generic and name brand Synthroid were awful. So fingers crossed for next thyroid test. ## Hello, DeDe! How are you? If you click on any post, and scroll down you will be able to read the relevant replies, if there are any. It can take awhile for everything to turn around, once you find a medication that works for you, if you've already had such improvements after just 15 fays on the Tirosint, then you are doing very well. Its typical side effects may include nausea, weight chan...

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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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Safe to take Tapazole with St. John's Wort?

I am wanting to take St. John's Wort for depression but I'm also on Tapazole for a thyroid problem will it interfere with Tapazole? ## I used the Medscape Interaction Checker, and didn't find any issues listed, but it is always best to double check with your doctor, or pharmacist to be sure. Tapazole may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, loss of taste, hair loss, and itching, according to FDA reports. Ref: Tapazole Medline Plus Are you on any other medications? Have you informed your doctor of your depression?

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results of forgetting to take levothyroxin

I have been taking levothyroxin for 3 or 4 years. Recently, somehow I forgot to take my dose each morning. Completely forgot about it. As a result, about 6 weeks later, a phone call from my doctor after reading my lab results from blood test ended with advice to get to the emergency room ASAP and get admitted to the hospital. My blood saline level had fallen to a dangerous level and I was in danger of stroke, heart attack, death, or coma. I had been feeling very weak for some time and had no idea why. Even standing and walking around the house at home had become a major effort. So, I went to the hospital as advised. I ended up spending 3 days in the hospital, getting a saline IV the full time, as well as starting back on my levothyroxine regimen. My saline count had fallen to 118. 3 day...

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Small white round pill with P 12 on it

Have pills in zip-lock bag, which I have no idea what they are. Small, round, white, with P on top of the scored line and 12 on the bottom. Can someone help? ## The pill should actually be more of a light greenish color than white. P on top of a 12 (scored in between) is Levothyroxine 0.3 mg manufactured by Accord Healthcare (NDC 16729-0458). Levothyroxine is used to treat thyroid hormone deficiency (hypothyroidism), including Hashimoto's disease and a severe form known as myxedema coma. It may also be used to treat and prevent certain types of thyroid tumors.

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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 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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Thyroid Armour 1GR (60mg) pills

I am 70 yrs old and just started this pill. The Dr. said I'd lose weight & wouldn't get hot flashes anymore. Well, so far I took 2 pills one a day, and I have tiny bumps that itch like hell and a red rash, it's on one leg & swollen. Has anyone else ever had this from these pills?? He wants me to keep taking them but I don't know. ## How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? An itchy rash could be the sign of an allergic reaction, which means this might not be a good medication for you to take. Its typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, weight changes, and mood changes. Are you on any other medications? ## I'm sorry, I'm just now seeing this message. I figured Armour was giving me the rash, it FINALLY went away. I'm stil...

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went off thyroid meds feeling really sick

I stopped taking my thyroid meds two weeks ago cause dont have the money for them o was on 75 mg levothrox i feel shakey tired aggitated angry chest hurts throat sore. Amd feel large very tired my blood pressure is also high could it be from this its only been two weeks . ## Hello, Krostie! How are you? Yes, those symptoms could be from going off of the medication, as well as the fact that your thyroid is now left to be out of control. You may also experience nausea, chills and diarrhea, as listed by the FDA. How high is your blood pressure? That could be dangerous, so you need to see a doctor to have it checked it out and rectify this situation. ## I was on the same med and i was so sick and kept blaming it on other things until i did lots of research and found out that that is common....

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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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Synthroid menstrual changes side effect

Hi, ever since I started taking synthroid my cycle got much longer and reproductive hormones tests did not come great (low FSH, low LH, high oestradiol, high prolactin). TSH and T4 is ok though so my doctor is happy with dose (and I'm waiting for referral to endo). I can't find anywhere if it's a side effect that goes away by itself as body adjusts or is there something really wrong. Feeling anxious but my wait to see endo could be a while. Anyone knows anything? They only say that hair falling out is a temporary thing (luckily don't have that!) But nothing about other side effects... ## Yes, menstrual, and hormonal, irregularities are a reported side effect of Synthroid, along with nausea, diarrhea, muscle weakness, and insomnia. So, things should improve, once your bod...

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