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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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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 ...

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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...

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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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Is levothyroxine the same as thyronorm?

What are the benefits of thyronorm over levothyroxine? Do the symptoms like hair fall continue even after starting medication? ## They are the same, one is just a brand name and the other a generic name of the active ingredient. And yes, hair loss is a typical side effect of this medication, as reported by the U.S. FDA. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and weight changes. Are you on any other medications? ## I took thyronorm for 26 years and switched to Levothyroxine after coming to the United States. Can you tell me whether it’s safe to proceed with Levothyroxine or move back to thyronorm? I have noticed a change in mood swings, hair loss as well as depression frequently with Levothyroxine. ## what does anyone know about Armour? I still have the v...

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Round white pill p33

A small round white pill imprinted p33 is identified as Propylthiouracil (50 mg) marketed for use in treating hyperthyroidism. Labeler: American Health Packaging NDC: 68084-0964 Size (mm): 8 Inactive Ingredients: -Cellulose, Microcrystalline -Docusate Sodium -Magnesium Stearate -Sodium Benzoate -Sodium Starch Glycolate Type a Potato -Starch, Corn

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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 mouth...is 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 working in the heat

I have been on levo for 2 1/2 years. Started at 75 for about a year and a half. I got a new dr and dose was upped to 100, then 125 for last six months. I have also been dealing with menopause, I THINK. In the last 5 months I have had trouble falling asleep, jittery, nervous energy. I have worked outdoors in the heat with no problems. Now that I look back, I have had a hard time in the heat since I started levo. A couple months ago I weaned off of cymbalta and after those withdrawals were over, I started getting naseau and migraine. Has anyone else experienced heat problems? And is there a natural med for hypothyroidism? ## Hi Lisa, Sorry to hear about your situation. According to the US National Library of Medicine, "sensitivity to heat" is listed as a serious side effect of Lev...

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levothyroxine tablets

hypothyroid ## Hello, According to the National Institute of Health levothyroxine sodium tablets are indicated as a replacement therapy in primary (thyroidal), secondary (pituitary), and tertiary (hypothalamic) congenital or acquired hypothyroidism. For general informational purposes I have included below some information on this medication. This medication comes in the form of tablets, oral liquid, powder and injections. The NIH lists the following as potential adverse reactions to the medication. General: fatigue, increased appetite, weight loss, heat intolerance, fever, excessive sweating Central nervous system: headache, hyperactivity, nervousness, anxiety, irritability, emotional lability, insomnia Musculoskeletal: tremors, muscle weakness, muscle spasm Cardiovascular: palpitations...

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use Krimson 35

hai, I had irregular periods from past 3 months, and doctor suggested Krimson 35 (however doctor did a pelvic scan and also thyroid and there was not thyroid nor anything in the pelvic scan). I am taking it from past one month and after completion of the tablet for 21 days, i had my periods on the 4th day, and it was just 1-2 drops which was not normal and was only for twice in two days.. i am very much worried, should i consult another Doctor ## Krimson 35 is a hormonal based medication that's used as a contraceptive and to help regulate your hormones and it can be normal to have a very light menstrual period on it. Learn more oral contraceptive details here. Contrary to what many women think, there's really no harm in skipping once in awhile, or in having a very short, light c...

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ALAnerv Supplement

4 mos ago I Undergone to RadioActive Iodine after having my lab test for tsh ft4 my doctor prescribed me to take ALAnerv cuz I told her regarding my muscle pains. she also told me that its an anti oxidant that I really need for my thyroid. I would like to know if there's any supplement that has the same effect but cheaper than ALAnerv? ## Hi I started Alanerv w Doc's prescription for my fingers numbness on my left hand since last month. Continue w 2mths as the numbness improving. But I m hvg hypoglycemic effects and breathing difficulty for 3times lately. Should I pursue ...? Also taking CQ10 100mg

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Sandoz Levothyroxine

Recently filled a prescription for Levothyroxine 150 mcg and noticed a very fowl smell and ultimately a slightly different taste when taking it. One side of the pill is marked with "150" and the other side with "GG338." We questioned the pharmacist about this and they opened a new bottle that smelled the same to us, but she didn't smell anything so nothing was done. I know Levoxyl was discontinued for a while for this very problem. Is there any information out there about this Sandoz product? ## If you had a chance to read the FDA recall information, the odor it was recalled for was actually due to a problem with the absorbent canister that was packaged in the bottles, not the pills themselves. However, the odor was not found to cause any adverse health issues, or pr...

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levothyroxine for mood disorders

I was recently prescribed an ultra high dose (300mcg and climbing) by my psychologist for a mood disorder. I guess this is a relatively new treatment. Just wondering if anyone had any thoughts, stories or warnings about this? ## What is the mood disorder? I've never heard of this, but I will ask my psychologist why a person would take it, next time I see him. ## High doses have been used to treat some cases of Bipolar Disorder. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, weight changes, and hair loss. How are you doing on it? Has it helped? ## This is a medication for Hypothyroid disorder (Underactiv thyroid). It seems strange to prescribe this for a mood-disorder. 300mcg (microgram) of Levothyroxine will put your heart and whole body in...

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Stopping period

Hi i am 29 years old and have problem of PCOS and thyroid from past many years. From past 6 months i was taking krimson 32 and everything was fine. But in December i stopped it. My periods started from 1 dec and ended on 6 dec. But on 14 dec again my periods started. I am taking trapic mf to stop them. Is this okay or what should i do to stop them. ## Hello, Anu! How are you? Has there been any change? If you abruptly stop taking a hormonal contraceptive like this, then it is normal to have irregular bleeding, according to NIH reports, and it may take a few months for your body to balance things back out and return to normal. Other withdrawal effects may include nausea, headache, weight changes, and mood changes. Has your medical provider told you to take the Trapic MF?

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