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 4  Hyperthyroidism At first felt very energetic but couldn't get an appetite, throughout duration, have had worse gas then ever I love this though, I've been on antidepressants, antiiflamatory joint medications, as well as multiple more, this has been amazing, it's crazy this last month though, I'm more sluggish, not like I was before being on Levothryroxine but more then the first 2 months. And now I'm hungry a lot more then I was before F 23 3 months
 5  Hashimoto's thyroiditis This medication resolved many of the health effects I was having from auto-immune hypothyroidism. My wrist joint and foot pain subsided. My unprovoked mood swings and anger subsided. I no longer has mood-related PMS symptoms. Very thankful for this medication! It has changed my life and made me a much nicer person to be around. F 37 12 months
100 mcg 1X D
 1  Hypothyroidism Went from 118 pounds to 124 pounds, swollen eye lids, frequent urge to urinate, diarrhea, pelvic pain Thanks to Shirley Grose, a thyroid patient, for sharing with us the following powerful letter she wrote to her doctor, after he insisted on prescribing Synthroid (a brand name synthetic levothyroxine sodium/T4 thyroid hormone replacement drug) instead of the Armour Thyroid (a brand name naturally derived T4/T3 drug) she'd been taking. (See "A Quick Look at Thyroid Hormone Replacement" for more about these different drugs.) Shirley's letter is strong and clearly asks many excellent questions many people want answered. She's generously agreed to allow her letter to be posted for other thyroid patients to read or modify for their use, in the hopes that it might help empower her fellow thyroid sufferers who are having the same problems with their doctors. (Note: Shirley's doctor never responded...) F 71 30 days
50 McG 1X D
 1  For hypothyroid As a person who would not expect to have any side effects I felt a buzzed head the first day on this one. Second day I felt slightly queasy at the end of the day and from each day after I had a gassy stomach.It got to the point where I knew it was not for me. Would not recommend this pill at all and am surprised that the Drs office acted like there would be no side effects. Drs office was unhelpful-would not even change brands when I asked.I was thinking maybe the stomach upset happened from taking it on the empty stomach which you are supposed to do. F 50 12 days
25mcg 1X D

LEVOTHROID  (LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM):  Levothyroxine is used to treat an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). It replaces or provides more thyroid hormone, which is normally produced by the thyroid gland. Low thyroid hormone levels can occur naturally or when the thyroid gland is injured by radiation/medications or removed by surgery. Having enough thyroid hormone is important for maintaining normal mental and physical activity. In children, having enough thyroid hormone is important for normal mental and physical development. This medication is also used to treat other types of thyroid disorders (such as certain types of goiters, thyroid cancer). This medication should not be used to treat infertility unless it is caused by low thyroid hormone levels.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)