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Condition: Underactive Thyroid
3/29/2014 10:45:11 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've taken this medication for about 1 year. Although it has been effective to put my level in the normal range I am tired and have noticed that I've gained weight. I keep telling my doc I'm not feeling better. He tells me it's from dealing with stress that has caused me to gain. Don't know what to do now.

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
3/28/2014 12:03:39 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Hair loss, irregular heart rate, diarrhea, heat intolerance, crying all are my experience. Very bad drug.

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
3/19/2014 7:58:48 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have found this medication to be very easy to take (as long as I remember to take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach!). I had no side effects, and I have an increased amount of energy. Additionally, my thyroid levels are back to a normal range, which is helping. I feel better, and I'm glad it works as well as it does!!

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
3/12/2014 9:47:42 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
It worked for first year or so but now I'm so tired all time and just want to sleep. Sensitive to cold. Joint pain.

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
3/11/2014 7:47:24 PM

Reviewer: Alabama, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Been on 88mcg one month for diagnosed low thyroid. Went to doc for burning feet and I'm not diabetic. Gained 3 lbs so far, bloated belly, headachy, crabby. Set to go for re-check after 90 days. Don't know if fixing levels? Was told not to use cream in coffee w/I 4 hrs of dose so miss good coffee unless take at 2 a.m.!

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