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Condition: Underactive Thyroid
12/3/2008 11:19:43 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
the dosage is only .075 mg. Possibly it needs to be increased. I have taken it now for 2 months and do not feel any difference at all. I have also gained 5 lbs since being on the medication.

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
11/24/2008 8:25:44 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After taking this med for 1 mo my Dr ordered a blood test and my levels were back to normal. My instructions for taking the pill is to take it on an empty stomach with a full glass of water and don't eat for at least 30 minutes. So far, great results!

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
11/23/2008 4:38:02 PM

Reviewer: none, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I see sbsolutely no difference after taking this product. My temperature is always low - 96.0 - 96.6. I cannot get the iodine product I want from my doctor.

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
11/22/2008 7:46:34 PM

Reviewer: andeezle, 35-44 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
p.s. i take mine with breakfast everyday. you have to watch what you eat though b/c taking any drug with certain foods can interfere with your body's take-up of the drug. also, certain vitamins and such can interfere with take-up of the drug so you should avoid taking vitamins for 1-2 hours before or after you take this drug.

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
11/20/2008 8:45:21 AM

Reviewer: skinner, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have only been taking this medication for a week. I have lost 5 pounds and since taking it i am able to use the bathroom regularly. the only problem i have is taking it every day at the same time every day on an empty stomach. i am hopeful:)

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