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Condition: Underactive Thyroid
5/22/2008 10:39:48 AM

Reviewer: angelfire, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
diagnosed 6 months ago with hypothyroidism at age 47. being a natural health extremist i'm not overly happy about this drug. i believe it is a T4 drug, which is bad on the liver. also, it is synthetic, which i am real paranoid about. i have insomnia, but this drug doesn't help with this. have had no side effects, until recently experiencing heart palpitations at bedtime. doctor didn& ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
5/20/2008 9:54:08 PM

Reviewer: Legena, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
it has help to maintain my thyrod level and there is times it gets high and other times it gets low, but all in all it helps stablize my thyrod.

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
5/20/2008 4:31:45 PM

Reviewer: kontiki34, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I had cancer of the Vocal Chord, and was treated with radiation. Since then, the Dr. said I had to have Levothyroxine for life to compensate for what the radiation did.I have not had a recent blood test to verify if the medication is working..though I do have a lot of muscle weakness, lethargy, loss of appetite etc. I'd like to know if I need to increase or decrease the dosage? I'm on 50mc ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
5/19/2008 12:51:46 PM

Reviewer: gangsta99, 13-18 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
i have been on this drug for only 3 weeks on a 50 mcg dose and have experienced some hair loss so far but no other noticeable side effects. However i hope this hair loss is just temporary and that my hypothyroid symptons do gradually alleviate. anyone feel better or noticed a difference after taking this medication for a few months>

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
5/18/2008 8:37:21 PM

Reviewer: bluejay_ra@yahoo.com, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
My thyroid have been remove & had a radiation pill therapy when I was 28 yrs old.My dr prescribed me w/ 25mcg Levothyroxine.Hencreased it to 50 after 3 months,then 75mcg-125mcg.I have now 3 children.I was 6 months pregnant w/ my 1st child when I started to have short breath,went for a checkup,did EKG but found nothing wrong.month after I had my baby I started to experience stiffnes in my neck ... Show Full Comment

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