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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of levothyroxine oral.

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Condition: Underactive Thyroid
11/11/2007 10:32:42 AM

Reviewer: birk93, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
This is the second time i have been on a thyroid med. The first i was on levethryoid. It worked wonderful, I was put on the 100 mcg at first and I lost 30 lbs in a month, then they reduced it to 85mcg. That was perfect. I felt great, my hair loss subsided, my appetite returned, and I maintained my weight. This time they put me on 50 mcg. so I am not sure how the long term will work. But overall I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
11/8/2007 8:17:21 AM

Reviewer: Min, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I feel I have gain so much weight that now I can't take any diet pills I try to exercise and Just still to tired and a shame to go out with all this extra weight. Has anyone lost the weight.

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
10/30/2007 11:41:50 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Have taken this over 4 years. Had an allergic reaction at first...itchiness behind knees and under arms. Seems to cause hyperthyroid symptoms and hypothyroid symptoms. My levels are normal now but we experimented for over a year to get dosage right. I still have blood tests often to check it. It seems to be a volatile drug...causing many side effects, but does help regulate thyroid levels. I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
10/26/2007 8:32:58 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
going through menopause, no periods for last 2 years,hot flashes stopped when started this medication but had my periods after 30 days

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
10/25/2007 10:20:39 PM

Reviewer: lml, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am on a low dosage and did not have any symptoms from hypothyroidism, but I haven't had any problems with the medication. According to my labs it's been effective at bringing my levels back to where they should be and keeping them there.

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