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.
I smugly told her that my periods were now regular every 28 days, although they weren't before Thyroxine, (oops spoke to soon). I am having bloods done tomorrow, so will see if the positive thinking and alternative therapies have worked.
Hi all, I have read all the comments on this post and have something quite unusual to report. I understood from all the literature that I have read that I would be on thyroxine for life.
The lowest T4 I've ever been, but both results were just within our local labs 'NORMAL ' level (which had been reduced from 11 to 7.5 for T4 probably due to funding and having a huge elderly population).
My levels were all over the place TSH was low, T4 was going low too, GP thought maybe a pituitary problem. So I was finally referred to an endo consultant earlier this year, after two years of taking thyroxine.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. Do not stop taking this medication without first consulting with your doctor.
I am back at the doctors tomorrow but I was wondering if anybody has had anything like this? I felt like I should say 'I was bitten by a radioactive spider and my senses were heightened' lol.
That probably means low carbs for most people! Look at yourself holistically, check out any food intolerances, try to get out and take some form of exercise even for at least 20 mins, even though that's probably the last thing you feel like doing and generally listen to your body.
I really don't want to go back on Thyroxine, I certainly improved when I first started taking the drug, however later on I went down hill even though I was taking 175 regularly.
I suffer from hypothyroidism, panick attacks, depression and because of that I have mild Agoraphobia That is a quick response time fo the Zoloft. Being sleepy and yawning alot are common side effects in the beginning and will get better.
He considered that I was 'NORMAL ' and my original levels were never below the blood test levels (I was borderline). His opinon - my GP had made a mistake, (bless her, she was treating me for the symptoms and looked at me as a whole person and not just a blood test number).
Hang in there give it a good month and I suspect you'll be feeling much better. Votes:
Probably not something someone would complain about but it was actually disorientating Added : Also I have been started on 50mg of zoloft to take every morning, I have been prescibed melatonin as a sleeping agent but havent needed to take it yet.
This medication should not be used to treat infertility unless it is caused by low thyroid hormone levels. How to use L-Thyroxine Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily on an empty stomach, 30 minutes to 1 hour before breakfast.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the. FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088. Levothyroxine 50 Mg reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS ).
I do believe that you can take Thyroxine and do all the alternative stuff. Ultimately for me, I would like to take animal thyroid if I can get hold of it, rather than a simulated hormone (sorry to all you vegetarians) but it's got to be better than taking something that is manufactured by a.
Do not prepare a supply in advance or mix the tablet in soy infant formula. Consult your pharmacist for more information. Dosage is based on your age, weight, medical condition, laboratory test results, and response to treatment.