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Condition: Underactive Thyroid
3/29/2009 3:26:07 PM

Reviewer: hayfitz71, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

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Condition: Underactive Thyroid
3/26/2009 7:51:36 PM

Reviewer: dickmro, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I'm a 63 year old male who's been taking Levothyroxine for about 9 years. Its been effective for me especially when I finally started taking it an hour prior to breakfast. By doing so I seemed to have fewer experiences of needing a nap in the mid afternoon (but not necessarily getting one).

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
3/26/2009 7:08:11 PM

Reviewer: michelle, 13-18 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:
I have been takng this medicaton for 4 years now I am only 14 years old and though at first when I get a new dosage after a few months I start to get my old symptoms back. When I was first diagnosed I was at 25mg now I'm at 175mg. I don't really get the chills but I do get weight gain, tiredness, and I get sick extremely easily so I miss quite a bit of school. I have recently started the g ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
3/26/2009 11:57:15 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on this med for 3 weeks now and am having side effects. Hair loss, tired, no energy and besides that nothing else has changed. I was wondering if anyone else has had these experiences. My dr says I have to wait 6 weeks before my next bld test. My hair has become so thin and I am beginning to get a bald spot

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
3/26/2009 3:22:31 AM

Reviewer: MM, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I'm sorry to hear about the problems some of you folks have had to endure. I was diagnosed at 11 years old (I'm 44 now). I really don't remember having side effects. I do remember the the way I felt being 199 lbs in the fifth grade, having brittle hair and no energy. I remember constant DR visits with blood tests. Over the years I've had my dose lowered and raised many times. If ... Show Full Comment

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