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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

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
3/20/2009 2:50:13 AM

Reviewer: munchisr75go, 45-54 Female 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 have been on Levoxyl since 2001. I am now a 51 year old female. This has changed my life. I was gaining weight, low energy, and depressed. Since this med. I have actually gotten my energy back, don't feel down in the dumps anymore and with the help of the South Beach Diet, I have been able to actually loose weight. I was 192 pounds back in the Spring of 2008. I am now 156 pounds. I starte ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
3/18/2009 7:29:58 PM

Reviewer: sasserasser83@aol.com, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was dx w/ hypothyriod over a yr ago bc I had numbness and tingling in my hands as well as pain. I also experienced lack of energy. Initially the treatment was ok felt somewhat better. I see an endo every three months for IDDM and hypothyroid and test results seem fine. Now going on over a yr I am having the same problems on top of extreme weight gain, dizziness, hair loss, signs of depressio ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
3/18/2009 5:47:19 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
i had a complete thyroidectomy in june been on the med every since i have expierenced excessive hair loss, weight gain, severe headache,fatigue, the list goes on chest pain this med is not helping in any way my thyroid levels are still low and i take 200 mcg a day,they make me feel disgusting i fely better before i started them i am looking for a natural alternative , any suggestions please..jacki ... Show Full Comment

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