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Condition: Underactive Thyroid
3/24/2009 9:37:04 PM

Reviewer: EiIleWickl, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
On this last blood work results, the thyroid level had gone down. This new doctor said she had to lower the dosage of synthroid because the level had gone down. My main doctor has always raised the dosage when the level had gone down and lowered the dosage when the blood work results showed the level had gone up. Whick is right?

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
3/14/2009 12:26:22 AM

Reviewer: zumi, 35-44 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 have been taking this medication for about 1 1/4 years. My symptons included pain all over my body, hair loss, swelling, dry skin and depression. I noticed a decrease in pain within weeks of taking levothyroxine. After a month, doc decreased my dosage and have been on Syntroid for over a year. I have been experiencing numbness on my left and right arms during sleep. It is sporadic, however, ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
3/13/2009 9:06:02 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been taking this for 30 days. I had serious feelings of anxiety at first but this has pretty much gone away. Some hair loss and some weight gain but nothing serious. My hair is dry and feet and hands tingle a little. Overall the symptoms are not overwhelming. But I do feel like I am hungry all the time and my stomach growls really loud sometimes when I shouldn't really be that hungry. H ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
3/10/2009 2:22:06 PM

Reviewer: va patient in IN, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After 2 months, my fatigue is beginning to return but not quite as bad as it was. My dosage was recently double by my endocrinologist because some of my symptoms are not improving. I am still optimistic because I feel better than I did before I began the medication.

Condition: Underactive Thyroid
3/10/2009 2:21:53 PM

Reviewer: bb1226, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
In the spring of 2008 I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Was taking medication to slow it down and worked great. I was happy with my increased energy, feeling, however my endo said this is not a long term treatment. Then my hair started falling out. In the fall had radioactive iodine treatment and prescribed synthroid. Energy level dropped, gained weight and no energy to exercise. Irritable ... Show Full Comment

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