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    Condition: Underactive Thyroid
    9/20/2018 2:48:09 PM

    Reviewer: mcbride, 55-64 on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    First, this drug is a hormone. I strongly suggest you see an Endocrinologist for treatment. Hormones are tricky, and PCPs are not as qualified to treat thyroid problems. It can take a year or more to determine the ideal dose for a patient. The drug itself is great. I have no problem at all with it. In my experience, do not take a drug with T3 and T4. This drug is T4 only.

    Condition: Underactive Thyroid
    9/11/2018 2:23:12 PM

    Reviewer: june, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Hair loss. itchy rash anxiety

    Condition: Underactive Thyroid
    9/8/2018 9:56:35 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    The very first week, I lost so much hair. I have large bald spots. I was thinking of hair transplant.....Any good idea to grow hair?

    Condition: Underactive Thyroid
    8/14/2018 8:22:14 PM

    Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Prescribed 50mg dosage. After 1 week, passed out and covered with hives. Diagnosed as allergic reaction!

    Condition: Underactive Thyroid
    7/19/2018 6:37:52 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I had been on Levothyroxine for several years and was doing OK except for some jiont and muscle pains. 3 years ago my doctor left town and I had to go to another doctor (Nurse practitioner). Everything was fine until she started checking my TSH. I was taking 112 dosage and she said I needed more so she increased it to 125. Three months later she increased it to 137. I started having dizzy spells ... Show Full Comment

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