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    Condition: Underactive Thyroid
    5/23/2018 3:54:37 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I take my meds in the morning for about 3 months. But I do not sleep well from only 25 mg. I started taking it every other day and still the same. I still tired!!

    Condition: Underactive Thyroid
    3/8/2018 3:12:46 PM

    Reviewer: Dawna, 55-64 on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Taking it for 10 years since my radioactive iodine tx with no problems except some thining hair. Kept thyroid levels in check. Unbeknownst to me meds were exchanged for generic (Insurance company requirement) and at next MD APPT my thyroid levels were very low. It was then revealed they had exchanged my Synthroid for generic. Once I went back to name brand everything improved.

    Condition: Underactive Thyroid
    12/30/2017 3:37:07 PM

    Reviewer: MrsMack, 65-74 on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Been taking this in varied doses for about 8 years. 3 months ago TSH was 0.001 about dropped off the chart, they changed dose from 88 to 50 and in 60 days it spiked to 6.7. The last few years the TSH levels are all over the lot. I am tired, crabby, weight went way up but when the dose was changed to 50 I managed to drop 20 pounds with a lot of very serious low carb eating. Hair fell out like craz ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Underactive Thyroid
    10/18/2017 4:36:28 PM

    Reviewer: Blessed, 55-64 on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I was prescribed Synthroid after my thyroid surgery. I have been taking it since January. So far I have been doing great. My only complaint is I am still experiencing hair loss and weight gain.

    Condition: Underactive Thyroid
    10/4/2017 3:54:57 AM

    Reviewer: kitcat18, Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I was put on synthroid 1 yr. after telling my Endocrinologist (he was taking care of my type 1 diabetes) that I think I have low thyroid (it runs in my family). After a year he finally tested my TSH which was high and put me on Synthroid. My TSH came back fine but I told him my hair was still thinning, my nails were still brittle, my stomach was still swollen & I got every bug that was within ... Show Full Comment

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