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Levothroid

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3.6  Effectiveness
5.7  Side Effects
4.7  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 8 Levothroid side effects and 3 Levothroid benefits.

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Effectiveness of Levothroid by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Levothroid, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 30.8% 46.2% 23.1% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 91.7% 8.3% 0%
Blood Pressure 15.4% 15.4% 69.2% 0% 0%
Breathing 0% 0% 91.7% 8.3% 0%
Confidence 7.7% 7.7% 76.9% 0% 7.7%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 8.3% 83.3% 8.3% 0%
Digestion 15.4% 7.7% 61.5% 15.4% 0%
Emotional Well-being 7.7% 7.7% 53.8% 23.1% 7.7%
Energy 23.1% 7.7% 30.8% 30.8% 7.7%
Eyesight 7.1% 14.3% 71.4% 0% 7.1%
Memory 15.4% 23.1% 38.5% 7.7% 15.4%
Mental Clarity 7.7% 15.4% 61.5% 7.7% 7.7%
Pain 7.7% 15.4% 61.5% 7.7% 7.7%
Patience 15.4% 15.4% 61.5% 7.7% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 23.1% 69.2% 7.7% 0%
Skin Complexion 7.1% 35.7% 57.1% 0% 0%
Sleep 15.4% 30.8% 38.5% 15.4% 0%
Stress Level 15.4% 15.4% 61.5% 7.7% 0%
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Commonly Reported Levothroid Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 91.7% 8.3% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 50% 14.3% 7.1% 14.3% 14.3%
Chills 84.6% 15.4% 0% 0% 0%
Coordination / Balance Problems 84.6% 15.4% 0% 0% 0%
Dizziness 64.3% 21.4% 7.1% 7.1% 0%
Drowsiness 76.9% 7.7% 7.7% 7.7% 0%
Fatigue 61.5% 15.4% 7.7% 0% 15.4%
Hives 91.7% 0% 0% 8.3% 0%
Nausea 83.3% 8.3% 8.3% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Levothroid Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Constipation 69.2% 7.7% 7.7% 7.7% 7.7%
Headache 69.2% 0% 23.1% 7.7% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 61.5% 7.7% 0% 15.4% 15.4%
Reduced Libido 88.9% 0% 0% 11.1% 0%
Skin Inflammation 76.9% 0% 15.4% 7.7% 0%
Tingling Sensations 76.9% 7.7% 15.4% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Levothroid
Since taking Levothroid Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 6.7%
Hospitalization 6.7%
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User Comments about Levothroid
19 Aug 2010 I have been diagnosed but not treated for adrenal insufficeny what are the risks?
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30 Jul 2010 Excellent.
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28 Jan 2010 My thyroid lvls were low so doctor prescribed this to me 25 mg. once a day. I noticed a weight gain immediately, headaches, severe joint pain, my throat felt swollen or like a lump was in it and overall negative effects. I had a hysterectomy the same month the doctor prescribed this so I am unsure if its the levothyroid or effects of no hormones...maybe a little of both. I am at a standstill as to whether this drug helps any at all. I weaned myself off for a period of 6 months, my throat no longer feels swollen, I do not get random chills, my blood pressure is back to its normal low reading and my joint pain improved but now is starting to worsen again. I am not sure what to do at this point. I have also gained another 8 lbs. After being underweight for years I felt it must be a result of my hysterectomy, although levothyroid did not help the slow but consistent weight gain at all.
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20 Mar 2009 can not seen to get it under control blood tests all the time
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