Patient Comments: Hypothyroidism - Treatments

What has been the treatment for your hypothyroidism?

Comment from: Tealover, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 22

Hey guys � is anyone else worried about the Levoxyl shortage? I'm being told that it isn't being produced anymore, or if it is, it's had a major recall. My endocrinologist has been talking to me about the Levoxyl interchangeability with Synthroid and Armour Thyroid. I'd like to know if anyone else had any experience with these. I just need a little guidance here, because I'm starting to freak out a little. I feel like I've finally got things under control again with Levoxyl, and I don't want to have to suffer anymore while my body adjusts to a new drug.

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Comment from: felicity, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 08

I have recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I now understand most of my symptoms. I have felt awful, constantly drained, unwell. I couldn't understand how other people have so much energy. Observing active people made me feel exhausted. Another symptom is feeling boiling hot, thirsty always drinking water. I pour with perspiration. Thought it was menopause but doctor says it's the thyroid problem.

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Comment from: officer2, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 17

I have had a thyroid disorder for 10 years now, and nothing seems to help. I am allergic to Synthroid. Levothyoxine does nothing to control the t3 but levels out the t4. Armor thyroid makes me gain weight, so I have chosen to use bioidentical therapy and this helps the t3 & t4; But still my levels go from high to low. I still loose my hair, my skin is dry, and I crave chocolate like crazy. I had the radioactive iodine pill not once but twice and the second time was a double dose. Still they say that my thyroid is still trying to function. I don't know what to do anymore. Sometime I just wish this never happened to me.

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Comment from: YSingh, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: July 17

I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism recently however the level of TSH Serum is at a staggering 179 IU/mL. Well just for reference, the normal level is between 0.4 - 4.00. I even got a second test just to confirm, but no luck there as well. Also, my lipid profile shows the cholesterol to be at the higher side. Now I would like to understand whether this condition is curable? I understand it's going to take time provided I follow the medicine regularly. Also, the level is too much on the higher side which makes me wonder if anyone else here in this forum has heard of such levels or known subjects which have been cured with similar levels.

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Comment from: LuvBluSaphires, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 18

I found out I had hypothyroidism when I was 43 years old. I was started on Levothyroxine. My symptoms never went away and they seem to just get worse. It was like I wasn't taking any medicine at all. The doctor I had said my levels were at the max that she could give. She wouldn't listen to what I had to say. When I moved to Kentucky the doctor I had listened to me. He changed my medication to Synthroid and now I don't have any symptoms. I still struggle with my weight and haven't found anything yet to help me lose weight. For those who don't see any change I would suggest you talk with your doctor and look at maybe changing your medication.

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Comment from: kristaleyezd, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 31

I am 33 and have been taking levothyroxine 25mcg for about 6 years now, about 1 year after having my third child. I was experiencing symptoms of hypothyroidism recently, (hair loss, difficulty with memory, and put on 20 pounds in less than two months). I went to my doctor to be tested and my hormone levels were low. So he put me on 50mcg of the levothyroxine. We currently don't have insurance, so paying for lab fee's and doctor's visits wasn't exactly within out budget. I've lost about 10 pounds since starting the new dosage, but I still feel exhausted all the time. I also have ADHD and depression, so it's difficult to pinpoint which area is causing the problem. I feel like my depression and ADHD are under control and that I need to be put on a higher dosage of the levothyroxine so that I can feel like my normal, energetic self. I am constantly getting anywhere from 10-12 hours of sleep and still feeling tired.

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