I just started 2 days ago having awful hip joint pain. I have been on this medicine for about one year. This particular generic Rx actually for only 4-5 months and just would like to know if it can cause joint /muscle pain.
22 Feb 2011
I'm on Synthroid for Hypothyroid. Before I went on the meds I had bad joint pain. It was a sign of hypothyroid. Maybe you need to be reasessed, check your bloodwork to see if your thyroid is working o.k. I get blood work done every 4 months to see if my thyroid is o.k. Hope this helps. smileyhappy
9 Mar 2015
I have been taking levothyroxine for 5 years, and I have awful side effects. My muscles ache and are weak, headaches, sensitivity to heat and cold. I am also losing my hair. I have blood tests twice a year and have been taking .05mg once a day the whole time. They say changing to brand (synthroid) helps but my insurance won't pay for it. My joints ache too, but I don't know if it is arthritis or the meds. maybe it is the generic you can't tolerate.
21 Feb 2011
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; flushing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); changes in appetite; changes in menstrual periods; chest pain; diarrhea; excessive sweating; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever; heat intolerance; joint pain; leg cramps; mental or mood changes (eg, anxiety, irritability, nervousness); muscle weakness; seizures; severe or persistent headache or fatigue; shortness of breath; stomach cramps; tremors; trouble sleeping; unusual weight gain or weight loss; vomiting; wheezing.
I got this answer froms Drugs.com A -Z dugs. on top of this page. Maybe you should check it out. It does list joint pain,. Good luck.
20 Mar 2011
I have been on Synthroid .2 for many years and I just asked to me switched to Armour due to the bad side affects. My hair has been falling out at an extreme rate, bad depression, not tolerating cold or hot weather, fatigue, and horrid muscle and joint pain.
I really hope with the new medicine I feel better.
- Synthroid Information for Consumers
- Synthroid Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Synthroid (detailed)
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