I have been on synthroid for about 2 1/2 months. They started me out at .25, and I was super energetic, had insomnia, and gained weight. Then they upped my dosage (a month ago) to .50-my thyroid levels are normal now BUT I have had major problems with depression, and irritibility, and mood swings. I am on some other medication for bi-polar disorder, so I don't know if my body is processing them faster, or if the synthroid is causing my depression to come back. Are there any other alternatives for synthroid? Any advice would be helpful!
8 Jun 2010
It sounds as though you may be suffering from too much synthroid.
Anxiety, irritability and emotional lability are all side effects of synthroid.
You should talk with your doctor about your symptoms. It may be just a case of simply reducing your synthroid dosage.
It can often take several months for your doctor to find just the right dosage for you.
All the best.
- Synthroid Information for Consumers
- Synthroid Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Synthroid (detailed)
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