User Reviews for Levothyroxine

Also known as: Eltroxin, Euthyrox, Eutroxsig, Evotrox, L Thyroxine Roche, Levo-T, Levotabs, Levotec, Levothroid, Levothyrox, Levoxyl, Oroxine, Synthroid, Tirosint, Unithroid

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Levothyroxine review summary

7.3/10 Average Rating

134 Ratings with 109 User Reviews

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Reviews for Levothyroxine to treat Underactive Thyroid

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Review by Ralphh (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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2.0

This is a follow up review. I originally gave this 7 stars after a couple hopeful weeks. I also quit smoking and started exercising, among other things, which was the main reason for feeling better. This medicine does improve your TSH and T4 tests which are good tests to make your doctor happy, but will NOT improve your symptoms. You need to improve your T3 levels to improve symptoms. I monitored T3 (total and free) for 7 months on this medicine, and my T3 did not BUDGE. Apparently this is a case with a lot of people, so check those numbers! You will get no symptom relief if this medicine is not converting from T4 to T3.

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July 21, 2014 12:35 AM

Review by Lala433 (taken for 10 years or more):

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7.0

I've been taking this drug since I was born, every single morning. I originally had an autoimmune disease, but the endocrinologists fixed it, and now I'm stuck forever with hypothyroidism. It's hard waking up at 5:00, in the morning, just to take the medication especially if I have to wake up at six for track in school at 7. It gets hard, long, and boring, but I feel good. I've had thinning of hair and couple of other symptoms and side effects, but it gets better. The medication is really small, and you get used to it, so that is why I gave it 7 stars.

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July 4, 2014 5:16 PM

Review by sharonc2006 (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

Synthroid (levothyroxine): Reading all the posts/comments on here - PEOPLE - if you are still feeling bad and not noticing relief from symptoms of an underactive thryoid PLEASE TELL YOUR doctor. If your doctor disagrees with you then find an ENDOCRINOLOGIST to get a second opinion. They specialize in endocrine issues which the thyroid falls under. You know your own body better than your doctor - research the symptoms of an underactive thryoid and if you are still feeling them - then get a second opinion. Never stop taking this medication on your own, it takes 4 to 6 And be aware that when you start this m weeks to notice a difference in your body. Also, ask your doctor to write DISPENSE AS WRITTEN on your prescription to avoid the pharmacy giving generic

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January 19, 2014 12:13 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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4.0

I started taking 25mcg of Levothyroxine about 7 weeks after being diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I'm on my third day of the medication and I hate it so much that I haven't even taken it this morning. Just 2 days on it and already, I have severe tiredness, sweaty feet, shaky muscles, headaches, shortness of breath in the afternoon, suicidal thoughts, anxiety attacks, sensitivity to heat, and low energy. I'm a dancer and in my last rehearsal I couldn't even dance full out because my energy was so low. I have an appt with my doctor in a few days, so hopefully he'll prescribe a name brand for me. I believe I'm on the generic brand.

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January 16, 2014 5:20 PM

Review by Ralphh (taken for less than 1 month):

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7.0

Just diagnosed, my TSH has been in the 20s-30s, my T3 and T4 are at the low low range. Doctor says I have subclinical hypothyroidism. I refused the medicine for a month, lost 15 pounds, ate healthy, exercised, quit smoking, and was perfect. Unfortunately, TSH did NOT change. Started the medicine -- felt euphoric first few days. Around day 5... I felt like something was "coming back". A feeling that I lost 11 years ago when I was 18yrs old (something I gave up trying to fix when I was 20yrs old). I'm excited by the possibility that perhaps it was my thyroid and I can treat it now. Eager to see how I feel in a couple months! I think I need more than 75mcg. I have no side effects at all.

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December 18, 2013 2:25 PM

Review by Rose150522:

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3.0

I was first diagnosed with hypothyroidism about six years ago. I had gained a lot of weight and couldn't lose it, and I had almost all symptoms (thinning hair and eyebrows, low body temp, lethargy, etc.) During my first year on thyroxine, I lost 50 pounds. It just came off. I was ecstatic. Slowly, my weight went up. I gained 20 pounds, which was okay because I was still a normal weight. About 3 months ago, my doctor upped by dosage. Suddenly KABOOM - I gained 12 pounds within two months - five of those pounds were gained between last night and this morning. That's when I knew something was wrong. I haven't been overeating and I'm active. But the pounds I've gained will NOT come off. No more.

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October 23, 2013 8:32 PM

Review by Squirreltree (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

I can't believe how much better I felt immediately after starting this (25 mcg). I resisted taking it for a year. I was afraid of side effects and wasn't convinced that my thyroid was the problem. My TSH was only slightly high (average 6; high 11). I was so used to feeling lousy that whenever the doc asked about my energy, I said it was fine. I thought I was just aging fast (I'm 38). I'm not overweight, I've been athletic most of my life but have dragged during exercise for the past 2 yrs. I've also suffered from persistent depression and anxiety. I took antidepressants for a while but never felt great. I feel so good now. My physical stamina and motivation are back, I wake with energy. Very happy.

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October 15, 2013 1:19 AM

Review by atrast (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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1.0

Tirosint (levothyroxine): I was on Tirosint for over 6 months and during that time I've had fluctuating blood pressure, sore neck and throat, sleepless nights, nervousness, and generally not feeling well. While it may work for some, it didn't work for me. I am now on the natural hormone Armour thyroid and I hope to stay on it.

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September 21, 2013 9:31 PM

Review by Sheri67:

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10

I have been on this medication for little over 22 yrs and it works great for me. My thyroid died after giving birth with first child. I am taking 0.2 mg every morning.

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September 6, 2013 12:32 AM

Review by Teenak76 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

I have been on this medicine for 4 years. It has worked wonders for me. No side effects and I feel great now.

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August 23, 2013 12:28 PM

Review by Tia4life:

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3.0

Synthroid (levothyroxine): Although Synthroid keeps my test results "normal" I still have all of the hypothyroid symptoms. Severe exhaustion, sensitivity to cold, trouble concentrating, etc...like I haven't experienced since before I found out I had hypothyroidism. I was only put on Synthroid since the medication I am normally prescribed is no longer available.

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August 22, 2013 8:29 PM

Review by KETG:

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10

Before taking this medication, I thought I'd look up reviews to check for any side or long term effects caused by this medicine. I was terrified after reading so many bad reviews, but decided to take the medication regardless because I figured the medication would do me more good than harm. It's been about a year since I've been on levothyroxine 50mg and I must admit - I had never felt better! I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at 19 and started this medication quickly after. My levels are normal and I can definitely notice the significant change in my health and everyday life. I am back to being happy and enjoy going out, not like before. No more headaches or fatigue. Thank God for this awesome medication. I recommend it 100% of the way!

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August 10, 2013 2:32 AM

Review by paticia:

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10

Tirosint (levothyroxine): Tirosint has been great for me. I have hypothyroidism and was starting to have recurring symptoms. Tirosint got rid of these symptoms. My recurring symptoms while on Levoxyl (but only after over ten years on it) were- puffy face, constipation, fatigue. When I took Tirosint the symptoms were gone. I am very happy with Tirosint. I have no side effects.

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July 24, 2013 5:31 PM

Review by Shahid Rathore:

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9.0

Synthroid (levothyroxine): I am taking Synthroid 0.05 mg (50mcg). Helps me a lot. Very effective in my case.

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July 14, 2013 11:58 PM

Review by jumpingamma (taken for 10 years or more):

I have been on levothryroxine for about 1 month , within about a week of dosage change I began developing hives, on my right eye, I thought it was just allergies as it is summer time, I woke up this morning with both eyes swollen all but shut, and I itch all over, and heart palpitations, called the doctor, was told to stop taking this medication for a few days to see if allergies subside, then call them.

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July 10, 2013 12:51 PM

Review by Tramag823 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Synthroid (levothyroxine): I started taking Synthroid about 6 months ago and I feel really good. I went from feeling like a zombie to feeling like my normal self again. Before starting on Synthroid I had most of the typical hypothyroid symptoms...tiredness, dry skin, cold intolerance, puffy face, etc. Now the only symptom that still bothers me is water retention. My Dr. just increased my dose so hopefully that goes away soon.

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July 3, 2013 12:31 PM

Review by M5125 (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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8.0

Levoxyl (levothyroxine): I had been on Levoxyl (name brand) for about 10 years when they just recently decided to recall the medication from the pharmacy shelves. I was on 0.50 mcg 3 times per week and 0.75 mcg 3 times per week with one day off altogether. I did very well on it. My thyroid had finally gotten to the normal range when they decided to pull it off of the shelves. Now I am at a loss as to what to take. The doctor put me on the Synthroid (Levothyroxine 50 mcg). I took it for a month. It was not too bad at first but as it started to build up in my system I began having tremors and feeling jittery all of the time with a weak feeling in my legs and muscles. I am now on Synthroid but don't feel all that good.

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June 17, 2013 4:16 PM

Review by TheWordsmith:

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8.0

I was diagnosed several years ago with hypothyroidism. My doctor started me on levothyroxine and after several months of gradual increases, we reached a point where my TSH levels showed "normal". But, while I felt better than I had at the start, I still did not feel 'normal'. I discussed this with my doctor and we raised the dosage to where I was taking 175 mcg and my TSH was just above what is labeled "normal". It was a slow process but I finally felt better than I had in years. I had energy and no longer dragged out of bed in the morning. My dosage was fairly high. But you know better than anyone how you feel. And, if you still don't feel right, talk to your doctor.

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April 18, 2013 3:08 PM

Review by K LA B:

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6.0

I have been taking Levothyroxine .88 MG for at least 5 years. Recently I have developed Sweating and being very tired. I was taking my pill during the night as you are supposed to take it on an empty stomach. I have recently discovered that taking it at that time has caused me to have pounding heart beats and fluttering in my chest. I went through a stress test only to realize it has been caused by my thyroid medication. I changed it to morning before breakfast and have found it to be better. However I still get tired very easily.

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April 12, 2013 3:59 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Synthroid (levothyroxine): Only been on this medicine for 4 days and it has already made a huge difference in how I feel. The depression was awful and the intolerance to the cold was bone chilling. I hope things continue to look up. So far so good!

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March 17, 2013 10:35 PM

Review by Robert2013:

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10

Synthroid (levothyroxine): Synthroid saved my life....been taking it for almost four years now. I had all of the worst symptoms in the worst way of a basically dead thyroid. I was feeling better within a week of taking it and continued to feel better and better every day for about the next six months. That's when it leveled off and I've been happy (and grateful) ever since. It took about a year or so to lose all of the weight I gained as a result of crummy thyroid. The weight just came right off after taking Synthroid. I'm on 225Mcg per day with very minimal side effects...so minimal that I can't recall what they are at the moment.

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March 11, 2013 6:11 PM

Review by gfmissouri (taken for 10 years or more):

Synthroid (levothyroxine): I have been taking this medication for almost 22yrs. My thyroid is dead the Dr. said due to child birth. I started out on the lowest dosage. Dr. didn't want to shock my body I had to cut them in half for 2 weeks and then slowly went up from there. I am now taking 200mg now have been for several yrs now. Medication works good for me. If I miss a day I can tell and I feel really tired.

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February 2, 2013 12:29 AM

Review by OBAMA (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

I have been on for 5 months. Male age 55. No medicines or hospital visits until colonoscopy. Hate to now have to take medicine, but religiously follow. Overshot and cut back to lower dosage to right level, Symptoms include dry mouth AND NOW muscle spasm along right upper cheek of face. Weird. Perhaps a minor case of thinner hair. Has helped with slugginess in the early evening, but at times can cause insomnia. ALSO lower muscle mass as I am also on a doctors prescribed weight loss medicine Phentermine. Six months now for both, went from 219lbs to 197 with goal of 185. Feel good overall and have gone from 41 to comfortable 38 with goal of 36. Look thinner!

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December 8, 2012 10:04 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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7.0

I feel extremely tired and I have mood swings but it really helps me feel less sick and I've stopped constantly gaining weight

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August 14, 2012 10:57 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

Levoxyl (levothyroxine): I have used this for only a few months now and I have lost weight and need less sleep to make it through the day. There have been a few odd side effects, including lactation but nothing that is unmanageable or worse then how I felt before it. I take it in the morning with a glass of water and do not eat for 45 min for better absorption.

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July 11, 2012 5:55 PM

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