I have been taking Synthoid for 8 months since having my thyroid removed and have been having stomach pain and diarrhea for several weeks. My TSH level is 2.5 so endocrinologist says my dosage of Synthroid is fine and I should see my regular doctor. I really think it is related to the Synthroid. Is there something else I could switch to that wouldn't cause these symptoms? What would decreasing the dosage do to me? Maybe see a new endocrinologist?
3 Aug 2010
Stomach pain and diarrhea are reported side-effects of Synthroid .
Decreasing the dosage is not a good idea as you may develop symptoms of hypothyroidism. See https://www.drugs.com/enc/hypothyroidism.html
Talk to you regular doctor or pharmacist. A bulk forming laxative taken regularly could help significantly eg. Metamucil
- Synthroid Information for Consumers
- Synthroid Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Synthroid (detailed)
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