I have been on levothyroxine for about 3-4 months. I have a chesty cough that brings up phlegmThought was allergies or cold but have been on anti biotics twice now and cough does not go away. is worse at night-at times wake up choking(horrible scary feeling) HAs this happened to anyone else? I am ready to stop taking this pill
Its not the med doing it. There are things that can cause sinus or lung infections that would not respond to antibiotics, because they aren't bacteria. Your dr needs to culture the mucous you're coughing up and find out what's going on. Has he done a chest xray? The thyroid replacement is needed. Your body needs the thyroid hormone to function.
Hello. Kaismama is correct. You are describing Pneumonia. Please see someone right away. left untreated can be very dangerous. I am not a doctor, but I have had a number of various types of pneumonias.
Thyroid medication is a hormone your body needs to function. As she said, without it you will have severe response that can be fatal. Since this has been a short time on thyroid medication, you may not have fully adapted to it. But it does not cause this type of illness. In fact it helps maintain the health of your body.
Please see a doctor right away. If you have a fever over 101 degrees Fahrenheit, you may have to seek an ER. Let us know what the doctor finds, if you get a chance. Wishing you wellness and fast recovery. Karen
Is your cough coming from your chest or your throat? I have had some awful problems with phlegm too - it's frothy and clear. I have other medical problems but over the past few months my levothyroxine has had to be reduced to check whether it is that which is causing breathlessness and bad cough. It's a dry cough and is not in chest (I have had x-rays and scans to check). I also had realy dry itchy skin on the trunk of my body. Not saying it is the levothyroxine but in my case it does seem to be the case. As the dose has been reduced the cough has become much better. There was a time when I was coughing almost 24/7.
- Levothyroxine Information for Consumers
- Levothyroxine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Levothyroxine (detailed)
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