They SAY IT IS NOT SCIENTIFICALLY POSSIBLE. iS ANYONE ELSE HAVING HTIS PROBLEM I'M REALLY FRUSTRATED FROM IT.
My tyroid medicine is making me sick. Does anyone know why I can't get my Doctor's to believe me?
Added 1 Mar 2010:
SORRY I ACCIDENTLY LEFT OUT THE 'H' IN THYROID AND DON'T KNOW HOW TO EDIT IT. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE USED THIS WEB SITE. ALSO I MEANT TO SAY 'THIS' PROBLEM
Try talking to a pharmacist and I think you will get a much different answer. Pharmacists know all medicines backwards and forwards, and you may have to change doctors if you keep having problems and your current doctor doesn't believe you.Thyroid conditions are pretty bad and can take a while to regulate. Make sure you get your bloodwork done on time. I hope you get some answers and relief soon.
Thank you so much for asking, and YES I am having this problem. It happened before. All of a sudden I felt icky all the time. I finally traced the cause to my levothyroxine. It turned out my local pharmacy had changed generic brands. They were very nice and just ordered from a different lab for me.
Why don't doctors believe us? Because they have been told repeatedly, mostly by pharmaceutical companies, that generics are exactly the same as the original. We know they aren't. The government allows a certain percentage of error (I've heard 20%) but more importantly, they all have different background or "inactive" ingredients
I have the same problem and have been told the exact same thing. I downloaded the prescriber's insert for Synthroid where it clearly states that some people have a hypersensitivity which can cause myriad symptoms including nausea. Print it out and show it to your doctors. There is a hypoallergenic form of levothyroxine in capsule form called Tirosint. Unfortunately, there is no generic form of this medication and it can be expensive, especially since many insurance providers do not seem to have it on their formulary. Something I find extremely unfair considering it is not my fault that I cannot tolerate the junk used in the base of all brands of levothyroxine. I was so nauseous after I took it that I would gag for hours. I put up with it and my doctors telling me that they never heard of it or that is not possible for over a year.
Two doctors told me not to take it with a full glass of water as that was causing the nausea. So I tried taking it with a tiny sip of water, no difference. I took it without water using my saliva to get it down. Did not help. So, I began getting up at 3 am every morning to take it so I could try to sleep through the nausea for three hours. That did not help either. I hope my experience with this helps you. Stay positive, do not give up and most importantly do not stop your levothyroxine despite how sick it is making you as your hypothyroid symptoms will return and you could possibly end up in a myxedema crisis or even worse, a myxedema coma which is usually fatal. Good luck, I hope you feel better.
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