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User Reviews for Methimazole systemic

Also known as: Tapazole, Northyx

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Hyperthyroidism
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Summary of Methimazole reviews 5.3 22 reviews

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For Hyperthyroidism: "I took this medication and immediately felt a difference. Unfortunately after only 4 doses I had severe reactions. Pain in neck, chest and left arm with numbness and tingling in finger tips. Rash on face with itching and burning. I discontinued medication and was placed on another. I do believe if I didn't have such a bad reaction it would have worked. I just have to have use of my arm."

   
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BabyGirl (taken for less than 1 month) February 15, 2019

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For Hyperthyroidism: "I have had hyperthyroidism for 3-4 months now and started taking Methimazole about 4 weeks ago at 15 mg 1 per day. My doc said my hyper was moderate but I found my symptoms debilitating. Within a week of taking Methimazole I started feeling better and was 80% better by week 3. Now at week 4, I suddenly developed a crippling muscle/ nerve pain in my entire left hip and thigh area that radiates down to toes where it’s numb. It hurts constantly and is so bad I can’t stand up without excruciating pain. It has been like this for 20 hours now. I am stopping the meds immediately and want to know when the pain will go away?"

   
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Crippling (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 14, 2019

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For Hyperthyroidism: "I have been taking this medicine every day since July 2016. I have Graves’ disease. I have gained 15 lbs in 2.5 years, I have heavy periods now that last more than 8 days, my hair is thin, my skin looks like rubbish and my joints on my hands and feet hurt I also have brain fog now. I hate this medicine but I take it everyday to avoid radioactive iodine. Really not simple solutions for people like me who have graves disease."

   
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Tracy (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 3, 2019

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For Hyperthyroidism: "I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease 2 months ago. I started 20mg of methimazole a day & saw an improvement in my symptoms almost immediately. I had had severe shaking, sweating, night sweats, rapid heart rate. The medicine improved my symptoms by 80%. At about the one month mark, I broke out in a rash/hives all over my neck and chest. It stopped as soon as I stopped the medicine. I took a break from it for a week and just restarted again with 10mg now. Hopefully, the hives don’t come back because other than that, this medicine has helped me a lot & I would like to continue taking it!"

   
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Kelly (taken for less than 1 month) December 16, 2018

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For Hyperthyroidism: "I do not like methimazole. I have been on it for 6 months and my labs came back normal only one out of the six months. I was still told from the doctor to keep taking. This drug has been very hard on my teeth and I can't stand the weight gain and hair loss. I'm not having my thyroid removed or radioactive iodine stuff at this time and also I'm being told hyperthyroidism is sending me into early menopause. So I am having my battles with the disease as well as the side effects from the methimazole. If you can avoid do not STRESS!!!!!!"

Elise (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 5, 2018

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For Hyperthyroidism: "I've been taking this drug for a week. The first week I took it along with a new set of anxiety and allergy pills....and BOY..let me tell you..be careful driving taking this pill. I was on the way to work in 8AM Atlanta traffic and felt really woosy and dizzy in that traffic. I also was on an ice coffee binge that week and it really upset my stomach. In addition to stomach pain, nausea, head ache and lost of appetite. I just recently found out I was Hyper-thyroidism last October and I battled back and forth with starting this medication. I honestly preferred the radioactive iodine based upon research but my doctor advised this would be the best route for me to take. My symptoms have eased and I don't suffer from as bad stomach cramps, nausea and lost of appetite."

Hyper-oble (taken for less than 1 month) October 16, 2018

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For Hyperthyroidism: "I was diagnosed with hyperthyriodism 2 months ago. Numbers were not that elevated, just a little over the normal limits. I was prescribed Methimazole 5 mg. I started taking this medicine in the evening before going to bed. I have to admit there were a few times I forgot to take it. I returned to doctor 1 month after starting this medicine, and was having joint pains, muscle aches and so sleepy/tired all day with continuous yawning also. Doctor seemed to think the sleepiness and tiredness was coming from my BP meds since it made my heart rate drop. ( this medicine and the thryroid problems also contributed to make my heart rate drop more-- a few times to below 50 bpm.) Now after taking meds regular the pains, aches and other symptoms have multiplied trememdously."

   
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gmom (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 5, 2018

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For Hyperthyroidism: "I honestly believe methimazole saved my life. No more night sweats, no more insomnia (3-4 day at a time with no sleep at all), no more heart palpitations, no more anxiety, not more thinking I was losing my mind. No longer do I take propranolol for heart palpitations. After 3 years of struggling with hyperthyroisim, I’m finally back to my normal self. I’ve got my life back thanks to methimazole."

   
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Angwl (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 10, 2018

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For Hyperthyroidism: "I took Methimazole for less than a week. Almost immediately I had itchy all over my body including scalp and pain on the right side of my teeth upper & lowers all hurt --worse than the only toothache I ever had in my life. The pain was unbareable. I was told to take Benedryl and go to the dentist. I knew I couldn't have 10 toothaches! I figured it was Methimazole. Benedryl did very little for the itch. Then a rash broke out and I was told to stop it and try the other drug. I was off it for 1 1/2 days and my teeth quit hurting. Hmmm. The pharmacist told me I could take the Methimazole and my blood pressure medicine at the same time. I wonder if that is why all this happened? Maybe you can't take it all at once? Plus I was on 40 mg of Methimazole. Maybe it was too high of dose. I just wish there were more proper instructions on how and when and with what --- to take this drug!"

   
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ORLD (taken for less than 1 month) February 13, 2018

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For Hyperthyroidism: "Horrible diarrhea, headache, nausea, gastrointestinal upset, mental fogginess, weakness, flu-like symptoms, and the worst abnormal hair loss. I stopped taking this drug 2 weeks ago and want to know when these side affects will go away."

Chelsealee20 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 31, 2016

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For Hyperthyroidism: "1) The first 4-5 days were rough - very nausea, but then it cleared up. 2) I take it in the evening shortly after I get home from work, by itself - no other medication for at least two hours, this was done on the recommendation of the pharmacist. Always with food. 3) Getting blood work done on a require basis to make sure nothing else is going on with in the blood stream. 4) Exercising and eating small balanced meals, drink plenty of water. 5) Swelling or itching have not been an issue so far. 6) My heart rate is down and I am more energetic."

   
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DKMA (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 28, 2016

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For Hyperthyroidism: "I was put on methimazole 10 mg late May. Within a month, I had gained 10 lbs, my finger and feet became swollen, pressure headaches that would not go away after taking Advil, it hurt just to walk, back pains, and I was soooooooo tired. I complained to my doctor and she lowered the dosage to 5 mg and then she took me off of it after my levels were ok. Then last week, I've had to go back on it again but I've noticed that my symptoms aren't that severe this time but I'm still continueing to gain weight. My doctor says I need to be on it and try to have my hyperthyroidism go into remission. I hate this drug! I've never felt this bad in my entire life but I have no choice but to be on it."

   
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Anonymous September 3, 2016

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For Hyperthyroidism: "I just started taking Methimazole and I don't like how I feel. My back hurts, right hand near my little finger gets sharp pains shooting through it I can't eat because I'm nauseated all the time. I get dizzy and can't focus. Looked at the side affects and I have a few of them, I don't like that."

   
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Zaniegal August 20, 2016

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For Hyperthyroidism: "My 6yr old daughter and I have been dealing with this medication for 2yrs now and now that she is off of it and getting ready for the surgery she has been wetting the bed at night and also getting bloody noses is this normal for this medication? I am at a lost here I need to help my baby but idk how doctors are saying that they don't think it's from this medication but I really think it is"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 11, 2016

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For Hyperthyroidism: "After 2 weeks of taking this medication I began an extreme itch all over my neck and body. This itch last about 3 week. Then severe back pain for 1 week. Weight gain. And extremely dry mouth and hair. Had To Discontinue use. This medication scared me."

   
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CC, California (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 7, 2016

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For Hyperthyroidism: "This has been a horrible experience. I could never take the full dose because the stomach issues were horrible. My hair got so dry, that I had to put conditioner on it just to wash it and get my fingers through my hair. Then my hair came out in clumps. So hungry all the time that I would eat things I hated."

   
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Bbmax February 2, 2016

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For Hyperthyroidism: "I don't have any complaints about Methimazole. It got my thyroid where it needed to be & I didn't experience any side effects from it. I highly recommend this thyroid medication."

   
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~*Melanie*~ (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 2, 2016

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For Hyperthyroidism: "I'm taking methimazole for about 4 months and already experienced side effects. I have a very bad burning in my tongue and mouth. My teeth have become very sensitive and I have headaches every day. I told my doctor 2 times about this. He just runs the same tests on me and he finds nothing. I think is this medicine that's making all of this, but he just doesn't listen. I need help cause this side effects are killing me!!!!"

   
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Nagaja September 8, 2015

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For Hyperthyroidism: "I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism two years ago and an endocrinologist suggested Methimazole. I started on a lower dose and went in for blood work every three months and after about one year of tapering the medication I was taken off. The only side effect I noticed was the weight gain and some very heavy menstrual bleeding which has since resolved. I still have the extra weight but I no longer suffer from palpitations and tremors. This medicine worked well for me and I'm awaiting my tests to see if my thyroid function is still normal."

   
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hawaiigrl (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 22, 2013

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For Hyperthyroidism: "After being diagnosed with Grave's Disease, my doctor prescribed methimazole to bridge my symptoms until my procedure to "kill" my thyroid. I noticed I no longer had extreme stomach pains and the shaking improved considerably. However, after a month of being on the medication I broke out in itchy, uncontrollable hives. Benadryl didn't even get rid of them. Once I stopped taking methimazole they went away after about 48 hours but the itching was still prevalent. Now my stomach pains are back and the shaking is worse."

   
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Graves Patient March 23, 2013

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For Hyperthyroidism: "I have Grave's disease with a small node in my thyroid. Five Dr.'s that I went to, as the previous reviewer stated wanted to radiate and kill my thyroid which would require meds for hypothyroid for the rest of my life. I then found an endocrinologist who suggested that the node was small and that a small dosage of this medicine may control it. I was monitored very closely and went into remission after 2 years. After being okay for another 5 years my thyroid went hyper again and I was put back on a dosage of 2.5 mg/1x per day. The node has not changed in dimension or mass. So I am not healed but effectively am under control. I also have a very minor symptom of Graves' ophthalmopathy, which this medicine controls as well."

   
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ShakeNBake (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 26, 2012

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Tapazole (methimazole) for Hyperthyroidism: "A serious bout of autoimmune hyperthyroidism had me very sick; traditional docs wanted to use RAI, radiation to kill off the thyroid; fortunately I read up on some Japanese and European studies that showed tapazole/methimazole solves the problem without killing the victim-thyroid. I fired the docs, got new ones at a major medical center, and started tapazole therapy. It took a closely monitored, gradually reduced dosing over 10 months, but I got well thanks to this miracle medicine."

   
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healed now (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 14, 2012

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