User Reviews for Methimazole
Also known as: Northyx, Tapazole
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Reviews for Methimazole to treat 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
7 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
DKMA (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 28, 2016
5 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Anonymous September 3, 2016
16 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Zaniegal August 20, 2016
6 users found this comment helpful.
"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"
Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 11, 2016
2 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
CC, California (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 7, 2016
9 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Bbmax February 2, 2016
15 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
~*Melanie*~ (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 2, 2016
31 users found this comment helpful.
"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!!!!"
Nagaja September 8, 2015
15 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
hawaiigrl (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 22, 2013
58 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Graves Patient March 23, 2013
44 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
ShakeNBake (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 26, 2012
55 users found this comment helpful.
Tapazole (methimazole): "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."
healed now (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 14, 2012
150 users found this comment helpful.
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