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side effects of stopping synthroid

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rosenblum
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Mild if any symptoms: Synthroid (thyroxine) replaces hormone normally made by your thyroid. It helps maintain body heat, metabolism, energy. Stopping medicine for a a few ... Read More

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Side effects: There usually are not many side effects of Synthroid. If the dose is too high however, then you may have weight loss, agitation, tremors, looser stool ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristen Dall-winther
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Could be: Hi there - Thankfully, 176mcg is not an “overdose” of levothyroxine per se. You may notice some transient symptoms of hyperthyroidism - heart palpi ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Hyperthyroid: Too much Levoxyl (thyroxine) can give you the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Most importantly it can cause osteoporosis . You can have a rapid heart rat ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience in Wound care
There are none: Synthroid (thyroxine) is a man-made replacement for your own thryroid hormone. There are no side effects per se because the drug will bind to the same ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
When TSH is low: People who take thyroxine for simple hypothyroidism should have normal TSH to be safe. They should not loose weight, unless their prior weight gain wa ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
Thyroid treatment: 25 mcg of levothyroxine is a very low dose; a normal dose for hypothyroidism is typically much higher. The only side effect is taking too much (hyper ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Cheney
44 years experience in Endocrinology
None: If the dose is appropriate, there should be no side effects of thyroid hormone replacement. The body does not differentiate a normal amount of thyroi ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. April Hartman
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Overdose: Call poison control right now. They will calculate how much he got according to his weight and they will tell you what you need to do and what symptom ... Read More

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