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San Bernardino, CA
A 49-year-old female asked:

25 mcg levothyroxine is it normal to have fatigue, dry skin, muscle aching and weakness, depression, insomnia when on this medication for hypothyroi?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Hypothyroidism: The symptoms you have are more compatible with hypothyroid state. You are on the lowest dose yet and likely your doctor is adjusting it, just can't give a very high dose right away. It takes a few weeks to adjust each level so as not to get side effects. Talk to your doctor for reassurance.
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