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Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid ...Read more


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I have a problem with terrible hot flashes at night. I am not menopausal, according to my obgyn. Could lithium or levothyroxine cause this trouble?

Hot flashes: If your levothyroxine dose is correct, it should not cause hot flashes, but if the dose is excessive, it may. Women may start developing hot flashes up to 8 years before actual menopause, but prior to writing off your symptoms on that, other conditions that can cause hot flashes at night need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Can levothyroxine cause anxiety?

Can levothyroxine cause anxiety?

Possibly: Levothyroxine can possibly cause anxiety if it is taken for the wrong reason or if the dose is too high. See your doctor and get your labwork checked on a regular basis to make sure your dose is correct. ...Read more

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Can levothyroxine cause loss of appetite?

Can levothyroxine cause loss of appetite?

No: Hi. No, levothyroxine (L-T4) doesn't cause loss of appetite. In high level (i.e., hyperthyroidism), it accelerates the metabolism, and hyperthyroidism is often associated with weight loss, but it's from the high metabolism burning up more calories, not from a decreased appetite. ...Read more

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Does overdosing on levothyroxine cause you to lose weight?

Does overdosing on levothyroxine cause you to lose weight?

Levothyroxin ovrdose: Yes it will, but it can also make you sick.It can cause palpitation, pounding heartbeat, tremors, chest pain, shortness of breath, confusion, leg cramps, diarrhea, and seizures so take it in prescribed dose and under medical supervision. ...Read more

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Can levothyroxine cause chest pain?

Possibly: A dose higher than one needs may cause an elevation of the heart rate or blood pressure that causes the metabolic demand for oxygen by the heart to exceed the ability of the coronary arteries to supply the oxygen, leading to chest discomfort. Thyroid function tests, especially the TSH level, & evaluation by your doctor is prudent, especially if some underlying condition exists, unmasked by the rx. ...Read more

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Does levothyroxine cause acne breakouts?

Does levothyroxine cause acne breakouts?

Acne: I see of thyroid patients and can't recall any with acne. Please see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

Levothyroxine (Definition)

Of the hormone produced by one's own ...Read more