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Usually not: Usually not, unless the medication caused the eye to be more dry. More likely it is dry due to the environment or the thyroid condition it's self. It is possible you are developing graves ophthalmopathy (a condition associated with thyroid problems). ...Read more
Have no thyroid - can I produce more of my metabolism without more medications had thyroid cancer that went into the lymphs. Entire thyroid removed plus some lymph nodes. Taking levoxyl 112 mcg as a replacement. Can my body ever produce more of a metabo
Careful of caffeine: As you may already know, many of theses so called "diet" supplements contain caffeine or caffeine like ingredients that tend to raise heart rate. Those who have hyperthyroidism, especially if not treated or under treated, can be at risk of cardiac arrhythmias/fainting spells if large amount of caffeine ingested. ...Read more
How do you know if your equilebrum is off and what do you do for it? I take levoxyl (thyroxine) daily but seem like my balance is not always there
Most: Most people with dysequilibrium problems feel that the room is moving or that they are off balance. This should not be related to levoxyl (thyroxine). If you are having dysequilibrium problems, or have any other neurologic symptoms such as weakness, numbness, vomiting or headache then you must be seen immediately and evaluated. ...Read more
Been on levoxyl (thyroxine) 50mcg. For 12 yrs. Levoxyl (thyroxine) was recalled and now have to switch to synthroid. Am concerned, are they the same? Would take brand name
Hyperthyroid: Too much Levoxyl (thyroxine) can give you the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Most importantly it can cause osteoporosis. You can have a rapid heart rate, tremor, diarrhea, hair loss, elevated blood pressure, anxiety and weight loss among others. It is important if you are on this medication to see your doctor regularly and check your thyroid levels. ...Read more
The difference is mainly in the cost and availability.
If cost is not an issue - thyroid meds are not expensive to my knowledge - take what your doctor prescribes.
If the pharmacist tells you there are less expensive products they would recommend take their advice. ...Read more
I am on levoxyl (thyroxine). 112 and becuse of the recall have to go to Synthroid. 112. Which would you normally recommend for your patient and why?
Same med: You can consider synthroid to be the brand name and Levoxyl (thyroxine) the generic name of the same medicine. They are interchangeable, and you should notice no difference at all in the effect of your medication (change). Often times, if I write for synthroid but then sign on the line that says "substitution permitted, " the patient is dispensed Levoxyl (thyroxine) at the pharmacy. No problem. ...Read more
I have hoshimotos. I take levoxyl (thyroxine) 50mcg and my levels are normal but I still feel horrible. I've been taking levoxyl (thyroxine) for almost a year.
Normal: The definition of "normal" thyroid labs depending on the practitioner or supporting organization. Many endocrinologists use a "normal" TSH range of 0.3-3.0. Other use a more strict range of 0.5-2.0. Also consider non-thyroidal disease. ...Read more
Your opinion is greatly appreciated... Basically...I feel like *#^@ almost all of the time. I know I have hypothyroid disease and regardless of the specialist I am referred to, they all say my levels are fine regardless for the dosage of levoxyl I'm on.
Hello.: Hello. I cannot make any endocrine recommendations. However, it is clear from your description that you feel miserable, are short of breath, tired, lightheaded, hungry, gaining weight and you are having difficulty thinking clearly. When all appropriate evaluation and treatment has been provided from the standpoint of western medicine, consider adjunct treatment with medical acupuncture. Specifically energy moving protocols. Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years. There are many md's and do's practicing medical acupuncture in the us now. It may help to improve the quality of your life. Take care. ...Read more
Levoxyl (thyroxine) should be:
Taken separately on empty stomach first thing in the morning and then after 30 to 60 minutes later rest of the medicines and Breakfast should be taken. So that there is no interference for Thyroid medicine Absorption.
Lansoprazole helps with Acid reflux so it should be taken in the morning also with breakfast. ...Read more
It may affect cycle: Thyroid medication is given to optimize thyroxine hormone so as you have regulated metabolism of entire body. Having low or high level of thyroxine has its consequences in your metabolism. Most common body systems affected are cardiovascular, GI and reproductive organ. You may have menstrual irregularity with low or high thyroxine hormone with manifesting either bleeding or amenorrhea. ...Read more
My endocrinologist told me that levoxyl (thyroxine) (brand) is more potent than synthroid. Is this true?
No: Both are brand name. Pick one and stick to it. Do not switch between brand. ...Read more