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What are the long term effects of synthroid (thyroxine)? I've read about connections to cancer.

What are the long term effects of synthroid (thyroxine)?  I've read about connections to cancer.

No connection: with cancer . People with a history of thyroid cancer often take synthroid (thyroxine) for the rest of their lives. Synthroid (thyroxine) is T-4 a form of thyroid hormone! ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid
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Can asgwaghanda be taken long term? Me thyroid dr told me 2 stop taking levoxyl (thyroxine) because my body is producing enough. He knows I take this herb

Can asgwaghanda be taken long term? Me thyroid dr told me 2 stop taking levoxyl (thyroxine) because my body is producing enough.  He knows I take this herb

There is no: scientific information to confirm ANY benefits to taking asgwaghanda. There is no way to confirm that your thyroid levels would be normal without replacement if the lab tests were drawn while you were receiving replacement. The only way to tell for sure is to be totally off replacement for at least six weeks before lab is drawn. ...Read more

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Hx thyroid cancer.TSH tested at 0.05.told to changeweekly Levoxyl (thyroxine) .125 from 8 and a half pills weekly to 7 and a half pills week.Has been almost 3 weeks and feel same. How long does it take feel better?

Hx thyroid cancer.TSH tested at 0.05.told to changeweekly Levoxyl (thyroxine) .125 from 8 and a half pills weekly to 7 and a half pills week.Has been almost 3 weeks and feel same. How long does it take feel better?

About 1 month: For thyroid Ca a hemi or total thyroidectomy performed. Nerve dissection is usually bilateral to larynx and carotids are mobilized laterally. Trachea is usually exposed and as such healing to superior laryngeal performed. Depending on hemostasis during procedure clot formed may cause pressure. This can be minimized if drain had been left in place 24hrs. until wound dry. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) hormone?

What are the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) hormone?

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 thyroid hormone coming from your thyroid gland or from a pill. ...Read more

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What are side effects of too much levoxyl (thyroxine)?

What are side effects of too much levoxyl (thyroxine)?

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

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Is one of the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) insomnia?

Is one of the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) insomnia?

Theoretically: This is medication used to treat hypothyroid or thryoid replacement. Usually taken first thing in morning without other medications. If thyroid levels are up too high, can see insomnia. Usually the medication itself does not cause significant degree of insomnia. ...Read more

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I sent in a question earlier about being on levoxyl 200mcg. Extreme tiredness and foggy head. Also taking verapamil 80mg bid for side effects for verapamil that are serious are extreme fatigue and lack of energy. Could it be this or something else. Theses

I sent in a question earlier about being on levoxyl 200mcg. Extreme tiredness and foggy head. Also taking verapamil 80mg bid for side effects for verapamil that are serious are extreme fatigue and lack of energy. Could it be this or something else. Theses

Extreme : Extreme fatigue is a very concerning symptom. It sounds like you have significant medical conditions. Please be sure your thyroid levels have been checked recently. You may need other blood tests including to be sure you are not anemic. Please be sure that your blood pressure is running normally. Your doctor will want to know about these symptoms. ...Read more

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Will Lansoprazole interfere with Levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Will Lansoprazole interfere with  Levoxyl (thyroxine)?

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

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What is levoxyl (thyroxine)?

What is levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Levoxyl (thyroxine): This is a drug that is helpful for problems with the thyroid gland. There are more than one types of this medicine but there are not many differences. ...Read more

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Anything I can take OTC for levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Anything I can take OTC for levoxyl (thyroxine)?

No: If you need thyroxine (of which Levoxyl is just one brand) because you are hypothyroid in this country you need thyroxine. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Gordon
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