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Hypothyroid from last 4 years, age is 19 now, caausing less appitite, heavy hair fall, weight loss, no growth, dull face. I'm taking thyroxine 62.5 mg?

Hypothyroid from last 4 years, age is 19 now, caausing less appitite, heavy hair fall, weight loss, no growth, dull face. I'm taking thyroxine 62.5 mg?

Adjust thyroid meds: Hi. You need to adjust the amount or type of thyroid med., either by increasing the amount of thyroxine or by adding t3, as in armour or cytomel (liothyronine). Your symptoms are more important than your blood levels of tsh! Pls. See a specialist who listens to your symptoms. Also consider monitoring your basal body temperatures. With the correct meds. And dosage you will feel much better! . ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

Thyroxine is a thyroid agent. ...Read more


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I've been overmedicated on synthroid (thyroxine). I've been on a lower dosage for 2.5 weeks and still have symptoms. When will I feel better?

I've been overmedicated on synthroid (thyroxine). I've been on a lower dosage for 2.5 weeks and still have symptoms. When will I feel better?

May take time...: It all depends on how the levels of your thyroid hormone were at the time you had the medication adjustment. If the levels were significantly abnormal it may take a few weeks to feel completely "normal" again since this medication changes its distribution in your body at a very slow pace. However, if you start feeling worse make sure you see your doctor soon for check up. ...Read more

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I started synthroid (thyroxine) 25 mcg 2.5 wks ago for hypo. The last few days, I've felt very full (almost sick) when I don't eat much. Is this related? Why?

I started synthroid (thyroxine) 25 mcg 2.5 wks ago for hypo. The last few days, I've felt very full (almost sick) when I don't eat much. Is this related? Why?

Unrelated: You've started on the smallest dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) and is certainly not causing early satiety. If this feeling doesn't pass in the next few days, go c ur doc. ...Read more

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Tsh. 02 thyroxine. 5?

Tsh. 02 thyroxine. 5?

Depends: Hi. Those labs could reflect transitioning phases of a subacute thyroiditis from hyper- to hypothyroidism. You could also see those labs if you are taking Cytomel (T3, liothyronine); I see that you are. The most likely in your case is that your T3 is suppressing your TSH, and that drops endogenous T4 production by withdrawing endogenous stimulation to your thyroid gland. Why are you on T3? ...Read more

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What would happen if my 5 year old child accidentally took a Synthroid (thyroxine) pill?

What would happen if my 5 year old child accidentally took a Synthroid (thyroxine) pill?

Probably nothing: It's a long release medication so one pill will probably do nothing. I wouldn't worry about it unless he is allergic to the pill. ...Read more

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I accidently took double the dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) 112mg) for the last 5 days. I'm a little jittery and nauseous. Can I just stop taking for a couple days?

I accidently took double the dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) 112mg) for the last 5 days. I'm a little jittery and nauseous. Can I just stop taking for a couple days?

Yes: And then return to the normal dose. It won't hurt you as your body's thyroid level contains pills you look as long as 4-6 weeks ago. It will take a full 6 weeks to return to a fully normal level, if you were normal before the error. ...Read more

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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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What stops thyroxine from working?

When you stop taking: Thyroxin stops working only when you stop taking it. ...Read more

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What does excess thyroxine do in the body?

What does excess thyroxine do in the body?

Hyperthyroidism: If you are hyperthyroid, it will cause symptoms; common ones are heat intolerance, palpitations, nervousness, tremor, diarrhea, irritability. It causes bone loss (osteoporosis) over time. It places a stress on your heart, which may be tolerated when young, but not with aging. It can be treated, but you may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What can too much thyroxine do to the body?

What can too much thyroxine do to the body?

Problems: Like anything else, too much of a good thing is also no good. Too much thyroxine causes hyperthyroidism. This can cause palpitations, irregular heart rhythms, bone loss, muscle weakness, trouble sleeping, anxiety. In essence, thyroid hormone affects every part of your body. ...Read more

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Can I cut my Synthroid (thyroxine) in half?

Can I cut my Synthroid (thyroxine) in half?

Ask your treating Dr: Only your treating dr. Can answer that question after doing appropriate lab work for your thyroid, good luck. ...Read more

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Is generic Synthroid (thyroxine) okay to take?

Yes: Generic synthroid is called levothyroxine. Taking generic version is reasonable and will likely achivevsimilar results, however I would recommend that you inform your endocrinologist about such switch as you may need to have your thyroid levels checked soon (a few weeks) after making the switch to ensure your dosing is appropriate. I would also recommend that you adhere to one kind of preparation. ...Read more

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What can replace 200 MG synthroid (thyroxine)?

Generic form: There are several generic forms now available and very inexpensive, too. Also, before Synthroid, (thyroxine) Armour thyroid pills were used. There is no over the counter equivalent or supplement that does the job! Don't even try! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of overdose of thyroxine?

See below.: Thyroxine overdose can cause tremors, anxiety, increased heart rate, increased body temperature, agitation, confusion, diarrhea, and seizures. If you are ever worried that an overdose has occurred, call 911. If you’re less certain and feel the situation is less of an emergency, call 800.222.1222 for guidance. ...Read more

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Is 250 mcg of synthroid, (thyroxine) excessive?

Is 250 mcg of synthroid, (thyroxine) excessive?

Probably.: That is 2 1/2 times the average amount needed to treat someone with no thyroid gland. Hyperthyroidism would be a consequence ot taking a high dose. ...Read more

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What is the shelf life of synthroid (thyroxine)?

What is the shelf life of synthroid (thyroxine)?

Shelf life Synthroid (thyroxine): This is a question for your friendly neighborhood pharmacist ...Read more

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Is 93bpm with thyroxine notmal or obermedicated?

Is 93bpm with thyroxine notmal or obermedicated?

Can't tell: 93 BPM refers to your heart rate. Under 100 is normal. You cannot assess thyroid levels by looking at heart rate. You should have thyroid blood tests of TSH and free T4 to see if you are on the correct dose. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of underdose of thyroxine?

Hypothyroidism: When thyroid hormone is low people symptoms are highly variable from person to person. Some people do not have symptoms from mildly low thyroid hormone. Symptoms depend on degree of deficit and amount of time the hormone has been low. Here are some symptoms that are possible; fatigue, constipation, weight gain, cold intolerance and dry skin. ...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

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Please describe the medication: levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Please describe the medication: levoxyl (thyroxine)?

It's thyroid hormone: Levoxyl is one of several commercial (non-generic) brands of levothyroxine. Levothyroxine is the most common form of thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Can 100 mcg thyroxine dosage cause sleepness nights?

Can 100 mcg thyroxine dosage cause sleepness nights?

Yes: Sure, if it is too much. Have your doctor measure serum T4 and tsh, and adjust the dose. ...Read more

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Syntroys or levoxyl (thyroxine) which one is better?

Both work: They are both used for thyroid deficiency. Sunthroid is brand name medicine and Levoxyl (thyroxine) is a different brand name. The both do the same thing ie correct thyroid deficiency. Both work. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Mathews
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Synthroid (Definition)

Synthroid is a thyroid agent. ...Read more


Dr. Charles Gordon
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Levoxyl (Definition)

Levoxyl is a thyroid agent. ...Read more