84 patient evaluations for Levothyroxine

poshbird
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poshbird
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F52y
FM:7y Dx
CFS:3y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 24, 2013 (Started Feb 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Hypothyroidism)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mcg (0.1 mg) Daily
Side effects: Cramps in stomach, Diarrhea

Jun 10, 2012 (Started Feb 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Hypothyroidism)
  • side effects
    Mild (Cramps in stomach, Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mcg (0.1 mg) Daily
Advice & Tips: i have lost 3 stone in weight in the last year. and 3 lb in the last 2 weeks. i don't know if it is connected to these tablets or not
Side effects: Cramps in stomach, Diarrhea

Oct 29, 2011 (Started Feb 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Hypothyroidism)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mcg (0.025 mg) Daily
Side effects: Cramps in stomach, Diarrhea

Oct 12, 2011 (Started Feb 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Hypothyroidism)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mcg (0.025 mg) Daily
Side effects: Cramps in stomach, Diarrhea

Jun 22, 2011 (Started Feb 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Hypothyroidism)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Cramps in stomach, Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mcg (0.025 mg) Daily
Side effects: Cramps in stomach, Diarrhea

Apr 23, 2011 (Started Feb 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Hypothyroidism)
  • side effects
    Mild (Cramps in stomach, Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mcg (0.025 mg) Daily
Side effects: Cramps in stomach, Diarrhea

Apr 3, 2011 (Started Feb 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Hypothyroidism)
  • side effects
    Mild (Cramps in stomach, Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mcg (0.025 mg) Daily
Advice & Tips: i still get really tired between 3 and 4 pm and honestly don't notice any benefits from this medication
Side effects: Cramps in stomach, Diarrhea

Mar 28, 2011 (Started Feb 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Hypothyroidism)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mcg (0.025 mg) Daily
Advice & Tips: haven't really noticed any benefits from this medication, so far
Side effects: Cramps in stomach, Diarrhea

Mar 13, 2011 (Started Feb 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Hypothyroidism)
  • side effects
    Mild (Cramps in stomach, Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mcg (0.025 mg) every other day
Advice & Tips: i haven't treally noticed any positive effects since taking this meds, have noticed a lot of stomach cramps.
Side effects: Cramps in stomach, Diarrhea

Feb 12, 2011 (Started Feb 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Hypothyroidism)
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: haven't really noticed any affect of taking this medication apart from stomach cramps and some diarrhoea
Side effects: Cramps in stomach, Diarrhea

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Lakotawoman
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Lakotawoman
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Most
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F49y
FM:4y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 17, 2013 (Started Jul 22, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Hypothyroidism)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mcg (0.1 mg) Daily

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TheTrishgu
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TheTrishgu
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
34 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Jan 15, 2013 (Started Mar 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Hypothyroidism)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mcg (0.075 mg) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 22, 2012 (Started Mar 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Hypothyroidism)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mcg (0.075 mg) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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klmichael
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klmichael
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Dec 5, 2012 (Started Sep 21, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Hypothyroidism)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 112 mcg (0.112 mg) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 9, 2012 (Started Sep 21, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Hypothyroidism)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 112 mcg (0.112 mg) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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KarenFL
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KarenFL
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F52y
FM:16y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Sep 25, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take in the morning and with a full glass of water.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Cee Kay
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Cee Kay
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: Little
function: Some
external_stress: Little
Stickman: little
Description:F71y
CFS:21y Dx
I am: n
I have:
ME/CFS

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Aug 5, 2012 (Started Mar 15, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Hypothyroidism)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mcg (0.075 mg) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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moogie16
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moogie16
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Jul 7, 2012 (Started Feb 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 125 mcg (0.125 mg) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 19, 2008 (Started Feb 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: It helps regulate my TSH, but during treatment with Tysabri, I have to get the dosage adjusted more often, but in the right direction!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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LooneyLori
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LooneyLori
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F44y
FM:8y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 1, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Hypothyroidism)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 125 mcg (0.125 mg) Daily

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Chelena
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Chelena
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 60
Condition: Undifferentiated Inflammatory Arthritis 22 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Undifferentiated Inflammatory Arthritis

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May 15, 2012 (Started Apr 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Hypothyroidism)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mcg (0.025 mg) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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MargotGlass
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MargotGlass
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 32
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Apr 19, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Hypothyroidism)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.625 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a short time after being diagnosed with lupus. I started this drug on a small dosage, and my doctor gradually increased it according to blood work. The only burden of taking it is that you have to always have it when you wake up, then wait 30 minutes - 1 hour before eating. At one time, I was on too high of a dosage and I could feel it. I was jittery (my lips would actually tremble after I ate to a degree only I could notice, but still discomforting). I had swung to being hyperthyroid, and had to stop the drug cold turkey. Then a few months later after I was hypo again, I found a new thyroid doctor who encourages only small increments over a long time. It is an annoying method, because I want just a quick fix and to feel better instantly, but I understand his science and reasoning because being hyper can lead to thyroid disease.

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