8 patient evaluations for Levothyroxine taken for the purpose of 'hypothyroidism' with a side effects rating of Mild

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May 18, 2015 (Started Mar 14, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hypothyroidism)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hair loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mcg (0.05 mg) Daily

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Mar 14, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hypothyroidism)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hair loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mcg (0.05 mg) Daily
Advice & Tips: i'm definitely a little thinner than if i wasn't taking it, and i had been really irritable and moody before taking it, after i had damaged my thyroid

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Jul 1, 2014 (Started Oct 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for hypothyroidism)
  • Side effects
    Mild (jittery feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mcg (0.05 mg) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jun 15, 2010 (Started Oct 10, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for hypothyroidism)
  • Side effects
    Mild (muscle and joint pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 88 mcg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: muscle and joint pain

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Jan 18, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hypothyroidism)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mcg (0.1 mg) Daily
Advice & Tips: I used to be so, so cold, and this was in Southern California. I'm fine now and I live in Michigan. Even worse, I experienced debilitating fatigue. And I had a new baby. It was a very terrible experience. When I began taking Synthroid, these symptoms vanished. I still get fatigued, but I do not attribute it to hypothyroidism
Side effects: tremor in hands

Nov 23, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hypothyroidism)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mcg (0.1 mg) Daily
Advice & Tips: I used to be VERY fatigued all the time and cold most of the time. It was a terrible experience, especially since I had little children at the time. Synthroid changed all of that.
Side effects: tremor in hands

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Apr 9, 2009 (Started May 29, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hypothyroidism)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

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Nov 15, 2008 (Started Aug 13, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hypothyroidism)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive sweating, headaches, vivid dreams, dry mouth, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mcg (0.2 mg) Daily
Advice & Tips: adhere directions and you will eventually feel better.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, vivid dreams, excessive sweating, headaches, fatigue

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Nov 12, 2008 (Started Sep 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for hypothyroidism)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mcg (0.05 mg) Daily
Advice & Tips: My internist did not know how to treat me with taking tysabri so he just gave me this rx to see if it would work. My tsh level was 3. After trying it for a couple of months he said that I did not need it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, fatigue

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Nov 9, 2008 (Started Jul 29, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for hypothyroidism)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Mild (heart palpitations, excessive sweating)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 88 mcg (0.088 mg) Daily
Side effects: heart palpitations, excessive sweating

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