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Natural Thyroid vs. Synthroid for Hypothyroidism

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Other Names: Levoxyl   Levothyroxine   Levothroid   Unithroid   Eltroxin
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Levothyroxine, also L-thyroxine, synthetic thyroxine, or 3,5,3',5'-tetraiodo-L-thyronine, is a synthetic form of thyroxine (thyroid hormone), used as a hormone replacement for patients with thyroid problems. The natural hormone is chem... Read more on Wikipedia
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By skm
January 30, 2014
skm wrote
Synthroid -- the drug from hell!
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I was on synthroid for over 25 years after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer and felt terrible! Thin hair, headaches, weight gain. My doctor just couldn't get the dosage right no matter what he did. I told him "If I had known I was going to feel like this the rest of my life, I would have chosen death from the cancer" and changed doctors. I have been on tirosint for 6 months now. My metabolism is coming back, my hair is thick and shiny, headaches are gone, no muscle cramps. Synthroid is
sparklystar  |  March 27, 2014
I am so glad that I went to this site!!! I had been on Synthroid before; but I found out that it contained Sulfites as a preservative and I've been allergic to them for years!!! My 'new Endo' placed me on Levoxyl in 2011 and I was so much better until it was pulled for a very lame reason in the Spring of 2013.
I went to the Levoxyl website and it returned to the formularies in early March 2014!!!
I realized that my pharmacy had switched back to the Synthroid generic last Fall 2013 and the Ede
NANAJanie  |  March 25, 2014
I so agree with you . I was on levoxyl since 1981 and was perfectly fine. I was put on synthroid when they pulled levoxyl off the market. My hair has thinned over the last several months and itches. I hate synthroid. I hope you are right about the return of levoxyl. Good luck .
Teacher139  |  February 5, 2014
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By brooke
January 18, 2014
brooke wrote
thyroid and suboxone
OMG I can relate to you so well. It's really scary when I get the shortness of my breath. I feel like I'm drowning or like I need to get more air. I'm also having muscle jerks constrantly but they do not hurt just feel strange. My body feels like it's numb or asleep. If I sit very still my neck jerks . I also have hypothyroid and now moderate arthritis in my neck. I'd love to hear back from you or anyone who can relate. Larsy1566
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By dottiebroon
November 1, 2013
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By raymond A
October 5, 2013
raymond A wrote
suicide and syntroid
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By Liz
August 23, 2013
Liz wrote
Synthroid
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By Jackie
August 17, 2013
Jackie wrote
Synthroid VS AFIB
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August 12, 2013
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Can Synthroid cause Rosacia?
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What patients are saying about Natural Thyroid vs. Synthroid

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Synthroid To Natural Thyroid I was recomended 25micrograms...
From Synthroid To Natural Thyroid I was recomended 25micrograms of Synthroid, but I don't want it, so, I Have Nutri-Meds Porcine Thyroid 135mg. Gel-Caps, but I don't know...
a natural thyroid hormone from pigs. Synthroid is synthetic...
...2 cents- Armour is a natural thyroid hormone from pigs. Synthroid is synthetic thyroid hormone created ...gets GREAT kickbacks from the \"synthroid\" company. Good luck to you-...
synthroid daily. I'm open to natural thyroid stimulating...
...specific things if you have thyroid challenges. I can't find it now. I am hypothyroid & take a low dose of synthroid daily. I'm open to natural thyroid stimulating ideas, as well....
me...changed off Synthroid to a natural thyroid product and...
...15 lbs in about 2 months which is umheard of for me...changed off Synthroid to a natural thyroid product and did much better, but still about 10lbs heavy and always with...
doctors, changed from Synthroid to natural thyroid, and am...
...I have been dealing with some pretty serious thyroid issues. I have switched doctors, changed from Synthroid to natural thyroid, and am slowly regaining my health. I have been...
about getting the jitters from Synthroid interested me....
...Synthroid, and have been for years. I have been getting jittery on it, and frequently wake up with heart palpitations EVERY single morning. That's why I was nervous to start on T3 because if T4 mak...
from synthroid to Armor natural thyroid and my hair...
...time.  I did, however discontinue Femara due to bad s/e's one ... hair loss.  I also switched from synthroid to Armor natural thyroid and my hair density increased by...
is actually inferior to natural thyroid replacements....
...whether or not you need their synthetic thyroid drug Synthroid, which is actually inferior to natural thyroid replacements. Drug companies are evil, and Abbott Labs is...
I take natural thyroid after several years on Synthroid. I...
...used to fall asleep in my clothes at about 6pm every night. I take natural thyroid after several years on Synthroid. I might try the Rogaine thing, though. My bangs are just fluffing away....
be changed from Synthroid to a natural thyroid hormone
...be changed from Synthroid to a natural thyroid...
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