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Drugs Dose Duration Condition Side Effect (severity) Comment Age Gender Created Abuse
levothyroxine .05mg 45 days
Underactive thyroid gland ("hypothyroidism" - low levels of thyroid hormone - may cause subtle or extreme loss of energy; sluggisheness; hoarse voice; heavy menstruation; puffy face/eyes; pale, dry skin; weight gain; sensitivity to cold; constipation; muscle aches/stiffness/weakness; increased cholesterol levels; anemia; hearing loss; elevated CK/creatinine phosphokinase; abnormal liver blood tests; thinning of the hair and eyebrows; loss of body hair; depression; decreased body temperature; coma)
Been aking Levo. since October, I haven't had my period since. There are days where I can stay in bed all day with out caring about the ovbious outstanding responsibilities I have. Some days I wake up with a headache I can't shake off, others I'm so sick to my stomach I1 can't eat, even though I'm starving. I've had random panic attacks over things that never bothered me before, and I go from normal to uncontrollabley angry in a second flat. I sweat when I work, and I NEVER sweat before, NEVER!! I've also become much more anxious over the little things, worryign about stuff that will clear itself up in a minute. 20 Female 2009-12-12 07:31:05.983
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Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60 4 years
Constipation
i have hot flashes, memory loss, confusion, bruising,constipation 39 Female 2009-11-23 21:57:29.217
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levothyroxine 100mcg 2 weeks
Underactive thyroid gland ("hypothyroidism" - low levels of thyroid hormone - may cause subtle or extreme loss of energy; sluggisheness; hoarse voice; heavy menstruation; puffy face/eyes; pale, dry skin; weight gain; sensitivity to cold; constipation; muscle aches/stiffness/weakness; increased cholesterol levels; anemia; hearing loss; elevated CK/creatinine phosphokinase; abnormal liver blood tests; thinning of the hair and eyebrows; loss of body hair; depression; decreased body temperature; coma)
  17 Female 2009-11-23 18:23:14.983
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Synthroid (levothyroxine) 25mcg 9 weeks
Underactive thyroid gland ("hypothyroidism" - low levels of thyroid hormone - may cause subtle or extreme loss of energy; sluggisheness; hoarse voice; heavy menstruation; puffy face/eyes; pale, dry skin; weight gain; sensitivity to cold; constipation; muscle aches/stiffness/weakness; increased cholesterol levels; anemia; hearing loss; elevated CK/creatinine phosphokinase; abnormal liver blood tests; thinning of the hair and eyebrows; loss of body hair; depression; decreased body temperature; coma)
i started taking synthroid about 9 weeks ago. 25mcg a day in morning. I am subclinical and had all kinds of symptoms such as unable to sleep, weight gain, tired all the time, loss libido, heavy menstruation, cold all the time and many more. I was taking a natural product and stopped when my endo prescribed synthroid. I have not felt good since. I was extremely tired and lost alot of my allready thin hair that i had left. My skin got even dryer than before. The only improvement i have noticed was my libido seems a little better and my menstruation was not as heavy. I still have no energy and believe that synthroid is not a drug of choice if we all had one. 41 Female 2009-11-03 11:57:13.877
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levothyroxine 100mg 2 months
sertraline 150mg 2 months
Underactive thyroid gland ("hypothyroidism" - low levels of thyroid hormone - may cause subtle or extreme loss of energy; sluggisheness; hoarse voice; heavy menstruation; puffy face/eyes; pale, dry skin; weight gain; sensitivity to cold; constipation; muscle aches/stiffness/weakness; increased cholesterol levels; anemia; hearing loss; elevated CK/creatinine phosphokinase; abnormal liver blood tests; thinning of the hair and eyebrows; loss of body hair; depression; decreased body temperature; coma)
Depression
Nausea
Insomnia and other sleep problems
Feeling cold
Lack of energy/fatigue
Bluish tone to fingers/toes due to lack of circulation
Vivid dreams
Chest pain or tightness
Joint pain
Headache
Shakiness
Decreased appetite
Sertraline - When dose increased from 100mg to 150mg, really vivid dreams started. Thank God not nightmares, but still really weird. Remember a dream every morning.

Levothyroxine - When dose increased from 50mg to 100mg, chest pains started. Very worrying at first but pain has decreased. Lost my appetite almost immediately. I don't know whether the tiredness is due to the lack of sleep, loss of appetite, or just the medication. Tiredness is very slowly decreasing (but i still need to nap for 2 hours every day). When first started taking 100mg didn't have any problems sleeping. In fact, it was excessive (but I was still knackered). Now it takes me hours to fall asleep at night but I'm still tired. Over the past few days I've been feeling sick as I (wait to) fall asleep. I also get bad pain in my feet and legs, like sharp throbbing, as I lay in bed. Headache is always at the front above left eye. I feel so shakey all the time. My legs feel like jello sometimes. I need to hold onto the hand rail when I walk down stairs as I feel so unstable. 2bh I didn't experience any hypothyroidism 'problems' prior to being diagnosed (I had goitre, but it was pointed out to me by my Doctor [I didn't notice it myself]). Since taking the Levo I feel 100, make that 1000, times worse.
The Sertraline is generally ok. Everyone says they wish they remembered their dreams, I did at 1 time, but now they're kinda annoying!
24 Female 2009-10-20 16:55:06.093
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Synthroid (levothyroxine) 50 mcg 2 years
Underactive thyroid gland ("hypothyroidism" - low levels of thyroid hormone - may cause subtle or extreme loss of energy; sluggisheness; hoarse voice; heavy menstruation; puffy face/eyes; pale, dry skin; weight gain; sensitivity to cold; constipation; muscle aches/stiffness/weakness; increased cholesterol levels; anemia; hearing loss; elevated CK/creatinine phosphokinase; abnormal liver blood tests; thinning of the hair and eyebrows; loss of body hair; depression; decreased body temperature; coma)
  70 Female 2009-10-14 14:15:38.11
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levothyroxine 25 mcg 1 days
Underactive thyroid gland ("hypothyroidism" - low levels of thyroid hormone - may cause subtle or extreme loss of energy; sluggisheness; hoarse voice; heavy menstruation; puffy face/eyes; pale, dry skin; weight gain; sensitivity to cold; constipation; muscle aches/stiffness/weakness; increased cholesterol levels; anemia; hearing loss; elevated CK/creatinine phosphokinase; abnormal liver blood tests; thinning of the hair and eyebrows; loss of body hair; depression; decreased body temperature; coma)
I began taking Levothyroxine 25 mcg and within a week was experiencing what I call horrible chest pain. Throughout the week I also had many episodes of flutters and palpitations. My main concern is what is causing the chest pain. I have gone off the medicine and seem to be slowly returning to normal, but am terrified to try another Levothyroxine. Also concerned I may have heart issues. My doctor says she's never seen a reaction like this and is doubtful it's the medicine. I don't know what to do next. 38 Female 2009-10-08 11:57:41.157
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Synthroid (levothyroxine) 50mcg 4 months
Underactive thyroid gland ("hypothyroidism" - low levels of thyroid hormone - may cause subtle or extreme loss of energy; sluggisheness; hoarse voice; heavy menstruation; puffy face/eyes; pale, dry skin; weight gain; sensitivity to cold; constipation; muscle aches/stiffness/weakness; increased cholesterol levels; anemia; hearing loss; elevated CK/creatinine phosphokinase; abnormal liver blood tests; thinning of the hair and eyebrows; loss of body hair; depression; decreased body temperature; coma)
Depression
Weight gain
  60 Female 2009-10-07 21:46:57.17
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Synthroid (levothyroxine) 50mcg 4 months
Underactive thyroid gland ("hypothyroidism" - low levels of thyroid hormone - may cause subtle or extreme loss of energy; sluggisheness; hoarse voice; heavy menstruation; puffy face/eyes; pale, dry skin; weight gain; sensitivity to cold; constipation; muscle aches/stiffness/weakness; increased cholesterol levels; anemia; hearing loss; elevated CK/creatinine phosphokinase; abnormal liver blood tests; thinning of the hair and eyebrows; loss of body hair; depression; decreased body temperature; coma)
Depression
Weight gain
  60 Female 2009-10-07 21:46:23.17
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Lugol's (iodine-potassium iodide) 5 months
Underactive thyroid gland ("hypothyroidism" - low levels of thyroid hormone - may cause subtle or extreme loss of energy; sluggisheness; hoarse voice; heavy menstruation; puffy face/eyes; pale, dry skin; weight gain; sensitivity to cold; constipation; muscle aches/stiffness/weakness; increased cholesterol levels; anemia; hearing loss; elevated CK/creatinine phosphokinase; abnormal liver blood tests; thinning of the hair and eyebrows; loss of body hair; depression; decreased body temperature; coma)
  38 Female 2009-09-29 19:50:11.327
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Synthroid (levothyroxine) .15 25 years
Underactive thyroid gland ("hypothyroidism" - low levels of thyroid hormone - may cause subtle or extreme loss of energy; sluggisheness; hoarse voice; heavy menstruation; puffy face/eyes; pale, dry skin; weight gain; sensitivity to cold; constipation; muscle aches/stiffness/weakness; increased cholesterol levels; anemia; hearing loss; elevated CK/creatinine phosphokinase; abnormal liver blood tests; thinning of the hair and eyebrows; loss of body hair; depression; decreased body temperature; coma)
Low body temperature
Significant decrease in blood pressure (hypotension)
I have been on synthetic thyroid replacement for over 25 yrs. We know
this drug can cause neuropathy, and heart problems. I was put on this medication back in the 80's after being given a radioisotope for
graves disease. I am thankful to have been doing as well as I have for so long, but... would have liked to be given more information for long term use of the medication. I am going on 50, and have horrible
joint and muscle pain, and deterniative bone loss. Again, I am thankful for the replacement therapy but... darn guys be honest with us about the long haul so we know what to expect!!!!
49 Female 2009-09-28 16:28:05.937
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levothyroxine 100mcg  
Underactive thyroid gland ("hypothyroidism" - low levels of thyroid hormone - may cause subtle or extreme loss of energy; sluggisheness; hoarse voice; heavy menstruation; puffy face/eyes; pale, dry skin; weight gain; sensitivity to cold; constipation; muscle aches/stiffness/weakness; increased cholesterol levels; anemia; hearing loss; elevated CK/creatinine phosphokinase; abnormal liver blood tests; thinning of the hair and eyebrows; loss of body hair; depression; decreased body temperature; coma)
  24 Female 2009-09-19 18:00:53.093
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Dulcolax Laxative (bisacodyl) 1 pill 1 days
Constipation
  32 Female 2009-09-14 22:29:58.017
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simvastatin  
Constipation
in the 16 days I've increased my intake of simvastatin from 20mgs to 40 mgs I have experienced significant constipation coupled with occasional loose stools. 81 Male 2009-09-08 17:02:26.093
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levothyroxine  
l-thyroxine (levothyroxine) 100mcg  
Underactive thyroid gland ("hypothyroidism" - low levels of thyroid hormone - may cause subtle or extreme loss of energy; sluggisheness; hoarse voice; heavy menstruation; puffy face/eyes; pale, dry skin; weight gain; sensitivity to cold; constipation; muscle aches/stiffness/weakness; increased cholesterol levels; anemia; hearing loss; elevated CK/creatinine phosphokinase; abnormal liver blood tests; thinning of the hair and eyebrows; loss of body hair; depression; decreased body temperature; coma)
Hair loss
Approximately 5 weeks ago my doctor increased my thyroxine from 75mcg to 100mcg. I have noticed that my hair is very thin and I also have patches 54 Female 2009-09-03 17:15:39.733
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Dulcolax Laxative (bisacodyl) 5 mg 1 days
Constipation
  25 Female 2009-08-30 21:39:13.39
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Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 20 grams 120 days
L-Lysine (lysine)  
Constipation
Problems absorbing/digesting nutrients
No Side Effects
  42 Female 2009-08-27 03:45:15.11
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Taxol (paclitaxel)  
Paxarel (acetylcarbromal) CR25  
Paxil CR (paroxetine)  
Constipation
Throbbing/pounding heartbeat
Shortness of breath with exertion (with physical activity)
Worsening of shortness of breath
Depression
Shortness of breath at rest
i have been taking these drugs since almost 2 yrs.at times it seems to be ok but another times palpitation and breathlessness is there. 41 Male 2009-08-27 00:18:41.03
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Peri-Colace (docusate-senna) 4 5 years
Constipation
  56 Female 2009-08-16 18:12:38.327
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TriLyte with Flavor Packs (polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes) less than 2 oz. 1 times
Constipation
Purpose of TriLyte was to prepare for a colonoscopy and endoscopy. I followed instructions to mix packets and added orange flavor packet. In less than five minutes after drinking a sip (under 2 ounces) my breathing became constricted, my muscles tightened up across my rib cage and it felt as if my airways had shut down by 95 percent; my chest, arms and legs went completely numb (there was no tingling). At the same time, my esophagus felt like it was on fire. I also felt as if I'd been anesthetized (put to sleep); my body felt paralyzed as if my lungs had shut down and my eyes were compelled to close. I felt perfectly fine before ingesting this test preparation drug but almost immediately drinking less than 4 ounces, I l had to lay down immediately and remained in the same position for several hours. The whole experience was terrifying. I woke up in time for my exam and could move by then, however, my breathing was constricted for about over a month. When it comes to before and after chest scans, my left lung shrunk significantly almost immediately. It has been 7 months since I followed Doctor's orders. 51 Female 2009-08-09 12:15:53.78
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