I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at 16, although I suffered from symptoms for two years prior. I am 18 now and up until recently I was on synthroid and feeling pretty good. A couple weeks ago I had to switch to levothroxine because synthroid through a certain pharmacy cost to much. I have been taking it for about 28 days and recently have noticed lumps in my throat. It makes it kind of hard to swallow. The last time this happend I was still on synthroid ,my symptoms didn't seem as bad than as they do now and my doctor was annoyed when I went to see him about it. He said the swelling was caused by stress and would go away, it did. But now on the levothyroxine I have had swollen lymphnodes for about three days now. I am concerned and would like some advice. I am going to see my doctor about this if the symptom persists.
Changes in medications can take time for the body to adjust to. It takes at least 4-6 weeks following a med change to know how it's going to work for you, and often longer.
In addition, different manufacturers use different fillers/binders in the pills that some people don't do as well on them. You might ask your pharmacy to try to get med from a different manufacturer to see if that would make a difference.
I've found that taking selenium supplements can help with the "lumpy" feeling in the throat. I've also found that stress does play a role and symptoms get worse during times of stress (even if I don't realize I'm stressed),
Not sure why lymph nodes would swell on a change of thyroid med..... might be a good one to talk to your doctor about.
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