I am on Levothyroxine and have been for a little over two years. I have only ever taken this med at this point for my thyroid so I have not comparison but I can tell you I've had no probs or side-effects.
I have been on levo (haven't taken any of the others) for about 6 mos. I just got my labs back yesterday and my antibody numbers have stabalized. I feel good. So far it's working for me :)
I was on Levo for about 9 months. I was OK at the beginning and then I start feeling tired, packing more weight. I hardly could do anything. I switched to Armour 4 days ago and even I am still adjusting to the dosage and can say I feel much better, more energy. I can finally do stuff.
I've been on it for about 3 weeks (.175), so far so good.
I go to the endo on Monday to check my numbers, hopefully all is well.
I know 3 weeks is way early, but I'm hoping that I continue to do well.
I just started this morning on Levothyroxine. I'm still in isolation, but I'm feeling better already. It could be psychological, but I'll take it.
I started on Levothyroxine on Thurs. The jury is still out!
I have been on levothyroxine for 2 years and after tweaking it for awhile I finnalygot the right dosage. I feel pretty good, been loosing weight,
I think though I may have to get my dosage changed since I have lost from 214 of last fall to 187 as of today.
Got a doc appoin ment next month for tessts so we shall see.
I started the levothyroxine on Friday, 22nd and have had a touch of diarrhea since, beginning about 8 hours after starting it. Today was the worse. I called the dr and he changed me to Synthyroid.
anyone taking that?
I have been on it for 14 years and have no complaints. I was on synthroid briefly when I was first diagnosed, but the doctors switched me to levothyroxine. Either meds, no complaints.
I just had an endo appt. last Friday and he did tell me something I did not know about generics (levothyroxine)... you need to make sure that each time you get a refill for the prescription that it is made by the same manufacturer. Apparently, even though your prescription is for a specific dosage, each manufacturer's pills actually differ in dosage slightly. So, maybe you were already told that, but since it sounds like you just started on it, I thought I would pass along the info.
Two months & counting.... i'm still working on getting the right dosage for myself. I'm currently on 50 mcg, and am not quite where I feel i ought to be at yet. I'll be going to the doc & endo in a few weeks, so this might show that I need to bump it up a bit. Aside from the typical thyroid-y things, i can't say that i've had any side effects from the euthyrox besides a periodic loss of appetite....which I don't consider a bad thing seeing as I'm trying to drop some weight!
I swear I've been on EVERYTHING except for Armour since my TT for cancer in Sept. '07.
I started on a Levothyroxine and Cytomel combo and then switched to Synthroid only. I had a more than a few sleepless nights on that combo of T3/T4. I thought I "should" be on the name brand and "convert my own T4"...
I HATED Synthroid only! Bloating and arthritis (so bad I had trouble walking from the pain in my hip joint!)made me switch ASAP. I went to Levoxyl and got a little better. Never did Levothyroxine on it's own because I started to realize that *I* need the Cytomel. I have since gone back to Levo and Cytomel with a switch up in ratio between the two based on MY needs.
I like Levothyroxine the best and have (I think) finally found where I should be (pending lab confirmation...). But having no thyroid, (I was never on replacement meds prior to TT), it is my feeling that you need a combo of T3 & T4. And unless you are on Armour (natural pig thyroid hormone), the only way to accomplish that is to add Cytomel (T3) to your T4 replacement (Synthroid/Levoxyl/Levothyroxine/fill in the blank).
The only reason I've not tried Armour thus far is that pigs have a different ratio of T3 to T4 than humans. With Cytomel you can change the amount of T3 based on "your body", rather than be "stuck" with a higher amount of T3 as a constant. But hey, I do not deny that Armour does work for a LOT of people... They just may need a titch more T3 than I...
I have been on synthroid for a little over two months. Hasn't given me much energy, probably cuz its not the right dose. It takes time they say. I had some issues with my hair falling out the first month on it. I guess that's the side effect of the drug. Some arthritis issues. Other than that. I feel pretty much the same.