Levothyroxine is a drug used to treat hypothyroidism, which is a condition that results from underactive thyroid gland. It provides thyroid hormone to the body. The side effects include increased appetite, weight loss, excessive sweating, nervousness, and anxiety.

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I am on Levothyroxine after thyroidectomy and it is driving me nuts. Is this side effect of Levothyroxine?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently had a complete thyroidectomy, and the lymph nodes around the thyroid removed because I was diagnosed with medullary carcinoma of the left nodule of my thyroid. I am now on Levothyroxine 135 mg, and it is driving me nuts. I have experiencing nervousness, anxiety, no sleep, str...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query. You need to take Levothyroxine for the rest of your life regularly because our body daily needs this hormone for various functions like metabolism etc. However, along with that you can use some herbal products which can help you up to some extent a...  Read Full »

Should I continue Synthroid or change to homeopathic medicine?

Query: Hello doctor,A few months ago I was diagnosed with Hashimoto disease. The doctor that treats infertility put me on Synthroid, started with a smaller dosage (75 mcg), but since my results were worse after being on the low dosage, they increased it to 112 mcg. I was first unsure if I want to be on Syn...  Read Full »

Dr. Ragavendrasamy. B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Great that you are open to trying complementary systems of medicine. I would recommend that you shall consult a homeopath and start appropriate medication. I would also recommend you to take up Yoga practices on a regular basis. I would like to emphasis few points that...  Read Full »

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