eHealthMe - Personalized health information & community eHealthMe - Personalized health information & community

Personalized health information & community

  Tools   Community
All drugs: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
All conditions: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Check symptoms       Ask question       Write review       Answered/ Unanswered       Reviews       WellConnected

What could cause Irritability for a 55-year old man who takes Levothyroxine Sodium, Vyvanse?





Summary: 5 male patients aged 55 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 55 year old male patient who has Hypothyroidism, ADHD. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Levothyroxine sodium has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from Levothyroxine sodium 70,120 users)

Vyvanse has active ingredients of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (latest outcomes from Vyvanse 7,831 users)

What are the conditions

Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development) can be treated by Synthroid, Levothyroxine Sodium, Levoxyl, Levothyroxine Thyroid, Levothroid, Armour Thyroid. (latest reports from Hypothyroidism 49,328 patients)

Adhd (adhd-mental disorders that develop in children) can be treated by Vyvanse, Concerta, Adderall 20, Adderall 30, Ritalin, Adderall Xr 30. (latest reports from Adhd 44,652 patients)

What is the symptom

Irritability has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.(latest reports from Irritability 23,359 patients)

On Dec, 14, 2014: 5 males aged 50 (±5) who take Levothyroxine Sodium, Vyvanse are studied

Levothyroxine Sodium, Vyvanse outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 50

Gender: male

Conditions: Hypothyroidism, ADHD

Drugs taking:
- Levothyroxine Sodium - 0.125MG (levothyroxine sodium): used for 5 - 10 years
- Vyvanse - 30MG (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate): used for 6 - 12 months

Drug interactions have: least irritability

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports on eHealthMe
Irritability2 (40.00% of males aged 50 (±5) who take the drugs)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Irritability in Hypothyroidism5 (0.57% of males aged 50 (±5) who have Hypothyroidism)
Irritability in Adhd20 (1.75% of males aged 50 (±5) who have Adhd)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Irritability in Levothyroxine Sodium10 (0.51% of males aged 50 (±5) who take Levothyroxine sodium)
Irritability in Vyvanse3 (1.49% of males aged 50 (±5) who take Vyvanse)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Levothyroxine Sodium is effectiven/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
n/an/a
Vyvanse is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Hair Texture AbnormalHeat Intolerance (feeling of being overheated)IrritabilityErectile DysfunctionHeat Intolerance (feeling of being overheated)Erectile Dysfunctionn/aMood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)
Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)IrritabilityHypoglycaemia (deficiency of glucose in the bloodstream)
Disturbance In AttentionHair Texture Abnormal
AnxietyDisturbance In Attention
AngerAnger
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)Anxiety
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

You can also:

You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Levothyroxine Sodium and have Irritability
- support group for people who take Vyvanse and have Irritability
- support group for people who have Irritability and Hypothyroidism
- support group for people who have Irritability and ADHD
- support group for people who have ADHD
- support group for people who have Hypothyroidism
- support group for people who have Irritability
- support group for people who take Levothyroxine Sodium
- support group for people who take Vyvanse

Recent conversations of related support groups:

Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

More questions for: ADHD, Hypothyroidism, Irritability

You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):

  • Belviq (lorcaserin) and adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine)
    I have been on Adderall for more than a year and I have recently started taking Belviq. For some reason a lot of doctors worry about a serious interaction between the two, in my experience the two get along just fine. Adderall helps me stay focused, while Belviq suppresses appetite.
    During the second week of Belviq I did have very small stomach upsets, such as heartburn but it did go away about 2 days later. Other than that the medication works well and I think it is safe for anyone to try who is looking to lose weight. Belviq works on serotonin and while the exact mechanism is unknown it causes appetite suppression in most people. Belviq being one of the medications that are approved for long term use, it may be very helpful to individuals who require a longer period of time on the medication. Belviq reminds me of an antidepressant I was on called Effexor, the two produce the same sense of satisfaction overall, but mostly with food. However Effexor’s side effects (show up around week 7-12) and made it so that the medication is almost impossible to used. Belviq at this time is not giving me any side effects, I think it’s a wonderful drug, much better than the other options like Contrive and Qsyimia. However it’s not for everyone the drug may work perfectly on 80 % of the people who try it but on others it may not. I recommend that the alternatives be considered such as Contrive or Qsymia if Belviq is not found helpful. If Belviq causes you to feel unwell, sad, depressed, or feel like you have the flu—stop taking Belviq and call your doctor as these may be signs of a life threatening condition. Always take the medication as directed by your doctor, do not adjust your own dose without consulting with the doctor.
    Belviq has been a wonderful addition to my life, it’s helped me take control of my body again I feel that the medication is very good, well tolerated, and just an amazingly well designed drug overall.
  • Cardio version caused fingernail abnormalities
    Right hip fracture. When prepping for surgery AFIB was found. Surgery was cancelled and they attempted to get AFIB under control. Finally, cardioversion was performed. When my nails started to grow out they all had two horizontal lines that cause the nail to break when it grows out to that point.
  • Synthroid and breast enlargement
    I have went from a B-C cup size to a D cup in the past 8-9 months.
  • Yaz was the cause of increasing my pmdd, pms, irritability and depression symptoms
    I had taken Ortho Novum 777 from the age of 18 to 28 stopping in-between pregnancies. I had 3 children between the ages of 21 and 29.

    In my early 30's I decided to stop taking birth control pills simply because I 'thought' it would be a healthier thing to do for my body. I did know that unless I was taking Ortho Novum that my period were not the standard 28 day routine. They were irregular and would be anywhere from 28 to 38 days. The longer the time in between periods the worse the pms symptoms would be. My theory is most likely because of the extended time between when I perceived a period and when I actually got it. It could very well have been psychosomatic but when my period would finally arrive, irritability and bloating would subside within a day or two. It was like a reset button and relief. I was calmer, more rational, even Kiel and motivated.

    In addition to the irregular pattern of my periods when off if birth control pills I also experienced pms twice a month. It would happen mid month when I was ovulating. The ovulation would be uncomfortable, I'd feel bloated again, and the cramps were painful. I'd move from ovulation week of irritability to PMS week of even greater irritability. I'd be waiting and counting down til my period was suppose to happen in anticipation of relief.

    I remember age 32 being significant for some reason. Upon reflecting back over the years while seeking treatment for a solution out of the psyco cycle I remember referring to age 32 as the year that things were never the same as they were in my 20's.

    Mid 30's I had asked my ob/gyn if I could go back on the Ortho Novum 777. I was told that I was too old. This was early 2000's, 2003 or 2004. I was given a different birth control pill that he recommended and I tried that for a while but it wasn't making things better and I don't remember the exact details. I tried bio identical hormones... That wasn't really helpful either, it was more work and a long process that I stuck with for at least a year trying to get the formula right. I finally threw the towel in on that.

    Then a different ob/gyn suggested I try progesterone only. He prescribed a pink round ball of a pill. I was to take it the last 10 days of the month. I tried that for 3 or 4 months, it wasn't making things better... in fact I think it made it worse. Then I went cold turkey again for the better part of a year. At age 37, after not finding a doctor that was helping the situation I decided to find a doctor in AZ. I live full time in CA but had a vacation home in AZ so I thought I'd try that for a change.

    I did find a doctor and she prescribed yaz 24 day. She said it should help me as it has helped many other women. I took the yaz for a little better than a year and psychologically I thought I had a winner! This doctor sounded like she knew my problems and that this was the solution. Alas it was not. I remember feeling the most depressed is ever felt. I didn't think it had anything to do with the yaz, I figured it was just life. When I returned to that doctor after a year I explained my situation. She then recommended that I get an ablation!?! I was never a heavy bleeder and it makes no sense to have that done, but she sold me on the idea that it would help my problem. I realize now she was doing exactly that, selling. I'm sure it was a nice payment from the insurance company.

    None of my issues were solved. I had stopped taking the yaz or any birth control at that point. My period were non existent after boiling my uterus in boiling water, which is what the ablation is. And to this day my period is hardly worth talking about or being prepared for. It's spotting for a couple 3 days at best. With regard to my symptoms, the pms, pmdd, extreme irritability, depression all that stayed the same. I tried Seasonal for about 2 months and that was not good, it seemed to 'amp' the 'hot' - not physically hot but an irritable term I use to describe the upped level my nerves set at.

    I did exercise pretty regularly during all if this. The times I wasn't exercising were over the top as far as pmdd symptoms so that motivates you to get your rear to the gym. On the Yaz 24 day I knew something wasn't right. At day 14 I'd feel the symptoms if ovulation, not imagined but real. I was slightly irritable and had cramps for 2 to 3 days. At day 17, a Wednesday the irritability would ramp up and the depression would start to be present for the next 2 weeks.

    The following Wednesday was day 24, that was the last day of taking the pill. I did get a bit of relief after stopping the pill and 4 days later I resumed taking the next months pack on Sunday. The thing is I wouldn't get my period until Tuesday after I started the new pack? I know that my period should have happened between day 24 and 28 but it never did. It always started on day 31 or 32 and lasted 2 to 3 days. Then the whole cycle begins again with day 14.

    On Yaz 24

    Day 1 Sunday
    Day 3 or 4 Tuesday and my period would start.
    Day 5 or 6 my period ended
    Day 14 - Day 17 ovulation type cramping
    Day 17 irritability started ramping up into PMS, PMDD & Depression
    Symptoms were worse without exercise by at least 40%
    Day 24 Wednesday, last day of Yaz pack for the month
    Day 25 slight mood improvement
    Day 30-31 (same as Day 3/4above) period would start

    The ob/gyn expertise wasn't working, male or female. I went to my regular general practitioner for a check up and had done much research on the type of hormones in the Yaz, Yasmin and many others. I was convinced that I need to move over to Yasmin 21 day. It had a but more estrogen and it was only 21 instead of 24 days so worth a try.

    She asked me when the last time I felt 'normal' with regard to the hormones. I told her that as far as I can recall it was when I was in my 20's when I was taking the Ortho Novum 777. She said why don't we have you start taking that again! I was like, what? I explained I was told I could not take that because of my age and I thought some doctor had told me it had been discontinued years ago anyway. She said no, I can prescribe it to you, it's still available. I was a little excited about that. Maybe... just maybe that would be a solution for relief. My blood pressure is 100/70 always has been low, I don't smoke and I'm 5' 8", 150 pounds. She saw no reason for me not to try it again. We agreed that I would and if it didn't go well we'd try the Yasmin.

    I've been in the Ortho Novum, my package and brand saying Alyacen 7/7/7 for 3 weeks now. Today is Sunday and I stop taking active pills for 7 days now. At day 7 or so I noticed how much easier it was becoming to get out of bed in the morning. I began noticing I had an interest in getting something done. I didn't have a big heavy cloud urging me to just stay in bed. I started feeling alive again.

    The jury is still out and I have ordered a second months supply but I am deeply encouraged. During week 3 I have been crampier than on the yaz but in a very normal feeling way. Like my body is preparing for menstruation. I'm anticipating bleeding heavier than I'm used to, but in a good way. The cramping has been something I definitely notice much much more so but it's manageable. What I also notice is lack...... huge overwhelming lack of that horrible irritability. I'm more sensitive than weeks one and two but it's nothing by comparison. I've been more level headed, more 'normal'. Time will tell if this is my cure for the next 6 or so years but I'm extremely encouraged right now. I literally feel the best I have in years and there is some pretty crapy stressful things going on in my life. But I can handle them-

    Side note, I am a Type A personality. I am under a lot of stress running my own business often. I am a mother of 3 and a very capable woman. Watch out world if I'm back like my 20's nothing will stop me. I'm positive, excited and thankful for this moment.

    It stinks if this is this truly is the solution to my problem, as years of my life and those around me have been effected. But it does no good to look back I'm looking forward with great anticipation!

    Good Luck, I hope this monologue can help someone else just like me and I'll be saving a copy for future female generations of mine.

    God Bless
  • Double vision on levothyroxine
    Diagnosed with under active thyroid in January 2011. Noticed onset of double vision in January 2014. Blurred vision and double vision worsened to such an extent that my glasses prescription has changed three times in less than 7 months. All the symptons I experience are a direct result of taking Levothyrixine and have increased as my dose has been increased.

More reviews for: ADHD, Hypothyroidism, Irritability

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • I've lost 65 lbs and all of my appetite during the last 12 months. I quit taking the Metformin 6 months ago and that hasn't changed anything. I've had a CT Scan and a Gastric Emptying Study done to confirm the diagnosis. I'm having a colonoscopy and an esphogealendoscopy in January to find any further cause of the damage.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I take the following doses of the above listed meds: vyvanse 70mg duloxetine 60mg klonopin 1mg 3xday as needed, levothyroxin 100mcg lamicatal 200 mg. My PCP suspects seratonin syndrome as I have all of the symptoms. Daily, I constantly get an electrical shock feeling in my brain when moving my eyes. Please help me.

    Reply

    Bethany on Nov, 8, 2014:

    I am 21 female and just graduated college and getting off of vyvanse was the best thing I ever did. No joke. So many problems came from it. Im back on adderral now but if problems persist with adderral try concerta. They will try to give strattera instead but that just makes me tired it doesnt help me focus it just makes me nap. Just my opinion.

    Reply

Post a new comment    OR    Read more comments

Related drug interaction studies:

Drug effectiveness in real world:

In-depth study of side effects (who have it, when it happens and how):

In-depth study of symptoms:

Complete drug side effects:

Alternative drugs:

Drugs associated with:

Conditions associated with:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.

   

About - Terms of service - Privacy policy - Press - Testimonials - Contact us

 
© 2014 eHealthMe.com. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of eHealthMe.com's terms of service and privacy policy.