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Review: could Levothyroxine sodium cause Emotional distress?

Summary: Emotional distress is found among people who take Levothyroxine sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism. We study 67,588 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 419 have Emotional distress. Find out below who they are, when they have Emotional distress and more.

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Levothyroxine sodium

Levothyroxine sodium has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from 70,301 Levothyroxine sodium users)

Emotional distress

Emotional distress has been reported by people with birth control, coronary artery bypass, pain, acne, depression. (latest reports from 34,007 Emotional distress patients)

On May, 7, 2015: 67,588 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 419 people (0.62%) have Emotional Distress.

Trend of Emotional distress in Levothyroxine sodium reports

Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Emotional distress * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Emotional distress12.82%7.69%2.56%12.82%38.46%10.26%15.38%

Gender of people who have Emotional distress when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :

FemaleMale
Emotional distress83.33%16.67%

Age of people who have Emotional distress when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Emotional distress0.00%0.00%1.03%9.77%14.14%17.48%23.65%33.93%

Severity of Emotional distress when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Emotional distress0.00%25.00%75.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Emotional distress ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Emotional distress33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (89 people, 21.24%)
  2. Contraception (45 people, 10.74%)
  3. Hypertension (41 people, 9.79%)
  4. Pain (40 people, 9.55%)
  5. Thyroid disorder (32 people, 7.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (110 people, 26.25%)
  2. Lasix (88 people, 21.00%)
  3. Synthroid (81 people, 19.33%)
  4. Lisinopril (78 people, 18.62%)
  5. Yaz (77 people, 18.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • hard to control seesaw of tsh, t3 levels...since been off meds still feel better than when on...when start to feel very tired and bad again...take meds a few days and feel better but if take meds to long...shakiness, emotional, tired, hard heartbeat etc...

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • Have spent the last 10 months trying to regulate mood by 'switching', 6 hospitalizations and approximately 13 ECTs.

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