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Review: could Levothyroxine cause Joint pain?

We study 67,293 people who have side effects while taking Levothyroxine from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,971 have Joint pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Joint pain and more.

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Levothyroxine sodium

Levothyroxine sodium (latest outcomes from 69,967 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism.

Joint pain

Joint pain (latest reports from 802,643 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 67,265 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 1,971 people (2.93%) have Joint Pain. They amount to 0.25% of all the 800,469 people who have Joint Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Joint pain in Levothyroxine sodium reports

Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Joint pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Joint pain25.40%25.40%4.76%7.94%4.76%22.22%9.52%

Gender of people who have Joint pain when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :

FemaleMale
Joint pain84.09%15.91%

Age of people who have Joint pain when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Joint pain0.06%0.06%0.80%2.35%4.76%13.12%26.02%52.84%

Severity of Joint pain when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Joint pain5.56%33.33%61.11%0.00%

How people recovered from Joint pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Joint pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (321 people, 16.29%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (262 people, 13.29%)
  3. Osteoporosis (215 people, 10.91%)
  4. Hypertension (197 people, 9.99%)
  5. Pain (135 people, 6.85%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (315 people, 15.98%)
  2. Humira (280 people, 14.21%)
  3. Lipitor (207 people, 10.50%)
  4. Prednisone (188 people, 9.54%)
  5. Folic acid (167 people, 8.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I've been diagnosed with sero-negative rheumatoid arthritis. I have only tested minimally positive on the anti-CCP test and had a slightly high SED rate. My most recent tests showed some slight elevation in some RA marker tests, but nothing really significant. My rheumatologist is now doubting whether I have RA or some other pain syndrome going on.

    Reply

    IHateRA on Jul, 22, 2014:

    My first RA Dr. put me on Plaquenil, it seemed to work for six months, then stopped - I thought the dose would be adjusted but it wasn't, so I went to another RA Doc - C-RP wasn't too high, sero neg. Was put on methotrexate - I ended up with a mouth sore the NEXT day, then bumps started appearing on my face, like zits, but NOT zits. I didn't touch them, but they ulcerated, left me full of scars on face, legs, etc - I have been OFF methotrexate for 5 years AND still have the same problem along with a daily fever (100+) and severe sweating - I knew the bumps were a sign of being allergic to Methotrexate, I quit it right away, called Dr. to get in - they told me 3 months (I was an established patient). In terms of fever and sweating, the ONLY thing I have in common with some of these posts and drug lists is METHOTREXATE - I wouldn't allow a pet to take it. I seem to have more in common with a friend who as MS - but my reg. doc doesn't listen to that. I can't take bio. drugs (live in "fungal" region), so I take pain medicine - as little as possible, I guess the Methotrexate is STILL messing with my body. I have a very good acupuncturist - when I told him that my Doc. wasn't "sure" about RA, he poked me (lightly) with his finger in two places and ask which hurt more. He confirmed the RA as it travels on certain meridians in Chinese medicine. Had I picked a different spot for hurting more, then we would have to figure out what I really had. My joints are deteriorating but now I'm afraid of the drugs for RA, so I just put up with and manage the pain (which is extreme) with pain meds, cold therapy (I love my cryo-cuff), and acupuncture. I wish that the side effects of RA drugs weren't as bad as they are! Leaving Cymbalta, Lyrica, Plaquenil and Methotrexate (all at different times) OUT of my body made me realize that they did affect me - I was "foggy" and sluggish mentally but didn't really notice it until I quit them.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I took INH in 1995 for 9 months also wondering if these symptoms could be long term side effect from that.

    Reply

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