Review: could Levothyroxine cause Varicose veins?
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Levothyroxine sodium (latest outcomes from 69,669 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism, thyroid function tests. Commonly reported side effects of Levothyroxine sodium include nausea, nausea aggravated, fatigue, weakness, fatigue aggravated.
Varicose veins (veins that have become enlarged and tortuous) (latest reports from 569 patients) has been reported by people with generalized tonic-clonic seizure, hepatitis c, pain, high blood pressure, allergic rhinitis.
On Feb, 24, 2014: 62,606 people reported to have side effects when taking Levothyroxine sodium. Among them, 14 people (0.02%) have Varicose Veins.
Time on Levothyroxine sodium when people have Varicose veins * :
Gender of people who have Varicose veins when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Varicose veins||78.57%||21.43% |
Age of people who have Varicose veins when taking Levothyroxine sodium * :
|Varicose veins||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||7.14%||42.86%||50.00% |
Severity of Varicose veins when taking Levothyroxine sodium ** :
How people recovered from Varicose veins ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :n/a
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lipitor (7 people, 50.00%)
- Atenolol (3 people, 21.43%)
- Lasix (3 people, 21.43%)
- Evista (3 people, 21.43%)
- Glipizide (2 people, 14.29%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Bgorda (1 year ago):
I think you might want to look at whatever condition causes you to be taking levothyroxine in the first place. The endocrine system directly impacts circulation and muscular health. If there is a break down in one of these somewhere - its probably more the condition instead of the levo.. I just developed them a year ago - but have been on levo and its vaariants for 11 yrs. Now that I know the levo/syn was NOT helping my autoimmune problem but merely throwing in t4 that my system could not process and use as long as the "automimmune attack" on another portion of the body was going full force. So....i realize it was the poor care/lack of correct treatment that left my thyroid out of whack for so long and helped the varicosities to develop. (in addition to many other mental drugs given in the last 3 yrs to shut up my complaining of poor care)
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Someone else (2 years ago):
Did you ever find out if Levothyroxine was the cause?! I think it may be causing the same for me!
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Ashley (2 years ago):
I think levothyroxine is causing lots of veins to show. Im young but this looks bad I didnt notice so much before I started taking this..help?
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I started 18 units of levimir in january and my levothyroxine was raised from 112 mg to 125 at the same time. Levimir was raised from 15 to 34 units on feb 4 and since then to 38 units. I started novolog flex pen on feb. 4th. and my levothyroxine was elevated to alternating doses of 125 and 137. Since then I have been to the ER where they did ck test that was 726. The normal reference range is 30-200. My ckmb was4.9 with the normal reference range being 0.1-4.0. I had numbness on my left ear which has not gone away, it was coming and going, but is now more constant. Headaches, dizziness, difficulty breathing, loss of sleep, 3-4 hours a night max, can't catch my breath sitting or laying down, am better off when I'm on my feet,dizziness, fatigue, feels like a pressure or dizziness in both eyes. Have been in contact with endocrinologist and PCP. I stopped Testosterone injections, had my levothyroxine reduced to 112, quit taking novolog and got back on glimeperide, and stopped atorvastatin. Symptoms are not going away. It's been going on since the increases in medicine on feb 4. I had been getting test of ck and ckmb before and they were not high until the change in these medicines. I've been back to my PCP twice and shes trying to tell me it isn't the meds but I know it is. My blood pressure was high this week and that is never the case with me. I have had MRI on the chest and head, a brain scan MRI and carotid artery ultra sound that showed nothing out of the norm. I feel that these medicines are killing me. I can't go on like this much longer. My PCP does not seem to agree. Please advise!
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