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Review: could Synthroid cause Dairy product intolerance?

Summary: Dairy product intolerance could be caused by Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aredia, and have Hypothyroidism.

We study 88,617 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 92 have Dairy product intolerance. Find out below who they are, when they have Dairy product intolerance and more.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 88,617 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 92 people (0.10%) have Dairy Product Intolerance. They amount to 1.71% of all the 5,391 people who have Dairy Product Intolerance on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dairy product intolerance in Synthroid reports

Time on Synthroid when people have Dairy product intolerance * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dairy product intolerance33.33%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%33.33%

Gender of people who have Dairy product intolerance when taking Synthroid * :

FemaleMale
Dairy product intolerance82.00%18.00%

Age of people who have Dairy product intolerance when taking Synthroid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dairy product intolerance0.00%0.00%0.00%1.27%20.25%5.06%39.24%34.18%

Severity of Dairy product intolerance when taking Synthroid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dairy product intolerance0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Dairy product intolerance ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dairy product intolerance0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (16 people, 17.39%)
  2. Neoplasm malignant (10 people, 10.87%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (10 people, 10.87%)
  4. Anxiety disorder (9 people, 9.78%)
  5. Chronic myeloid leukaemia (9 people, 9.78%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aredia (24 people, 26.09%)
  2. Zometa (24 people, 26.09%)
  3. Premarin (23 people, 25.00%)
  4. Fosamax (16 people, 17.39%)
  5. Reglan (14 people, 15.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • During the past two years I have developed, in the following order, extreme fatigue, stomach discomfort (diarrhea, vomiting, bloating, gas, pain), joint pain, and problems with short memory. The stomach discomfort seems to be due to a lactose intolerance and the joint pain to a gluten sensitivity. Those symptoms have largely subsided. The fatigue is still present and conflicts with my ability to secure a job, and I think it's probably associated with the memory issues. It might be due to sleep apnoea but I have not yet completed a sleep study. I have always had low blood pressure.

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    Helpful on Nov, 24, 2012:

    Have you had your thyroid levels checked? Be sure to ask your doctor for the complete thyroid panel. A TSH is helpful but not a complete picture and may miss more subtle indications of an imbalance.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • i have puffy feet and get tremor and have put on a lot of weight

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