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Review: could Synthroid cause Insomnia?

Summary: Insomnia is found among people who take Synthroid, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypothyroidism.

We study 88,973 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,883 have Insomnia. Find out below who they are, when they have Insomnia and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from 93,823 Synthroid users)

Insomnia

Insomnia (sleeplessness) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 143,888 Insomnia patients)

On Jan, 29, 2015: 88,946 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 3,389 people (3.81%) have Insomnia.

Trend of Insomnia in Synthroid reports

Time on Synthroid when people have Insomnia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Insomnia22.27%20.45%5.45%7.27%17.73%9.09%17.73%

Gender of people who have Insomnia when taking Synthroid * :

FemaleMale
Insomnia86.19%13.81%

Age of people who have Insomnia when taking Synthroid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Insomnia0.00%0.10%0.39%1.76%8.00%16.11%28.39%45.25%

Severity of Insomnia when taking Synthroid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Insomnia8.33%38.89%41.67%11.11%

How people recovered from Insomnia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Insomnia6.45%22.58%70.97%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (578 people, 17.06%)
  2. Depression (328 people, 9.68%)
  3. Osteoporosis (301 people, 8.88%)
  4. Thyroid disorder (247 people, 7.29%)
  5. Insomnia (188 people, 5.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (317 people, 9.35%)
  2. Fosamax (310 people, 9.15%)
  3. Premarin (296 people, 8.73%)
  4. Xanax (278 people, 8.20%)
  5. Lasix (277 people, 8.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Hi Everyone - I am desperate to talk to people who suffer like me. I have RLS and insomnia. I take Mirapex, Gabapenten, and have tried about 6 different kinds of sleeping pills and for the last 3 years I sleep about 3 to 4 hours a night. I can fall asleep but I cannot stay asleep. I am so sick of living like this. Nothing helps to keep me asleep. I go to bed at the same time every night (9) and around 1:00am, I wake up to go to the bathroom then the nightmare begins.... I cannot go back to sleep. I feel tired, depressed, alone and desperate for help. I have been to the Mayo Clinic twice and to numerous doctors and although they try, I can't get better. I exercise everyday for 1 - 1&1/2 hrs a day. I do not have any other health issues at all. This is a real big problem and a awful way to live. I just feel so alone and sad.

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