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Review: could Synthroid cause Neuropathy peripheral?

Summary: Neuropathy peripheral is found among people who take Synthroid, 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 88,973 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 880 have Neuropathy peripheral. Find out below who they are, when they have Neuropathy peripheral 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)

Neuropathy peripheral

Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, osteoporosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 27,673 Neuropathy peripheral patients)

On Jan, 31, 2015: 88,946 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 880 people (0.99%) have Neuropathy Peripheral.

Trend of Neuropathy peripheral in Synthroid reports

Time on Synthroid when people have Neuropathy peripheral * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Neuropathy peripheral0.00%0.00%27.27%9.09%45.45%9.09%9.09%

Gender of people who have Neuropathy peripheral when taking Synthroid * :

FemaleMale
Neuropathy peripheral85.00%15.00%

Age of people who have Neuropathy peripheral when taking Synthroid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Neuropathy peripheral0.00%0.00%0.00%0.40%3.51%13.09%31.17%51.82%

Severity of Neuropathy peripheral when taking Synthroid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Neuropathy peripheral40.00%60.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Neuropathy peripheral ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Neuropathy peripheral0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (124 people, 14.09%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (97 people, 11.02%)
  3. Depression (85 people, 9.66%)
  4. Osteoporosis (80 people, 9.09%)
  5. Pain (53 people, 6.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (216 people, 24.55%)
  2. Zometa (213 people, 24.20%)
  3. Lasix (204 people, 23.18%)
  4. Fosamax (173 people, 19.66%)
  5. Lipitor (163 people, 18.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I was on simvastatin until 3 months ago when my cardiologist changed my me over to livalo because I was extremely tired all the time. I think my neuropathy is getting worse. I have muscle pain and not a lot of energy. I am not diabetic.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Been taking Levothyroxine since mid 2011. In February 2013, developed neuropathy in both lower legs (weakness) and slurred speech. As the year progressed, leg weakness is worse. Now have weakness in back and starting in both arms, plus trouble swallowing. Could the thyroid medicine possibly have anything to do with this.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • My feet HURT! IT'S LIKE THEY ARE ON FIRE SOMETIMES. Neurologist says I have patchy neuropathy. I think I have Dysautonomia, but doctors just seem to want to bet around the bush and avoid saying that is what I have. I have som many diagnosed symptoms of Dysautonomia it isn't funny. Also I have been on Zocore for 13 yrs because I have high cholesterol. An my primary physician keeps changing my Thyroid medication strength all the time. I ache all the time, I have irregular heart beat, mild heart murmur, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, heital hernia, suffer constipation one day and diarrhea the next, Have had colonoscopy no polyps. I've also been diagnosed as having migraine headaches. Sometimes I have hot flashes and other times I am freezing...even in the Texas summer! Lately I have more problems falling asleep which makes me really tired. Besides I feel like people think I am a hypochondriac. I am sick of feeling bad Help!

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    Becca on Jan, 17, 2013:

    I am a 49 y/o female. I have severe gluten intolerance. having been off gluten for about 6 months and not seeing as much improvement as I hoped for a friend with food allergies suggested I might have a problem with dairy. so I gave up milk and all of derivatives, cassein, whey, lactose.... the burning in feet stopped within days. That was 7 months ago if I eat just the smallest out of dairy the burning comes back. You are so very right it isn't funny it is painful.

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