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Review: could Synthroid cause Neuropathy peripheral?

We study 88,750 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 (latest outcomes from 93,584 users) has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism.

Neuropathy peripheral

Neuropathy peripheral (surface nerve damage) (latest reports from 203,554 patients) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain.

On Jul, 17, 2014: 88,741 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 880 people (0.99%) have Neuropathy Peripheral. They amount to 0.43% of all the 203,552 people who have Neuropathy Peripheral on eHealthMe.

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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  • From this study (8 months 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 (9 months 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 (1 year 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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    Kat on Jan, 11, 2013:

    I am a 41 y/o female and had also had been taking simvistatin.
    The symptoms I had were severe leg and arm muscle pain and severe foot pain. I spent most of my time on simvistatin being told I was a hypochondriac and that the pain couldn't be that bad and that I was using the pain as an excuse to lie in bed. Well, I knew there was risk of rhabdomyolysis while taking this drug, but the symptoms I had started out being very subtle. The next thing I knew I was having unbearable wake-you-up at night pain and could only walk distances early in the day before the foot pain would become unbearable. I decided it had to be the simvistatin so I discontinued the medication immediately and within a week or two the pain was gone! I refuse to take any other statin and am now on lipofen.

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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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