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Review: could Synthroid cause Panic attacks (Panic disorder)?

Summary: Panic attacks 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 Xanax, and have Hypothyroidism.

We study 88,946 people who have side effects while taking Synthroid from FDA and social media. Among them, 456 have Panic attacks. Find out below who they are, when they have Panic attacks and more.

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Synthroid

Synthroid has active ingredients of levothyroxine sodium. It is often used in hypothyroidism. (latest outcomes from 93,791 Synthroid users)

Panic attacks

Panic attacks has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 24,801 Panic attacks patients)

On Jan, 28, 2015: 88,946 people reported to have side effects when taking Synthroid. Among them, 456 people (0.51%) have Panic Attacks.

Trend of Panic attacks in Synthroid reports

Time on Synthroid when people have Panic attacks * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Panic attacks25.00%0.00%6.25%0.00%25.00%25.00%18.75%

Gender of people who have Panic attacks when taking Synthroid * :

FemaleMale
Panic attacks93.72%6.28%

Age of people who have Panic attacks when taking Synthroid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Panic attacks0.00%0.00%0.73%3.88%11.89%23.06%29.85%30.58%

Severity of Panic attacks when taking Synthroid ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Panic attacks0.00%40.00%40.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Panic attacks ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Panic attacks0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypothyroidism (86 people, 18.86%)
  2. Depression (64 people, 14.04%)
  3. Anxiety (44 people, 9.65%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (37 people, 8.11%)
  5. Hypertension (34 people, 7.46%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (84 people, 18.42%)
  2. Vioxx (66 people, 14.47%)
  3. Lipitor (43 people, 9.43%)
  4. Paxil (42 people, 9.21%)
  5. Nexium (39 people, 8.55%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • have full blowen attacks that come in waves or as i call episodes lasting 20 30 seconds. hyperventalting, shakes/tremors, sweating, tingle in face and lips (hyperventalating)shakes start from inside musels, atrer episode twitching of musels, cant talk, will hold breath till episode is over, muscles tighten sometimes i curl to a fetal possision, sometimes i go hard as a rock, stiff as a board,, jaw clenching, hold breath, cant talk

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

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