Signs you are taking too much levothyroxine and when to know if you need to lower your dose. It’s quite common for thyroid patients to accidentally take TOO much levothyroxine.
Levothyroxine is the most commonly used medication to treat low thyroid (of all types). Unfortunately, it only works if you are using the correct DOSE, however!
And there are many people out there right now, perhaps you, who are taking either too much or too little. The side effects associated with taking too much or too little are almost the complete opposite.
If you’ve been taking levothyroxine or Synthroid and you are NOT feeling better then this video is for you.
While it is more common for people to not take ENOUGH levothyroxine (meaning their dose is too small) there are still plenty of people out there who are taking too much levothyroxine.
When you take too much levothyroxine you will start to experience some of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism as well as a few added symptoms associated with the medication itself.
Signs your dose of levothyroxine may be too high include:
#2. Hair loss
#5. Muscle weakness
#6. Fertility issues
#7. Rapid heartrate
#9. Diarrhea or loose stools
#10. Heat intolerance
Do you feel that your thyroid medication dose is off? Do you think you are taking too much? Leave a comment below to let me know!
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