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What is Synthroid?
Synthroid (generic name Levothyroxine) is a medication used to treat an underactive thyroid gland. When your thyroid gland is underactive it puts you into a hypothyroid state. Thyroid hormone is very important in childhood development. In adults, it is a large factor in physical and mental wellbeing, as well as metabolic processes.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism are primarily fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, dry skin and constipation. Many of the symptoms of hypothyroidism can be confused with everyday occurrences and may be attributed to stress or poor sleep. The truth is that many people with hypothyroidism do not even know they have it until they decide to get a TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) test.
Taking Synthroid becomes necessary when your body fails to produce enough thyroid hormone. The reasons for this occurring are split between a few possibilities. The first is an autoimmune disease; Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is when your system creates antibodies that attack your own tissues. Thyroid surgery is an obvious cause of hormonal issues. Your thyroid gland is partially or wholly removed, thus making it necessary for you to supplement with the hormone for life.
Are There Side Effects to Synthroid?
For starters, the one that concerns many people is hair loss. While it is certainly possible that taking thyroid medication can kickstart hair loss due to suddenly fluctuating levels of thyroid hormones; hair follicle receptors are sensitive to thyroid hormone. However, the main cause of hair loss is often preempted by medication. Being in hypo or hyperthyroid state for too long (which often occurs due to the subtlety of symptoms) can cause a large portion of your hair to enter the resting stage, thus triggering Telogen Effluvium (hair loss). This hair loss may only become apparent months after the triggering event as it takes 2-4 months for the hair to start to fall out. Telogen effluvium can last anywhere from 6-9 months and in some rare cases even longer. Once the thyroid issues are treated, hair is restored to former or near former glory in many cases.
In cases of hypothyroidism, it is not an exact science as to getting your hormones leveled. It is not unusual to have your dosage adjusted a few times until you hit a number right for you. In some cases, too much thyroid hormone can be supplemented with and the patient may be placed into a slightly or highly hyperthyroid state. This state is indicated by increased sweating, sensitivity to heat (as opposed to cold). Patients may feel anxious and feel the onset of tremors. Chest pain and heart palpitations are not unusual as well.
Do You Require Assistance Paying For Synthroid?
Synthroid is a crucial drug for those with hypothyroidism. Without it, normal life is punctuated by extreme fatigue and mental unwellness. The Rx Helper is here to help you acquire this drug at a lowered cost. We have helped thousands of patients get the prescription medical assistance they need. To qualify, you must be an uninsured or under-insured American who requires prescription medication. If you’d like prescription medication delivered to your front door for little to no cost, give us a call today at (877) 767-3297 or visit our contact page here.