Re: Synthroid and LEG SWELLING
I've seen the problem reported with some regularity, but have no personal experience. I have also seen anecdotal reports that switching brands can help... That it happens mostly with Synthroid specifically.
I would ask for a brand change before trying anything else. If it were me, I'd try Unithroid next, then Levoxyl if need be. Generic would be my last choice, and only then if I could be assured of getting the same company's generic at each refill.
Armour or other brand of dessicated thyroid is always a good option. There's no guarantee it would solve the problem, but it certainly might. The issue with dessicated is that most MDs won't prescribe it at all or don't know how to dose it correctly. If your doctor is willing, that might be a good next step instead of changing levothyroxine brands.
Hope something will work for you!
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Last edited by midwest1; 10-25-2012 at 10:39 AM.