| | Started thyroid medication for first time... extreme diarrhea, eek!
A liiiittle embarrassing, but here we go!
I just started taking thyroid medication for the first time *ever* in my life this week - to treat symptoms of an under-active (aka hypo) thyroid.
I am taking 50mcg of Levothyroxine every morning, on an empty stomach. The first day I took it - fine. The second day I took it - also fine. The third day I took it - oh my god! Everything was hunky-dory, until mid-evening, when all of the sudden, from seemingly out of nowhere (and I do mean nowhere) - I needed to poop like nobody's business, immediately.
I barely made it to the loo, where I discovered I had the worst diarrhea I have *ever* encountered. It was very liquidy, and more worryingly, there was food in it that I had only eaten earlier that afternoon, that had passed through very quickly, and not broken down.
It was very disconcerting, and I was curious if anybody else had experienced this symtom when starting thyroid medication?
Did you lower your dose, and did that help? Can your body build up a "tolerance" to the medication, enabling you to take a higher dose without the adverse symptoms such as diarrhea?
Your wisdom is, as always, appreciated.