• Muscle pain

    Asked by Norselady on Monday, May 27, 2013

    Muscle pain

    Did anyone get muscle pain from Synthroid?

    7 Answers from the Community

    7 answers
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I've been on Levothyroxin (generic Synthroid) since late 2007, and never had any muscle pain from it. I know that some of the chemo drugs I have been taken have cause muscle and joint pain, so that may be the cause. Speak with your Oncology team and let them know.

      about 5 years ago
    • derbygirl's Avatar

      I just started Levothyroxin which is the generic of Synthroid and haven't had any issues with it. I would talk with your doctor if you're having muscle pain because it may be the result of another medication that you are taking. Take care.

      about 5 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar

      My dr recently raised my dose of synthroid, and asked me to watch out for any untoward new side effects. I haven't had any, but it means they are out there. If you have questions about side effects, ask your dr. I know that muscle pain is a serious side effect of statins, and needs to be reported right away. I didn't have that, but had joint pain from statins.

      about 5 years ago
    • welderdan's Avatar

      Interesting question you have presented.. I've been on this for 7 months and yes my muscles always hurt, but I had a total laryngectomy, lymphnodes, and partial thyroid. Thought I might still be healing, hadn't thought some of the constant pain was from 0.1 MG of Levothyroxine. My muscle pain is limited to surgery area only.

      about 5 years ago
    • MouseGoddess' Avatar

      Been on Synthroid and the generic for thirty years. I've noticed that if I don't take it for too long I get muscle cramps, so in some ways it does affect the muscle. Whether it could go the other way and cause muscle pain from taking it may be something your doctor would need to research.

      about 5 years ago
    • tamp3265's Avatar

      I have been on synthroid for 2 years with no muscle pains or problem. I walk 4 miles per day with out problems

      about 5 years ago
    • Tracy's Avatar

      I have taken Synthroid and its variations for decades and never had a problem but about 5 years ago I started having bad muscle cramping. I had a parathyroid that was acting up. Apparently this is something that can happen when our necks are damaged from surgery and radiation. The parathyroids maintain the calcium levels. Tracy

      about 5 years ago

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