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Synthroid and being super sensitive to cold

My mother has been taking Synthroid (generic levothyroxine). She has suffered from being severely cold, even during the summer here in the South East. Has anyone else experienced this or know anyone who has? Her doctor dismisses her when she brings this up, so she stopped taking it for the past three days and the symptoms went away. We have researched this symptom on the Internet with no success. TIA for your time.


Asked by Austinsmom35 at 8:13 PM on Jan. 9, 2011 in Health

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  • Maybe the medication is not at the right dose yet. Being sensitive to the cold is a symptom of the thyroid not functioning properly. Her doctor should do blood work to check.
    I have an underactive thyroid and it took some time to get the medication to the right level.

    Answer by TARARENEE at 8:24 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • She shouldn't stop taking it. Your thyroid controls everything. Maybe it's time to find a new doctor?

    Answer by TARARENEE at 8:18 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • Oh wow... never just stop taking a medication! If she truly has thyroid issues, she will become very messed up. She probably needs to see a different Dr.

    Answer by m-avi at 9:00 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • I have been taking the something the generic 25 mcg since Aug. 09 due to a low thyroid so far so good. She might need to adjust her dose until the right one works have her go to another Dr. Hope she gets it right and soon feel better. Oh have her continue to take her meds she might be doing more harm then good atleast have her cut in half for starters. GL

    Answer by Butterfly1108 at 1:04 AM on Jan. 10, 2011

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