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Does Levothyroxine Cause Bone Loss?

Does Levothyroxine Cause Bone Loss?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC41...

I thought I'd read somewhere that Levothyroxine can cause bone loss; this article confirms it. I don't even know why I'm on levothyroxine, it doesn't do anything for my thin, brittle fingernails, nor my energy, and I don't have any of the symptoms other women describe as to why they are on it. It seems to make my lab work look better, but if it is causing bone loss, I should get off it. Is anyone else aware of this issue, and how many of us are… read more

A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

kendall Malloy Chicago I was diagnosed a few months ago. they want to medicate me but I'm not ready. I do legal research for a living & all of the medications have side effects. I'm doing vitamins & herbal alternatives. How are you feeling today?

posted about 1 month ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

Sounds like me. Although my hair is ok, but the thin, brittle fingernails mean I have to carry fingernail clippers with me all the time, as the slightest bump and the nails will just crack and break into jagged teeth, right back to where they grow out of my fingers.

posted about 1 month ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

The problem with stopping thyroid meds is medical issues such as heart problems and much more. Although I am on meds for this and do not feel any better I still take them as I cannot see immediately what not taking them can do. I too have thin brittle hair and nails and always cold.

posted about 1 month ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I have been taking levothyroxine for many years and my dosage is at 175. This drug does MANY different things for the operation of the whole body and to quit taking it would be hazardous to my overall health. To make sure I am taking the correct dosage, I have my TSH checked several times through the year and my free 3 and free 4 checked at least once a year.

posted about 1 month ago
A MyOsteoTeam Member said:

I have been taking Levothyroxine since 2015 for Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's Disease. If Levothyroxine can cause bone loss, for myself personally, I feel I don't dare discontinue that medication. There are other health risks that Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's Disease can cause on the body if it is not kept under control. It's a choice each person has to make for themselves to whether to take Levothyroxine or not.😀

posted about 1 month ago
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