Hi, I have Hypothyroidism and I have been taking Levothyroxine

Patient: Hi, I have Hypothyroidism and I have been taking Levothyroxine for about 5 years now and since then I have had a minor eye twitch which comes and goes throughout the day, I don’t notice it myself but other people do and it has been causing a lot of anxiety and stress for me, making me very self consious. Could this be due to my Levothyroxine medication? I am concerned I will suffer with this eye twitch for the rest of my life. I am 15 years old.

Doctor: Hello,Thank you for your medical query at AskTheDoctor.comI understand your concern.No, eye twitching is not a s ide effect of levothyroxine. It could be due to a minor vitamin deficiency or could be due to other associated eye conditions or allergies.I will advise you take a course of multivitamin-multimineral supplement such as Pharmaton, and also consult an ophthalmologist for a routine eye-check up.Hope this was helpful,Regards.


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