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Is melatonin safe for hypothyroidism

A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Shaw
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Risky: Melatonin is believed to down-regulate the activity of the thyroid gland. Therefore, not recommended in hypothyroidism. Best to discuss your insomnia ... Read More

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A member asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 52 years experience
Not recommended.: Melatonin may down-regulate the activity of the thyroid gland. So, taking a melatonin supplement with hypothyroidism could worsen the condition. I sug... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
No problem: Melatonin is safe and often quite effective and does not exhibit some of the usual problems with prescription sleep medications. Should not be an iss... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 54 years experience
Partly.: Caffeine itself can be the culprit for your insomnia. Hypothyroidism can cause depression which can lower your serotonin level and can contribute to y... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
May be: Your TSH is at the borderline of normal. You may wish to consult an endocrinologist to ascertain if you are prone to becoming hypothyroid, in which ca... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
Emergency Medicine 14 years experience
Many possibilities: There are multiple reasons why you can't stay asleep. The best starting point is to address your sleep hygiene. Start with making sure you have this l... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Recommendation: It is recommended usually 2 mg of melatonin.
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Inadequate: Herbalife is not adequate treatment for hypothyroidism. Please see your doctor for a proper prescription for hypothyroidism treatment. Herbalife is a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Melatonin can: Be used by a teenager. However, don't know what dose you are referrring to.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
The only injection: For hypothyroidism is an IV injection of thyroid hormone used only in emergency situations for severe and life-threatening hypothyroidism. Lipotropic ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 20 years experience
Safe together: Those medicines are safe together and should not interfere with each other. Most people use between 1 to 5 milligrams of melatonin at a time. I norm... Read More