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is melatonin safe for hypothyroidism

A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Shaw
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
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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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Who says you can't?: Hypothyroidism is a very common disease and very very easily treated. If you are not treated, you probably having some fatigue/tiredness and so taking ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
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
51 years experience Neurology
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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
48 years experience Pathology
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
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Recommendation: It is recommended usually 2 mg of melatonin.
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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
24 years experience Psychiatry
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
40 years experience Endocrinology
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
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