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Can You Eat Grapefruit While Taking Synthroid
Yes: But thyroid is ideally taken in the morning an hour before eating anything. ...Read more
I am 13 weeks pregnant. I am on Synthroid (thyroxine) 50 mcg and citranatal DHA vitamins. I also had a hepatitis at an age of 5. Can I eat two grapefruits a day or will it interact with medications listed above?
Doubtful: 2 grapefruits will not interfere with your mediciation; however, can interfere with other mediciations and antibiotics: check with your OB-GYN. ...Read more
I take Synthroid (thyroxine) in am before breakfast. Are there any foods I should be avoiding? What about lemon water, grapefruit, walnuts, milk, any worries?
30 min may suffice: If there is conflict in am, you can take at bedtime as shown in a recent study in a thyroid journal. ...Read more
Abusing meds: No. The opposite would happen.Get a more detailed answer ›
I started synthroid (thyroxine) 25 mcg 2.5 wks ago for hypo. The last few days, I've felt very full (almost sick) when I don't eat much. Is this related? Why?
I have hypothyroidism and take thyroxine, is it ok for me to eat cruciferous vegetables and soya products?
Yes, however...: Eating large amounts of cruciferous vegetables & soy can suppress thyroid function, but it is not clear how much and moderate consumption, esp. If these are cooked, should not have much of an effect. If you eat very large amounts of these then monitor levels of thyroid hormone to see if you need to take more thyroxine. See www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=george&dbid=47. ...Read more
Can I eat black walnuts while taking synthroid (thyroxine)? I usually wait an hour after taking it to eat anything but I am confused as to whether it's ok to eat
I'm taking synthroid (thyroxine) 50 mcg every morning for hypothyroid. Levels are normal all the time. Can I drink milk and eat cheese 1 hour after pill?
Yes: 30-60 min should be enough.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi to all dear doctors. I want to ask what should I do? I have severe constipation. And im taking 1 tablet of thyroxine daily. I eat a lot of fibers
I know that Synthroid (thyroxine) is used for hypothyroidism but can it be used to increase appetite in people who eat too little?
It should not be used as an appetite stimulant. It will lead to more side effects, and actually suppress your own body hormone, which you may have enough.
Extra thyroid hormone will increase your metabolism, your heart rate (leading to possible arrhythmias) and weight loss, diarrhea. Other medications are available as appetite stimulants. ...Read more
I know calcium & fiber can interfere w/ Synthroid (thyroxine) but is it only if eaten close to pill time? If I eat fiber & ca later in day regularly is it ok?
Synthesis: Yes, that should be perfectly all right ...Read more
Will I be able to eat foods with added calcium, iron and magnesium if I'm on synthroid (thyroxine)?
Food and thyroid...: You can eat any kind of food if taking Synthroid (thyroxine) as long as you take this tablet away from all food and all medications. I highly recommend for it to be taken in the middle of the night so you are sure nothing interferes with its absoprtion. Once absobed - typically in one hour - then any food will not affect this medication. ...Read more
I'm on toprol (metoprolol) XR and Synthroid daily. Can I eat watermelon? And would watermelon help to control my tachycardia?
I'm constantly choking whenever I eat. This happens about 2-3 times a day for the past month. I take thyroxine for hypothyroidism. What could this be?
Not thyroid related: This needs evaluation and you need to see a gastroenterologist to rule out potentially very serious issues. ...Read more
I've been on Synthroid (thyroxine) 25 mcg for 1 month for hypothyroidism & the last 2 weeks my energy level has dropped. I don't even want to eat. Is that normal?
I have hypothyroism. I take 50mcg thyroxine and 20mcg of tertroxine daily. I exercise intensly 3xweek and eat 1200cal/day and no weight loss help!
Math does not add up:
From your question, the math does not add up
if you are taking 50 microgrm of thyroxin and your thyroid function like tsh, t3, (liothyronine) T4 are normal and you are on 1200 calories daily diet and you exercise intensely 3 times a week and still do not loose weight.
I will recommend you see your doctor and/or nutritionist as to what you are doing is right or wrong. ...Read more
My T4 is 0.87 and TSH is 6.580 I want to attempt to conceive but lower my tsh. Could u recommend diet, book? Dr will put me on thyroxine. What to eat?
Follow: Your doctor's advice. I don't think what you'll eat will matter much. ...Read more
Can I drink pedia lite if I've been nauseous and unable to eat much today. I took my meds though. Synthroid (thyroxine). Propranolol and OTC vitamin d3. Is it ok?
It is good substitute for fluid replacement
you can take it with the medicines. ...Read more
Potentially: Hundreds of other meds might interact in some way with Synthroid. Your doctor can run an interaction check between Synthroid & your other Rx's. In general, however, if you take Synthroid 2 hours after and 1/2 hour before meals, other meds, mineral & fiber supplements and antacids, you will avoid most interactions with Synthroid. Best wishes! Dr. Anne. ...Read more
Each morning before I take my synthroid I feel very bad and about 1 hr after taking it feel good. Why is that? Does it wear off by the morning?
Possibly, ..: Everyone metabolizes medications differently, and in your case, your symptoms are what they are, so it is possible the meds are waxing in the AM. Try talking to your Dr. And maybe taking the meds at Noon or even in the PM hours may help decrease the feeling you get in the AM. Best wishes. ...Read more
Are the brand name "synthroid" &levothyroxine equally effective? M taking synthroid. Can I switch 2 levothyroxine, looks like levothyroxine is cheaper
Levothyroxine is: Cheaper since it's a generic, but the blood levels with Synthroid (thyroxine) are more consistent and reliable. It is a product with a "narrow therapeutic window" where generics can vary from batch to batch, company to company and prescription to prescription -- while the brand name product does not. If you can afford it, take the brand name drug. ...Read more
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