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Is it healthy for people on thyroxine supplements to take weight gain powders?

Is it healthy for people on thyroxine supplements to take weight gain powders?

Weight gain: In general it is ok. Make sure you are not on too much thyroxine as it will promote weight loss. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Can I take garcinia cambogia supplement with synthroid (thyroxine)?

Can I take garcinia cambogia supplement with synthroid (thyroxine)?

Herbal supplements: There is no literature suggesting that you can not take the gardenia cambodia with synthroid. However, some contra-indicated medications are diabetes medications, iron, potassium, calcium, serotonin, singulair, (montelukast) statins and warfarin. Given your history of obesity, I would be very cautious before taking an herbal supplement and recommend speaking with your private physician first. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take selenium supplements while on thyroxine? Is it possible that it will help with fertility?

Is it safe to take selenium supplements while on thyroxine? Is it possible that it will help with fertility?

Yes, kind of: Silenium, a trace essential mineral is a good supplement, but should not be taken at the same time as the thyroid pill because it affects absorption. ...Read more

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Should I take weight loss supplements with the drug levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Should I take weight loss supplements with the drug levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Careful of caffeine: As you may already know, many of theses so called "diet" supplements contain caffeine or caffeine like ingredients that tend to raise heart rate. Those who have hyperthyroidism, especially if not treated or under treated, can be at risk of cardiac arrhythmias/fainting spells if large amount of caffeine ingested. ...Read more

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I am taking Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroid, can I take Super DMZ 2.0 dietary supplement?

I am taking Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroid, can I take Super DMZ 2.0 dietary supplement?

Not enough info: Super dmz 2 is a prohormone. Two steroid base drugs there. I weight lift as part of my work out. I recommend to all my fellow lifters to stay away from synthetic prohormones/steroids. Go natural. Increase your protein intake, lean meat, fish, chicken with good carbs. Use a good whey protein as supplement right after working out. Many in the market. Weight lift first then a small 20 min aerobic. ...Read more

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I take 75 Synthroid (thyroxine) after a thyroidectomy. Would an iodine supplement help? How would I know if I were iodine deficient?

I take 75 Synthroid (thyroxine) after a thyroidectomy. Would an iodine supplement help? How would I know if I were iodine deficient?

Iodine not needed: The primary organ that uses iodine is the thyroid. If your thyroid is removed, then an iodine supplement will not be of use. In addition, there is a lot of iodine in a normal diet. It is very hard to become iodine deficient in all but a handful of remote regions of the world. ...Read more

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How long should you wait after taking Synthroid (thyroxine) before you take your vitamins and supplements?

How long should you wait after taking Synthroid (thyroxine) before you take your vitamins and supplements?

Thyroid: Typically the recommendation is to wait at least 30 min after your thyroid medication before consuming foods or vitamins. There is some new emerging evidence also that you can take all your weekly thyroid pills in a single dose once weekly. You might want to ask your doctor about this as the studies have shown no difference in long term control and may make it easier for u to take vitamins. ...Read more

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My calcium level is 8.5. Do I need to take a supplement? Also I take Synthroid (thyroxine) and my TSH is 2.380, shouldn't it be closer to 1?

My calcium level is 8.5. Do I need to take a supplement? Also I take Synthroid (thyroxine) and my TSH is 2.380, shouldn't it be closer to 1?

A good idea,,: It would be a good idea to take a supplement, however your level isn't too bad considering your h/o h. Pylori, which hopefully has been cleared up or at least treated. So you might want to see your doctor to get an idea of how much you should take. Your TSH is also not too high as some ranges have up to 5.0 as upper normal, but it's better if toward 1.0 but if no symptoms, leave alone or see dr. ...Read more

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Which vitamin supplements should I take I am already 75mg thyroxine and 50mg of fluoxetine daily?

Which vitamin supplements should I take I am already 75mg thyroxine and 50mg of fluoxetine daily?

If depressed. . .: Depression and hypothyroidism do often run together, but thyroxin alone may not eliminate your depression. For my depressed patients I often suggest a high epa fish oil such as omega-brite, so that they can have at least 1-2 grams epa/day in only 3 capsules. Take this with full meals. Also, consider a multivit that contains 1000mcg l-methylfolate & 1000mcg B12 (methylcobalamin) daily as well. ...Read more

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Ttc for 18mth. Tsh ranged from 2.7 -8.1. Endo is cautious about prescribing thyroxine as all other bloods are ok. Can I take supplements to boost tsh?

Do not need to boost: Tsh. It would be prudent to follow your doctor's advice. There are no supplements to "boost" TSH and boosting TSH will not address the issue as your TSH is higher than normal, at times. ...Read more

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I am on 125 mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism. What weight loss supplement program is ok to take while on Synthroid (thyroxine) - Plexus, Cellucor?

I am on 125 mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism. What weight loss supplement program is ok to take while on Synthroid (thyroxine) - Plexus, Cellucor?

All of: The weight loss supplements are worthless and a waste of money. The only thing that will get smaller is your wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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61 yr. Female with TSH 12.23 (12 hr. Fast). I supplement a few drops of atomized iodine transdermal. Mom/sister have thyroid issues - take synthroid (thyroxine).

61 yr. Female with TSH 12.23 (12 hr. Fast). I supplement a few drops of atomized iodine transdermal. Mom/sister have thyroid issues - take synthroid (thyroxine).

Hypothryroid: By definition you are hypothyroid, though it would be useful to know your levels of free T3 (liothyronine) & free t4. However, the most important question is if you have symptoms of hypothyroidism- see http://www. Stopthethyroidmadness. Com/long-and-pathetic/
iodine is usually fine but you will likely benefit from taking thyroid if you are symptomatic. ...Read more

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Are there any safe weight loss supplements such as Lipozene I can take I'm on inderal for hbp. Synthroid Zoloft and wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Are there any safe weight loss supplements such as Lipozene I can take I'm on inderal for hbp. Synthroid Zoloft and wellbutrin (bupropion)?

Not Really.: There is no easy or magic pill to promote weight loss. Diet diet diet! Taking the meds you have noted raises concern for potentially dangerous interactions with many otc supplements. I advise against taking them. ...Read more

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Is iodine an effective supplement when also taken with synthroid (thyroxine)?

Is iodine an effective supplement when also taken with synthroid (thyroxine)?

Only if deficient: Iodine deficiency is quite common. A recent study in boston showed that 50% of pregnant women were iodine deficient. If you are tested and deficient, an iodine supplement will be helpful. There is emerging evidence that iodine deficiency may increase the risk of breast cancer as well as thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Can dietary supplements be taken with thyroxine? I am due to start on it but am currently taking lots of supplements

Can dietary supplements be taken with thyroxine? I am due to start on it but am currently taking lots of supplements

Calcium, iron beware: The two substances that most commonly cause decreased stomach absorption of thyroid hormone are calcium and iron. We usually recommend that any vitamins, supplements and medicines (e.g. Antacids) that contain calcium and/or iron be taken at least 3-4 hours separated from thyroid pills. Otherwise, the thyroid levels that are absorbed into the body may vary each day. ...Read more

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After 20 years on synthroid, (thyroxine) can I switch to a natural thyroid supplement?

After 20 years on synthroid, (thyroxine) can I switch to a natural thyroid supplement?

Natural thryoid med: You can switch to a prescription natural thyroid medication such as armour thryoid or nature-throid. The vast majority of people who try both feel better on natural thyroid. However, some people (those with thyroiditis) may be allergic to some of the components of natural thyroid. Discuss with your doctor. See http://abt. Cm/18gpb3a & http://www. Stopthethyroidmadness. Com/natural-thyroid-101/. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do herbal cleanses using supplements if you're taking meds like Synthroid (thyroxine) and SSRI meds? Or will it flush meds out of yr system?

Is it safe to do herbal cleanses using supplements if you're taking meds like Synthroid (thyroxine) and SSRI meds? Or will it flush meds out of yr system?

The road to health..: ...does NOT lead through your rectum. Colon cleansing can cause vomiting, electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, jaundice & kidney failure. It was discredited a century ago. It may sound appealing but there is NO scientific evidence for it. None. Claims that toxins in your GI tract cause health problems eg arthritis, allergies, asthma are nonsense. Arm yourself with knowledge, not outdated claptrap. ...Read more

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My wife has a thyroid condition and she is taking Synthroid, (thyroxine) could she consume Fenugreek supplement? Ty

My wife has a thyroid condition and she is taking Synthroid, (thyroxine) could she consume Fenugreek supplement? Ty

Yes: Fenugreek has many health benefits and has no known interaction with Synthroid (thyroxine). See http://tinyurl. Com/mcpk93r
for more about fenugreek.
A high percentage of those with hypothyroidism benefit from either adding T3 or changing to natural Thyroid.
See http://tinyurl. Com/n4zmkro and
http://tinyurl. Com/63ood7
and http://tinyurl. Com/pgvyeb8 ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that increase thyroid levels for those of us w hypothyroid and suffering frm symptoms still on synthroid (thyroxine)? 2 use carefully!

Are there herbal supplements that increase thyroid levels for those of us w hypothyroid and suffering frm symptoms still on synthroid (thyroxine)? 2 use carefully!

Not recommended: Without a consult with your endocrinologist, you really should not add anything, especially an herbal remedy. This is because the strengh of these supplements is unclear, as is how they may interact with your current meds. If you are still suffering from symptoms, don't give up. Work with your doc to find some balance that works for you. ...Read more

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Homocysteine level was 13.5. I have hypothyroidism which I'm on Synthroid (thyroxine) for. I'm folate deficient and B12 level was 292. Should I supplement?

Homocysteine level was 13.5. I have hypothyroidism which I'm on Synthroid (thyroxine) for. I'm folate deficient and B12 level was 292. Should I supplement?

Yes, but: I would also take b12. Homocysteine has five degredation pathways, two mediated by folate, (folic acid) one by b6, and two by b12. 2500 mcg of B12 is 416 x the mdr and reduces homocysteine more than any nutriceutical if no deficiency exists. ...Read more

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I'm taking synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism and also taking a liquid iodine supplement. Is this ok? What is more effective? Will my thyroid get better?

I'm taking synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism and also taking a liquid iodine supplement. Is this ok? What is more effective? Will my thyroid get better?

Get Iodine Level: There are still areas in Brazil with iodine deficiency. If you are iodine deficient and have an enlarging thyroid (goiter) and an underactive thyroid the iodine will likely be helpful and your Synthroid (thyroxine) dose may go down (do not take them at the same time). If you are not iodine deficient depending on the thyroid problem, iodine may actually worsen thyroid function. Get your iodine level checked. ...Read more

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Can ringing in the ears be associated with increased tsh, use of Synthroid (thyroxine) or iron supplements?

Can ringing in the ears be associated with increased tsh, use of Synthroid (thyroxine) or iron supplements?

Unlikely: Ringing in the ear is actually common but unlikely to be caused by what you listed. ...Read more

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Will taking pumpkin seed oil supplements 1000mg for hair loss, negatively effect my thyroid functioning? I have hypothyroidism taking 75mcg synthyroid

Will taking pumpkin seed oil supplements 1000mg for hair loss, negatively effect my thyroid functioning? I have hypothyroidism taking 75mcg synthyroid

Not studied: Hi. No one has studied the effect of pumpkin seed oil (PSO) on thyroid function; just like no one has studied its effect on hair loss! So take PSO to your heart's content; you're enriching some snake oil salesperson, but I seriously doubt it will have any effect on your thyroid function tests or l-thyroxine dose. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is generic Synthroid (thyroxine) okay to take?

Is generic Synthroid (thyroxine) okay to take?

Yes: Generic synthroid is called levothyroxine. Taking generic version is reasonable and will likely achivevsimilar results, however I would recommend that you inform your endocrinologist about such switch as you may need to have your thyroid levels checked soon (a few weeks) after making the switch to ensure your dosing is appropriate. I would also recommend that you adhere to one kind of preparation. ...Read more

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Anything I can take OTC for levoxyl (thyroxine)?

Anything I can take OTC for levoxyl (thyroxine)?

No: If you need thyroxine (of which Levoxyl is just one brand) because you are hypothyroid in this country you need thyroxine. ...Read more

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Can I take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and synthroid?

Yes: Yes. Ideally synthroid (thyroxine) should be taken on an empty stomach 30 min. Before food or other meds. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid
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Thyroxine (Definition)

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Synthroid (Definition)

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