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Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe, two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Ionized Calcium 4.65, PTH 133, Calcium 10.3, Vitamin D 7, Phosphorus 4.9, recurrent Kidney stones. Thyroid lobe, two parathyroids removed in 2004.

Uncertain: These test results don't add up to a straight forward answer. However, I would be concerned about the possibility of recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism. You should take Vit D to eliminate Vit D deficiency as a cause for high PTH levels. Once this is done, if you still have high PTH with high calcium levels, you have recurrent primary HPTH and will need surgery again. ...Read more

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Should I take vitamin d or any other supplement or anything for thyroidism?

Should I take vitamin d or any other supplement or anything for thyroidism?

Vitamin D won't help: If you truly have hypothyroidism the treatment is to take thyroid hormone prescribed by a doctor who has reviewed your thyroid test results. Vitamin d is not the treatment for thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

Yes, but: It would be potentially dangerous and possibly illegal depending upon the source of the amphetamines. Why put something in your body that is harmful and can potentially kill you? Also get off the armour thyroid, which is ground up pig tissue and have your doctor put you on brand name T4 replacement, which is better and safer. ...Read more

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Take a whole packet of 5 or 6 heart vitamins from GMC store that come together and one aside for thyroid function. Is this safe?? even with medication?

Take a whole packet of 5 or 6 heart vitamins from GMC store that come together and one aside for thyroid function. Is this safe?? even with medication?

Maybe, maybe not: It all depends on what is in the vitamins that you take. Anything can be bad for you if the dosage is too high, even things that we think of as natural, like vitamins. Some medications can also interact with vitamins. In particular, thyroid medications and blood thinners can interact with supplements. If you take prescription medications, you could ask your prescribing doctor or your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Other than age, thyroid, diet, and medication/vitamins, what medical conditions would cause suddenly shortened periods of a healthy female? (18 days)

Other than age, thyroid, diet, and medication/vitamins, what medical conditions would cause suddenly shortened periods of a healthy female? (18 days)

Irregular periods: Not a whole lot. I would have your FSH, LH, estradiol, TSH levels checked for starters. Follow up with your GYN doctor as well for an exam ...Read more

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Any good product, medication, or vitamin for severe hair breakage? I hve chemically treated hair. I've NT done anythng durastic 2 it latly. Thyroid okay.

Any good product, medication, or vitamin for severe hair breakage? I hve chemically treated hair. I've NT done anythng durastic 2 it latly. Thyroid okay.

Hair health: Supplements may help with new hair growth, but once hair is grown it is dead, and if chemically damaged it can not be repaired except by cutting it off or treating with conditioners. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is the best time to take my thyroid medicines and my vitamins?

Can you tell me exactly when is the best time to take my thyroid medicines and my vitamins?

Ask your doctor: This is a very important question to ask your doctor, because different docs have slightly different ideas on this. Ideally, thyroid hormone should be taken on an empty stomach - at least 2 hours after and 1 hour before eating, and at least 1-2 hours away from any source of iron or calcium. That can be hard and cause ppl to miss pills. Some docs are more flexible on these guidelines than others. ...Read more

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What's the best multi vitamin to take if you have no thyroid gland?

What's the best multi vitamin to take if you have no thyroid gland?

Any. MVT choice OTC.: Absent thyroid surgically or by other means like radioactive iodine therapy, is not affected by the choice of multivitamin. Thyroid is ahormone and when in less quantity you need supplements with thyroid preparation like synthroid/levoxyl, most of the sometime and armor thyroid in very few patients when T3 (liothyronine) is less, where as commonly T4 is less. Multivitamin choice doesn't affect thyroid function. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best multi vitamin to take if you have no thyroid gland?

Thyroid out: The same kind that you take if you hae a thyroid. Please have your thyroid testing and balance the tests with thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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I have hepc fatty liver thyroid osteoporosis should I take vitamins and calcium?

Discuss with your Dr: Calcium can help improve bone density but it can interfere with absorption of thyroid hormone if you are hypothyroid. Studies in the past few yrs showed some adverse affects of ca supplement like calcification in the heart with? Of possible cause of heart disease so better to get calcium in diet, 3 servings of dairy daily. ...Read more

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I already take 3700 iu of vitamin d, why does it keep showing up that I am deficient? My thyroid and kidneys are fine.

I already take 3700 iu of vitamin d, why does it keep showing up that I am deficient? My thyroid and kidneys are fine.

Not enough D: It sounds like you are taking enough vitamin d to maintain healthy levels, but not enough to raise deficient levels into the healthy range. You may need to take very high doses of vitamin d for 3 months or more to get your levels into a healthy range. Other possibilities might include poor absorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin d, or taking steroids. Work w/ your doc on this. ...Read more

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I want to take glucomannan but will that interfere with my thyroxine and vitamin D tablets? I've had thyroid cancer in the past

I want to take glucomannan but will that interfere with my thyroxine and vitamin D tablets? I've had thyroid cancer in the past

Glucomannan: Glucomannan is a sugar made from the root of the konjac plant. Glucommanan powder, capsules, and tablets are used as medicine to treat constipation. It may also slow the absorption of sugar and cholesterol from the gut, helping to control sugar levels in diabetes, and reducing cholesterol levels. Do not know if it will result in interference with medications. Why do you want to take it? ...Read more

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Should I see an endocrinologist? I've been diagnosed as having an under active thyroid. I've been put on 50, 000 vitamin d, to be taken twice a week, and calcium supplements. I was also told to take crestor zyrtec, and prevacid. I understand why I was t

Should I see an endocrinologist? I've been diagnosed as having an under active thyroid. I've been put on 50, 000 vitamin d, to be taken twice a week, and calcium supplements. I was also told to take crestor zyrtec, and prevacid. I understand why I was t

Hello.: Hello. I am wondering if your hypothyroidism is being treated there are many general physicians who feel comfortable treating thyroid conditions. Internal medicine doctors and endocrinologists also take care of endocrine conditions. Approaches are usually similar.
If you have a number of conditions, it may require require different supplements as well as medications. If your hypothyroidism is not being treated, I would ask your provider about this. ...Read more

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What's a good vitamin to take for my hair its thinning out....I have low thyroid an low iron?

What's a good vitamin to take for my hair its thinning out....I have low thyroid an low iron?

Hair loss: Hair loss can be due to underprivileged over corrected thyroid also can be due to iron deficiency you can supplement your diet with a good multivitamin. ...Read more

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Is seed weed kelp good for thyroid? If it is how can I go about consuming it. Should I a) take the kelp vitamin, b) juice the kelp, c) cook the kelp

Kelp thyroid: Kelp provides iodine which is the ingredient used in making thyroid hormone however since our intake is replete with iodine in food consumed there is no benifit from ingesting kelp. ...Read more

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I have hep c and fatty liver and thyroid should I take vitamins and calcium?

Stop alcohol: Eat a healthy diet. If overweight losing weight may improve fatty liver. Talk to your hepatology about getting treatment for hepatitis c and before any medication. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take multi vitamin with 150 mcgs. Iodine? I don't have thyroid gland removed 2002 I take Synthroid (thyroxine) daily. Any concerns about iodine?

Is it ok to take multi vitamin with 150 mcgs. Iodine? I don't have thyroid gland removed 2002 I take Synthroid (thyroxine) daily. Any concerns about iodine?

Excess iodine will: Stimulate the thyroid gland to work harder. If you have not had total ablation, and assuming you have some residual however small synthetic activity in the glands, you will notice an increase in thyroid function with your Synthroid, (thyroxine) perhaps mild hyperthyroid symptoms as well. Please talk with your endocrinologist prior to taking supplements like these. ...Read more

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Why when I take my Synthroid (thyroxine) thyroid medicine it makes me gain weight, I still be tired, cold I take iron pills, vitamin, do that surpose to happen, my medicine not working, doctor says I am find?

Why when I take my Synthroid (thyroxine) thyroid medicine it makes me gain weight, I still be tired, cold I take iron pills, vitamin, do that surpose to happen, my medicine not working, doctor says I am find?

Try another med: Some patients just don't respond well to basic thyroid replacement (like levothyroxine). Consider using an alternative like Armour Thyroid or tirosint. If your physician is uncomfortable with this, consider seeing an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Can vitamins with biotin affect thyroid test? I take vitamins with biotin and lab shows T4 1.9 TSH. 07. I feel fine but anxiety waiting to see endo.

Can vitamins with biotin affect thyroid test? I take vitamins with biotin and lab shows T4 1.9 TSH. 07. I feel fine but anxiety waiting to see endo.

No problem: Hi. There are reports of biotin interfering in the assays for TSH and free T4, but NOT in the levels found in a multivitamin. Therefore, believe your thyroid functions tests until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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I suffer facial and neck swelling one day post vitamin d supliment medication biodal 50000iu. Shall I stop it or reduce dosage? Pls advise

I suffer facial and neck swelling one day post vitamin d supliment medication biodal 50000iu. Shall I stop it or reduce dosage? Pls advise

Related?: No way of knowing whether your neck swelling is in any way related to the vitamin d or is something entirely different. Advice would be to not take it again and go and see a doctor and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What vitamin can I take top get rid of facial hairs under the neck?

A dermatologist is: The best doc to see. Vitamins won't do it. It is also possible that this is hormonal but your doc will tell you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I don't have a thyroid should I be taking vitamin-d everyday? And why?

Take in fall/winter&: Whether you have a thyroid or not, everyone in the us (except deep south) gets deficient in vit d in fall & winter unless you take it. In spring & summer you can get d from being in midday sun without sunscreen- if this is not the case take it year-round. Adults need about 5000 iu/day for optimal levels. As to why, vit d improves health & reduces mortality, decrease cancer &...See comment for more:. ...Read more

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Could vitamin d have helped your underactive thyroid?

Could vitamin d have helped your underactive thyroid?

Vitamin4 low thyroid: I am not aware of any specific effect on vitamin supplements to low thyroid. If your thyroid is low, which can be confirmed by lab tests, then simple thyroid supplement is the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is vitamin K bad for the thyroid?

No vit k is not bad: There is no evidence that vit k damages you thyroid if u take vit supplements and hormones you ns, hold not take them at the same time. ...Read more

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Which vitamins should be concentrating on to help boost thyroid?

None: There are no vitamins that will boost your thyroid, but luckily the thyroid doesn't generally need a boost. If your thyroid is deficient, which can be easily checked by your doctor, take brand name T4 replacement to bring your levels up to normal. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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What are the known side effects for thyroid complex from the vitamin shoppe?

No way to know: Since you never really know what's in those supplements, you can't tell what the side effects would be - plus they're potentially different for every person and can also be reactions with prescription rx. Plus, these supplements won't help your thyroid or any other part of your body. Save your money, see your doctor if you have a thyroid problem. Don't get medical info from tv or the internet. ...Read more