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Do you really need to eat an hour after you take synthroid (thyroxine)?

Do you really need to eat an hour after you take synthroid (thyroxine)?

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

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Dr. David Sneid
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I have hypothyroidism and take thyroxine , is it ok for me to eat cruciferous vegetables and soya products?

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

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Can i take Synthroid (thyroxine) first thing in morning, wait 30 min, take zantac, wait 30 min, eat then pray for no morning sickness? Anyone has a better timing?

Yes: That timing is appropriate for the medications. The other otc medications that can be used for morning sickness in pregnancy are benadryl, (diphenhydramine) doxylamine, and vit b6. Your OB doctor would also be able to offer more suggestions, and you should discuss this with them. ...Read more

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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!

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

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Can i mix apple/grape juice with prune juice within a 6 hour period? I take toprol (metoprolol) and Synthroid daily.

Can i mix apple/grape juice with prune juice within a 6 hour period? I take toprol (metoprolol) and Synthroid daily.

There should be no: affect on your medications absorption. The combination of those juices should have not affect on you either. There will be a moderate amount of fiber in the combination so some softening of your stools might be expected. ...Read more

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Can i take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and synthroid?

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

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Dr. Joseph Mathews
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