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Safe to take my levothyroxine , prenatal vit not preggo, magnesium tablet, co q 10, fish oil and biotin on a daily all spaced out throughout the day ?
Yes: These are all safe to take daily. Levothyroixine should be on empty stomach in morning. I advise prenatal, biotin and CoQ10 after breakfast, then fish oil after lunch or dinner. Magnesium (best as glycinate or taurate) best in evening at least 2 hours after dinner. Take a quality prenatal, ideally one with the L-5-MTHF form of folate (folic acid) (Pure Encapsulations and Designs For Health make great ones). ...Read more
My prenatal vits don't have iodine as supplement.I have hashimoto's thyroiditis.I take levothyroxine. Should I also take iodine supplements? How much?
Don't bother: Hi. No one in America is iodine deficient. Then, on top of that, you're hypothyroid! You need a healthy, functioning thyroid gland to use iodine to make thyroid hormone...which you ain't got! You are TAKING, not making, your thyroid hormone. Take your l-thyroxine and don't worry. ...Read more
If i take venlafaxine, levothyroxine and aripiprazole apart from folic acid what other prenatal vitamins can u recommend i take?
Standard prenatal v.: I would recommend that you see a gynecologist and take whatever standard prenatal vitamin is recommended by your personal practitioner. Also certainly discuss the safety of your psychotropics during pregnancy, so that you have informed consent about the risks benefits and potential side effects both for you and the fetus both on medication and off medication. Best wishes to you and i hope you have a happy and healthy baby. ...Read more
My TSH levels are 4.67.My prenatal vitamins don't have iodine.Can I take iodine supplements along with levothyroxine?or levothyroxine is sufficient?
Not iodine deficient: Hi. No one in America is iodine deficient. If you're hypothyroid, it's because of autoimmune destruction of the gland (assuming you haven't had thyroid surgery). Giving more iodine when you're already replete will not help. Is that TSH on l-thyroxine? You need a dose increase if it is. Take your l-thyroxine, and don't worry about the iodine. Good luck! ...Read more
Is it safe to take prenatal vitamins even if i'm not pregnant? I also take atenolol 25mg & levothyroxine 50mg & adipex37.5mg. 38yr old female 140lbs.
Most likely yes.: As long as they are from a reputable source, prenatal vitamins are safe and have limited interactions with most medications. They are certainly safe if you are not pregnant and are not allergic to its contents (rare). I am unaware of any interactions with your synthroid (thyroxine) or atenolol. I do not prescribe adipex and would recommend you confirm this with the prescribing physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Levothyroxine: Levothyroxine tablets simply contains thyroid hormone and is prescribed when your thyroid levels are low. At your age it would be appropriate to try and find out why your thyroid gland is not working properly. It is not uncommon to have a thyroid problem at your age so you need to fully understand what is wrong and how Levothyroxine will help you. ...Read more
Levothyroxine Excess: You didn't mention the dose you were taking and the number of tablets you had over medicated with so it's difficult to project if you have a dangerous situation going on. The usual signs and symptoms of thyroid toxicity are a racing heart where it feels like it's throbbing, nervousness, intolerance to heat, increase in blood pressure, insomnia, and irritability. ...Read more
Levothyroxine: How do you know that levothyroxine is an issue? Please have your doctor examine you and order labs for TSH, Free T4, and Free T3 (liothyronine). If they are all normal there is a different reason for any symptoms you have. If one or more are not normal your doctor will work out what needs to be done. ...Read more
Do you mean : Ephedrine (ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) sulfate)? If so, there are very few modern indications for ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate). Why are you taking it, and has it been recommended by your doctor? It can interact with T4 (levothyroxine) depending upon the dose and levels of both drugs. There are better and safer asthma meds if that's why you're on itl. ...Read more
No: As long as you stay consistent with your medication. That is to say, the brand synthroid may not be bioequivacle to the generic levothyroxine, so it is not recommended to take one one month, than switch to the other, etc. Stick with one specific medication, take is regularly as prescribed approximately the same time each day and get your TSH levels followed as per your doctor and you should be ok. ...Read more
Hyper"activities": Briefly-- heart palpitations or arrhythmia a, anxiety, sweating, weight loss, tremors, difficulty concentrating, diarrhea, weight loss, " bug eyes", headaches, achy or weak muscles. If one thinks they are on too much medications for thyroid replacement or if they think they have an over active thyroid, this can be easily tested with blood work and they should see their physician. ...Read more