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What Are Some Foods Are Good To Eat For Thyroxine
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
Yes: But thyroid is ideally taken in the morning an hour before eating anything. ...Read more
Weird question: Hi. If I understand, you mean what would happen if a person without hypothyroidism takes Synthroid (thyroxine)? If a non-hypothyroid person took a high enough dose, it would make the person hyperthyroid. A very low dose could be accommodated because the pituitary would adjust TSH secretion to adjust endogenous thyroid function downward to account for the added exogenous thyroid hormone. But why do you ask? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abusing meds: No. The opposite would happen.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is the generic of Synthroid (thyroxine) just as good? I've only taken the generic and it works. Would the nongeneric name brand work veven better?
Generic l-thyroxine: Is not as reliable or consistent as brand name replacement; it varies from brand to brand and i would not recommend it's use. Just because your lab is normal once per year (or as often as it's checked) doesn't mean it's consistently normal throughout the rest of the time, as it would be if you were receiving the brand name product. The extra money is well worth it. ...Read more
I started synthroid (thyroxine) 25 mcg 2.5 wks ago for hypo. The last few days, Ive felt very full (almost sick) when I don't eat much. Is this related? Why?
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know that Synthroid (thyroxine) is used for hypothyroidism but can it be used to increase appetite in people who eat too little?
No: 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 rightGet a more detailed answer ›
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
5 years of Synthroid i stopped and started levoxyl (thyroxine) for a good 3 weeks then stopped took armour back on Synthroid did cause my hair to fall out?
Thyroid medications: Your replacement dose of thyroid is decided on the basis of blood test and should be stabilized based on a particular type and preferably same manufacturer changing types and branding can result in variable levels and can effect hair loss there are generally no reasons to switch thyroid medicine unless a good reason established by your physcian. ...Read more
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