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What Is A Dietary Ingredient Necessary To Make Thyroxine
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read certain food (soy protein/walnuts/dietary fiber) can affect Synthroid (thyroxine) meds. How long need to wait before eating these after taking pill?
That's silly: Forgive my frankness. This is news to me after 40 years in medicine and I traced it to a phony "natural healing" doctor-bashing scare website. You do best to take thyroid hormone replacement on an empty stomach and waiting a while maybe 30 minutes before eating, but you were probably told that when it was prescribed. It's of minor importance. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hello I was wondering is it OK to take dietary supplements while taking levothyroxine I'm on 50mg is it safe?
Yes: Levothyroxine merely supplies the level of thyroid hormone your body should be producing. It is perfectly safe to take supplements while on thyroid. See http://drrandybaker.com/2014/01/01/multivitamins-are-not-a-waste-of-money-beware-of-flawed-studies-and-biased-conclusions/ Many on levothyroxine benefit from taking T3- see http://tinyurl.com/n4zmkro & http://tinyurl.com/63ood7 ...Read more
Just started on synthroid (thyroxine) (finally!!!) how long before sx improve? What s/e should watch for or expect
See below.: Thyroxine overdose can cause tremors, anxiety, increased heart rate, increased body temperature, agitation, confusion, diarrhea, and seizures. If you are ever worried that an overdose has occurred, call 911. If you’re less certain and feel the situation is less of an emergency, call 800.222.1222 for guidance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart problems: Synthoid is a synthetic thyroid hormone. Thyroid increases your metabolism and too much will cause you to get febrile, jittery, tachycardic and hypertensive. Serious problems with thryoid overdose are usually cardiac are related to arrythmias or heart attacks. For example frontline treatment for thyroid excess is giving a beta blocker that blocks the cardiac effects. ...Read more
Hyperthyroidism: Overdosing on synthroid (thyroxine) will cause hyperthyroidism. Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism are: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement...Some hyperthyroid patients will have 1-2 symptoms, some have all of them and some have none of them at all. ...Read more
Yes: Coenzyme q10 is presently being peddled for pretty much everything and if you believed what these people are saying you would at best be reading uncritically. Coenzyme q specifically helps a group of very rare diseases. Supplement makers are not held by law to the standards of truth that the healthtap team is. If you want to pay money to people for deceiving you, that's your business. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: If you are hypothyroid, have gained weight related to hypothyroidism, and then take thyroid hormone to correct your level back to normal, you would likely lose weight. If your thyroid level is normal and you try taking thyroid hormone to lose weight, it will not work, and will likely make you gain weight, as thyroid hormone increases appetite. ...Read more
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