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When To Take Vitamin D When You Are Taking Thyroid Medication
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
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
Yes: That does not cause any problems.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely need Vit. D: At 65, you likely have basic labs performed, and hopefully on a routine basis. Typical labs will give a basic exam on electrolytes and waste products. A Complete Metabolic Panel and thyroid test will give a view of organ function. Vitamin D has a large therapeutic index and the likelihood of it being low increases with age. B12 also follows this pattern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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