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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.

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

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The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Should i take vitamin d or any other supplement or anything for thyroidism?

Should i take vitamin d or any other supplement or anything for thyroidism?

Vitamin D won't help: If you truly have hypothyroidism the treatment is to take thyroid hormone prescribed by a doctor who has reviewed your thyroid test results. Vitamin d is not the treatment for thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is the best time to take my thyroid medicines and my vitamins?

Can you tell me exactly when is the best time to take my thyroid medicines and my vitamins?

Ask your doctor: This is a very important question to ask your doctor, because different docs have slightly different ideas on this. Ideally, thyroid hormone should be taken on an empty stomach - at least 2 hours after and 1 hour before eating, and at least 1-2 hours away from any source of iron or calcium. That can be hard and cause ppl to miss pills. Some docs are more flexible on these guidelines than others. ...Read more

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What's the best multi vitamin to take if you have no thyroid gland?

What's the best multi vitamin to take if you have no thyroid gland?

Any. MVT choice OTC.: Absent thyroid surgically or by other means like radioactive iodine therapy , is not affected by the choice of multivitamin. Thyroid is ahormone and when in less quantity you need supplements with thyroid preparation like synthroid/levoxyl , most of the sometime and armor thyroid in very few patients when T3 (liothyronine) is less , where as commonly T4 is less. Multivitamin choice doesn't affect thyroid function. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best multi vitamin to take if you have no thyroid gland?

Need advice on what is the the best multi vitamin to take if you have no thyroid gland?

Thyroid out: The same kind that you take if you hae a thyroid. Please have your thyroid testing and balance the tests with thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Hashimoto thyroidism, HGH bld pressure vitamin d sufficient, excess weight gain, feel tired all the time, would amphetamine boost my energy?

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

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Hi what is the best foods & vitamins is can use and have to help with underactive thyroid?

Hi what is the best foods & vitamins is can use and have to help with underactive thyroid?

Hypothyroid: Besides the simple replacing of the thyroid with a daily medication there is no food or vitamins to make your thyroid function work. Please take the medication your physician prescribes for this. ...Read more

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I already take 3700 iu of vitamin d, why does it keep showing up that I am deficient? My thyroid and kidneys are fine.

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

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I have hepc fatty liver thyroid osteoporosis should I take vitamins and calcium?

Discuss with your Dr: Calcium can help improve bone density but it can interfere with absorption of thyroid hormone if you are hypothyroid. Studies in the past few yrs showed some adverse affects of ca supplement like calcification in the heart with ? Of possible cause of heart disease so better to get calcium in diet, 3 servings of dairy daily. ...Read more

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Take a whole packet of 5 or 6 heart vitamins from GMC store that come together and one aside for thyroid function. Is this safe??even with medication?

Take a whole packet of 5 or 6 heart vitamins from GMC store that come together and one aside for thyroid function. Is this safe??even with medication?

Maybe, maybe not: It all depends on what is in the vitamins that you take. Anything can be bad for you if the dosage is too high, even things that we think of as natural, like vitamins. Some medications can also interact with vitamins. In particular, thyroid medications and blood thinners can interact with supplements. If you take prescription medications, you could ask your prescribing doctor or your pharmacist. ...Read more

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I want to take glucomannan but will that interfere with my thyroxine and vitamin D tablets? I've had thyroid cancer in the past

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

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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

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

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What's a good vitamin to take for my hair its thinning out....I have low thyroid an low iron?

Hair loss: Hair loss can be due to underprivileged over corrected thyroid also can be due to iron deficiency you can supplement your diet with a good multivitamin. ...Read more

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Is seed weed kelp good for thyroid? If it is how can I go about consuming it. Should i a) take the kelp vitamin, b) juice the kelp, c) cook the kelp

Kelp thyroid: Kelp provides iodine which is the ingredient used in making thyroid hormone however since our intake is replete with iodine in food consumed there is no benifit from ingesting kelp. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take multi vitamin with 150 mcgs. iodine? I don't have thyroid gland removed 2002 I take Synthroid (thyroxine) daily. Any concerns about iodine?

Is it ok to take multi vitamin with 150 mcgs. iodine? I don't have thyroid gland removed 2002 I take Synthroid (thyroxine) daily. Any concerns about iodine?

Excess iodine will: stimulate the thyroid gland to work harder. if you have not had total ablation, and assuming you have some residual however small synthetic activity in the glands, you will notice an increase in thyroid function with your Synthroid, (thyroxine) perhaps mild hyperthyroid symptoms as well. Please talk with your endocrinologist prior to taking supplements like these. ...Read more

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Why when I take my Synthroid (thyroxine) thyroid medicine it makes me gain weight, I still be tired, cold I take iron pills, vitamin, do that surpose to happen, my medicine not working, doctor says I am find?

Why when I take my Synthroid (thyroxine) thyroid medicine it makes me gain weight, I still be tired, cold I take iron pills, vitamin, do that surpose to happen, my medicine not working, doctor says I am find?

Try another med: Some patients just don't respond well to basic thyroid replacement (like levothyroxine). Consider using an alternative like Armour Thyroid or tirosint. If your physician is uncomfortable with this, consider seeing an endocrinologist. ...Read more