Levothyroxine and milk

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I did lose weight after going on thyroid hormone but still think I have to be more careful than b4 having Hashimotos about gaining so I'm very careful to eat healthy - Ive developed lactose intolerance to milk - other dairy okay - also I eat almost no wheat/gluten - some people get problems with allergic type problems when they develop immune problems and some dont - I drink soymilk everyday in morn coffee but not many hours b4 I take my Levoxyl - I lived in Hawaii - asian folks have very little
I took Levothyroxine Oral and it gave me many strange symptoms one of which was being pregnant. I no longer take this drug. I do have a seizure disorder. Any comments on this?
- I took too low of a dose on Synthroid to know the answer to your question (25 Levothyroxine), but I know that for the first 30 min to 1 hour after I take my Armour I get a funny feeling in my chest and a little of a funny feeling in my head. I take my Armour in 2 doses and it does not happen with the second dose. I think, for me, it just may be the morning wake up and take med thing (harder to handle in the a.m. - I am not a morning person, so go figure!
I had heard that T4 was best absorbed at night, which is the time that thyroid hormones normally peak. And I like a small amount of milk in my morning tea, so last week I decided to try and shift T4 to night time and take T3 in the morning since it can be taken with food. I also take it sublingually. I've found myself sleeping better and having more intense dreams since switching. Anyway, I was glad to read this clinical study this morning and thought I'd share.
How long should a person wait after taking Levothyroxine to drink milk or take calcium and vit, supp.?
As long as the milk is not containing soy or not fortified with Iron it is fine to drink it
Almost all the oddities began AFTER I started taking levothyroxine, and yet overall, it has seemed to me that I was deteriorating rapidly into unwellness anyway, and levothyroxine has been a good thing...but oh, the ups and downs have been something else again. AppleJacs, I am glad that you have a physician you trust, and I am glad that she has referred you to an endocrinologist.
After looking up lots of info on the web, I came across the info about calcium pills can cause stomache pain! I started crushing mine up and drinking it with a small cup of milk, and guess what? Its been 6 months of no pain in my tummy!!!!!!! I even told the doctors I was taking calcuim and nobody ever thought to think about calcium and how hard it is on the stomache for some people. This is only 1 story of doctor mixups on me. Ill never take levoxythorine again!
the levothyroxine and can decrease the effectiveness of it. Unless you are pouring a *ton* of cream in your coffee you should be fine.
I'm treated in the uk under my gp and wasn't given any advice, the packets label says in the morning. I have porridge made with milk and coffee every morning for breakfast before I go to work. Will this affect the absorption of my meds? I've seen some people take it at night but I tend to eat quite late in the evening. Any thoughts would be useful for this new starter!
Yet now I am feeling very anxious, almost had a panic attack yesterday, don't sleep well, constantly fidgeting and in the last four months have lost 11kg in weight with no effort and gone from a BMI of 26.6 to 23.3. I saw the doctor about this six weeks ago and my TSH was 1.8 and T4 17.8 - I am in the UK and they are unlikely to measure anything else. Though my TSH on 62.5mcg was about the same though after that when I went to 75mcg it went up to 4.1.
This means avoiding milk and yoghurt – two classic breakfast foods. It also means avoiding eggs and baked beans, which are surprisingly high in iron. (But eggs are also rich in iodine, so they are a brilliant food to pick for lunch, once you've safely converted any thyroxine tablets from T4 to T3).
I take 125mcg of Levothyroxine and my dr said A ok to breastfeed. This med. is a class A and it will not hurt the baby in any way.
I just started taking levothyroxine and wondered if that had anything to do with the color change.. or it could be that I haven't err expressed it (for lack of better words) in a while. My doc said she was not at all concerned, but I AM. It seems like every part of my body has something. She said its mainly only concerning if its REALLy dark, or bloody and that my color looked fine. I am freaking out though, but do wonder if that was the beginning of my thyroid problem 3 years back.
I have to drink my tea with milk and I like it as soon as I get up so I will have to take my meds at a different time of the day instead of the a.m.
I want to give the combined Liothyronine and Levothyroxine another try as this is free and will save me heaps of money. But I would rather feel well and pay for it than feel lousy and get the meds for free.
I have hypothyroidism. My tsh was 11+ and my doctor put me on 25mcg of levothyroxine. I've been on it for exactly 1 month and now i've developed abdominal pain that started out in the right lower quadrant and is now in the left lower quadrant x 3-4 days now. I'm very bloated. I'm still having bm's but they are small and hard and dark - but not black. I also haven't had a period in 3 months. I'm not pregnant.
Hypothyroid can cause the burning sensation. Low free T3 levels. Levothyroxine in too low a dose. Alochol for some people, and its effects of dehydration (calves are the give away here). In my case and others, T3 med helped some with the leg and feet burning problems.
They can be anywhere from in my hands, elbows, calf's, back, neck. ??? I now take a multi vit., calcium, iron and drink more reg. milk and they have eased up on most days. There is another post similar to this on neck pain and hypothyroidism. Just thought I would chime in on my little 2 cents of information. Take care.
Hello all and glad to see everyone again after my trip to Okinawa Japan. As you probably saw my lastest blood work I have a question regarding soy. Here it goes: I have been using soy since I found out I have the dairy problems in my body and that has been for about 20 years now. I am not sure how soy interferes with absorbtion as I take my Levo first thing when I wake up and eat the one hour later as directed and soy is usually in my Hot wheat cereal.
I take 50 MCG in the morning with the 8oz or water and go to the gym for two hours and STILL gaining and not losing. I have sleep apnea and have started sleeping with a machine for almost a month now, trying to get used to it. Now I'm not as tired or fatigued but I don't want to be fat. I am only 5 foot and I should be between 97-123 pounds. I eat healthy and not after 6pm, exercise blah blah blah. I am in tearing because I am about killing myself at the gym. Why is this happening?
My problem is that I got so frustrated trying and not able to lose weight, that I gave up and haven't gotten back into eating and exercising properly. My doctor has recommended that I implement the Miami Mediterranean Diet. I just ordered the book and am waiting for it to come. Some people find that eliminating gluten from their diet helps; this would be particularly true if one were allergic or intolerant.
Having seen the amount of unnatural feed, vaccines , hormones, and antibiotics, etc fed to pigs and beef cows and milk cows....it is a real eye opener. Even though I raised my kids on a real tight budget, I still made sure the milk was organic and as much of the meat they ate as well. So for me I decided to stick with the non-natural thyroid treatment. I also do better with added T3....synthetic... So add another thing to think about...
Lactose is a milk protein, so unless you are seriously allergic to lactose and not just an intolerance, you should be ok. Yes! Many professionals have no true knowledge of certain things, but I guess their brains can only hold so much information, hence why we, as thyroid patients need to be our own advocates and learn about how our bodies and medications work. Then we can work together with the professionals.
I was in new york last summer and the apartment I was in had a blender, so I was always making smoothies. I used soy milk and soy ice cream and such, but later found out that apparently soy blocks some receptors that would otherwise be absorbing the synthetic thyroid hormone, so, I stopped with the soy :( darn. Actually, that totally gives me an idea. I'm gonna get some yoghurt and maybe skim milk on the weekend at home 'cos my family does have an abandoned blender at home. Whee!
I take Levothyroxine, 25 mcg, which I thought was the smallest dose, but guess not from what I read on this blog. Anyway, I have unexplained chest pain when exercising and sometimes just walking. It is a squeezing feeling that really hurts. All sorts of heart tests have been done, even an artheriogram. No one ever mentioned that it could be the Levothyroxine! My doctor sent me for all sorts of tests; thought it was asthma or allergies as the cardiologist found nothing.
I have been careful about eating less fat and more whole grains, skim or 1% milk and very little sweets. The only thing I do not do that I know that I should do is regular exercise. I am just so exhausted when I come home from work each night that I can't get my foot out the door. On the weekends, I am always out running around town or going Geocaching which involves a lot of hiking and walking around.
I was kind of hoping to find a study on how to treat HIVES related to either levothyroxine, in all it's forms, and/or related to Hasimoto's. It seems most of us have Hashimoto's, and hives, simultaneously. Most of us are told we just have to live with it. We are told there is nothing that can be done about it. Why is that? Is all the research completed then? Are all the studies conclusive? Because I cannot find anything related to the different brands of thyroid medicine, in comparison.
I too have had problems with weight and hypethyroidism due to Graves originally, now due to levothyroxine level for thyca supression. Before I was diagnosed with thyroid problems, looking back, I had all kinds of hyper symptoms EXCEPT the weight loss....just my luck too!!! I fought like he// to lose 35 lbs over the course of 1 1/2 years (only 4' 11 1/1" tall). Even though I was hyper, I had to literally exercise my butt off to lose any weight.
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