Levothyroxine vitamins

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Cat I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism and my healthcare provider prescribed levothyroxine. I have been taking it at bedtime with my vitamins and found out today that I should be taking it in the morning. Trouble is I take a diet pill first thing in the morning. I dont think I should mix them. The diet pill I take is called thinogenics and it is an all natural pill. How should I manage both of these?
Avatar f tn Hi im 18 and im currently on levothyroxine 50mcg i was wondering if i could take quercetin/bromelain supplement (it helps imflamation) i was wondering does levothyroxine interact with any vitamins or supplements?
Avatar n tn Several months back they increased my dosage for the first time and when I got it filled I was given Levothyroxine. I don't know what the difference is and didn't think anything of it till my hair started coming out. My doc wasn't sure if it was the increase in the meds that caused the hair loss or the change from Levoxyl to Levothyroxine, but my hair is still falling out and I had the whole thyroid removed on Dec. 21st and take NO meds right now.
Avatar m tn He was started on a 50mg dose of levothyroxine . The difference of his over all health was amazing he began to feel hungry again his breathing improved. And he was becoming more active. After about 4_6 weeks he had another repeated blood test done to check his levels and surprisingly the doctor said that his thyroid still was not functioning properly and his dose of levothyroxine was increased to 100mg. This dose made him extremely sick. Bloated . Full of trapped air. Tired and constipated.
Avatar m tn 0 while T-4 and T-3 were normal in 2007 and I started taking Levothyroxine 50 MCG daily since then. My TSH level stayed down at 3.79 (April, 2009) and 4.41 (August, 2009) which were normal. Is my daily taking of 50 MCG over dose? The reason prompts me to ask the question is to learn, if any, the subsequent side effect of a possible over dose to my recent sleeping problem in the last three months. Am I becoming a Hyper now and over excited in my body system that casued me the sleeping problem?
Avatar f tn After having a thyroidectomy I am taking levothyroxine (in Greece is ethyrox 112). My T3 is 0,88 (normal 0,8-2,0) my T4 is 7,91 (normal 5,1-14,1) and my TSH is 1,31 (normal 0,27-420). For a reason I haven't been able to find out (no matter how many tests I ve been taking from endocrinologists, pathologists, neurologists etc) I 've developed in chills, muscle spasms and small seizures (without loosing conscience) of 1-2 seconds each. But these spasms and seizures may last for the whole night.
Avatar m tn I have been on Levothyroxine since 2005, had my thyroid removed due to cancer. I no longer have health insurance. I haven't felt "normal" since then. I was taking 200 mcg a day and my TSH was as low as .012 and the doctors felt this was fine. I have cut the dose to 1/2 pill a day and started to feel better, I was hyper for so long the change was huge. I decided to try not taking any levo and went way hypo, TSH went to 177.
482089 tn?1208355476 Had my thyroid checked about three months ago my TSH was 7. Was put on 50mg levothyroxine and was fine for around 5 weeks and then it seemed to build up in my system and i got these horendous headaches. Had to stop taking the medication as I couldn't stand the headaches. Started again a couple of weeks later at 25mg and after three weeks the same happened again. I need to take the medication but cannot cope with these headaches, whats the answer, anyone else experienced this.
Avatar f tn I don't know whether a few teaspoons of milk is enough to bind the hormone, but why not (for me) try to take it at night ? that way I can take my vitamins in the morning as well. Do you feel 1/2 and hour is enough time to wait before eating ? I always thought there was a minimum of one hour ??? I WAS a little surprised to read the chat with Dr. Lupo in the Health pages, because he seems not to believe in the T4-T3 protocol. Is there an explanation? And wondering if the recent chat with Dr.
Avatar m tn My question is, am I likely to have caused myself permanent damage by stupidly taking iodine supplements as well as levothyroxine for six weeks? I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid about six weeks ago and put on 25mcg levothyroxine daily. At the time, I suspected that the vegan diet I had been following for nearly a decade had probably caused the thyroid problem, as vegan diets can be notoriously low in iodine.
Avatar f tn I've taken Levoxyl, Levothyroxine and Synthroid. Didn't notice a difference. But then, that was back when I was taking the meds for hypo and I didn't have the faintest idea what "Hypo" was. Had no clue about symptoms therefore I didn't have any. Ignorance was bliss.
Avatar m tn I started out on 25mcg Levothyroxine. Felt great about the 2nd month in, after the 3rd mo, I started feeling as exhausted as before. Had blood work done again and the Endo doc said my #was still a little lower than she'd like, so she put me on 50mcg Levo. I feel no better whatsoever. Pathetically drained, no energy, always tired, and NOW I am experiencing large amounts of hair being shedded in the shower especially. It is disturbing how much is lost in the shower.
Avatar f tn Take it a few hours apart or take it at night, with the levo in the morning. Vitamins, minerals and other supplements should not be taken within 4 hours of levothyroxine. TSH is not a thyroid hormone. It's a pituitary hormone that's trying to stimulate the thyroid to produce more thyroid hormones. It's counter intuitive.
Avatar n tn I have been on my Levothyroxine for 3 weeks. The first week, I felt a bit crazy, jittery when I tried to lay down to sleep and so on. Now I am very tired, I wasn't even tired before I knew I had a thyroid issue and was put on the stuff. I just don't understand why I feel worse taking something rather than feel better than what I thought of as I was feeling just fine before. And I have a strange lingering after taste in my mouth all day?
Avatar n tn my mother who has been on thyroid medications for a long time tells me that now there is a label warning on her pill bottles that says :"do not take with vitamins". She is on cytomel and levothyroxine. She understands that means do not take vitamins "ever" I understand that means do not take vitamins "at the same time" but OK to do so at a different time of the day. Which is correct?what prompted the new warning labelling?
Avatar n tn I tried to start taking 50mcg of Levothyroxine (generic), BUT I had to stop the med. after 5 days due to an unpleasant adverse reaction. Each day shortly after taking the pill I would feel drugged/intoxicated or unpleasantly high (as if on speed), this was followed by nausea, a headache, a warm or burning sensation all over my skin, and diarrhea. Each time these symptoms stopped about four hours after they began.
Avatar n tn Deficiency of some of these vitamins often goes hand in hand with hypo/Hashi's, and of course, we all need a balance of vitamins/minerals in order to feel well. Fat soluble vitamins, such as A and D, can be toxic is taken in large quantities. It's always a good idea to get tested prior to beginning supplementation. All vitamins and minerals should be taken at least 4 hrs from your thyroid medication to prevent them from inhibiting absorption of the thyroid medication.
Avatar n tn no u cannot take iron vitamins, ( AT LEAST 4 HRS.INTERVALS.)at the same time when u take ur thyroid medication. be careful what u eat and drink. we have to much website to help us go thru this nasty sickness. good luck to u, and go to a thyrois specialist. god bless.
Avatar f tn Last week, my Endo increased my dosage of levothyroxine from 88 mcg. to 100 mcg. Every time the doctor tries to increase my dosage, I start getting dizzy, my leg muscles are so weak I can't stand, I get the shakes, hair loss, heart palpitations, etc. She even is having me alternate dosages for two weeks to ease the new dosage in my system. My TSH is 8.12 and I know I need this increase but why do I get these side effects. My TSH was 2.20 a few months ago.
Avatar f tn My medication has been increased slightly to . 112mg levothyroxine .Gone back to work etc. I feel worse now that 8hrs after surgery. I feel tears in my eyes sporadically feel humiliated that this can happen in public, and am getting tired of answering the question. How do you feel? Seems to me this is depression of a sort.What can I do to help my situation. I try to exercise 3 times per week finished my first 5km this year.
Avatar f tn Hi I was wondering if anyone was switched to levothyroxine because of the shortage and had sucess with the transition. I was switched to levothyroxine 150 from being on Armour Thyroid 105 for about 2 years and had hyper symptoms and was was switched to levothyroxine 125 and still had hyper symptoms and labs. So the doctor decreased me to 100 and after 3 weeks was very tired, depressed, anxious and weak.
Avatar m tn Thought I would post what I have been through during the last 6 months as it might help others. I'm still not feeling great, but hanging in their, hoping Levothyroxine is the answer! Wonder if anyone else has been a similar run of events 07 November 23rd – fainted during the night in the bathroom and hit my head on the metal bath (fainting caused by pain to toe following a football injury the night before).
Avatar m tn I need some help to understand the medication prescribed to my mother due to her high cholesterol (for last 2 years). Patient information: 60 years old, Female, 5 ft height, 81 lb weight. The issue in nutshell "Is Levothyroxine right medication for high cholesterol, when the thyroid results (serum T3, T4, TSH) are normal ? If it is wrong treatment will it lead to lasting health effects, currently we are seeing about 17 lb wt loss in 6-8 months. Her weight went down from 97 lb to 81 lb.
1018470 tn?1251337123 I'm wondering if I could get to advice as to how much Naturthroid to start verses my Levothyroxine. I have looked up the conversion from Naturthroid's website, but everyone says to go slow. I just had blood work done last Thursday (2-28-13). I haven't gotten the lab report yet, but hoping I will from my doctor's office today. I know I'm probably asking to soon before you have my new labs, but I am wanting to get some good advice .
Avatar n tn Can anyone make a suggestion about what I should do about the insomnia I am suffering from as a result of taking 100mcg Levothyroxine, now for 30 days.... I was told I really need this medication and that I would feel so much better, but honestly.. I can't say that I feel a whole lot better, now that I can not sleep at night. I was warned it would be a possible side effect, and sure enough it has. My eyes burn from fatigue, I just want to sleep... but can't.
5326704 tn?1366476087 By 2013, the hair loss was significant. I got a new doctor in Fla....he changed my med to Levothyroxine .05MG last week April 16, 2013. This doctor isn't into supplements at all ! I will post new blood test, when I receive them. Till then, what can I do for the drastic hair loss?
Avatar n tn after 6 weeks of 50-mcg levothyroxine: TSH = 90.383, Free T4 = 0.46 after 7 weeks of 100-mcg levo: TSH = 15.802, Free T4 = 0.77 The doctor then increased my levo dosage to 125 mcg. After three days of 125-mcg levo, I felt some bad side effects (extreme drowsiness, pain in my left armpit). So, I went back to the 100-mcg levo. After 9 days of 100-mcg levo, I felt that my hypothyroidism symptoms were coming back. So, I went back to the 125-mcg levo. The 125-mcg levo alleviated the symptoms.
Avatar f tn ) I have Hashimoto's Disease which has left me hypothyroid - have been on levothyroxine (synthroid) for just over 6 months now and while some things have improved to a degree others haven't, most especially my terrible brain fog and fatigue. It's like there is a sheet of glass between me and the 'real world' all the time. I can talk and type on automatic pilot very often (which confuses my husband no end!).