Synthroid and calcium supplements

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I had symptoms within hours after surgery but I was able to stop the calcium within a couple weeks and my calcium levels are fine.
I compete in figure bodybuilding and reqularly take creatine, glutamine, whey protein powder, and BCAAs. What effect will synthroid meds have on these supplements and should I continue using them?
I had RAI and I had a few problems at the start of the Thyroxin absorbing so my Doctor recommended taking a Calcium/D3 combination and since taking Calcium/D3, my levels evened out and I am doing great. I even tried taking the thyroxine at night and it did help somewhat but am now back to taking Thyroxin when I wake and Calcium before bed. It is also important to get checked for any vitamin deficiences. Zinc, magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, Selenium, Cortisol levels too.
hello id like to know if for someone who takes synthroid daily, theres any kind of calcium supplement that does not bind the thyroid medication When we read that we should not take the calcium supplements and the synthroid at the same time , it refers to ALL FORMS OF calcium supplements?
I have read a lot of conflicting information, and I was wondering if you were supposed to take calcium(w/ vit. D) TOGETHER with Magnesium or if they should be spread apart? Thank you p.s. I know that they need to be 4 hours on either side of synthroid I was just wondering about each other.
I would like to take a calcium supplement. I know I have to wait at least 4 hours after the synthroid and cytomel, but does introducing calcium supplementation change thyroid levels. Should I get retested in 6 weeks. I thought I read somewhere that calcium stay in th e blood an could change thyroid levels regardless of when you take it. Also, anyone try Maca or l-tyrosine?
Synthroid, zoloft, methotrexate, diovan, metoprolol,and folic acid. of course it is not hard for me to miss a few per day!....
I hope this isn't a dumb question, but I am currently taking 75 mcg Synthroid (my starting dose, since I've only been recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism) and I read on the prescription insert that calcium and iron supplements interfere with T4 absorption. What about food that's fortified with calcium and iron - like breakfast bars or cereal? Should I avoid eating anything - even yogurt - that may have these things in them within four or more hours of taking my Synthroid?
088MCG synthroid. I feel very emotional and depressed in the last few weeks. How long before I feel better?? I did not feel like this the first few weeks after surgery.
I'm currently taking synthroid and on the pamphlet it says to wait 4 hours to take calcium or iron supplements. But what about taking B-Complex and Flaxseed oil supplements around an hour or so after?
any foods containing soy, calcium supplements, iron supplements, or antacids that contain either calcium or aluminum hydroxide" Any also any medicines like cholestyramine, colestipol or sucralfate. I also read mostly to just be consistent about how you take the levo, either eat shortly after taking the meds every day (and your levo prescription might need to be a little higher) or don't take it with food for at least an hour or more (and your levo prescription will be lower).
Could the Calcitriol and calcium supplements be suppressing the parathyroid glands? Do the PTH levels mean that the parathyroid glands are functioning on their own? Is it normal to have a low TSH level since I do not have a thyroid? Is it better to keep the calcium levels on the lower side of the range to minimize kidney damage? How often should the calcium and thyroid levels be checked?
how/when do you take your supplements? I also take .
hi--just thought I would share my own experiences with the time deal on synthroid. I have been hypoth. since childhood but did not go on meds until agd 45!(long story). Meds changed much for the better on both mental and physical levels. However as I toddled off into geezerette-dom, I kept needing higher doses. Somewhere (???) I read about the calcium vs synthroid problem. They are not only " antagonists"--but the thyroid med. makes fighting the osteoporosis threat more difficult.
I've been told there are certain foods that we should not eat a lot of - that being foods in the cruciferous family, such as broccoli, cabbage, etc, because they can block the absorption of the thyroid med. I've also been told (and read numerous articles on, including the instruction sheet of my synthroid) that calcium should not be taken within 4 hours of thyroid med as it also blocks absorption of the med.
Had no problems and have been on 88 mcg of Synthroid since. In July I went to my primary Dr. for yearly test and was told Thyroid, PTH normal but my calcium levels are below normal. Was told to take calcium supplements and get retested. I have been retested twice and still below normal. The only symptons are that my legs cramp at night and lips feel weird. My primary care Dr. now tells me she wants me to go back to the endocronologist. Is this really necessary???
later blood calcium levels were high, backed off the supplements. 6 mos. later levels were still high. Pharmacist told me the Synthroid could be sucking calcium out of my bones (have osteopenia) and into my blood. Dr. says no. Who do I believe. She tested parathyroids & were normal.
Does anyone take calcium and how much and how do you take it. I need to take calcium for my health and I would like to take the maximum allowed about 2500 vs. the 1200 I am presently starting to take. I know it interacts with the levothyroxin I am taking. What is your experience with calcium and levothyroxin?
I take Synthroid for hypothyroidism, and I was diagnosed with osteoporosis, I have tried several times to take calcium supplements within the guidelines when taking Synthroid, (more than 4 hours before or after taking med), and I become almost immediately exhausted, and sleep for 8-12 hours. I take only about 250 mgs of calcium, and vitamin D as well.
Now that the tumor and gland was removed the other three glands are dorment, leaving me calcium deficant. I am taking 4500mg of calcium a day and my calcium is still low. I am taking Synthroid 125mg daily the same dose prior to my Thyroidectomy. I get out of breathe and dizzy now and then, I also get cramps in my feet and legs. So now the doctor added a presciption of Calcitriol 0.25mcg to help promote PTH and regulate my calcium. Is anyone else having the low calcium problem?
So I went to the health food store and talked to the nutrionist and she gave me some kind of calcium that's cheleated and supposed to be okay. Problem is it's the size of a small country and I've choked twice trying to get it down. I've even broken it in half and I still choked. And when I say choked I mean I actually vomited. And it still didn't come up, it sat in my windpipe for what seemed like an eternity. So, needless to say, I'm scared to death to take it again.
Other meds and vitamin/minerals/supplements, particularly calcium and magnesium, should be separated from thyroid meds by about 4 hours, but I know that doesn't fit everyone's schedule. I take my Tirosint (T4), first, then an hour or so later, my T3 med and diuretic. That's between 6 am and 7 am. About mid morning, I take my probiotic, vitamin D, then about noon, I have another dose of T3 med. I take calcium, magnesium, selenium, etc before bed. I think the biggest issue is consistency.
Taking a good calcium and Magnesium supplements daily help to calm the autoimmune part down.. once you get enough of the calcium and magnesium back into your system along with taking your meds on a daily basis at the same time will help calm down your system so you wont have so many ups and downs with your thyroid.
He also put me on the gingko, and fish oil. I am trying the split synthroid. I take it 7 and 2. I don't know why he did that . He is the one who put me on the synthroid in the first place. I was on the generic and he changed it and it was like night and day for me. I do trust him as he has helped me more than my endo. He seems to know alot about thryoid and mental stuff.
had three cups of strong coffee 2day and on second cup of tea :)
Well.. took the meds at 6:15 and had the milk around 9:30 or so. I think I am ok. I usually wait an hour an half or two hours to eat after I take the pill.
Make sure he takes the synthroid at least 30min before a meal and not with other meds/supplements. Also would look for causes of malabsorption -- such as gluten sensitivity (celiac sprue). Diet wise, minimize higher fiber and soy with the synthroid, but if taken 30min before the meal should not be a major problem. The key is consistency and not missing a dose.
At first I blamed it on my vitamin pill but it still happens on days void of vitamin pills. I am suppose to put 4 hrs between Synthroid and any calcium, fiber and Prevacid. Since I don't care to wait until 10:00 in the morning to have any food at all, I try to have non fiber foods for the first four hours. Tomorrow I will go without the Prevacid completely and see what happens.
the thyroid and metabolic system. Calcium, iron, and soy-based formulas will bind with thyroxine and prevent it from being absorbed. So if you are taking any form of levothyroxine (Synthroid, Unithroid, etc.), do not take any calcium- or iron-containing foods or supplements within four hours of taking the levothyroxine. This means avoiding milk and yoghurt – two classic breakfast foods. It also means avoiding eggs and baked beans, which are surprisingly high in iron.
I've been on Synthroid for about two years now and it works great. I have my thyroid rechecked every 6 months and the only time I ever have any issues is when I get too much soy in my diet...that makes a noticeable impact in my levels. Recently though I've been getting heart palpitations...usually a few per day.
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