Taking synthroid with milk

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I talked to both my Dr and nutritionist and they both told me that the calcium in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span> is not enough to interfere with synthroid etc. They both said to wait 4 hours before <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> any supplements but regular 4'>milk and dairy in food is fine. Just wait 30-60 minutes before 4'>you eat anything.
I definitely do not take my vitamins until a good 6 hours after synthroid but given that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span> has calcium, i'm wondering if having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span> 4'>can also affect the pill. My dr suggested i take the synthroid at night but that just doesn't work for my schedule given 4'>you 4'>can't have eaten at least 4 hours before bed and most days i don't eat dinner until close to 8 and then go to bed around 10:30.
When I have my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span> with cereal its usually 1.5 hours after the pill intake, maybe two hours. I am a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span> 4'>drinker too! I 4'>can guzzle a gallon in two days without my kids getting their paws on it!! I havent been doing that since the surgery, but I love my 4'>milk. My husband thinks I am gross!! Because I will have a slice of pizza or bowl of pasta and have my 4'>milk to guzzle it down. I guess writing sounds gross, but I have always been that way!! Maybe it will do my body good after all this mess!
I am taking Levothyroxine by Sandoz, before I was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> Synthroid which is the brand. I feel awful after <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> three pills of 100mcgs of the Levothyroxine. I am confused and sweating and fatigued. I have put in a call to my physician just now. This is awful, my neck looks large too. I hope I 4'>can get this straightened out. This forum is good for support Thanks!!
Avoid it, especially 4'>within four hours of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> Synthroid. Rice Chex is gluten free. Tastes great with almond <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span>. I also eat GF oat meal and steel cut oats by Bob's Red Mill. Many of his products, and bread mixes are GF.
Until recently I took my Synthroid in the morning, about 5 minutes before breakfast, which typically consists of cereal with lots of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span>, fruit, and coffee. Is the short period between <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> the Synthroid and eating having an impact? Thanks in advance for any info 4'>you 4'>can provide.
Take Calcium or Iron supplements and their food/4'>drinks, and soy products four to 12 hours of 4'>your synthroid for they interfere with aborsption, as well as the same with Aspirin and equivalent. Aspirin and other salicylate drugs (Pain killers) may increase the effectiveness of 4'>your thyroid hormone replacement by releasing more drug into the blood from body storage sites. As an added after thought, Thyroid medication 4'>can be stimulating, so it is best to take it early on in the AM.
I love my coffee with liberal doses of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span> and sugar. Since I have to lay off the calcium with the synthroid...I have nearly completely given up my coffee. Yes, life is a sadder existance without it....still looking for a good replacement.
I would say at a guess that the 4'>milk is upsetting 4'>you and not the coffee. Are 4'>you 4'>drinking full cream <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span> or light <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span>? I changed to light <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span> as full cream gave me a funny tummy. It could also be the filler in the synthroid...maybe Levo is an option for 4'>you.
Gluten, peanuts, artificial sweeteners, regular 4'>milk (use almond 4'>milk) (I have also found a local dairy/farm that carries fresh goats <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span> and cows <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span>, so we are giving the goats <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span> a try which is high in protein and tast great with no hormones or preservatives) and sugar are avoided as much as possible (fungal and blood sugar issues with these). Eat REAL food with high protein as much as possible.
00 am and then have 1 to two cups of coffee about an hr. after with about 4 tb. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span>. I would also like to know why it is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> cough medication or decongestents is unsafe, or are these some thing that 4'>can be used but at certain times? Also are there certain vitamins I should avoid or take also at different times. These are some of the vitamins etc. I take and have done so for along time. vit.e,400 iu, biotin, 1000 mcg.,folic acid, 400 mcg.,B 12, flax oil, chromium picolinat,500mcg.
Do I even have the option of eating cereal with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span> in it anymore before I leave for work? Although I have no problem waking up to take medicine and waiting an hour to eat while I get ready for work, I'm starting to panic a little about how I will handle my breakfasts. Any suggestions would be welcome! Thank 4'>you!
I'm relatively new at this, but I'm pretty sure I did read somewhere that coffee does interfere with absorption of synthroid. I quit 4'>drinking coffe about a month ago because it was aggravating my bile reflux, but even when I was still 4'>drinking it, I never drank coffee for at least 30 min after taking my synthroid, as the instructions said "take with 1 cup water and don't eat or 4'>drink anything else for 30-60 minutes after".
I'm having so many problems sleeping at night and I was wondering if <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> Tylenol PM or some kind of sleep aid would be ok to take with the Synthroid? I know there are certain things 4'>you 4'>can't ake when 4'>you have a thyroid but since I don't have one now I was wondering if there would be a problem??? I also read the post about the 4'>milk...I read some comments on that and was wondering if anyone out there does take their synthroid at night? I have terrible insomnia and tired all day...
Hello. I just recently started <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> Synthroid. I am a little concerned about something and I hope someone here 4'>can help me out :) I am a vegan (no meats, dairy, eggs). I do eat (in moderation) soy products, mostly tempeh (fermented soy), tofu and maybe some soy 4'>milk in my coffee. I've heard from several people that I will have to cut out all soy products because it interferes with the medication and is a huge contributing factor to my hypo. Is this true?
My pharmacy filled my Synthroid Rx with Levothyroxin but I had them change it back. I know the generic is cheaper but afraid to change. I take 75 mcg per day. What is 4'>your opinion?
I recently changed from Synthroid (past 22 years) to Armour (July 2013) after a heated discussion with my GP. "4'>you won't feel any better," she declared as she wrote the prescription. Gee, thanks.... Comparing my January test results while on Synthroid with my current labs on Armour, I am puzzled. I hate to admit it, but after longing for it all these years, Is Armour the right med for me?
I understand that 4'>you are supposed to take synthroid at least 30-60 minutes before eating however, 4'>can I take it with my cup of tea in the a.m. for which I do add a bit of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span>, just want to be on the safe side as I just started taking the meds a few weeks ago.
I am feeling very sluggish, believe it or not, especially approximately 3-4 hours after <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> my Synthroid. Maybe it is just a coincidence. I usually take it in the morning. I am wondering when most people take it?
I've been <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> it for years with a cup of tea (with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span>) every morning. I just found out NOW that anything with calcium or vitamin D 4'>can cause it to be less effective. Apparently, it's on big letter on the sheet that they put with the med but I never read that...I stupidly just read the bottle and took the darn pills. Just in case someone else is making the same mistake.
I suddenly gained 9 lbs with no alteration to my diet or regime? My only thought is that on 5/15/08 my Synthroid changed from 88mcgs to 75mcgs and it's now time for a bloodtest to see the new TSH. I am certainly more hypo and maybe that is the reason it suddenly packed on one day it seems out of the blue .. not like a normal weight gain.
I know 4'>you are not suppose to take calcium supplements 4'>within 4 hours of taking 4'>your Synthroid medication. Does this include 4'>drinking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span> with breakfast say approximately 1 hour after <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> 4'>your medication? I ask because I added an additional cup of 4'>milk with breakfast from one cup to two cups in November of 2007. My thryoid medication had to be increased from 50 to 75 mcg a day by February of 2008. My TSH was .9 in September of 2007 and changed to 2.65 by February of 2008.
Hi. When I started on synthroid and subsequently with every dose adjustment, I suffered with very painful leg and joint pain. It lasted about 2-3 weeks with the worst being when I was laying down. As my body became use to the change, they subsided.
30 before I eat anything. I have never thought of taking it at night since they want 4'>your stomach empty when 4'>you take it. This is the only way for the synthroid to go through out 4'>your system.
As per my information I 4'>can not 4'>drink <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span> along with levoxyl and have lost the habit of 4'>drinking it since 4-5 yrs back when i was tested with hypothyroid. I also was tested deficient in Vit D 3-4 weeks back( I was 3 months pregnant then) and since then I am taking tums 750mg along with Vit D3 400iu chewable supplements 5-6 times/week. I still get leg/calf muscle cramps at night and while walking sometime. I am very concerned about the developing baby and the importance of 4'>milk in my diet.
I've read that Total cereal is a great source of calcium though, so I was thinking of having that for breakfast with some almond <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>4</span>'>milk</span> and maybe a small fruit salad -- raspberries, blueberries, kiwis, etc. -- for breakfast. Is almond 4'>milk okay for hypothyroidism? It should be fine as long as it doesn't contain soy, correct? I'm not familiar with it enough to know, so anyone that's had experience with this, I'd love to hear from 4'>you!
My doctor has upped my dose but with the '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> synthroid on a full stomach' I'm wondering even more about the strength of its effectivness. These issues are sucking the wind out of my sail! Are there any experienced & knowledgeable doctors in this forum? Could use some help.
I felt better when I was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> a slightly higher dose of synthroid 125 or 137 with 10 cytomel. I will keep track of things and hopefully get to the right amounts.
Jenipeni-I have been <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>taking</span> my synthroid first thing in am with approx 24 oz. water and nothing to eat for several hours after. I do 4'>drink black coffee first thing. Utahmomma-The parathyroids are a concern. My surgeon noted one good one and one enlarged(about the size of a grape). He suggested watching my calcium level(still normal and stable) just in case. While there is so much information out there about thyroids, there is so many questions left unanswered.
No offense, goolarra, but Mary Shomon's book is viewed as the anti-truth on most things by many people. Her credibilty is in shreds because she surrounds herself with questionable doctors and feeds people what she wants them to hear, not particularly what is true. I have seen it with my own eyes. She cited a study one time, and went on about how the results meant one thing.
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