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Can I take the garcinia Cambogia if I am taking the levothyroxin pill for thyroid?

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Hsisti 19 May 2022

I have been really trying to lose weight for the past 3 months. I monitor my weight and journal my diet. I currently take 88mg levothyroxine. I have been taking Garcinia Cambogia as well. I have been gaining weight, VERY tired, and hungry all the time. I have now been off of it for 2 full days now and feel slightly better. I'm not sure how long it takes to get out of my system. I am so upset that I didn't check it out before I started.

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Hsisti 23 May 2022

UPDATE: It's been almost a week now and my energy level has improved a lot. I'm not sleepy anymore and I don't feel foggy either. (started garcinia cambogia Feb 2022)

OneBigHippie 11 Aug 2017

I would recommend taking it with thyroid to wake up in the morning especially if taking the hormone at night. It helps to wake up and get going. It helps me.

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Dula14 19 May 2017

I am on 100 mg. of levothyroxine and this medication by it self made me extremely tired. I researched and learned that it is best to take it alone at bed time because it should not be mixed with ANYTHING except for the 8oz. of water you take it with. This change has made a world of difference in how I feel and rest at night. Additionally, after a good breakfast or breakfast & morning snack then take the garcinia cambogia and you will see your energy change immediately.

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Queenenergizer 25 April 2017

I take garcinia with a natural clenser. I work out 6 days a week and eat poultry, fish, salads, low fruit and veggies. I have a cheat meal once a week. I am on 88mg of tyroid meds. You cannot take them together. Spacem 30mins apart at least. I do 2 -4 hrs to play it safe. Big differnce cut my appetite and more energy. Try it, it works.

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Lizzygroves777 12 Nov 2017

So you take vitalcleanse complete and ultimate slim together is that right?? Are you taking levythyroxine aswell??

amystoessel315 28 March 2017

I had a total thyroidectomy due to cancer and after 2 yrs my levothyroxine is finally working. I started Garcinia cambogia 3 weeks ago along with apple cider vinegar and I've lost weight. The only thing I've noticed this time around is flush faced and neck. But my pcp and endocrinologist said it was ok to take with my medicine because it's a fruit. There is absolutely nothing in it that is harmful unless your allergic to the fruit itself. I feel more energized and healthy than I have since my surgery. And I was very depressed for a while due to gaining ground 50 pounds from the surgery. Now I fell unbelievable.every ones system is different. Just make sure to talk to your dr before doing anything :)

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Dinkygreenwoodrucker 22 Feb 2017

This was my question. I'm on levothyroxine 75mg increased to 88 just recently. I'm being monitored by testing. I never thought I'd have a weight issue. I was a Sze 2 to 4 for 50 years. I don't eat meat mostly vegetables. I had begin to go a size up then again but had not changed my diet. I began to get sick and ended up in the hospital and then was diagnosed with this horrible condition. I begin to research to understand what I was feeling and ways that I could lose weight to no avail. It's not only lynn the weight that attacks you it's depression, body aches, heart palpitations, hair loss, skin issues this condition is much more than weight gain even though, that becomes the main focus. Hypothyroidism can control your whole being if you allow to. A coworker of mine beat the odds, however, she cut out everything sugar, carbs, pops, excercises 7 days a week but she loss the weight.


All things are possible but at what price. I'm glad I read the reviews my last result was to try the weight pills but I will not do this. I will thank God I'm alive do what I xan to help myself and take my meds. Thanks everyone. Blessings

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drfaithw55 19 Feb 2017

Wooow! I keep seeing this weight loss products first on Dr Oz show. I checked it out and it said that if you have thyroid issues u cannot take the product. I take a synthroid product for over 15 yrs, weight issues up/down. Also, due to back issues I'm unable to exercise. Thks for the info.

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Bunchiebabe 31 Jan 2017

I tried it today and it caused hypothyroid symptoms like constipation, exhaustion and like i couldnt get full... i had to take iodine to feel better again. I do not reccomend to anyone with thyroid problems

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Susie13que 16 Dec 2016

I am so glad I read responses to this question. I have been taking garcinia cambogia on and off for the last few months. Have experienced the fatigue other writers have mentioned. I did lose 4-5 lbs at first, but gained it back. I went to the Dr. and had my TSH level checked and it was 55 (higher than it was when I was diagnosed in 1993. Normal level is 0.5 - 5.0. I knew I had missed taking a few pills here and there but didn't think my TSH level should be that high. YIKES! Then, I thought "have I done anything different" and the only thing was the addition of garcinia cambogia. I will quit taking it immediately. As far as the exercise question, walking is very good, drink 8-10 glasses of water daily, add light weight lifting if able and try eating small amounts of healthy foods 5-6 x/day. Ask your doctor to recheck TSH to make sure the dose you're on is correct.


Personally, I don't think once a year is often enough to check it (which is the routine schedule) especially for people who are harder to control their thyroid levels.

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Leclair315 22 Aug 2016

Thanks to all the answers i found on here i now know not to purchase garcinia cambogia i also take 112 mgm of synthroid. If anyone knows of something safe that works i would like to know am limited to any exercises due to severe back pain

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DBlanchard 19 July 2016

Can I take Garcinia Cambodia if I am taking Levothyroxine?

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Bigfive50 1 April 2016

Can I take garcinia Cambodia if am taking the levothyroxine pill for thyroid

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Pebe 20 April 2016

I have underactive thyroid I am 40 pounds overweight I've been taking my thyroid medicine since I was 12 years old I would like to know how to lose weight safe without it affecting my thyroid cause my thyroids already out of whack

DBlanchard 19 July 2016

Thanks to everyone for your quick responses! I truly appreciate each and every one of them. I take 112.5 much Levothyroxine daily and still deal with fatigue to a certain level! I don't want to add to that fatigue by any means! So please, I truly do appreciate all of your responses! It has helped me make my decision upon Garcinia Cambogia!

Do any of you all know of anything else that may possibly work? I am limited in exercises due to failed back surgery. Kind of a catch 22 situation!. Again. Thanks so very, very much for your replies!!! ☺

SophieStar777 28 July 2017

You actually need to increase you thyroxine medication but the dr wont tell you this because they arnt up to date with it yet. Get onto a thyroid support group on facebook they will tell you what to do.

Regina Ledford 17 Feb 2018

I brought forskolin through the internet and they sent me a bottle of garcinia Cambodia with it. I was going to start taking these today but I'm glad I didn't, after reading the comments on it! I had thyroid cancer and had my thyroid took out. I need something to help me drop some pounds. I take levothyroxine,100mcg. Any suggestions ?

Bravo003 23 Nov 2015

I take levothyroxine for hypothyroidism..I have been taking Garcinia for 3 weeks now.. I'm having headaches about 45 mins after taking the Garcinia I'm wore out now everyday ... Thank you everyone for the advise..

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Areid1289 26 June 2015

have bbeen taking levothyroxine for hypothyroidism approximately a year, and I just started taking the garcinia Cambodia a week ago in an attempt to lose some of the weight I've gained. I take the levothyroxine and the garcinia together as soon as I wake up, then the garcinia 2 more times- afternoon and approximately an hour before bedtime. This week I have experienced the worst case of exhaustion/ fatigue I have ever experienced in my life approximately ½ hour- 45 after taking the morning dose. It is so bad that I have to lie down verses sitting to keep from falling over onto the floor. I wasn't sure what the garcinia Cambodia was interacting with until I read this thread.

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Runnerfly 13 June 2014

Thanks for your answers, I just purchased a bottle of garcinia cambogia cause as anyone with hypothyroidism knows, losing weight sucks... Glad to see so many reviews before I cracked the bottle and made it non refundable. Thanks! :)

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trishalimon 10 July 2014

Runnerfly I am hypothyroid and I was wondering if you could please update on you're experience with Garcinia Cambogia. Thank you

herbalnut 21 Dec 2014

I have hypothyroidism and take meds for it. I have been taking Garcia Cambodia for about 4 months now. I am exhausted all of the time, and all I want to do is sleep. I will stop taking it starting today and see if my normal energy level returns.

Sunshin 18 Jan 2015

I have hypothyroidism for the last 10 years. I take Levothyroxine. I was wondering about this Garcinia cambogia also to lose weight and glad I see the comments that say not to use it. It is hard enough to lose weight with thyroid condition let alone having this put weight on and have trouble taking it off.

I don't if anyone else has noticed - When I stress a lot over something that my thyroid readings go out of whack. Thank you for the information here, I really found it very helpful.

jerritad01 27 Sep 2015

can a person use garcinia cambodia extract while taking some arv's?

Inactive 16 Dec 2015

I only used them one day, I have an underactive thyroid, going to bin them. Thanks for the information folks

OneBigHippie 11 Aug 2017

I had the opposite effect. I started taking GC and lost 10 pounds. I didn't have to count calories or work out or anything hard. It also helped lower BP so I could get off the BP meds. I would recommend it to anybody who has positive reactions, but with all pills, if you have negative side effects from it, then don't. It is not made for everybody. It has made huge difference for me. free discount card

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