What can happen and the effects on my body with my thyroid not working at all? Iv been on 112mcg and was increased to 137mcg to hopefully jump start it back. But I'm worried as to what is the effects of it not working. Also,what are sum good vitiamins I can&need to take bc my muscles cramp really really bad&i stay pretty constipated which I'm on several pain meds,chronic&break thru so I no that causes a lot of the constipation.bloodwork showed I was a lil dishy drafted and something about my level and iodine? Didn't understand tht part,I'm sorry. But if anyone can help it would be appreciated. Thanks for your help.
Your Thyroid not working is not to be worried about they well have to continue checking your blood and get you on the right dose,of the thyroid medication this happens all the time. You have the synthetic thyroid in most cases that works much better. Also it seems to me if you did not understand the doctor about the Iodine etc. they may have still been talking about your thyroid years ago they used to treat thyroid problems with iodine solution it was called I believe Lugols liquid and you took so many drops a day in water. Now it's pills we take that are thyroid and help run our thyroid. As far as a Vitamin just a good store brand of multivitamin with minerals and USP approved. And when your at the pharmacy ask the pharmacist what you should be taking due to constipation from pain medications Or your doctor the most common that the doctor give is generic Colace 100mg and you take one with a glass of water each day this is a stool softener if you are dry and really havin a problem Senna 8.7mg 1 or 2 with the colace would be a good idea it is not fast acting just makes it so you can go on a regular basis not knowing all you are taking already ask your doctor or the Pharmacist about these products
now just make sure you get your Thyroid checked when the doctor says so and all is fine Thyroid is so common one of the most dispensed prescription medication ouside of Narcotic's good luck. Chuck1957
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