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Synthroid - How long after I eat must I wait to take thyroid meds if I forget to take it?

Posted 28 Jul 2014 by EmilyS86 10 answers

Some mornings I forget to take my thyroid meds before I eat. How must I wait before I can take it or must I wait till the next day

How long does it take a statin get out of your system my legs hurt?

Posted 28 Oct 2011 by meyati 21 answers

I started simvastatin this summer. The last few weeks my legs and ankles began hurting now I have foot cramps that twist my feet and headaches. I'm going to stop and see if they go away. I've really been nauseous too. I've almost been thinking of asking the doctor for something for ...

Thyroid Disease - I was just diagnosed with an underactive thyroid?

Posted 8 Apr 2013 by nikmarie 6 answers

I have not been put on any medication yet (I am going at the end of this week for that), but I have not been able to loose weight for months. I am overweight already and from what I read synthroid makes you gain weight and that is NOT what i want or need. Is there any medicine out there theat helps ...

What happens if I don't take my ~Levothyroxine 125 mg regularly?

Posted 19 Aug 2010 by Patty Ford 2 answers

I sometimes end up taking my medicine every other day or sometimes miss a couple of days at a time. I don't sleep on a regular schedule. I'm on several different medications. I have experienced excessive weight gain. I am currently 235 lbs. My illnesses include fibromyalgia, authritis, ...

How long to feel the affects after starting Armour?

Posted 16 Mar 2011 by swhitt21 11 answers

I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism, with a TSH of 8.6. My doctor started me on 30mg of Armour Thyroid, and asked that I come back in 6 weeks for another blood test to determine if I will need a different dose. Today is the 5th day I have taken it (in the am on an empty stomach, 3 hrs before ...

Has anyone experienced major weight gain after starting Levothyroxine?

Posted 18 Mar 2010 by yorkgreeneyes 25 answers

I started this medication last fall for an underactive thyroid. Since then I've been packing on the pounds even while watching every bite I take and excercising regularly.

Levothyroxine side effects?

Posted 21 Jun 2012 by jellybean71 5 answers

My tsh came back as borderline hypothyroid (something around 5.0 or so). I was prescribed 25 mcg of Levothyroxine. After a couple subsequent tests, it was still borderline and then I was prescribed 50 mcg. It is now down to around 3.0. My question is, I feel pretty much about the same, except my ...

How does Levothyroxine interact w/a multivit. of Calcium (600mg) & 5,000IU of vitamin D?

Posted 20 Mar 2013 by Mia_1 3 answers

I had my yearly physical exam about 2 months ago and was told after having blood work, my thyroid levels were low. I was prescribed Levothyroxine. I also took a multivitamin containing 600mg of Calcium, along with 5,000IU of vitamin D. I was unaware of the warning not to take Calcium & Iron ...

I am a 28 year old female who was recently diagnosed with underactive thyroid. My tsh level was 9.75

Posted 22 Sep 2012 by Latalis 12 answers

... and I was immediately put on 50mcg of levothyroxine about 4 weeks ago. IMO symptoms before starting medication was extreme tiredness, depression, memory loss, confusion and feeling like life was all together empty. After starting my med I felt better for the first 2 weeks but within the 3 week ...

When to take Armour Thyroid?

Posted 13 Aug 2013 by Jules5668 1 answer

When is it best to take Armour Thyroid? I have heard varied answers describing in the morning, and at night. As well as on an empty stomach or that it doesn't matter.

Does an underactive thyroid keep getting worse?

Posted 23 Oct 2012 by belton 5 answers

about 3 years ago I was told my levels were low and put on thyroxine a year later they had drop again and the same after.I have now been on a 125mg aday for around 14 months but think because of legs, arms etc bone(it feels like its deep inside of it) hurting,itchy skin and wanting to sleep 18 or ...

Underactive Thyroid - Weight gain has always been a concern for me so when I was diagnosed with?

Posted 20 Dec 2014 by MfewellRN 4 answers

hypothroidism - I was elated because I thought I would feel like a human again and maybe loose some of this weight. I began taking 50mcg synthroid for hypothyroidism back in November 2015 - TSH went down to 3.64 (normal range), Free T3 went down slightly (expected that) and Free T4 went up ...

Is levothyroxine really that bad?

Posted 11 Oct 2016 by Pamela0106 7 answers

Hi, A week ago I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism after suffering ridiculous health issues for the last 18-24 months - tiredness, stress/anxiety, mental slowing, weight gain, stomach issues, constipation (if not the complete opposite!) constantly freezing cold, muscle aches and pains and ...

Underactive Thyroid - I have been taking Levothyroxine 50 MCG since November 2009 with no no more?

Posted 16 Jun 2011 by jdepugh 4 answers

... thyroid symptoms and my blood work was within normal range. Over the past several months I have gained 20 lbs. rather quickly, hair is falling out, fatigue, heart rate is lower and I last weekend I spotted for 3 days (I haven't had menstual cycles for 2 years since I went through the ...

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