Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Hypothyroidism and Omega 3
I have hypothyroidism. I was taking 125mcg Levothyroxine. When I had my TSH levels drawn it was 19 so the doc raised the med to 150mcg and I came back in 6weeks. TSH was 8.  He said to keep taking same new dose but skip Sundays because he feared I would have hyperthyroidsim.  Two months have past and during that time I began to take 2000mg Omega Fish oil to lower my 240 cholesterol. (I've been on Vytorin 10/20 for years).  Abnormal heart rhythm sent me to the emergency room. When cardiac was ruled out, the doc said my TSH was 20.  What happened? I did not skip any doses except on Sundays. Did the Omega 3 mess up my TSH levels.  Now it seems my meds are not even working. Help
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
97953 tn?1440868992
This forum is for nodules, cancer, parathyroid and hyperthyroidism.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
231441 tn?1333896366
Hello,

omega 3 should not mess up your thryoid levels.  However, you should always take any vitamins several hours apart from your thyroid meds.

Target TSH when medicated is usually in the range of 1.0 - 2.5.

With a TSH of 8 you were not at much risk for hyperthyroid yet.  It would appear that you may  need to increase your dose of thyroid meds to bring your levels back into range.  Please ask your doctor about this.

Hope this helps.  I am not a doctor.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
649848 tn?1474485941
Is your doctor basing you med dosage, solely on TSH?  Many of us have very low TSH and some have TSH that stays above range.  You should also be getting FT3 and FT4 tested to see what your actual thyroid hormone levels are.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Thyroid Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Thyroid Answerers
649848 tn?1474485941
Blank
Barb135
FL
Avatar m tn
Blank
gimel
MI
Avatar f tn
Blank
goolarra
Sisters, OR
Avatar m tn
Blank
flyingfool
WI
657231 tn?1453836403
Blank
rumpled
Northern, NJ
Avatar m tn
Blank
des900
Calicut, India