I quit all of my liquid pills because they have soy. I went to a vitamin store and they have soy free. Also, don't take vitamins within four hours of thyroid meds.
I read that too many vitamins for hypos who haven't achieved higher-end frees can result in a buildup of vitamins in the body. Until I get my frees to optimum level, I am sticking to the basics: Magnesium, D, B12, and Selenium.
I prefer liquid pills, because
BTW, I recently added 6.25 mcg of T4 for my TSH which was at 2.8 and FT4 was at 44%, FT3 49%. But soon found that I am overheated in such a winter when others feel cold. And if my ft4 is too high, the lips(extremities of the body) feel uncomfortable because of the extra T4 concentrations can not be released.
yes = liquid is much better and they are not filled with cellulose- which can cause problems for hypo's with conversion..
that is what basically happened with the new formula with Armour thyroid. They dropped a ton more cellulose - lessened the dextrose and BAM- ... almost every thyroid person I know that took it - as I did- fell right to their knees in less than 2 days with hypo symptoms raging back in...
They say cellulose is gluten -free... I don't buy that. It's a starch filler... I doesn't make sense.
Its not so much the vitamins in the drug stores are bad. A vitamin is a vitamin..... the fillers is what makes them nasty or cheap...
fragrance? are you taking your basal temp with you heat spells?
Actually, I've taken a hair mineral analysis, and found most of the essential minerals are quite below the average level.
So I think at least I should take extra mineral complex supplement to prevent the mineral excetion even the Vitamin A and E levels are still unknown (Vitamin D has been tested, and Vitamin Bs and C are water soluble, extra of which can not be harmful)
I understand that the supplemental of soy lecithin (pure) doesn't contain any soy protein which is what inhibits the thyroid gland from working properly. I started taking it several hours or
more after my synthroid. With synthroid you should take on an empty stomach and then wait two or more hours before taking anything else. This includes eating because foods will also prevent the medicine from working, esp if the food isn't hypo friendly. You should spread vitamins and supplements throughout the day as well. The soy lecithin, l-thyrosine and vitamin B complex has helped me a lot. No muscle aches, depression or sluggishness so far. It is important to get your blood checked a month or so after taking supplements to see who it's effecting you. It is all about monitoring these things with a doctor. There are doctors now that are more helpful with this stuff. I remember about twelve years ago when my thyroid started acting up, I asked the Doc if I could take supplemets or avoid certain things and he said it doesn't matter. We all know now this isn't true. I definately recommend the supplements since it helped with my depression which is caused by synthroid. Review the side affects of the synthroid. After all I went through with just taking my
meds I will never stop taking my supplements. Without them I felt miserable-- physically and mentally.
Thanks so much, your reply answered my questions! I also take supplements after being hypothyroid for 10 years. WIthout the suppliments I do not feel well even with normal numbers. I recently added Co-Q10 with a soy oil and was concerned. I take Co-Q10 with my evening meal because it is fat soluble and needs food for absorbtion. I take synthroid 1 hour before breakfast and multivitamin and calcium with Vit D at night. I am sure my Dr with keep the blood tests until we see how it works. I want to avoid blood pressure meds as long as possible and hoping Co-Q10 helps.
There are soy free coQ10 supplements out there. The ones that Swanson Vitamins makes, the Swanson ultra is soy free. It does contain rice flour, but at least that is not cellulose. Plus, rice is the best for people on a gluten free diet, provided they don't have a rice allergy. Still, for most of us, this one is soy free and cellulose free.
Iodine companion supplements arent actually taken at same time as iodine. This confuses people. I take WP Thyroid (Armour but no fillers) when wake in middle of the night - to keep from food and coffee. At rise I take Lugol's with plenty of water. After (tiny) coffee I take Bcomplex , Iositol (I hate Niacin due to bloat), Selenium. I take all other vits with meal - C at meal and between meals ALSO. Dont take C or juice with iodine.
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