Thyroid Tracker AMAZING!

Aug 21, 2009 - 3 comments

My primary doc called out of the blue yesterday and wants my Vit D rechecked because he said long-term it can be toxic!  I had put in for a renewal so that's what prompted the call.

Then we talked about my changing my dose on the Synthroid from 62.5 to 75mcgs (which is ok with him) and he asked me the date I switched that my TSH bloodwork can be done 4 weeks after the switch.  He said NO MORE VIT D until I get a recheck because it can be toxic if taken long term if you don't need it!

Wow .. I didn't know that and nobody told me this, nor did they say when to come back for a recheck!

I came right onto the tracker and within a minute I had the info right there for him..the EXACT date I changed doses!!!!

These trackers are awesome for me... I especially like the Thyroid, Pain, Weight  & Food  trackers.  

Just wanted to say THANKS MEDHELP for the great trackers!


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483733 tn?1326802046
by TrudieC, Aug 21, 2009
Wow, I'd not heard that about Vit D either.  I thought it was very safe to take.  Waiting for my test to come back.  

Yes, the trackers are fantastic!

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by ChitChatNine, Aug 21, 2009
I've been on 50,000 iu's a week .. the first 6 weeks was on 100,000 iu's

By the way, what does international units really stand for I wonder ?  ( iu's)


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by swampcritter, Aug 21, 2009
Ask and you shall receive.

iu's differ in mass equivalent between substances. So 1 iu of vitamin E is not the same as one iu of vitamin D.

1 IU is the biological equivalent of 0.025 μg cholecalciferol/ergocalciferol
(source: wikipedia)

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