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Synthroid, anybody taken it?

SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
So yeah, I've been sick for forever. Can't ever figure out what is going on. My family things I'm just being lazy and don't want to go into work, etc.

I finally went in to see my Dr. because I had this nasty gunk that is going around and wasn't getting better. She put me on antibiotics and gave me cough medicine. I went back in 5 days later because nothing had changed except the fact that I had gained 15 pounds in 5 days. That was *not* a good day when I stepped on the scale.

She gave me stronger antibiotics and something different for my cough. Then she had blood work done. When the lab work finally came back, it showed I had low thyroid function. And symptoms of low thyroid function are exactly the symptoms I've been experiencing before I got the cold.

She put me on Synthroid 25 mcg (?) and I must say I'm not a happy camper.

Has anybody taken this? What kind of side effects did you experience? How long did it take for the side effects to go away?

I've been looking online, but information I'm reading is totally conflicting and just confusing me.

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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,250Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I've been taking synthroid for about 9 years with no side effects at all. I've had to change the dosage a couple times over the years when my bloodwork warranted it but mostly I just take it every day and never think about it otherwise.
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  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    I'm on Levothyroxin, which is also a thyroid med. It takes about 6 weeks, but I felt so much better after I started taking it. I, too, just take one pill at night before bed and rarely think about it until I have to go every six months to check my blood.
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    I've had the same experience as JeepCurlyGirl. and Springcurl. I had my thyroid removed 3&1/2 years ago and was put on Synthroid.

    I take it every morning 1/2 hour before breakfast and never give it a thought. Perfectly fine for me and no side effects whatsoever. I get my blood checked once a year.

    Do you trust this doctor? I hope you feel better soon!
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  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    curlypearl wrote: »
    Do you trust this doctor? I hope you feel better soon!

    I do trust my doctor and she wouldn't put me on a pill unless I needed it.

    Well, hell. I was told to take the pill and not to eat for like 2 hours and don't take any pills like iron.

    The problem I'm having is I think I'm experiencing some side effects and they're not pleasant. I know taking it will make me feel better, but I'm so hot (my face feels like it's glowing it's so hot), I'm nauseated and still feel generally sick, still. I know it takes a while to kick in, but with the hot flashes, I'm walking around in a swimsuit everywhere. And we got 6-8 inches of snow last night.

  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    curlypearl wrote: »
    Do you trust this doctor? I hope you feel better soon!

    I do trust my doctor and she wouldn't put me on a pill unless I needed it.

    Well, hell. I was told to take the pill and not to eat for like 2 hours and don't take any pills like iron.

    The problem I'm having is I think I'm experiencing some side effects and they're not pleasant. I know taking it will make me feel better, but I'm so hot (my face feels like it's glowing it's so hot), I'm nauseated and still feel generally sick, still. I know it takes a while to kick in, but with the hot flashes, I'm walking around in a swimsuit everywhere. And we got 6-8 inches of snow last night.

    If you're experiencing side effects so soon it actually may not be the pill since it takes so long for it to be effective.

    Some tips:

    You're right, don't eat for at least two hours after, especially if you've had diary.

    Don't take antacids because it can block the effectiveness.

    I take mine at night because I'm REALLY hungry as soon as I wake up and I want to eat. I don't usually eat after 8 anyway so I take it right before i get into bed at midnight.
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  • CurlyinColoradoCurlyinColorado Posts: 3,093Registered Users
    25mgs, wow, I alternate between 125 mg and 137 mg and never have any side effects. I've been taking Synthroid's generic version, reference above, for almost 7 years. I take it first thing in the morning.

    I hated the thought that I was going to be taking a pill for the rest of life because you never know what the long term side effects will be, but without the meds there is a difference in hair, nails, skin, weight, etc. Check in with your dr. after 4 weeks and see if s/he's got you on the correct dosage.

    I once double my dose on accident and felt light-headed, anxious and hot...

    Hope all this helps.
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  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    Sunshine Grrl, when you picked up your synthroid, the pharmacist should have given you an information sheet. Do you still have it? It would answer your questions. If you lost it, you could ask the pharmacy for a new one.

    Nausea and feeling hot are normal side effects. If they persist or are severe, you should tell your doctor about them. Source - this provides a lot of information about levothyroxine, which is the generic name of synthroid. And this is a good resource about hypothyroidism. Since you're feeling so crummy, I think you should call your doctor. Also, if you can afford it, an endocrinologist is the best type of doctor for hypothyroidism.

    The unit mcg = micrograms. It's a very tiny unit equal to 1 millionth of a gram.

    My instructions are to take it after 5 hours of fasting and at least 30 minutes before eating, which usually means taking it half an hour before breakfast. I wonder why some of you guys received different instructions.

    @ CurlyinColorado: 25 mcg is the starting dose. Did you happen to start at a higher dose?

    (Edited to add the link about hypothyroidism.)
  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    My instructions are to take it after 5 hours of fasting and at least 30 minutes before eating, which usually means taking it half an hour before breakfast.

    Calcium interferes with absorption. My bottle says wait one hour after eating, I prefer to take it at night so that I don't have to wait at all. I MUST break my fast ASAP.
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  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    Springcurl wrote: »
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    My instructions are to take it after 5 hours of fasting and at least 30 minutes before eating, which usually means taking it half an hour before breakfast.

    Calcium interferes with absorption. My bottle says wait one hour after eating, I prefer to take it at night so that I don't have to wait at all. I MUST break my fast ASAP.
    Yeah, I'm also not supposed to have calcium either, and 30 min is the bare minimum. Btw, I didn't mean that you're doing it wrong, just that it's interesting we got different instructions.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,250Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I also take mine first thing in the morning, wait at least a half hour to eat then another half hour before I take all my vitamins and other supplements.
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  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    I've taken Levathyroid for 10 years with no side effects other than getting my energy back after a few days. Hope you feel better soon!
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  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    Springcurl wrote: »
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    My instructions are to take it after 5 hours of fasting and at least 30 minutes before eating, which usually means taking it half an hour before breakfast.

    Calcium interferes with absorption. My bottle says wait one hour after eating, I prefer to take it at night so that I don't have to wait at all. I MUST break my fast ASAP.
    Yeah, I'm also not supposed to have calcium either, and 30 min is the bare minimum. Btw, I didn't mean that you're doing it wrong, just that it's interesting we got different instructions.


    True!

    I actually didn't know about antacids until my TSH jumped from managed to 27. (for those that don't know, normal TSH is like 0-3 or 4). So watch out for those Tums, OP!
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  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    I do have the printout from the pharmacy and it says there generally aren't any side effects, then says to contact my doctor immediately if 1,475 things happen.

    The printout does say that certain brands can cause choking, gagging or trouble swallowing. Guess that might explain the greatly heightened gag reflex I'm experiencing.

    I probably should go see an endocrinologist anyway with all the medical maladies I'm blessed with. I just don't want to have a GP, OB/GYN, cardiologist, nephrologist, chiropractor and an endocrinologist, but my dad see's one he really likes so maybe I'll make an appt to go see him.

    No need to worry about the antacids. I don't and can't take them. The iron is really the only supplement I needed to worry about. I think I'll try following what some of you mentioned and try taking it at night. None of my pills at night have any ingredients that would be a problem, and I usually take them about 2 hours before bed. So if I take the synthroid (yeah, mine is the generic kind, too) right before bed, it'll be on an empty stomach and I can avoid interactions.

    I don't want to contact my doctor yet. I want to try and ride this out for another week or two and see what happens. If everything is still like it is now or worse, I'll schedule an appointment with her.

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  • WiregirlWiregirl Posts: 1,695Registered Users
    25mgs, wow, I alternate between 125 mg and 137 mg and never have any side effects. I've been taking Synthroid's generic version, reference above, for almost 7 years. I take it first thing in the morning.

    I hated the thought that I was going to be taking a pill for the rest of life because you never know what the long term side effects will be, but without the meds there is a difference in hair, nails, skin, weight, etc. Check in with your dr. after 4 weeks and see if s/he's got you on the correct dosage.

    I once double my dose on accident and felt light-headed, anxious and hot...

    Hope all this helps.


    mcg and mg are not same!
  • PoPo Posts: 2,607Registered Users
    My son took it from about 6 weeks to age 3. No side effects that I know of, but he was pre-verbal so I wouldn't really know.
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  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    Tried changing the timeframe and took my pill last night right before going to bed and I'm not nauseated or hot like I was yesterday. My face is jacked up like I'm having a huge eczema attack all over my face, but I don't think that has anything to do with the synthroid.

  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Tried changing the timeframe and took my pill last night right before going to bed and I'm not nauseated or hot like I was yesterday. My face is jacked up like I'm having a huge eczema attack all over my face, but I don't think that has anything to do with the synthroid.
    Are you still taking antibiotics? That sounds more like a reaction to antibiotics than thyroid meds. I currently take levothyroxine (generic) .05 mg each morning. My SIL takes hers at night, maybe I should try it. To be honest, I never really felt much, if any, difference since starting it 5-6 years ago. :?
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  • Myradella3Myradella3 Posts: 2,481Registered Users
    My experiences are similar to others. I take mine at 4:00 then go to the gym, come home, shower and eat. I take my other meds and vitamins 3-4 hours later. I have to take calcium.

    My endocrinologist is quite strict. I have my blood tested 6 weeks after a dosage change. if I have the same levels, I've been able to go 6 months.

    It can take up 6 months for your body to adjust to meds so hang in there. Good luck.

    PS: I was having similar symptoms, especially the weight gain, over a period of time before a goiter was discovered. Within a month of my thyroidectomy, I was down 20 pounds. And my attitude and emotions stablized (I've always been nuts but that's another story).
  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    Thyroid meds need to be taken with water on an empty stomach. Do not eat or drink coffee/tea for 30-60 minutes. Do not take calcium, iron, magnesium for 4 hours per Suzy Cohen RPh.
    A lot of people have trouble converting T4 to T3 for this reason many integrative medicine drs use Armour or add Cytomel to Synthroid (levothyroxine).
    You'll want to address your adrenal glands too. Hypothyroid and adrenal fatigue typically go hand in hand. And since you have fibro, it's almost a given. treating my adrenals has been the biggest change for me and I'm still working on it.
    The website www.stopthethyroidmadness.com is a plethora of info. I have a ton of info about adrenal fatigue too. Here's some info about the thyroid
    http://www.lifescript.com/health/conditions/hypothyroidism/keep_your_thyroid_healthy_naturally.aspx
  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    25mgs, wow, I alternate between 125 mg and 137 mg and never have any side effects. I've been taking Synthroid's generic version, reference above, for almost 7 years.

    Do you mean micrograms (mcg) not milligrams (mg)?
  • spring1onuspring1onu Posts: 16,528Registered Users
    I take mine in the morning and wait 30 minutes before eating and take any vitamins at night or at least 4 hours later.

    When I first starting taking Synthroid 11 years ago (I take the generic now because my insurance decided to refuse to pay for brand after 8 years) my endocrinologist told me to wait an hour to eat, but I've seen 3 different endo's since then who all told me 30 minutes is sufficient, but all suggested taking it in the morning. I've never had any side effects like you mentioned. I also take Cytomel along with it.

    My mother-in-law started taking it a few months ago and her Dr. told her none of this, just gave her samples and sent her on her way so I guess everyone gets different direction (or lack of).
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  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    Thyroid meds need to be taken with water on an empty stomach. Do not eat or drink coffee/tea for 30-60 minutes. Do not take calcium, iron, magnesium for 4 hours per Suzy Cohen RPh.
    A lot of people have trouble converting T4 to T3 for this reason many integrative medicine drs use Armour or add Cytomel to Synthroid (levothyroxine).
    You'll want to address your adrenal glands too. Hypothyroid and adrenal fatigue typically go hand in hand. And since you have fibro, it's almost a given. treating my adrenals has been the biggest change for me and I'm still working on it.
    The website www.stopthethyroidmadness.com is a plethora of info. I have a ton of info about adrenal fatigue too. Here's some info about the thyroid
    Improve Your Thyroid Health

    Damn you crimson! I thought I had this genius plan to take it right before bed, but my nighttime pills are craploads of magnesium (as are the morning), so that's shot all to hell. Guess I'm back to setting an alarm for early in the morning and then taking my morning pills 4 hours later.

    I did take myself hence to the health food store and bought Dr. Teitelbaum's drink (nasty, kind of...I'd rather he developed a pill that had all that stuff in it than drink those vitamins) adrenal supplement , sleep supplements and a thyroid support supplement I'm pretty sure is his, but the packaging is different.

    I've also been seeing a cervical chiropractor (mega bucks) who only adjusts the cervical part of your neck so your skull sits squarely on your spine. When I first went in, I was standing 38 lbs heavier on one side. After the second adjustment, I was only standing 2 pounds heavier on that side and that's normal because it's the side the liver is on. They also hook you up to what is called a bio-meridian machine that sends a gentle current through your body and determines how your body and organs are functioning, then give you supplements to help fix it as necessary. Sounds hokey, but I feel a lot better after 2 adjustments. They haven't done the bio-meridian on me yet. I'm scared of what they'll find.

    I was having allergic reaction to the antibiotic, but stopped taking it. I'm still itchy as all get out and my face is a horrid mess of scaliness. I think it's a huge breakout of eczema or something. I can't get it to clear up. Doctor wanted to see me again to determine plan of attack, but I wasn't going to spend another $90 for an office visit for her to tell me to ride it out and take benedryl (which I'm technically not supposed to take).

  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    bought Dr. Teitelbaum's drink, adrenal supplement, sleep supplements and a thyroid support supplement
    Did you check with your doctor about those? Those supplements could interact with your other medications, exacerbate your problems, or create new ones. If you're going to take them, please talk to your doctor about them, and look them up here.
    I was having allergic reaction to the antibiotic, but stopped taking it.
    It's really, really bad to quit your antibiotic without starting a different one. You've killed off the weaker bacteria, and now the strongest bacteria are reproducing inside you. You could become even more sick than you were to begin with, and you're contributing to the rise of drug resistant bacteria. (Source 1, source 2, there's thousands of sources I could link to about this.)
  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    Damn you crimson! I thought I had this genius plan to take it right before bed, but my nighttime pills are craploads of magnesium (as are the morning), so that's shot all to hell. Guess I'm back to setting an alarm for early in the morning and then taking my morning pills 4 hours later.

    I did take myself hence to the health food store and bought Dr. Teitelbaum's drink (nasty, kind of...I'd rather he developed a pill that had all that stuff in it than drink those vitamins) adrenal supplement , sleep supplements and a thyroid support supplement I'm pretty sure is his, but the packaging is different.

    I've also been seeing a cervical chiropractor (mega bucks) who only adjusts the cervical part of your neck so your skull sits squarely on your spine. When I first went in, I was standing 38 lbs heavier on one side. After the second adjustment, I was only standing 2 pounds heavier on that side and that's normal because it's the side the liver is on. They also hook you up to what is called a bio-meridian machine that sends a gentle current through your body and determines how your body and organs are functioning, then give you supplements to help fix it as necessary. Sounds hokey, but I feel a lot better after 2 adjustments. They haven't done the bio-meridian on me yet. I'm scared of what they'll find.

    I was having allergic reaction to the antibiotic, but stopped taking it. I'm still itchy as all get out and my face is a horrid mess of scaliness. I think it's a huge breakout of eczema or something. I can't get it to clear up. Doctor wanted to see me again to determine plan of attack, but I wasn't going to spend another $90 for an office visit for her to tell me to ride it out and take benedryl (which I'm technically not supposed to take).

    LOL! Sorry! I take mine at 4am when my husband gets up. Or if i take it later, i set a reminder on my phone.
    The nutrient powder- I know. I mix mine with vanilla whey protein powder, d-ribose, milk and frozen berries. I'm thinking about buying a capsule making machine so I can put it in capsules for days I dont want the shake. Dr T said he cant make the powder into capsules with less than 30 pills. :(
    Dr T formulated the products with Enzymatic Therapy... they are a high grade suppIiers. I use his sleep formulas (sleep tonight and revitalizing sleep- they're good) and tried the Stress End but it wasnt enough for my adrenals. You definitely want to support your adrenals. Such a huge part of fibro ad few allopathic drs address it. Ali posted a ton of info last night on my fb group. I'm going to make a document out of it.
    You have kidney problems right? Does it affect function becuz some kidney patients need to be careful with mineral intake but you still need mag so it's a balancing act. Morley Robbins and Dr Carolyn Dean answer questions in the fb group Magnesium Advocacy Group. Dr Dean is the author of The Magnesium Miracle. A great resource! Dr Dean just wrote this article /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.naturalnews.com%2F038713_kidney_disease_magnesium_nutrition.html" class="Popup

    I haven't been to the chiro in such a long time... I really need to get back into it. 38lbs more on one side? That's crazy! Glad it helps you so much. I had a lot of spasms in my upper back before working up to a therapeutic dose of magnesium and I needed to go to the chiro constantly... I still have pain (I have cervical stenosis) which can always improve. I'm definitely going to look into this form of chiro.
  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    Eilonwy wrote: »
    bought Dr. Teitelbaum's drink, adrenal supplement, sleep supplements and a thyroid support supplement
    Did you check with your doctor about those? Those supplements could interact with your other medications, exacerbate your problems, or create new ones. If you're going to take them, please talk to your doctor about them, and look them up here.
    I was having allergic reaction to the antibiotic, but stopped taking it.
    It's really, really bad to quit your antibiotic without starting a different one. You've killed off the weaker bacteria, and now the strongest bacteria are reproducing inside you. You could become even more sick than you were to begin with, and you're contributing to the rise of drug resistant bacteria. (Source 1, source 2, there's thousands of sources I could link to about this.)

    I have run everything past my doctors and they're fine with the supplements. Actually encouraged me, which surprised me, coming from a doctor.

    I stopped taking the antibiotics at the direction of the doctor. We discussed other options, but it (the antibiotic) wasn't doing anything (except give me a yeast infection) anyway, so she determined it was viral and it would just have to work it's way out of my system and gave me cough pearls or something to help with the coughing until everything is over.
    Damn you crimson! I thought I had this genius plan to take it right before bed, but my nighttime pills are craploads of magnesium (as are the morning), so that's shot all to hell. Guess I'm back to setting an alarm for early in the morning and then taking my morning pills 4 hours later.

    I did take myself hence to the health food store and bought Dr. Teitelbaum's drink (nasty, kind of...I'd rather he developed a pill that had all that stuff in it than drink those vitamins) adrenal supplement , sleep supplements and a thyroid support supplement I'm pretty sure is his, but the packaging is different.

    I've also been seeing a cervical chiropractor (mega bucks) who only adjusts the cervical part of your neck so your skull sits squarely on your spine. When I first went in, I was standing 38 lbs heavier on one side. After the second adjustment, I was only standing 2 pounds heavier on that side and that's normal because it's the side the liver is on. They also hook you up to what is called a bio-meridian machine that sends a gentle current through your body and determines how your body and organs are functioning, then give you supplements to help fix it as necessary. Sounds hokey, but I feel a lot better after 2 adjustments. They haven't done the bio-meridian on me yet. I'm scared of what they'll find.

    I was having allergic reaction to the antibiotic, but stopped taking it. I'm still itchy as all get out and my face is a horrid mess of scaliness. I think it's a huge breakout of eczema or something. I can't get it to clear up. Doctor wanted to see me again to determine plan of attack, but I wasn't going to spend another $90 for an office visit for her to tell me to ride it out and take benedryl (which I'm technically not supposed to take).

    LOL! Sorry! I take mine at 4am when my husband gets up. Or if i take it later, i set a reminder on my phone.
    The nutrient powder- I know. I mix mine with vanilla whey protein powder, d-ribose, milk and frozen berries. I'm thinking about buying a capsule making machine so I can put it in capsules for days I dont want the shake. Dr T said he cant make the powder into capsules with less than 30 pills. :(
    Dr T formulated the products with Enzymatic Therapy... they are a high grade suppIiers. I use his sleep formulas (sleep tonight and revitalizing sleep- they're good) and tried the Stress End but it wasnt enough for my adrenals. You definitely want to support your adrenals. Such a huge part of fibro ad few allopathic drs address it. Ali posted a ton of info last night on my fb group. I'm going to make a document out of it.
    You have kidney problems right? Does it affect function becuz some kidney patients need to be careful with mineral intake but you still need mag so it's a balancing act. Morley Robbins and Dr Carolyn Dean answer questions in the fb group Magnesium Advocacy Group. Dr Dean is the author of The Magnesium Miracle. A great resource! Dr Dean just wrote this article Kidney disease requires magnesium

    I haven't been to the chiro in such a long time... I really need to get back into it. 38lbs more on one side? That's crazy! Glad it helps you so much. I had a lot of spasms in my upper back before working up to a therapeutic dose of magnesium and I needed to go to the chiro constantly... I still have pain (I have cervical stenosis) which can always improve. I'm definitely going to look into this form of chiro.

    The thyroid one that isn't packaged like all the other supplements is made by that supplier, so that's why I tend to think it might be the same and they just changed packaging or something.

    I do have kidney issues, but they're working well enough that the nephrologist said to live life like I normally would. I ran all the supplements by him just in case and he said they were fine with my kidney function at the level it is now.

    The nutrient powder isn't too shabby with grapefruit juice or pomegranate juice (Costco rocks...they have huge bottles of both of them), or both mixed together with the nutrient powder. It just gets so foamy and blech.

    I paid mega bucks for the chiropractor, but I feel like it was money well spent. $500 or $550 for the first visit, $75 for every visit after that. Apparently there are only 18 doctor's that do what he does (called NUCCA NUCCA - National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association). Anyway, even though I don't necessarily feel better physically with aches and pains, my body acts better. My hips actually sway while I walk again. I'm not afraid of falling off my heels and can walk as normal in heels as I can in tennis shoes, maybe better. And I do have more energy. I don't automatically crawl into bed right after getting home from work anymore. Here is my chiropractor's website. He's kind of arrogant, but with results like he's given me, I guess he has a right to be.

  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    The thyroid one that isn't packaged like all the other supplements is made by that supplier, so that's why I tend to think it might be the same and they just changed packaging or something.

    I do have kidney issues, but they're working well enough that the nephrologist said to live life like I normally would. I ran all the supplements by him just in case and he said they were fine with my kidney function at the level it is now.

    The nutrient powder isn't too shabby with grapefruit juice or pomegranate juice (Costco rocks...they have huge bottles of both of them), or both mixed together with the nutrient powder. It just gets so foamy and blech.

    I paid mega bucks for the chiropractor, but I feel like it was money well spent. $500 or $550 for the first visit, $75 for every visit after that. Apparently there are only 18 doctor's that do what he does (called NUCCA NUCCA - National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association). Anyway, even though I don't necessarily feel better physically with aches and pains, my body acts better. My hips actually sway while I walk again. I'm not afraid of falling off my heels and can walk as normal in heels as I can in tennis shoes, maybe better. And I do have more energy. I don't automatically crawl into bed right after getting home from work anymore. Here is my chiropractor's website. He's kind of arrogant, but with results like he's given me, I guess he has a right to be.

    Do you take your meds with grapefruit juice?
    I can't take the nutrient powder as a drink... it's a texture thing for me.

    Wow that's a pricey chiro. I pay so much in medical bills plus supplements. Wonder if my insurance would pay for it. That's great it's helped you so much!
  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    The thyroid one that isn't packaged like all the other supplements is made by that supplier, so that's why I tend to think it might be the same and they just changed packaging or something.

    I do have kidney issues, but they're working well enough that the nephrologist said to live life like I normally would. I ran all the supplements by him just in case and he said they were fine with my kidney function at the level it is now.

    The nutrient powder isn't too shabby with grapefruit juice or pomegranate juice (Costco rocks...they have huge bottles of both of them), or both mixed together with the nutrient powder. It just gets so foamy and blech.

    I paid mega bucks for the chiropractor, but I feel like it was money well spent. $500 or $550 for the first visit, $75 for every visit after that. Apparently there are only 18 doctor's that do what he does (called NUCCA NUCCA - National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association). Anyway, even though I don't necessarily feel better physically with aches and pains, my body acts better. My hips actually sway while I walk again. I'm not afraid of falling off my heels and can walk as normal in heels as I can in tennis shoes, maybe better. And I do have more energy. I don't automatically crawl into bed right after getting home from work anymore. Here is my chiropractor's website. He's kind of arrogant, but with results like he's given me, I guess he has a right to be.

    Do you take your meds with grapefruit juice?
    I can't take the nutrient powder as a drink... it's a texture thing for me.

    Wow that's a pricey chiro. I pay so much in medical bills plus supplements. Wonder if my insurance would pay for it. That's great it's helped you so much!

    I do not take my meds with grapefruit juice, but none of them have the grapefruit juice warning, anyway, so it wouldn't be a huge deal. I drink the nutrient drink mid-morning (except I haven't taken it this whole week...I need to bring in batteries for my new protein shake mixer) and my pills usually 2 hours after. The texture is almost too bad for me, but if I blend it up and hurry and drink it, I can make it. Barely.

    I can file the $ paid for the chiro to my insurance as an out of network doctor, so they'll pay a portion...I just have to do the pwk myself and submit it to my insurance company. I can get reimbursed for supplements through my FSA plan, but it's not worth it for me right now. Maybe if there's still money on the card at the end of the year, I'll try for reimbursement on the supplements.

  • EilonwyEilonwy Posts: 12,389Registered Users
    I have run everything past my doctors and they're fine with the supplements.

    I stopped taking the antibiotics at the direction of the doctor.
    Ah, ok :)
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    So should I be asking my doctor for a rx of Cytomel? Maybe then I'd feel a difference. :happy8:
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  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    CurliLocks wrote: »
    So should I be asking my doctor for a rx of Cytomel? Maybe then I'd feel a difference. :happy8:

    Or Armour which is T3/T4. It can take months of taking it the right way to notice a difference. A lot of drs believe T4 is more than sufficient :( but many patients know the difference. www.stopthethyroidmadness.com is a great resource.
    But you also have to treat the adrenal fatigue- hypothyroid and adrenal fatigue almost always go together. Treating my adrenals made the biggest change for me. My dr is very integrative so he understands this connection... most allopathic drs don't so the patient suffers for years.
    I use rhodiola, 7keto dhea, ashwagandha along with nutrients like vit c, vit e, l-tyrosine, magnesium and b vitamins.
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