It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Thyroid Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-09-2004, 12:54 PM   #1
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 166
yock HB User
Alcohol and thyroid medicine - does it mix?

I've noticed on a few websites that talk about Armour (or thyroid medicine in general) that it says not to drink alcohol if taking thyroid medicine. Does anyone know why? The articles never say why. I enjoy an occasional glass of wine or beer now and then and want to know if this is a problem. Does anyone else on this board drink alcohol, and has it ever been a problem with their thyroid medicine. I'll quit my glass of wine altogether if I think it's causing a problem interacting with my Armour.

 
Old 02-09-2004, 05:22 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Missouri, USA
Posts: 12,165
midwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB User
Re: Alcohol and thyroid medicine - does it mix?

I read your question shortly after you posted it, but I had no clue as to the answer. So I've been googling around and have found hardly any reference to thyroid meds and alcohol. Searched up, down, all around, and in between. The only thing coming close is a little information on the sites that sell meds without Rx... and I don't much value what they say.

I've dug out the prescribing info from my Synthroid and Armour, and there is nothing there about occasional drinking. Nothing on their websites mentions it. There is nothing in my hypoT books about it. And there is nothing on the mainstream thyroid educational websites about it. Seems like if it were in any way harmful, someone would have something to say about it.
Speaking for myself, I'll continue to have the occasional wine or beer with special dinners.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 02-10-2004, 03:49 AM   #3
Registered User
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 1,335
BonBe HB User
Re: Alcohol and thyroid medicine - does it mix?

well DITTO to that as well. I enjoy a glass of wine with meals, and also the occasional drink as well. I have never found info, nor does my pharamcist do anything but raise his eyebrows (he obv is not a drinker) haha but I have found no one to state any diff. Either they drink, or they don't.

all things in MODERATION

BonBe

 
Old 02-10-2004, 08:21 AM   #4
Senior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: santa cruz, ca, usa
Posts: 109
sladedog HB User
Re: Alcohol and thyroid medicine - does it mix?

well my doc didn't say anything to me when she prescribed me the meds and I forgot to ask ( I still like to drink as well!) so I asked my pharmacist and he said there would be no problem with drinking... moderation would be the key eh....
Quote:
Originally Posted by BonBe
well DITTO to that as well. I enjoy a glass of wine with meals, and also the occasional drink as well. I have never found info, nor does my pharamcist do anything but raise his eyebrows (he obv is not a drinker) haha but I have found no one to state any diff. Either they drink, or they don't.

all things in MODERATION

BonBe

 
Old 02-10-2004, 11:41 AM   #5
Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 375
mintchocolate HB User
Re: Alcohol and thyroid medicine - does it mix?

I love red wine. Cabernet Savignon, or Merlot, a glass with dinner. I only TRY to stay away from it, because when I drink, I tend to eat more, and I am still stuck at 155 lbs. I have not had any problems drinking, either wine, beer or gin & tonic. I am one of those people who cannot drink more than a couple of drinks before my face turns bright red, so I only drink 2 at the most.

Mintchoc

 
Old 02-10-2004, 08:17 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 258
miller01 HB User
Re: Alcohol and thyroid medicine - does it mix?

I don't have an answer for you. But as for me I like to drink white wine. I do notice that if I drink a couple of glasses more than usual, I am really dragging the next day. I have cut down alot (and have lost some weight too).

Something new for me is hard alcohol. I used to be able to drink and not have a problem. When I have a "tropical" drink with rum, I wake up in the middle of night with serious heart palps. And then I think why did I even drink that?

That gets me thinking that alcohol is bad for the adrenals. Which makes sense to me. Adrenals and thyroid go together. Maybe not drinking helps both.

I don't know if I helped you. Maybe got you thinking in the right direction. Good luck!

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Have the thyroid gland removed or have it destroyed with radiation? Vanessa777 Thyroid Disorders 14 09-10-2008 12:19 AM
effects of alcohol kwclyde Thyroid Disorders 1 12-26-2007 05:38 PM
High thyroid peroxidase level...not sure what to do? keke18 Thyroid Disorders 14 10-06-2005 09:11 AM
Drinking alcohol while taking Avinza LilMomma Pain Management 5 04-26-2005 02:38 PM
Alcohol Self Detox w/Xanax RubySlippers Addiction & Recovery 33 07-22-2004 11:34 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Armour
Cytomel
Levothroid
Levoxyl
Potassium
  Synthroid
Tapazole
Unithroid
Xanax
Zoloft




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



sammy64 (666), midwest1 (617), FinnMaid (301), Reece (220), lisa789 (196), Tree Frog (80), mkgbrook (72), cd37 (56), Bran'sNana (44), ladybud (41)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1136), MSJayhawk (941), Apollo123 (855), janewhite1 (823), Titchou (769), Gabriel (743), ladybud (667), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (654), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:37 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!