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Old 09-02-2004, 11:19 AM   #1
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Question Taking your meds question

I was doing a little researching yesterday on, whatelse, hypothyroidism and taking natural vs. synthetic meds. I ran across something I hadn't seen mentioned before and I thought I'd ask the knowledgeable people here. BTW, I need to say a big Thank You to everyone here, you have been a source of great help and understanding the past month and a half. The support and information offered by everyone has made dealing with all the other crap (symptoms and doctors!) a lot more bearable.

My question; how do you take your meds? By "how" I mean, do you swallow them like advil or asprin or do you let them disolve under your tongue - sublingually is what they called it elsewhere - like how heart patients take nitro. I read that this helped with their absorption as many Hypos have a hard time with absorption. Any thoughts?

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Re: Taking your meds question

I just swallow mine. I'm too afraid of how pig thyroid tastes to give the sublingual method a try. But I think Meep takes his sublingually.
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Re: Taking your meds question

I take my Armour sublingually, and I do think it helps me to absorb it better. I was on 105 mgs, and was doing okay on that dose for a few months, (well, I thought I was at the time, but now I realize there were signs I was getting too high) then about a week or two after starting taking it subl., I went terribly hyper, and my T3 level shot up real high.
The reason I started taking it this way was my acid reflux was so severe, and it seemed to get worse each morning after I swallowed it.
For me, it really doesn't taste bad.

 
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Thanks to both of you. I figure I'll try taking it under the tongue to start - I figure if I can manage those nasty tasting zinc lozenges I can manage anything

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