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Old 08-09-2006, 08:23 AM   #1
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I need vitamins!! Can I take them????

Hi all,
I'm 45, going through menopause without hrt and am on 100 mcg Synthroid. I really need vitamins but can't find much info on whether I can take a multi-vitamin or not and I forgot to ask my endo last visit. I need your knowledge!!

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Bethany

 
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Old 08-09-2006, 09:40 AM   #2
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Re: I need vitamins!! Can I take them????

I think you're fine to take them as long as you take them well away from when you take your thyroxine Iron and calcium can both effect how your thyroxine is absorbed, I'm not sure about other things.

I tend to take my thyroid meds when I wake up and my other supplements with my evening meal and haven't had any problems.

 
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Old 08-09-2006, 10:17 AM   #3
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Re: I need vitamins!! Can I take them????

I go to a thyroid doctor and told him I was on a "high powered" multi vitamin + take extra B complex, extra magnesium, and omega 3. He told me to take 2 mg omega 3. Good vitamin supplements are very important when you have thyroid problems.

 
Old 08-10-2006, 07:02 AM   #4
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Re: I need vitamins!! Can I take them????

Yes, just take them at least 4 hours after taking your T4/T3 meds.

In addition to the multivitamin you might want to add some extra selenium and vitamin E. Both will help your body utilize the T4/T3 meds.

 
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