Re: TreeFrog: Vitamin questions......
Coral calcium is one source of calcium for those that are lactose-intolerance. I have seen it advertised on the internet at the correct ratio with vit. D and magnesium. Just do a search. It may be available in health food stores.
You can take magnesium alone. It can have a laxative effect. If that happens, it is not the same as being lactose intolerant. Simply take less magnesium.
Starting with 200 mg magnesium is fine. You can take more or less, depending when it lossens your stool too much.
Someone else recommended the sub-lingual B. I take regular B 100 complex, in pills.
B vitamins are water-soluable and easily digested.
BUT, because they are, we have to take what we need every day, as excess is washed out of our systems.
Be sure to always take vitamins with food since you get indigestion. I take just a few at a time, wait an hour or so and take the others. Some are oil-soluable, some are water soluable.
Never take supplements WITH your thyroid med, to avoid making it ineffective. Wait at least one hour between thyroid med and other foods/supplements. Take other hormones about 12 hours apart from thyroid hormone.
Do you take selenium?
That is very important to thyroid med usability, and to joint strength/wellness. Be sure you are getting at least 100 mg. daily.