Thyroid meds

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I read that most pts have to wait 2 hrs between thyroid meds and other meds and food. My endocrinologist told me I only had to wait 15 min.?

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    I was told wait four hours before other meds or anything containing calcium, including multivitamins or milk. So I take Synthroid  it on an empty stomach on waking up. Other meds at bedtime.
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    I'm on Armour thyroid meds and I have to take them 2 hrs apart in the morning then my calcium tablets in the evening but when i was on 500mg levothyroxine I took all 5 tablets together

     

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    Its sort of impossible to follow the two hours rule on the meds.

    Calcium and other minerals in particular interfere with thyroxin. Best not to take dairy or supplememts with meds. For example, I help my mother with her meds. I give her a half dose each in the morning and before she goes to bed. She does nit have dairy with her breakfast, and her dairy intake is cut off two hours before bedtime. She takes  her vitamins and mineral supplements with her lunchtime meal.

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      Hi My view Catherine I appreciate your respond to my post last few week ago ,I did wait until I got my blood test came back so I will let you and everyone else to see my TSH..2.030 and tyrosine T4 free direct is 1.20. And my t protein. 5.9, and calcium and vitamins a little bit low as,well.Catherine can you please advice is,there are any other test that I should go forward thank you very much
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      Hi Mtview Catherine, I called my Dr and asking for antibody test and they not so sure what antibody test that i need to take. Please tell me exactly what antibody test that i need thank you hung huynh
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      Get another doctor. See an endocrinologist.

      TPO is the most typical and tests for Hashimoto's and Grave’s.

      There’s also TGAb test for thyroglobulin.

      If yoir doc doesn't know what tests to run, he will not understand the test results. Get a new doc.

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