Are you taking your thyroid medication properly…are you sure?

thyroid medication

After 3 years of taking thyroid medication for hypothyroidism every day, I found a great new thyroid doctor and for the first time discovered that I was taking my thyroid medication all wrong. I was taking my medication at the very same time as foods, medications, and supplements known to interfere with the absorption of thyroid medication. Yet my previous thyroid doctor and pharmacists never thought to tell me such important information.

I no longer take a T4-only levothyroxine medication like Synthroid, which is a popular prescription for hypothyroidism in mainstream medicine. I felt awful on T4 only. Some do great on these medications but I just didn’t. Our bodies are all different. I now take natural desiccated thyroid which contains both T4 and T3 thyroid hormones. My doctor has me divide my dose to twice a day to spread the affect of T3 in NDT to keep up my energy throughout the day. I take half of my dosage first thing in the morning when I wake up and the other half in the afternoon several hours apart from the food, supplements, and medications mentioned below in this article. First speak to your doctor before changing how you take your thyroid medication.

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13 Things Helped This Hypothyroid Man Beat Chronic Mental Illness

13 things helped this hypothyroid man beat chronic mental illness

After a lifetime of chronic anxiety and depression with doctor after doctor failing to “fix” him, a health journalist decided he was going to have to do it himself. Fed up, he decided to take control of of his health, and rebuild his body and brain. He started down a road of intense research and self-experimentation with supplements, diets, devices, and other lifestyle factors. He is a human guinea pig in search of cutting-edge solutions for brain and mental illness.

On his journey, he discovered that one of the underlying triggers for his chronic mental illness was a low thyroid problem. He shares the 13 key things that have helped him reach vibrant mental and physical health – something he didn’t know was possible.
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10 Tips To Lose Weight With A Low Thyroid Problem

10 Tips To Lose Weight With A Low Thyroid Problem

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I lost my unborn baby needlessly. What I want other women to know about thyroid disease

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My favorite supplement for thyroid health

My favorite supplement for thyroid health

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