foods that interfere with synthroid

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foods that interfere with synthroid

by Sterling on Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:00 PM

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Does anyone have a list of foods that we should avoid on Synthroid? Should certain veggies be avoided completely or just within a specific time frame  from taking the dose?

 

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by Shemay on Wed Aug 11, 2010 01:31 PM

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Hi Sterling

I hope this information will be helpful for you.

The following foods bind iodine which in turn affects your thyroid function, whether or not you have thyroid disease. You can take your thyroid medicine at any time of the day or night - just be consistent with when you take it.

If you take your thyroid medicine in the morning, you can easily separate these foods by several hours from your thyroid medication.

As for quantities of these foods - go easy on them and vary the ones you eat, as they may have one or more and varying quantities of the several known goitrogenic phytochemicals.

Buckwheat
Cabbage
Calcium-enriched foods (juices, cereals, etc.)
Collard
Fenugreek
Flax
Garden cress
Garden sorrel
Kale
Lentil
Linseed
Milk and milk products (cheese, cream cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt)
Oats
Rye
Soybean (tofu, soymilk, edamame, textured soy protein, soy yogurt, etc.)
Kelp
St Johnswort

SOURCE: http://www.anapsid.org/cnd/thyroid/thyroid6.html

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by Georgenone on Fri Aug 20, 2010 03:19 AM

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On Aug 11, 2010 12:00 PM Sterling wrote:

Does anyone have a list of foods that we should avoid on Synthroid? Should certain veggies be avoided completely or just within a specific time frame  from taking the dose?

 

This is another one of those things where there are a lot of opinions on what to eat or avoid. Most of the information for what to eat on not eat is for people with thyroid disease. Thyroid problems from radiation do not have many of those problems. Chemo doctor prescribes mine. She says too much milk within a few hours can lessen the medication effect. Solution: Take synthroid with water at bed time and there should be no problem.

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by fxrchopper2003 on Fri Aug 20, 2010 03:31 AM

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Try taking your Synthroid at 07:00 every morning with cup of water.  That way it is at least hopefully before breakfast or a.m. break at work, approximately 9a.m.  Always good for me in a.m., never ate breakfast before work.  Otherwise I have heard patients complain about being up all night.  It's peak is 6-8 hours later.  But always at the same time on a empty stomach, meaning 2hrs. before a meal.  And your stomach is empty anyways from sleep at night.  But always ask your physician........

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by dinparadise on Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:10 AM

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I agree with Georgeone. The main thing my doctors said was make sure you take it on an empty stomach.  If you take it at night, make sure it's 3-4 hours after your meal.  If it's in the morning, which I do, don't have anything for one hour.  Calcium was the only food/supplement I was told will slow down the effects of synthroid.  Make sure you leave time for it to it's thing before you have calcium.

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by fxrchopper2003 on Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:06 PM

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Good for you, I see you take it in the morning on a empty stomach.....So do I, and it works better that way, because your stomach IS Empty, isn't it, if you've been sleeping all night?

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by jsbride on Wed Sep 01, 2010 04:18 PM

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I just read an article about coffee interfering with absorption of synthroid.  Should not have coffee for at least 60 minutes after your medication. 

http://www.hotthyroidology.com/editorial_195.html

 

RE: foods that interfere with synthroid

by tink2002 on Wed Sep 01, 2010 07:22 PM

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I've been told you should not have ANYTHING (except water) for 60 minutes after taking meds and 4 hours for calcium.

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by fireweed on Thu Sep 02, 2010 06:06 AM

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My guidance from docs was identical to tink's above.

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by Gettinghealthy on Mon Sep 06, 2010 06:24 PM

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Hi guys, I'm new here and I found this board by doing a search about Synthroid and milk on Google. I've been taking it for years and never knew that I shouldn't take it with milk until I had a hip fracture and was prescribed calcium supplements last year.

I usually eat toasts with Velveeta slices and a glass of milk with Nestle Quik for breakfast. I talked about it with my doctor and she said I should not bother to change my habits since the dosage of Synthroid takes into account what I do and there's no problem if I am consistent in doing the same thing.

But by doing research, I found that milk is not so good for bones. I would like to stop taking it, but I have trouble finding a replacement. I don't want to drink other beverages fortified with calcium carbonate because calcium supplements caused me language problems.

I wonder if my thyroid problems may be because I always drank a lot of milk. If it's not good to take with Synthroid, it may not have been good for my natural thyroid hormones either. I only take 0,05 mg of Synthroid, so maybe if I stopped taking milk, I wouldn't have to take it.

What do you think?

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