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Synthroid isn't working

Synthroid: 5 Reasons it isn’t working for you

Synthroid Can Work (But not always)Look.  Many people are quick to jump on the bandwagon and make statements like Synthroid or levothyroxine simply don’t work.  But is that actually true? Not entirely. In fact, Synthroid CAN work for a lot of people.  But it is true that there are other options which may be BETTER for many of you …

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10 things to know about armour thyroid

10 Things Patients Should Know About Armour Thyroid (Before Using It!)

I’m a big fan of Armour thyroid (and other formulations of NDT) and have used it on many, many patients.  But, like any prescription medication, Armour thyroid has some important aspects that you should be aware of as a patient.  If you are someone who is considering using Armour thyroid, if you are someone who is already …

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Biotin and thyroid lab tests

Biotin & Thyroid Lab Tests: Is it Dangerous to use this vitamin?

Is it true that taking the over the counter supplement biotin can interfere with your thyroid lab tests?  The answer is yes.  But there’s a lot more to it than that.  In this article, we are going to explore whether taking biotin is safe if you have thyroid problems, how it impacts your thyroid lab tests, what to …

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CVS No Longer Stocks NP Thyroid

CVS No Longer Stocks NP Thyroid (What to do to get it)

Availability of thyroid medications impacts thyroid patients, especially those who take ‘non-conventional’ medications such as NP thyroid.  Recently, I’ve been getting reports from some patients who have not been able to get NP thyroid from specific pharmacies, namely CVS.  A recent recall of both levothyroxine and liothyronine by Westminster pharmaceuticals on August 10, 2018 has lead to …

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how coffee interferes with synthroid absorption

How Coffee Interferes with Synthroid Absorption & Other Thyroid Meds

Recent studies show that up to 64% of Americans drink about a cup of coffee each and every day (1).  This isn’t a problem by itself (although it could be as we will soon see) but it can be a major problem if you are consuming your coffee with your prescription medications.  In particular, I’m talking about Synthroid …

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12 Reasons Why You Still Have Hypothyroid Symptoms

12 Reasons Why You Still Have Hypothyroid Symptoms (Even on Thyroid Medications)

It’s become more and more common for hypothyroid patients to experience symptoms despite having so-called “normal” labs.  But why is this? There are actually a number of reasons for why this is the case and each one is important.  In this article, I will go over 12 major reasons for why you may be experiencing hypothyroid symptoms.  Each section …

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Armour thyroid dosage guide

Armour Thyroid Dosage Guide: Are you Taking Enough?

Are you currently taking Armour thyroid but not sure that your dose is where it should be? Are you still struggling with fatigue, weight gain, or hair loss even after transitioning from levothyroxine to Armour? Are you thinking about switching medications but not sure if Armour is right for you?  If so, this article is for you.  Article highlights:Armour …

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