using t3 thyroid hormone during pregnancy

Using T3 Thyroid Hormone During Pregnancy: Is it Safe?

The standard of care is to place all pregnant women on T4 only medications such as levothyroxine or Synthroid.  But what happens to women who are taking thyroid medications which contain T3 when they become pregnant? What about women who are already doing well on medications that contain T3 and want to become pregnant? We are going to …

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Prescription medications used to treat leptin resistance

Prescription Medications Used to Treat Leptin Resistance: The Complete Guide

Leptin resistance is a major and seriously underappreciated cause of weight loss resistance and weight gain.  The good news is that there are many ways to treat this condition which is very common among obese people.  The bad news is that your doctor isn’t likely to know much about it which leaves it up to you.  In this …

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thyroid medication dosage chart

Thyroid Medication Dosage & Conversion Chart (For All Thyroid Medications)

Are you taking one type of thyroid medication but considering switching to another? If so, then this is the article for you.  The truth is that while many thyroid medications contain similar ingredients the switching process is not as straightforward as you might think.  We are going to talk about switching from T4 only medications (levothyroxine & Synthroid) …

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why you can't stay on the same dose of thyroid medication forever

You Can’t Stay on the Same Thyroid Medication Dose Forever

It might come as a surprise to hear that your dose of thyroid medication will probably need to be changed constantly throughout your life.  In other words, it’s very unlikely that you will be on a “stable” or “constant” dose of thyroid medication for the rest of your life.  In this article, we are going to explore …

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using fluconazole for candida overgrowth

Using Fluconazole for Candida Overgrowth (Safety, Precautions & More)

Candida overgrowth is a condition which affects many patients, especially those with existing gut problems and those with thyroid disease.  Among the many treatments available are some which require a doctors prescription.  In this article, we are going to focus on fluconazole (also known as Diflucan) which is a prescription medication which is particularly effective at killing …

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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 (+ Tips on how to Take your 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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Compounded T4 and T3 Thyroid Medication: Advantages vs Disadvantages

Compounded T4 and T3 Thyroid Medication: Advantages vs Disadvantages

Whether you realize it or not as a thyroid patient you actually have many options when it comes to thyroid medications.  Your doctor might have you believe that the one and only thyroid medication available is Synthroid/levothyroxine but that couldn’t be farther from the truth.  There are actually many different types of thyroid medications which are FDA approved …

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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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Can you Stop Taking Thyroid Medication Once You Start?

Thyroid medication (Synthroid) is one of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States.  But do all of those people who take Synthroid (or any other type of thyroid medication) have to do it forever? Not necessarily, and that’s something I want to explore in this article.  Article highlights:People start taking thyroid medication because of blood tests, …

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