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Sometimes taking OTC vitamins can make you feel more hungry? So you may be eating more or nibbling on this and that and not realizing it? ... so if your gaining weight that may be the cause?

I personally don't take a lot of vitamins, I try to get all mine from the natural foods that I eat. Because every time I start taking otc vitamins I start feeling more hungerier I start craving junk foods especially, and then I gain weight. If I do take supplements it's usually during the winter time when fresh fruits and vegetables are not as available. I spend a lot of time out doors so I get a lot of natural vitamin D from the Sunlight! because I'm a runner so I get a lot!

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7/14/13 12:59 A

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My endocrinologist ( spell?) Is still trying to figure out how much thyroid medication to put me in. In the meantime I am in 50,000 units of vitamin D a week. How am I still gaining?

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7/9/13 11:31 P

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My doctor up'd my vitamin D. Still not enough I guess.

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Recently got a new primary care doctor as previous one died. Apparently low on Vitamin D as he's ordered 1000 IU's twice per day. Have been on potassium prescription for years.

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2/28/13 10:43 P

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Started with a new primary doctor, and he ran a bunch of tests. I requested a Vitamin D test, will know on Monday

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2/7/13 10:10 P

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I can tell when I miss them because I feel sluggish even though I'm taking my meds.

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1/24/13 5:53 P

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As soon as I found out I had a thyroid problem and was referred to an Endo that was one of the first things she checked. I am on 4000 a day and my level have continued to stay normal. I was told that they go hand in hand and just thought that every Endo checked this. Guess not??? She also checked my potassium and I am on a supplement for that too.

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Wow! I have hypo for a few years now, and never heard about connection with vitamin D. Called my Endo and office said I was never tested, to call my general or my gyno. Gyno said never tested either and general is supposed to call me back. Think I will request for my next blood work. Are there any symptoms is too low?

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10/24/12 10:46 P

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BTW, I forgot my B12 and D supplements when I went to a hotel this week.

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10/24/12 3:54 A

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Yes. I am B and D deficient. I just started seeing a specialist, and I'm on 5,000iu of D, a B Max complex, a sublingual B-12, fish oil and selenium, along with a synthetic T3/T4 combo instead of the straight T4. I think they kicked in about a week and half ago....I feel like I'm awake for the first time in two years! I'm also doing a course of low dose naltrexone, which remodulates the immune system, in an effort to lower my thyroid antibody levels. Haven't had a blood test yet, but I know that since I started taking it, I haven't had a single allergy attack, and I was on a consistant daily dose of allegra and then taking benedryl during the day to keep the sneezes in check!

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9/19/12 2:31 P

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I take D3, and Calcium along with my other meds.

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Along with my thyroid medication, I also take a B12 and D supplement.

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6/24/12 5:40 A

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I take Vitamin D plus other vitamins. For all around health I think it is important.

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I don't know it Vitamin B and D deficiencies are normal in people with low thyroid conditions; but I know i also have low vitamin D, and my pain management doctor said that it affects my pain levels. So far, my primary care doctor hasn't done anything about it; but the summer is coming, and I will get some sun and therefore more vitamin D. Hopefully that will help some with the deficiency.

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4/24/12 10:25 P

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I wonder if a vitamin B and D deficiencies are typical for those with hypothyroid...

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Yes. I take meds weekly for Vitamin D and monthly for B.

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3/11/12 1:23 A

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Anyone find that they have both a vitamin D and B12 deficiency?

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2/6/12 10:17 P

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BLTSMOM -- I just joined Spark this week so I can keep closer track of my percentages. A little over a week ago, I started the Karas Petite Advantage Diet (PA). Much of the dietary is the same as other low-carb, high-protein diets, so not much new there. However, he does lay out a 21-day meal plan that is pretty easy to follow. I adjusted my nutrition goals on Spark to reflect his. At the end of the 21-days I'll adjust the meals/ingredients more to my preference using Spark, but for now I'm following it to a T.

FYI: Karas recommends 40% carbs; 35% protein; 25% fat and cycling between 1,000 calories days and 1,600 calorie days. (Today I calculated what that means in terms of grams per carb/protein/fat and will share if you interested so you can adjust the Spart goals.)

I'm 5'3'' and a hypo. Was exercising so much just to keep the weight gain at a slower rate, that I kept injuring myself. This summer I developed a cyst in my foot from walking too much (!??!). This was after having to give up high-impact exercises b/c of degenerative disc...my body doesn't like hardcore! Under those circustance the PAP diet may work for you also. Karas' argument is that cardio *creates* hunger and overeating in Petites. He advocates resistance training with bands... on my third day with that and it's quite a work out. (I used to be a weight lifter so I have some basis for comparison.)

I picked up the book from the library. So you don't have to invest in it until you've decided you like the program. I think it just came out in December.

There is a Team on Spark for Petites and a few folks are following the diet. You may want to check it out.

I'm making progress, but it's only Day 8 so too early to judge.

Good Luck!

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I go to a Nephrologist for my stage 3 kidney disease. A few years back, she discovered
that I have a Vit. D diffenciency and I take 2 chewable caltrates with dinner. My Synthroid
for my hypothroidism, I take in the AM 1 hour before I eat anything.



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Strangely, I couldn't lose weight until I found Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Eat To Live (low fat vegan) diet. I didn't want to go vegan and I am not 100%, but the weight came off and I couldn't argue with that.

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dear sssscollins,
Interesting about the high protien, low carb diet. I have known of this for ages, but have not wanted to give up my carbs!! I have also had health problems, life issues etc. and now my Hashimnotos hypo thyroid has reallt made me lazy and put on weight.
Soo it looks as though i should take your advice, LESS CARBS, more protien.
I will work out the carb m enu and see how I go.
thanks and I will start back on my Vit D.
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I was put on Vit D (50,00IU weekly) from June through August, 2009 and then lowered to 2000 IU per day maintenance. In February, 2010, they discovered I was Hypothyroid. And again in August 2011, I was put on Vit. D (50,000 IU twice a week) and my doctor says she may keep me at this high level for a year but will test every six months when they draw blood for the thyroid levels.

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Same goes for me. I've been taking thyroid meds since I was 15 (now almost 30!) and just last year my dr. tested my vit D level and found I was very low. So now I take my thyroid med and 2000 units of vit D daily. Just remember not to take them at the same time - it will decrease the absorption of your thyroid med - take about 6 hours apart. I take my levo in the morning and vit D in the evening with a multivitamin. Good luck!

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1/4/12 1:12 P

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my dr boosts my vit d to 50,000 ius in the winter because my vit d level drop so low i would talk to the dr and get vit d levles done to make sure that they are where they should be

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Good Morning: Just for Context.
My history: I weighed about 205# 4-5 years ago. Until my doctor finally agreed to thyroid medication there was absolutely no hope. I take T4 Levothyroxin (generic) and compounded sustained-release T3. With this I have lost almost 50#'s in 3 years and have then plateaued at 155 for at least 18 months. Sooo. I joined SparkPeople for the all the info and support. to lose the last 20#'s. T4 dose 75 mcg to 100 mcg. T3 30 mcg morning and noon.

I believe that T4 is great and the addition of T3 is the best. My hair and nails look super; whereas before, just awful.

I agree Vitamin D is a great addition for health, about weight loss I am not so sure? But, never the less, I take 5,000 iu. More than some people but I am a cancer survivor and plan to stay a survivor.

Low carbs seem to be the way to go. For me the low carb range is less than 100g = 500 cal. Lots of Protein about 100g or about 500 cal. Then the balance is fat.

A total of 1250 to 1500 cal a day. And exercise all I can do. Big Breakfast 400 cal to start the day. I eat 4-5 times a day, after breakfast in the range of 200-300 cal. per meal/snack.

So to respond to a member, the pie chart looks like 40% Proteins, 40% Carbs, 20% or so Fats. For each person, you must jiggle it around to suit your individuality, exercise, metabolism, age, etc.

I hope I am on the right track. Because of my age and other health issues, My goal is 20#'s gone by January 2012. Thank you, God Bless, Have a spectacular week everyone.


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Anyone on Thyroid, the generic for Amour? I just did a bunch of reading on it and like the results and studies on it. I got my General Practioner to agree to try me on it and I was so shocked when she said sure cause I can't get anything else to work for you. WOW! Blew my mind. I am going to try it for 4wks then go for a blood work up and I want her to add the Vit D test and others to it.

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Thanks for the info. I will have to do some checking. Maybe this is what I need. Have a great day.

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WOW!! Didn't know about the Vitamin D thing. I drink alot of milk but it is FatFree, would it effect anything if I were to take a Vit.D supplement? Very interesting stuff.

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I hope you can find what you need to eat to be healthy. I do know i FOUND SOME INFORMATION THIS LAST MONTH. They say you should eat whole wheat bread. Well according to this one dietician, she says that it causes our body to have more sugar than is good for us. She says that we are better off eating sprouted grain bread ( it is in the organic section of the grocery store, and is about $4.00 or more for a loaf.) Also she recommends rice bread, quinona and some other kinds. She really recommends that we use real butter. That this fat is really healthy for us in the process of losing weight. She is really encouraging us to each plenty of fruits and vegetables. So far I believe the bread has helped me.

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I am trying to find a diet that I can work with on my fast pace schedule and to not have issues with diabetes. I no longer track proteins and fats because they don’t directly affect the expansion of my waist and the loss of weight. I read that several studies have shown the main reason we have belly fat is because we have been eating too many wrong carbs (sugar and/or processed) and not too much fat or protein. Eating fats and proteins never drives up insulin levels in blood, which is the main way my body likes to store fat, especially around the waist. Proteins and fat are processed by our bodies differently so on the diet I am on (almost South Beach) I track just sugar and carb intake. I can't eat all I want of protein or fat. I use common sense. But since proteins and fats satisfy hunger fast, it is less likely for me to overeat them. I use lean cuts of meat and the fats are from egg yolks, raw butter, extra-virgin olive oil, flax oil, or fish oil (Omega 3's). Nuts are also filling and good source of nutrition.

There are thousands of people on SparkPeople, and just as many diets to help us into a more fit body. This is what I am trying to work with.

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BLTSMOM, you can change your nutrition goals to lower your carb target. Go to the Nutrition page, then click on Change Nutrition Goals. You can track carbs & net carbs. I also wish Sparkpeople had a lower-carb eating plan, but I haven't found one.

I lose more when I eat lower-carb. I'm following WW right now, so I'm double-tracking. My preference is to eat carbs instead of protein, but protein keeps me full longer.

I was just scrolling around the website and came across the Diabetes Diet Center. That may give you some info.

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When my husband was diagnosed with "pre-diabetes" last year, I started doing research so I could prepare better meals for him. On dlife.com and other sites, I learned that a low-carb diet was the best for this condition and could possibly prevent further development into full blown diabetes. I put this information into our dinner menu planning. When my husband went back for his follow up visit 3 months later, he was told that his numbers were excellent and he had lost 15 pounds although he usually eats breakfast and lunch on the go. I lost 1 pound, but I wasn't eating low carb all day.

I lost 40 lbs. in 2004 on South Beach even though I was hypo thyroid even then, and gained almost all of it back in the past 2 or 3 years due to eating high carb, laziness, 2 bad knees, and other health issues. Just after Christmas, I put myself back on South Beach and I have lost 13 pounds and hubs has lost another 7 pounds. He is now at a healthy weight for his height, and I am on my way. Last week, the doctor said that all of my numbers for thyroid, cholesterol, blood pressure, etc. looked better and that whatever I was doing was working. Low carb is the only way I can lose weight and it really has helped me feel better. Once I get these 2 bad knees replaced, I should be able to drop the rest of the weight I need to lose by adding exercise and staying with South Beach/low carb. There is a South Beach group here on SP. Best of luck to you.

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Dear JKTENATIVE,
I'm kind of new here, but not really. I was a SP member 2 years ago, but fell off the wagon. I had not lost any weight like so many of us, so I just gave up. I also bought an eliptical 2 years ago and was diligent in using it 20-30 min. a day, every day for 6 weeks and actually gained 6 pounds, so I gave up on that too. And no, I wasn't gaining muscle, just a larger waistline. I swear, I'm excercise resistant, because once I stopped I lost the weight. I have steadily been gaining for the past 2 years. Not much, just 6-8 pounds, but on my 4'11" frame, it shows!

I always lose a couple of pounds in the summer, so the whole Vitamin D thing makes sense to me, and I'm outside a lot in the summer. I just started taking Vit. D, so I'm hoping it will help. I do stay active, hiking year round, snowshoeing, shoveling, Wii Just Dance. I'm no couch potato and I rarely sit down. I'm just so frustrated as most of us are.

I also have Hashimotos which is no treat. I take 90mg of Westhroid per day (I thought Armour was better, but can't seem to get it) but I feel pretty good. It's just the steady weight gain (most of which has been since I had to switch from Armour) that is killing me. I know part of it is probably menopause.
My gut is telling me that a lower carb diet is the way to go, and I pretty much follow that anyways. SP seems to push ALOT more carbs than what I want to consume so when I compare my nutrition for the day with whats recommended by Spark, I always fall short on my carbs. I wish they had special recommendations based on our particular problem, so I didn't have to guess. What would your daily nutrition "pie" look like? I just want a guide (% of fats, proteins, carbs.). If I had a basic comparison, I could at least make that my goal for the day.
Thanks for the help. Sorry, I didn't mean to write a novel.


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Michelle, I take 2,000 IU of Vit D3 daily. When I was tested last year, my Vit D level ws 32. With just taking the supplements, it went up to midway on the range, around 50.

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This is quite interesting. My last vit. D level was like 12, I had 2 doctors phoning me telling me to get to the pharmacy stat to get my prescription vit. D tablets. My levels came up but won't stay up without supplementation. I currently take a prenatal vitamin, but I don't feel it has enough vit. D in it, so I take extra D3 as well. I have to use sunblock because I am allergic to the sun, so I have to do whatever else.

Thanks for all the info everyone!

Blessings, Michelle

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As I age, I found that Vit. D is indeed essential
for me. I have Chronic Kidney Failure Stage 3 along
with other conditions such as Hypothyroidism. My
Nephrologist caught a VERY low level of vit.D for me
and I'm happy to say it's coming up with the 2000 IU
suppliment and I live in the SUNSHINE STATE (Fl.)
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This is fascinating - thank you.

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The prevalence of low levels of Vit D has been making the news lately. It's often because we use so much sunscreen to avoid skin cancer, and because we don't spend as much time outdoors, or live in the northern part of the country where we don't get much sunlight.

Your doctor should test you to find out if your levels are low.

I've read that getting 10 minutes a day of sun on your arms/legs is sufficient to raise your Vit D levels.

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I don't recall ever being told anything about my Vit D. I am in search of a new doctor because since I moved the doctor that I pick in my new area is not helpful at all. But I will mention it to the next one I pick

Thanks for the info - I learned something new.

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I learned more from her website and newsletter than I have from books & other web searches. i figure, the more information we have, the better off we'll be, especially when it comes to our health!

For anyone who hasnt' seen her web page on About.com, here's the link.

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To Blue-Meanie: I subscribed to Mary Shomon's thyroid newsletter and it has been really informative. Thanks for sharing this information :) For those who didn't see it, she has a newsletter on www.about.com

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The first thing I do in the morning is take my synthroid. Then a couple hours later is when I take my VitD and C.

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It can seem very hard to figure how to fit the hypothyroidism pills into a daily routine except to take it as soon as you get up and look at doing all other vitamins starting at luch time. Thank you all for the great info for me and the group.

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Thanks so much, from now on I'll stop taking anything with breakfast, and instead have them at lunch and dinner, calcium at bedtime.

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The problem with Dr. Oz's recommendation is that if you take thyroid medication, you can't take any vitamins/supplements that have calcium in them for at least 4 hours after you take the thyroid medication.

That's why I stopped taking my vitamins at breakfast & started taking them at either lunch or dinner.

The body can only absorb calcium up to 600 mg at a time. I take one either at lunch or dinner, and one just before I go to bed.

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Dr. Oz recommends: that all women over 40 take a multi vitamin w/o iron, half at a time so that body absorbs it all - say one at breakfast and one at lunch. Take calcium 600mg with magnesium 400mg two hours after eating or at bedtime, it can interfere with absorption and effectiveness of anything else taken at the same time. Take vitamin D 1,000 I.U. with breakfast and preferably with milk or yogurt. Fish oil 600mg dHA w/breakfast. From reading thru posts, seems that 2,000 I.U. Vitamin D is more beneficial to us hypos.


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I take my Levothyroxine & Cytomel first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

I take my vitamins at dinner, including my Vit D3. I have to take Calcium twice a day, so I take that at lunch or dinner (if I forget), plus right before I go to bed, around midnight.

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When my endo 1st tested my thyroid levels, she also tested my vit D level, and it did show that I was deficient. I take a daily 5,000 Vit D and feel just fine with it. I take it with Armour Thyroid and have had no bad interactions.

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I was recently tested by my doc for vit D, thankfully she said my level was good, but that I could go ahead and take a regular supplement of D if I would like. She didn't give me a dosage, and I'm pretty awful at remembering to take my vitamins as it is. I do not take anything with my Levothyroxine because I recall reading the pharmacy notes that I should not take it within 4 hours after taking calcium and it seems easier to just take it by itself. I do not know how vitamin D affects my thyroid, and I wish there was a manual in simple English somewhere on this whole disease!

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I just got Mary Shomon's Thyroid newsletter today and she talks about Vit D and thryroid, as well as soy. Haven't had a chance to read it yet, but she's a great source of information.

If you don't subscribe, it's worth a look. Her website is on About.com

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Very interesting! Keep us posted. I'm also going to talk with my endo when I see her in Dec.

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I had a phone consult with the spa doctor to discuss an intensive set of tests I took a few weeks ago. I am awaiting a written report from her, but this is what she told me when I pressed her to consider raising my T3 (which is on the low end of normal). She said Vitamin D raises T3 and she put me on 2,000 IU/day (my vitamin D is very low). She said in 3 months, if that doesn't raise the T3, she would put me on Cytomel (and also decrease my synthroid from .2 to .175)
The other thing she told me is that my slow weight loss might be attributable to my high end of normal sugar level. She recommended I reduce my intake of high glycemic food (in particular bananas which I eat every day). She said that getting that sugar level down is important to balancing my metabolism - which will allow me to process food/lose weight more efficiently. In other words - it isn't just about calories consumed/calories burned, it is about having a balanced metabolism...Hmmm - seems so obvious, but I hadn't realized that before. So, now another reason to eat high protein/low carbs. {When I get the written report from the dr. I will post in my blog a more detailed report of what I learned).

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Low Vit D levels is becoming common, since so many people use sunscreen or avoid spending time in the sun. The body makes Vit D when we are exposed to sunshine.

Doctors have started testing for Vit D levels recently. Mine was low late last year, and my dr suggested taking 2000 IU daily. I've been doing that ever since, and my last bloodwork showed I'm right in the middle of the range.

I never knew there was any connection between Vit D levels and hypothryroidism. It wasn't my PCP who did the test, but my oncologist who included it with my regular 6-month checkup.

It's important to remember to take VIT D3 - make sure the label states it's D3, not just Vit D. I think it's absorbed better.


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I hope it works for you too! Good luck!

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My blood test last week revealed that I also have low Vitamin D. I am at 29.6 where the range is 32. - 100. The consult with my doctor is not until 7 more weeks. I am thinking that my chronic joint pain may be related to this deficiency... so I just started today taking 1,000 IU of Vitamin D (as I was heading for my first 5K Race for the Cure with nagging knee and hips). Hope this will help.
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Check with your Dr. first if Vit D is something that might be of interest to the current program. My Dr. had a Vidamin D test done with my other blood work for thyroid and I was very low. So I was placed on a high dosage once a week. Others in here take it daily.

Looking in the search engine under Vitamin D and Thyroid I found this ....

Proper Vitamin D levels are essential for your health especially if you have thyroid problems. Unless you are exposed to sunlight or foods containing Vitamin D, screening for Vitamin D deficiency is recommended for all thyroid patients.

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What is Vitamin D supposed to do for us hypos on Synthroid? Does anyone know?

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Keep talking, guys, I'm soaking up info fast.

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After my diagnosis of Hypo I was put on 50 mgc of Synthroid and 2000 units per day of Vit D. I feel SO much better!

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this is interesting. I've been dealing with low Vitamin D since before I knew about my thyroid issues. I've only just recently been put on Vit. D supplements. guess I'll stop fighting the docs so much on this.

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There is a link between Vit D and calcium absorption and I think there is something about calcium and hypothyroidism. I am taking 2,000 mg of Vit D plus about 2,000 of calcium each day. I just had my completion thyroidectomy on 6/29 so I don't have much experience yet. Good luck.

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Oh yeah-I've been taking Synthroid for 5 years now and for a while the dosage was ok. But now that I'm losing weight, its changing.

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It can take a while to get the right dosage.

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My doctor started me on VitD with Synthroid too. I just saw her the other day and while my D level was perfect, my thyroid level wasn't. But she changed the dosage and I go back in December to get those results.

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After being on thyroid meds for over 10 years, my Dr. added Vitamin D to my lab test. Not sure why I started looking up issues between Vitamin D and the thyroid. Interesting enough my lab test showed I was low on vitamin D and gave me a Once a week 50,000 unit Vitamin D pill. Just started taking them this week.

Is anyone else taking these two meds together. I did find articles about the relation between Vitamin D and the thyroid.


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