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I have a hypothyroid and am on Synthroid for it. I have been experimenting with quite a bit of soy products because the beans get quite boring, but now I'm freaked out because I've been reading about how soy can cause thyroid issues. Does anyone know anything about this?<br><br><br><br>
TIA<br><br>
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There are lots of searchable answers on the web for this. But one thing I readsummed it up for me.<br><br>
The Dr. said you should talk to your doctor about it.<br><br><a href="http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hyperthyroidism/AN00454" target="_blank">http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hyp...oidism/AN00454</a><br><br><br><br>
From:<br><br><a href="http://www.healthsquare.com/newrx/syn1421.htm" target="_blank">http://www.healthsquare.com/newrx/syn1421.htm</a><br><br>
A high-fiber diet, soy-containing supplements, and walnuts can also interfere with Synthroid effects.
 

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oops, well I need to stop eating walnuts. dang it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
I have hypothyroidism also. I'm on Synthyroid too. Wow, walnuts really?
 

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Hey, so, what should I not be eating? I'm scared now. Haha. I'm gonna ask my doctor to give me a list of stuff I should be eating. I'm not takin no chances. I'm sick of this thing. I want it to get better. Haha.<br><br><br><br>
awwww<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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We give the advice to take any thyroid hormones when you get up on an empty stomach. The hormone is absorbed and the rest of the day you eat as much soy or walnuts as you like!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I did some looking today and according to Synthroid's own website, soy and walnust should be avoided. Iron suppliments may be taken 4 or more hours after your dose.<br><br><br><br>
Here is one link:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.synthroid.com/patientinfo/menu2_6.jsp?page=menu2&submenu=5" target="_blank">http://www.synthroid.com/patientinfo...enu2&submenu=5</a><br><br><br><br>
With the advent of soy being more mainstream it's still being researched. So to what extent is unknown.<br><br><br><br>
I am hypo-thyroid for over a decade. And had to up my dose for the first time since being vegan, we have yet to get it stablized. This would have been useful information as I can't get the symptoms under control. I am going no soy for four weeks to see if there is any change.
 

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Thanks for bringing this up. I commented to somebody last week that I do eat, but I just don't seem to gain weight, or if I do, it disappears again. (We were gone over the weekend and calories didn't exist. I gained five pounts. However, I went to my dentist today and had a tooth pulled and have not eaten; Although I didn't really do much yoga this morning and I didn't walk my two miles today. So who knows what will happen.) The person with whom I was talking (I don't remember where I was or the gender), suggested my thyroid. I made a mental note to look it up when I got home. This was last week, but I'm home now.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
From the Mayo Clinic link, I typed in "hypothyroidism" in the search box and will read the artical, later, I think/hope; It's up on my computer at least. For now, though, it's almost quarter til seven and I want to eat.<br><br><br><br>
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i think with weight loss it would be hyperthyroid....i think. i know my thyroid levels were off again because after the birth of my 2nd son i spun into a bad depression and although i walked and ate well i gained 12 lbs in one month. it was horrible. i thought it was post partum depression so i was just trying to deal with it so i went to the doctor about 3 weeks ago and asked for her to run blood tests and yes my tsh level was 15.6.....quite high. if you suspect a thyroid problem i suggest seeing a dr asap.
 

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I developed thyroid problems a couple of years ago and had to have a thyroidectomy. I had read all over that soy was bad if you had a thyroid problem. When I decided to go vegetarian, I called my Dr. to inquire about soy and, of course, got the nurse. He's impossible it seems to get in touch with and she said she never heard of a problem. (Needless to say I'm changing doctors.) The lady at the health food store read where it said to take thyroid medicine 3 to 4 hours apart from eating soy. Since I like my soy milk with my breakfast, I decided to take my thyroid medicine at night, before bed.<br><br>
So far, I feel fine and have no problems. But I'm not on Synthroid.
 
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