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Old May 1st, 2017, 15:26 PM   31
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Hi LAR - Yes, food plays a significant role with your thyroid. I always take my thyroid medication as soon as I get out of bed in the morning with water. I wait at least 30-60 min before having anything, including coffee. Because Coffee/Tea can interact with Synthroid/Levorthroxine.
I was told not to eat for at least an hour after taking my medication. First thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, with no other meds. Wait an hour before eating or drinking anything other than water. I was also told to wait four hours before taking calcium and a few other things.

I take my supplements with dinner so I was clear with that one.

All this new info is really interesting to me. My endo gave me a lot of helpful stuff but didn't think to look into what foods may affect the levothyroxine.



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Old May 1st, 2017, 16:06 PM   32
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Thanks everyone for the feedback. I am so glad I am learning this stuff now. I used to take my Levothyroxine with grapefruit juice and vitamins all at once. Not anymore! Took my Levothyroxine today in the morning for the first time ever and didn't eat anything until over an hour later. I am really planning to change my diet completely. Gluton and soy tend to be bad for a hypothyroid so I am going to try cutting those out of my diet. I also read to stay away from dairy so I am going to try to. I was upset to hear that a bunch of veggies are bad. I even read today that spinach is bad! What the heck is left? But in terms of the veggies we are told to stay away from, I also read it is fine to eat them as long as it is in moderation. So I decided I am not going to go extreme and cut out all Spinach, broccoli, etc... I am just going to make a point to seek out other types of veggies first instead and not eat too much of the kinds that aren't great for my thyroid. Organic is better too, and I will make an effort to eat more organic, but not everything I eat will be organic and that is ok too. I am trying to be healthy but also realistic. Certain meats aren't great either but I am already a vegetarian. That is the only part of this that will actually be easy for me.



 
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Old May 1st, 2017, 16:21 PM   33
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You will adjust and it will be like second nature to you.

I don't do dairy, haven't in years. I have almond milk with my cereal/coffee and soy is a definite no. I stick with the almond milk, and Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts serves it so SCORE!

I still eat veggies like Spinach and Broccoli, Spinach 2x a week and Broccoli 1x a week. Honestly, I should be eating more veggies, but come up short.

Jicama is great, you can use it to substitute chips and can dip the Jicama in Guacamole. I switch out white potatoes for sweet potatoes. And I eat a lot of fish, I am not a big meat eater.



 
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Old May 1st, 2017, 17:30 PM   34
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Thanks Ttc! I don't like milk and prefer almond milk anyway, but I love cheese. I cut coffee out of my life a few months ago and drink noncaffinated tea instead. You said you see a nutritionist right? I am thinking of going to see one because I realized this googling stuff is not going to cut it. Some sites will say certain foods are good for your thyroid and other websites say the exact same foods are bad for your thyroid, so I am left pretty confused. I am glad you said it will become like second nature bc right now eating healthy and excersing definitely are not second nature to me. But if it can mean helping my depression and fertility I can't not try it.



 
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Old May 1st, 2017, 18:26 PM   36
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I also found during my research that thyroid issues are related to anxiety and depression...



 
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Old May 2nd, 2017, 09:56 AM   37
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i am to start synthroid next week, and looking forward to hopefully feeling normal again. So far i'm 8 dpo and i doubt this is my month i just havent been feeling optimistic with the spotting i had early on in my cycle near ovulation, i've been taking OPK as well just to make sure my body doesnt do something weird, so far i've gotten a pretty dark line, then less colored lines now a bit more color, so i'm going to stop taking them lol it's just confusing
I am sure the synthroid will have you feeling more like yourself in a few weeks! It is amazing how one little pill can improve your overall health so drastically. The thyroid is responsible for so much and affects so many other bodily functions!

Hopefully my doctor will be prescribing to me on Thursday to get back on Synthroid and we can both get our BFP's in May or June!

We are going to start trying preseed again this cycle to, AF arrived early for me so I am right at the beginning of my cycle.



 
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Old May 2nd, 2017, 10:19 AM   38
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i am to start synthroid next week, and looking forward to hopefully feeling normal again. So far i'm 8 dpo and i doubt this is my month i just havent been feeling optimistic with the spotting i had early on in my cycle near ovulation, i've been taking OPK as well just to make sure my body doesnt do something weird, so far i've gotten a pretty dark line, then less colored lines now a bit more color, so i'm going to stop taking them lol it's just confusing
I am sure the synthroid will have you feeling more like yourself in a few weeks! It is amazing how one little pill can improve your overall health so drastically. The thyroid is responsible for so much and affects so many other bodily functions!

Hopefully my doctor will be prescribing to me on Thursday to get back on Synthroid and we can both get our BFP's in May or June!

We are going to start trying preseed again this cycle to, AF arrived early for me so I am right at the beginning of my cycle.
i tried pre-seed, it was very good, felt nice and natural, didnt make a difference TTC wise but i know for some people it has



 
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I got my TSH levels back today and they were 1.46. I was pretty excited because, from what I have read, that sounds like a good number for conceiving. I was planning to cancel my IUI if I had anything over 2, so I am happy I will still be able to do the IUI this cycle. The nurse told me that my levels were 1.89 in January, 3.5 in March (I could have sworn the nurse told me previously that it was over 5; maybe I remembered incorrectly), and then 1.46 in April. I am still not sure what made them jump after being stable for years. It could have been because I started drinking so much grapefruit juice with my meds, but I also have a feeling that I had a CP. I had spotting right around implantation, dizzy spells that lasted for hours (very unusual), and a late period. I was reading that TSH levels tend to jump up dramatically right after conception, so it's really important to detect pregnancy ASAP when you have hypothyroidism and then increase medication. I've been worried that my levels will jump up too high and cause a CP before I get a chance to confirm pregnancy and increase my medication. I am trying to relax (stress is bad for the thyroid too!), make some lifestyle changes, and leave the rest in God's hands. There are a lot of great success stories after all, so clearly it is possible.



 
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Old May 2nd, 2017, 18:54 PM   40
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I agree LAR, try not to stress. When it happens it happens.

Also, I didn't increase my dosage of thyroid medication until about 4/5 weeks, so don't stress too much about that. The doctors will know what to do. When they check your HCG for pregnancy they can also check your thyroid levels at the same time to see where you are at.

Fx'ing for you this cycle.



 
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