Can I take thyroid meds in conjunction with iodine?

Published: September 22, 2013
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I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's and am taking 88 mcg levothyroxine and just started simvastatin 20mg. I take additional meds for HBP . I would like to handle my thyroid meds holistically but quite expensive. I just found this site and am very hopeful you can help. I just don't want to make my thyroid situation worse by mixing my meds and some of the suggestions offered here. Please guide me. Working on the weight loss too. I would love to end all pharmas from physicians and go natural.

Answer

For those on statins (which I personally do not recommend unless there is also diabetes and known heart disease--especially in those with fibro or muscle pain) , it is important to also take CoEnzyme Q10 at 200-400 mg a day as the statins cause CoQ10 deficiency. I usually do not need to lower thyroid dose when adding iodine. If the thyroid is not helping enough, I consider switching people from Synthoid to Armour Thyroid.

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Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome From Fatigued to Fantastic! and his newer The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution.  Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health. 

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