These are the questions answered by Dr. Phillip Morrow
DID I UNDERTAND YOU RIGHT? WHY DID I DEVELOP GRAVES’ DISEASE SINCE ALL MY THROID WAS DESTROYED AND I TAKE SYNTHROID? The eye trouble can start after the thyroid returns to normal. The eye complications may present before or after thyroid overactivity and may be years later before they appear.
CAN YOU TAKE VITAMINS AND TUMS AT THE SAME TIME YOU TAKE SYNTHROID? No. Separate them just in case iron or aluminum hydorxide is in them.
SHOULD ONE TAKE SYNTHROID BEFORE HAVING BLOOD TESTED FOR TSH, ETC.? The TSH will not be influenced by that day’s thyroid dose.
SHOULD IT (SYNTHROID) BE TAKEN WITH WATER ONLY, OR ORANGE JUICE AND HOW LONG BEFORE A MEAL? 30 to 60 minutes before a meal or two hours after a meal.
WOULD YOU PRESCRIBE CYTOMEL, AND DOES IT CAUSE BONE AND MUSCLE LOSS? Yes, Cytomel might cause bone and muscle loss if the does is too high.
WHAT ABOUT BREAST ENLARGEMENT IN WOMEN? Don’t see it in my experience or reading.
I EXPERIENCED LOSS OF VOICE PRE-TREATMENT. COMMON? UNUSUAL? Uncommon
IS IT A CERTAINTY THAT I WILL ULTIMATELY GO HYPOTHROID IF I HAVE BEEN TREATED WITH MEDICATION AND RETAIN MY THYOID GLAND? No, not a certainty.