I was recently diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. Im a 28 year old mother of 2. My doctor told me over the phone and i asked alot of questions but also didnt think of some in the moment. I was put on Euthyrox 25mg and its only been 5 days. But i was wondering if anyone else has hypothyroidism and if this medication effects birth control? Also does hypothyroidism mean i should no longer drink? I have a wedding coming up and would like to! Is it geneic? I made a dr appointment but it isnt for another 6 weeks Any information, advice or recommendations are welcomed and appreciated!!
You can ask your local pharmacist. I personally wouldn’t ask people on FB with no medical background
I’m not sure about the medicine effecting it. I am currently hypothyroid and I have a drink or two every once in a while and my endocrinologist knows and hasn’t ever told me it’ll harm it. & thyroid disorders can be genetic from what I have been told, but in my family it skipped a generation.
I have hypo. I don’t know about 100% the birth control question, but most birth controls and thyroid meds are okay together, you just aren’t supposed to take them at the same time. So take one in the morning and one at night.
I drink once in a great while and it doesn’t effect my levels, but drinking and birth control aren’t usually a good thing from what I’ve heard.
Also it’s not always genetic but it definitely can run in the family and skip generations (my Grammy has it but my mom doesn’t).
Also not sure if you were told but you are supposed to wait at least 30 minutes before/after eating when taking you thyroid meds. Food makes it harder for your body to absorb the hormones.
I still drink occasionally on my thyroxine x
Whether you’re taking hormone replacement therapy or popping a daily birth control pill, taking other hormones at the same time as your thyroid medication can interfere with its effectiveness. … Take the two medications an hour apart. USE CONDOMS as well as birth control and you should be fine.
Your doctor will slowly raise the amount over time until you see an effect. About 6 weeks after you start taking the medicine, you’ll go back to your doctor for a blood test to check your thyroid hormone levels. Depending on what the results are, your dosage may change.
Discontinuing any prescribed medication on your own is never a good idea- unless you are having significant side effects, and will be speaking to your physician shortly.
Although hypothyroidism most often affects middle-aged and older women, anyone can develop the condition, including infants. Initially, babies born without a thyroid gland or with a gland that doesn’t work properly may have few signs and symptoms.
Sometimes there is a genetic Factor especially if there is a family history of it my endocrinologist told me that it usually happens on the mother’s side of the family great grandmother mother Etc it could be on the side of the mother or the father like say maybe on your dad’s mother’s side of the family or your mother’s mother’s side of the family there could be a genetic component to it in which case you probably would have had this your whole life if you do have a history of in your family.
Don’t take any vitamins with iron in them at the same time as your thyroid meds! So I take my thyroid med in the morning and my prenatals at night to keep them well spaced out.
Usually when one picks up a script the person can talk to the pharmacist & they should ask you this. If not, why didn’t you ask??? Also there is a information sheet in with the script that will also give you more information you very want to know. Call the pharmacist up & talk to that person
The tablets u must take everyday same time for it to work! Yes u can have a baby with the meds! I took it in my pregnancy! I dont drink alcohol so i dont know if it affects the tablets ! Its a hormone tablet that u will be taking! Expect imbalances in your body! But remember its because of ur thyroid thats why Doc is putting u on these meds! So try not to eat or drink things that will affect your thyroid !
I still drink and have been diagnosed for about 27 years. My meds is a natural replacement for thyroid so does not effect birth control.
I have hypothyroidism. I call it my curse. You’re gonna want to eat the healthiest. You’re gonna feel tired for no reason. You will gain weight easily. You’ll feel colder during the winter than usual. It’s going to be a bit more difficult to conceive. Yes it’s genetic. It took kaiser almost two years of ongoing visits to figure out that I had thyroid issues
You can always google the medication your on and read all the info you find on like say MedMD for example…and from my experience of working in a pharmacy the only medications you have to really be careful with birth control is antibiotics…but it wouldn’t hurt to call your doctor for a professional answer for your questions
It is genetic for my family also. Speaking from experience my mom has hypo and still has a glass of wine or two every night… she was 40 when diagnosed and will be turning 65 next week…
I’ve been on thyroid meds for years. Never worried about drinking, birth control or making babies. You are better off with it than without
I have been on synthroid for years and I never had a problem with anything I ate or drank
There are certain food that you should avoid being hypo. I was diagnosed when I was 14. But to be honest i dont really avoid the foods. The biggest thing is to take it every single day.
There was a point where I was unable to get my meds for a couple months, when I was finally able to get tested to get more meds the doctor and all the nurses looked at me and said “HOW ARE YOU ALIVE RIGHT NOW, MUCH LESS ALIVE??!?!?!”
The biggest thing with BC is don’t take your thyroid hormones and BC together wait at least an hour to take BC. I wouldn’t worry about alcohol just don’t get drunk every weekend. Soy is horrible for your throid so I have cut soy out completely and it helped me a lot. There is also a difference between just hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s so I would ask your doctor to do a full thyroid panel including your antibodies. Normal hypothyroidism you can function really well with just replacement hormones with Hashimoto’s you sometimes need additional modifications to your hormones and diet.
We have my chart and I can email my doctor with questions and she gets back to me with in 24 hours! Maybe you doctor has something like that so you could get your concerns address that way!
You can also call your pharmacy and talk to the pharmacist. They are the experts when it comes to medication side effects and interactions. Touch base with them while you are waiting for your appointment.
I do not have it, my mother and sister do.
Your first appointment seems far off but it will be here in no time.
Now is a good time to sit down and write down any questions you may have for Dr.
Never fails when in person you forget to ask certain things.
Do a google search on the medication, and dosage you were prescribed, and they should have listed all side effects, do’s and don’ts .
Maybe join a FB page and learn more about your hypothyroidism.
It’s good to know your not alone,and you may pick up some helpful tips from others that have the same thing.
That’s what I’ve done myself with different things I suffer from.
Wish you all the best!