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Old 09-04-2013, 08:05 AM   #1
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is it safe to begin the following vitamin regimen IF

i am taking blood glucose and blood pressure meds...and hypothyroid (levithyroxine): the micronutrients to which i refer are a multvitamin, chromium piccolinate, bcomplex &c, and b12 (time release) for energy enhancement. I await your wisdom. Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:19 AM   #2
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You need to ask your doctor or, at the least your pharmacist, about the interactions and other possible problems
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:24 AM   #3
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I second the recommendation to check with your pharmacist.

Be sure to check those multivitamins because any calcium or iron (and usually both are in multis) need to be at least 4 hours away from your thyroid pills.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:41 PM   #4
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And the chromium picolinate (though I like chromium polynicotinate or GTF chromium better) will probably lower your blood sugar levels, so it will be important to monitor that pretty carefully. Because hypoglycemia is bad.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:02 PM   #5
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somehow i thought that would be the response.

although i know about the polynicotinate, i have never,seen it any health food store. Thanks for the feedback. I will review the vitamins the Dr. However, I DID take it upon myself to begin the omega 3 fish capsules, because i refuse to take statins. FF
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:57 PM   #6
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Agree! Statins are the most overused drug with the least effect EVER! As far as I know, the only time they have proven to be useful and worth taking is after a person has a cardiac or stroke event. Not to mention the side effects. Good choice.
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