Is there anything over the counter I can take for my thyroid.

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Alisha_S07
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   Posted 4/3/2012 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I am on 50 mcg of Levo and I do not have any refills left. I do not have insurance or the money to go to a dr right now. Is there anything over the counter I can take for my thyroid? Someone help me out please.

Judy2
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   Posted 4/3/2012 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know of any otc or holistic drugs that will replace a hormone your body is missing. If you can find a sliding-scale clinic to go to for a prescription, I get my levo at Kroger pharmacy for $4 for a month.
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Alisha_S07
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   Posted 4/3/2012 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been getting mine for $4 since I have started I just need to find some place to go since I have moved away but thank you for the information.

Judy2
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   Posted 4/3/2012 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Alisha, usually you can get the same $4 drugs at Kroger, Walgreens, CVS and Wal-Mart. Check their web pages to be sure, or just ask the pharmacist.
Ulcerative colitis diagnosed in 2001; symptoms as early as 1992. In remission since 2006 with Remicade.
Inflammatory osteoarthritis; osteonecrosis from steroids
Grave's disease successfully treated with radioactive iodine and now on Levothyroxine.
Type II diabetes induced by steroids.
Meds: Remicade, Colazal, Levothyroxine, Mobic, Metformin

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trudyjh
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   Posted 4/25/2012 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
It might be that the pharmacy would call your old doctor's office for a refill authorization. Mine does that when I run out of refills. They do it even with an out of state doctor.

sjmjuly
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   Posted 4/25/2012 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
There are thyroid supplements, but they do not take the place of thyroid replacement meds.

Alisha_S07
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   Posted 4/25/2012 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you guys and trudy my doctor is stupid. I am due for labs also and they don't want to help me back home they said I was on my own.

sjkly
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   Posted 4/26/2012 6:35 AM (GMT -6)   
The OTC stuff is expensive-you would probably do better going to a walk in clinic and paying the 4 for the script.
However, in case you want the OTC stuff-The Vitamin Shoppe sells desecrated thyroid. It's hard to take enough pills to get a theraputic dose but the stuff did help me while I was waiting for a diagnosis and treatment.
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