You are taking levothyroxine tablets -- Levoxyl®, Synthroid®, Unithroid®, or generic levothyroxine -- and still don't feel well...and your diet is very high in fiber.
WHAT COULD BE GOING ON?
YHigh-fiber foods, a high-fiber diet, and fiber supplements could be interfering with your levothyroxine absorption.
Make sure that you are keeping high-fiber foods and supplements 4 hours apart from your levothyroxine. Even then, however, a high-fiber diet – which is healthy and highly recommended – can still impact your levothyroxine absorption. If you are still having issues, you may want to switch to Tirosint® or Tirosint®-SOL, which are more resistant to the effects of dietary fiber.
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