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Thyroid & Xenical

#1
Quick Q...

I have noticed a few ppl lately mentioning thyroid in posts as if there is a problem with taking Xenical if you have a thyroid problem - Is this correct?

I have an underactive thyroid which was dx when I was 17 (a bloody long time ago :rolleyes: ) and my Dr has never mentioned anything about it.

Thanks,

Off to reply to other posts now

LiSe Xxx
 
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#2
Hi Lise

I'm technically hypER-T (Graves Disease) with a multinodular toxic goitre.

But, like you, I spotted a few posts that hinted that Xenical could be concern if you're hypO-T...which is a personal worry for me as I'm due to have Total Thyroidectomy within the next couple of months, which will obviously make me hypO-T for the rest of my life...and Xenical has been such a miracle for me, I really want to be able to keep taking it.

I can only suggest you mention it specifically to your doctor and see what they say.

Would be very interested to hear what your doctor may say about it?
 
#3
Hiya,

I`m waiting for my Dr to phone me as she needs to speak to me to discuss my latest thyroid function test apparently :( I will try and ask her about it but it might have to keep until I physically see her next as I don`t think they spend long on the phone consultations.

Good Luck with your Thyroidectomy

LiSe Xx
 
#4
Hi SacredSilence

Did you ever get anywhere discussing this with your doc?

I've now had my Thyroid surgery, so I have technically joined the HypOthyroid ranks, and I'm now taking Eltroxin/Levothyroxine (instead of my former meds, Carbimazole)...so I looked into this a little further.

I wrote a blog post on it if its any help to you.

I haven't started back on xenical since my operation, want to run my findings past my GP on Tuesday before I do. But as far as I can tell, it just makes the thyroid replacement meds slightly less effective, so I'm thinking that as long as your GP/Endo is aware that you're taking Xenical, and that they may have to increase your t-replacement dose, then it should be OK.

My blog article is here:
Levothyroxine & Xenical

Let me know how you're getting on :)
 


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