how much caffeine is ok whenyou take levothyroxine.also what was your starting levo dose after tt?

i read that cauliflower and other cruciferous vegetables are not good so i dont eat those.I l also know almonds and walnuts are not good.Basically i quit eating those foods but i cannot stop drinking coffee.i have my cup of coffee two hours after i take levothyroxine.

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  • Joannagof,

    As long as you take coffee 1 hour away from Levothyroxine you can drink as much coffee as you like. You don't have a thyroid gland so there is no need to avoid goitrogens and you should eat whatever you like.

    I was very over replaced on 200mcg Levothyroxine to suppress TSH after thyroidectomy but after dose was reduced to 125mcg or 150mcg FT3 dropped below range.

  • how do you know so much:) thanks i thought that those food i mentioned are blocking levothyroxine

  • Joannagof,

    Goitrogens may lower thyroid levels. That's irrelevant for those of us without a thyroid.

  • Goitrogens work by impeding the uptake of iodine by the thyroid gland. If you haven't got a thyroid gland, they can't affect you.

    The only exception to that is soy. Soy also works at a cellular level, impeding the uptake of thyroid hormones by the cells. So, that can affect your levo, in a way. But not the other goitrogens. :)

  • than you

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