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Malteser56
Malteser56
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Hi, I am thinking of having the flu Jab, has anyone had it? I’m wondering if it interferes with Levothyroxine,

Many Thanks

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cjrsquared

Questions about the flu jab often generate robust debate with conflicting opinions. There is no interaction with levothyroxine but I would read and weigh up the evidence yourself.

I am hypothyroid following a TT for cancer and have the flu vaccine every year with no problem, but a friend with hashimoto’s disease has had the flu vaccine twice with terrible flare ups after each occasion so would not have it again.

It is all a bit of a minefield

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SeasideSusie
SeasideSusieAdministrator

This is basically a hot potato, you will get differing views.

Read posts thrown up by a search here:

healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

Look at "Related Posts" listed on the top right hand side of this page if you're on a PC.

Then make up your mind whether or not you wish to have it.

I believe it doesn't interfere with Levo.

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SassyMH

I have had the flu jab for the laat 5 years including this year and have been fine. I had total thyroidectomy due to cancer and have been on levo since then , combining T3 this year.

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penny

I don’t have the ‘flu. jab but do take Vit D which I have read is more effective.

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