Glucosamine and Synthroid

Does anyone know if it's okay to take glucosamine while on Synthroid? With achey muscles and joints, I'm thinking it might be a good idea.

Thanks!

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I believe it should be fine to take it. The only endocrine related thing I have seen regarding glucosamine is that it may raise blood sugar levels in some diabetics.

- Katy :-)

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Have your vitamin levels checked too. Low vitamin D and C and other deficiencies can cause joint and muscle aches.

So if you have vitamin/mineral deficiencies then you can treat the cause of the achy-ness instead of the symptoms. :)

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I was wondering about this as well. If I remeber I will ask my endo about it. The joints of my right hand have been hurting so I would also like to know this answer.

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I'm so glad that you brought this up. I just saw my endo yesterday and forgot to ask! I'm 29 years old and have osteoporosis from a medication I was on as a teenager, and have been wanting to take Glucosamine as well....

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Okay -- I just checked with my endo, and she says she is not aware of any issues with taking glucosamine while on Synthroid. So let's try it!

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Thanks dhwald! I hope it helps with our joint aches and pains.

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I asked my endo as well and she said to take it. I am a runner and often get sore knees and it has not interfered with my synthroid at all.

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I would like to hear from some folks who actually feel that glucosamine helps. I sure could use it for knees, ankles and wrist.

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