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Taking thyroxine 125 mg for hypothyroid. How to reduce the swollen leg and weight loss?

Hi My name is sheryl, I am 48 yrs old and have suffred hypothyroid for 15 years after the birth of my son. I am on 125mg of Thyroxine daily. I have many symptoms and are keen to try Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey to reduce the swelling in my leg and for weight loss . Can I do so? If so, is there a certain quantity to take and at what time of the day do I take this in conjunction with my thyorinxe.
Asked On : Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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Hi Sheryl,

The medication you are taking for hypothyroidism is important to control your thyroid level and one important thing you have to keep in mind is that you have to take this medication continously without any interruption.
As far as the problem of weight gain and swelling in leg is concerned, it can be due to change in the thyroid level and I would suggest you to consult your doctor and have an investigation done to make sure that your thyroid level is within normal limit.
Apart from this, if you are planning to use some house hold remedy to loss weight, than it is ok to do so. Only thing which you have to keep in your mind is to make sure that this is not done along with the medication for the thyroid condition and keep both things separat.

Thanks and take care
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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