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Is Coffee okay for Hypothyroidism?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 19, 2013 at 8:21 AM

I've had major weight gain recently, imbalanced hormones, depression/anxiety and fatigue lately, and I've read up that all my symptoms lead to Hypothyroidism. I have an appointment with a doctor soon to verify, but it seems like the most plausible answer. Anyways I've read that coffee speeds up the metabolism, so starting drinking that in the last month, but now I'm reading coffee can be bad for those with hypothyroidism and can actually make it worse? Has anyone had experience with this?

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okay thank you!!!

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okay I'll cut it out then!!! thanks!!

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This is good advice. I'm not hypothyroid but have another hormonal imbalance (PCOS). Basically, anything that has an impact on one part of the HPA axis (such as the adrenals), with have consequences for the others (ex: pituitary, thyroid, etc.). Cut the coffee (try decaf first if you need to wean yourself and beware of teas, which also have caffeine), ensure you're not deficient in any key micronutrients, such as idodine and selenium (ask your doc for testing), and cut sugar until stable. Good luck!

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Coffee is really not good for Thyroid function, and adrenals, like the previous poster said. Check out stopthethyroidmadness for good info about it.

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