It's typical to take thyroid medications in the morning. The key is to make sure you are taking them on an empty stomach. Depending on what you eat, it could take 4-6 hours for your stomach to empty. Your eating schedule would have the most bearing on when you take them.
I assume that you sleep during the day? Do you eat breakfast before you get off work or after?
Thyroid meds should be taken on an empty stomach, with a full glass of water, then nothing to eat/drink for 30-60 minutes.
That's what I plan on doing. I'm going to take it with a full glass of water and nothing else. I'm just mainly curious if it'd be ok for me to take it and sleep right after. I work 3rd shift so the morning for me is when I get off of work. What is anyones thought on that?
Thank you to both of you. I Appreciate it. It does. I'm going to bring my medicine to work with me so right when I clock out I'm going to take it each day. I'll definitely get it re tested. The last test I got said I was 6.3 lower or something
What was 6.3? Was that a TSH test? You need to have Free T3 and Free T4, in addition to the TSH, each time you test. Free T3 (FT3) and Free T4 (FT4) are the actual thyroid hormones and are the determining factor in whether or not your levels are right.
If your TSH is 6.3, that would indicate that you are hypo and may need an increase in your medication.
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