I have no information if I can drink coffee with hypothyroidism. I also add fat free hazelnut coffee creamer. I have about 3 cups a day and it is caffeinated. anyone know if this is good or ot so good.
I take my med when I wake up about 630 and have a cup of coffee about 7a.... Should I wait an hour?
I asked my doctor about it last week - he said to keep coffee to a minimum, I said I usually have one cup per day and he said that's fine... And he told me to never drink coffee 1 hour before and after taking thyroid med.
I take my thyroid med as soon as I get up, and usually have my first cup of coffee (1/2 caff) about 30 minutes later. It could cause some people to need a higher dose of med; however, it's never affected my levels.
You might want to abstain on blood test day, until after you've had the blood draw.
More importantly, a properly functioning human body should not need coffee everyday.
There is a difference between "needing" coffee and just enjoying the taste. There are better decaf brands than in the past if someone doesn't need the caffine.
Once thyroid levels are working right for someone that was hypo, and any sleep issues are resolved, one should not "need" coffee to wake up or stay awake. Being tired is the result of something not right in the body.
Of course there are exceptions to every thing: if you have to get up way earlier than what is healthy and acutually miss most of you REM sleep time, well, thats just not doing you any good anyway.
The day I have to give up my coffee is the day you can shoot me in the head.
I have given up a lot for this thyroid disease and do feel better BUT.....I do only drink about a cup or two in the morning....four hours after taking my meds....I have always loved coffee and that is the one pleasure I still enjoying.
I used to be one who had to get up way earlier than was what is healthy (3:30 am), when I was working; I was also having hypo sleep issues, at that time, so the first thing I needed in the morning, was my shower, the second thing was my coffee, and I had my routine timed almost to the second every morning.
Now that I'm retired, I just enjoy relaxing with a cup of coffee, in the morning, while I "wake up" and plan my day. As I noted above, I do drink "1/2 caff", which is 1/2 caffeinated and 1/2 decaf.
I think we also get into a "habit" of doing the same thing every day, so even if we don't "need" the coffee, we drink if from habit.
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