Just wondering what the majority do as some of the literature varies between 0.5hr and 1hr.
The prescribing info states that fasting increases absorbtion.
When I was having trouble getting my dose just right I made a conscious effort to leave at least an hour before eating after taking my thyroxine. In previous months I'd waited mostly half an hour, occasionally an hour.
Anyway I believe it made a difference - being consistent is probably the key whatever you do. I wonder if anyone else has experienced something similar OR different?
Love to hear other people's stories...
Hoping you are all well!!!!
I take mine first thing in the a.m. at like 5:00 and then I don't eat breakfast till' about 8:00 a.m. During that time I drink a TON of water........ I believe it helps the absorption! Just my 2 cents worth.
I can echo what Cheryl said about guidelines. I have seen (from a credible source) a definition of "empty stomach" as two hours after eating or other meds, and then waiting half an hour before eating, but I have been told that waiting an hour is optimal. After taking a dose of Levothroid, I try to hold out for an hour before eating. Unfortunately, my body sometimes demands food in a weak-and-shaky way that is not at all endearing! I always can hang on for half an hour, and although I am constantly on the lookout for any way in which I can improve the way I feel, I have not seen any difference at all between waiting .5 and 1 hour.
I wait about an hour but I have coffee in the morning w milk right after I take my pill. I have been told that if I do that consistantly the level of meds is consistant in absorbtion. Anyone have any comments to that. I don't eat till later.
Well I guess I'm the "black sheep" in the group. I've been on Synthroid since 1980 after a T.T. I know ir's supposed to be taken at the same time every day and on an empty stomach, but I've never done it.
I don't have a regular sleep pattern....Sometimes I sleep all day....sometimes I sleep all night. I take my Synthroid and other "morning meds" whatever time I get up and I am usually eating when I take it. I take my "bedtime meds" whatever time I go to bed.
I don't have kids, but I tell my mom, sister, etc...To do as I say and not as I do and take their meds just the way the instructions tell them to lol.
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