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coffee and meds

I have always woke up and drank a couple of cups of coffee and than about and hour later that my 150mg of armour and than wait 30min to eat.

I am on my second day of doing the same but taking 65mcg of levothroid. I am started out small and than have to raise it to 125mcg. Well I am really nervous in the mornings since taking the levothroid and I am not sure why. It is just a small dosage.

Should I be concern? Could it be that I am not taking my armour and not taking enough of the levethroid?

Fionna
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My Synthroid is known to react with caffeine ... I limit my intake to one cup in the morning and that is basically it ... not sure bout your meds.

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I have this problem too - my solution might not be yours - I drink coffee with a 1scoop caffeine to 4scoops decaf - still I would be way too up w/ morning pill whether Armour or synthetic but by afternoon so sleepy - past 2 years I still drink my coffee but take my pill @ 3pm everyday when I'm most sleepy and am long done w/ morn coffee - this works great for me - also I run every morning and if I took a pill and then ran I would have a heart attack for sure - I'm very sensitive to thyroid hormone and even ice tea will bounce me off the wall - hope this helps - I know most docs say morning and most folks do this but didn't work for my symptoms or schedule - cheers
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You could try decaff.
I have been told (by my doctor's nurse) that decaff WITH MY SYNTHROID was fine, but not regular coffee.

I drink about four cups in the morning, during which time I take my Synthroid. After I shower and dress I eat something and take more pills.

Not sure if that's good or bad, just what I do. I don't know if coffee affects absorbtion differently than plain water.

Don't know if it would be the same for Levothroid.
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I have been on synthroid now for 11 months.  It has taken me that long to work up from 25mcg to 75mcg and I still take a 50mcg twice a week all because of the nervousness it causes.  I have found if I only really gradually increase my dose the jitters stay under control.  I am almost ready to up it to 75mcg every day I think though am currently taking mucinex-d (sudafed) which only adds to that feeling.  Since you have started out on 62.5 I'm not too surprised with how you feel but everyone is different!  I had to cut to one cup of 1/2 caf 1/2 decaf in the morning and then at work I can drink coffee but its 1/4 caf to 3/4 decaf and then I can have an ice tea for lunch and be fine.
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I noticed that you say you are drinking coffee, taking meds an hour later and food half an hour after that.  I have always been told to take my pill first and only with water and that I have to wait at least an hour before I drink or eat anything else other than Water.  
   If you drink or eat anything first, you are supposed to wait 2 hours after before taking meds and another hour after than before you eat or drink anything else.
   I have followed this at all times and have never had a problem, even if I drink Coffee.
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