Thank you so much for your input. It really helps me to feel a little more secure. I've been lucky in life so far with my health so being diagnosed with hypothyroidism is quite a big deal for me. I will wait at least 30 minutes to eat in the morning (although I usually would eat as soon as I got up). Hopefully in 6 weeks I'll feel better.
Will I gain more weight or should I slim down now that I'm on meds?
It should say on the bottle not to eat 30 min before you take it, I would wait, yes you can drink. Any other medicines wait at least an hour.
To lilabeth, yes one week is not enough time. you need as laura said four to six weeks.
I'm also having issues with fatigue and I'm also dealing with Thyroid Eye Disease. I know not to eat for 30-60 min. after taking my Synthroid in the morning, but am curious about ChitChatNIne's comment about the coffee. Is any food or drink off limits for the 30-60 minutes after taking the Synthroid?
It's a fine line we tread with the meds, meno stuff and weight. Yes, it takes 6 weeks to kick in .... and your body has to adjust. Of course the coffee can spur on interaction with the caffeine and the synthroid for some of us.
You aren't eating at least 30mins after taking your med in the AM right?
Many of us sneak in a coffee.
You have to allow 6-8 weeks for synthroid to level out your system and blood levels. You may not feel a diff for a while yet. Try to be patient as thyroid problems take time.
I just started the Synthroid 25mg last week. I feel a bit more energized but feel bloated and puffy. Should I wait a couple of more weeks to let the medication kick in?
Classic symptoms of your thyroid not working correctly. When was the last lab done??? I would call your doctro and have more blood work done.