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6/11/12 11:59 P

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Yep...definitely understand the example of the time changes. Maybe that's what happened last week. Will definitely have to stay strict with the timing. I just started this journey, so I'm sure there will be a lot of trial and error with dosing to get it dialed in. Thanks for the support everyone. It's much better knowing I'm not going through this alone.

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6/11/12 11:06 P

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You may wind up needing an adjustment in meds.

IMO the most important thing about dosing with thyroid, is consistancy.
Same time, same circumstances.
This sets up a circadian rhythm where your body can expect to receive a set dosage of meds at a specific time.
If you've ever been Jet lagged, you'll know the importance of circadian rhythems.
If you haven't, then you can see how the shift to and from daylite savings messes one up.

Your dosage can be adjusted around whatever schedule works with your lifestyle.
I agree, the body is a masterpiece... its crazy that more things don't go wrong considering the billions of chemical processes that go on.

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6/11/12 10:03 P

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Been kinda doin' the "take it when you wake up to go potty" kind of thing as long as it's after 4am. so far so good. I'll try again this week and see what happens. I'll aim for 30-45 mins before food and see if that works. This timing thing is ridiculous. Amazing how the body can take care of all of this stuff just fine on it's own, but when human intervention is needed, we can seriously muck it up.

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6/11/12 3:49 P

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I take my thyroid meds at 6 am and then again at 2pm. I take the rest of my supplements 4 hours later (10 am) and then again at 8pm when i go to bed. I take my B12 cocktail injection 3x a week. No bc thank God! I drink a protein supplement before I go to bed as well. We all have to figure out what is best for each of us. I tried the foot machine that is supposed to bring out all the junk out of your body. I was hesitant and still a little...but the water was a yucky burnt orange/black color and that was after 30 minutes...
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6/11/12 2:43 P

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I do what Jaycee does.
Meds at nite, before sleep. Only I let mine dissolve under my tongue after I break them up.

Then I can get up, have something light to eat.... get my exercise done... actually, just finished up at the gym.

Its usually best to take your BC pills or any sort of female HRT at the opposite time of day, as estrogen competes with thyroid hormone.

So mabbe take your thyroid before bed, have your BCPs with breakfast, before you go to the gym?


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6/11/12 7:27 A

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I don't take birth control. Sorry.

We all find the way to take our meds that is right for us. Maybe you can take your thyroid in the very early morning. Either way I'm sure you will figure out a schedule that works for you.

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6/10/12 10:07 P

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Janet, do you take birth control? I take my birth control in the evening so I'm not sure if I can take the Synthroid then even if I leave the hour between them.

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6/10/12 9:47 P

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I take my Synthroid at bedtime about 4 hours after my last meal. It keeps me from evening snacking. emoticon I take my vitamins before breakfast and I don't have to wait to eat.

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6/10/12 9:11 P

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Yep...birth control. Thanks for warning me about spacing out the Synthroid from the birth control. One more thing my doc didn't mention when she prescribed the meds. I think I'll call the office tomorrow and see what they say, because that means I'd have to take my BC at dinner time...

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If you want to, you can change the timing of your Synthroid to the middle of the night when you get up for a potty call. That's what I do. I take 75 mcg of Levoxyl, similar to Synthroid, but different fillers, and 180 mg of NP Thyroid(my main thyroid medication) which is like Armour Thyroid, but has different fillers. If you take your Synthroid in the middle of the night, it will be at least 4 hours after your last meal and 4 hours before your breakfast and you won't have to worry about taking vitamins, drinking coffee, fiber, soy, etc. at those meals. The only thing I'd be concerned about is; are you taking birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy? Those should be taken about 12 hours away from your thyroid meds.

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Hello all. I've been on Synthroid since the 25th of May so we're still workig out dosages. Anyway, last Friday I went to the gym for an early morning (6am) class. I didn't want to do the class fasted, but I knew I had to wait an hour to eat if I took the Synthroid. Needless to say, I ate and didn't take the meds until after I got home. The workout was a pretty intense kettlebell class, so I know I burned upward of 700 calories, but that isn't out of the ordinary for me. However, by the time I got home I almost couldn't keep my eyes open. I took my meds, went back to bed and basically was in bed the majority of the rest of the day. I really didn't feel better until after about 5pm. Has anyone else ever had this happen and do you think it was because I did the early workout without the meds? I don't really know much about what the hormone does (like does it drop off throughout the day/overnight to where you don't have any (basically completely hypothyroid) by morning? If that's the casr, I'll never do this again! Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!!

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