March 22, 2019 at 10:31 pm #112555
Anyone else on thyroid and stimulants & if so, when have you found is a good time to take your meds?
Currently, I take my NP Thyroid 90mg in the morning, wait 1.5hrs-have coffee, then stimulant an hr or so later.
I’m 33 and just stated thyroid meds this year–hypothyroidsm runs in my family. My mom takes this same medicine.
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March 22, 2019 at 11:12 pm #112558
I take my levothyroxin first thing after waking fifteen minutes later have a small breakfast (usually ham or spam and egg wrap) and fifteen minutes later take my Concerta 54 er, probably no help because it’s not amphetamine based like yours, but I have had no issues after about five years now.
Had a rough time when I stared the thyroid meds, it took my body awhile to get used to the levothyroxin, I’d have night sweats so bad I literally had to change the bedding, I was in pretty bad shape, my doctor was shocked by my labs, she’d never seen anyone with levels so far out of wack that wasn’t in a coma.
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March 23, 2019 at 7:58 am #112568
Thank you for sharing how you take yours. My biggest thing, is that when I take in the morning–I HAVE to have coffee to get the ole’ digestive system going & with waiting after the thyroid—-gosh, I have to be up 3 hrs before I go anywhere….that’s why I toggle taking it mid-afternoon again.
No interactions—in fact, the stimulant works much better now that my hormones are regulated.
Do you like the synthetic form of hormones? I’ve heard mixed reviews. The only reason I’m on this one, is my mom has taken thyroid meds for a looong time & tried almost everyone. She said levothyroxine didn’t do anything for her, so I figured we are similar & I do the NP Thyroid.
I’ve taken ritalin before, so this does help. I’ve never had good luck taking the medicine close to food, for me it seems to metabolize too soon.
I asked the doc to start slowly, bc I’ve seen people that have “shocked” their body too fast & gone through hair shedding/loss—which DID not interest me lol. I started at 15mg & now I’m about to start 90mg.
BUT gosh, if I haven’t lost 40lbs & finally!
I’ve been told you have to wait an hour before any food or coffee.
March 23, 2019 at 9:52 am #112578
Myself my sister and mother can tolerate synthetic, I’ve read that many people can’t, also I think natural is affected by food more than synthetic, as long as you’re taking it around the same time every day, waiting till later is fine, you just shouldn’t take it in the evening, could make it hard to fall asleep.
March 23, 2019 at 9:27 pm #112592
Yes, you are right. I tried taking it at night because some claim there’s better absorption, but for me–it absolutely made it impossible to sleep.
I took it today around 1:30—4hrs after my stimulant. I think that’s what will work best, otherwise–it really delays the start of my mornings!
June 6, 2019 at 7:10 am #118405
When I was still taking Levothyroxine, I always waited an hour before coffee and food. Something to think about. I discovered Keto about a year ago. I very quickly embraced a high fat diet, only in the last few months I have finally embraced low carb as well. I had my thyroid markers tested 2 months ago and all my markers were in the normal range. I was shocked. The only thing that can contribute to bringing my thyroid to normalcy was eating a diet full of healthy fats. I weaned myself off Levothyroxine and had my doctor retest last week and still the same. Over the moon to be off meds. Keto is amazing.
June 8, 2019 at 11:01 pm #119186
WOW, that’s AMAZING! I have trouble digesting fats. I do the opposite, I am high carb, low fat on a vegan diet. The fats are important, but I find I do better with flax, coconut and peanut butter—anything whole sources & not oil. That is really amazing, because my mom does keto & has been retested & still has hardly any thyroid–but she’s really enjoying it.
Thank you for sharing.
June 8, 2019 at 1:42 pm #119168
so glad this post is here. Just had my gallbladder out and my last 2 set of thyroid labs have been super wacky. Did you know these affect each other!?! Crazy how the body functions. My lipidoligist started me thyroid meds. I’ve always been a schedule person and take all my meds at the same time. This have to wait it really hard. He said I was good to wait 30 minutes instead of the hour. But still hard; I have found if I don’t take my add meds right away they don’t work as well. Hoping to find a good balance.
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