Does anyone have their anxiety flare up if you miss medicine?

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The last few days I started taking my medicine at night since the morning hurt my stomach and I don't think it's absorbing as well because my anxiety feels bad again.

Does anyone else notice if their anxiety starts getting bad when they miss a dose/switch it up?

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    I feel like I am one pill away from being crazy.. I started taking mine at night also which I feel like I absorb it better but I feel by 4pm my anxiety kicks in so i feel i need to take it to bring down my anxiety. The last few week I been taking a natural herb (irishmoss) to help that middle of the day crash if my thyroid med
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      Yeah that's almost how I felt too! So weird. I caved and took it at 4 pm because I was so anxious.

      One pill away from being crazy is definitely how to explain it lol

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      What med are you on.... I was on  Synthroid I hadn't to get on a pill for anxiety,  insomnia and joint pain. I was crying for no reason. Then I got new Endro Dr and she put me on Armour thyroid. I AM NOT ON ANY OF THOSE PILLS just my thyroid med. I don't understand why they keep taking pls thyroids out and not knowing much about these side effects.... I always say if I know what I know now I would have taking my chances with keeping mine

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    Hi - I have switched from morning to taking my medication at night.  I think it works better at night. Thanks to advice from this site.

    ​Do you think your anxiety could be attributed to something else and not your thyroid problem???

    ​Consider other causes before changing medication times.

    All the very best in managing thyroid issues.


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    Hello Hayhue:

    My name is Shelly and I am a nurse in the USA I have Hahimoto's thyroid disease since 1987.

    You can take your meds say 1/2  a tablet in the morning and then 6 or 8 hours later take the other half.  Just no food  for 1 hour after taking it. Food can block the mediction from working.  Some people find that better as it gives you some in the a.m. and then some more later in the day and provides a more even dose  to the body than all at once.

    Some people take it at night and others only take it in the morning only.  You need to find what works for you

    If the thyroid T4 level gets really high it can trigger anxiety and panic attacks and a fast heart rate.  It can make you sweatty and jittery and you can get insomnia also.

    If you forget a dose do not take it with less than 8 hours before your next one.  The body will have a level and you can take your dose the next day.  

     If  you have mal-absorption going on, you may need a different thyroid med. Some of us can have that.  When you change doses go slow in 25% increments and add in slowly. 

    I hope this helps,


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