Hyporthyroidism/ Shift work

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I have been regulating my thyroxin levels for around a year now. I have constantly suffered with brain fog, memory problems, cognitive function even speech. I've recently been given a six week break from the shifts and I feel wonderful and for the first time as if I have no thyroid issue. I have to now return to the shifts and am absolutely sure that due to having to take the medication at the same time everyday my nights which are 7 in a row are preventing my absorption, leaving me struggling to remember things write emails and so on. I feel because of the stomach acids and absorption I would have to basically eat one meal a day for 7 days to not suffer. after a 3 month cycle of the shift pattern I get so run down I end up off work with painful lymphnode infections. is my thoughts on this correct? does anyone have theses issues? and can anyone offer any advice? as this is having a massive effect on my work attendance and may result in the worst!

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    What time of day do you take them when you feel better? What time of day do you take them when your are doing night ahifts
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    I have been taking them every morning between 6 and 7am. If I was to take them at night on nights I was under the impression I'd be overdosing each time and that the change would have an effect. If I can do this its something I would try?

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    Hi  Claire, 

    I  worked shifts ( nights and days ) as a nurse for 22 yrs; the last 8 of those taking meds for hypothyroidism.  When I retired I felt so much better  probably due to the lack of stress and a regular routine.



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