Thyroxine

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Hi I am taking 125mg levothyroxine daily I used to take my meds on a morning before breakfast. I am now taking my tablets on an evening is anyone having problems with taking their meds at night I am so tired again snd sleeping through the day sometimes I'm struggling to loose weight, even though I walk six miles daily and go to the gym I'm feeling so depressed with all this it's been three years now. Any ideas ?

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    Jean, my understanding is that the levels of thyroid hormone do not vary through the day depending on when you take the medication. It's just not that fast-acting.  In fact it can take days or weeks for a change in medication to impact the levels of hormone.

    My situation is similar to yours, so can anybody else weigh in here and add knowledge?

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    No help but I've reduced dosage and take it approx 5am when I wake to go to the toilet at night..and have more energy since last Oct. Need to wait another 2 wks to do bloods though to see if there's an improvement.

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    I'm on 100mcg and couldn't handle how it made me feel.  It made me so jittery, I couldn't drink my morning coffee.  Well, I couldn't handle no coffee in the morning and started taking 50mcg in the morning and then 50mcg at night.  My endo said it was fine and that it didn't matter when they were taken as long as you take them an hour before and after you eat.  It worked great for me.  I actually think they help me sleep better at night and no nasty side effects.

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    A diet of unprocessed foods is the only way I have been able to loose. Excercise alone won't work from my experience. Taking probiotics and no sugar also. Diet drinks made me eat more. Stevia or Splenda was the only sweetners I could use. Never tried meds at night but some others like to. Mostly those that work evenings. I have been taking meds 2 yrs. Still lots of fatigue, it hasn't stopped, but better. Hope this helps. Barbara

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    I tried taking levothyroxine at night and felt awful as it kept me awake. If you are depressed, struggling to lose weight etc these are usually signs your dose is too low or this medication isn't right for you. I would see a specialist (endocrinologist) to check everything out and ask about other options

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    NDT, prescribed at my request by my endo who is open minded, did not work for me.  My TSH went up to 16 and I was even more tired than before.  There is a lot of talk about NDT, and it may be good for some but just because it is a "natural" product doesn't somehow give it magical powers. Don't believe everything you read, some of the books feel like promotional material for NDT.

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