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Taking thyroid meds at night

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 22, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Do any of you take them at night? This articles says theres benefits to it. What do you guys think? Gonna try experimenting with it a bit.

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on August 24, 2012
at 02:29 PM

It takes a long time for T4 meds to get into your bloodstream and affect your levels, so it really shouldn't affect sleep. That's why it can take a few weeks for them to reach optimal levels. That being said, though, I've read people on line who say it does affect them.

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on August 22, 2012
at 03:13 PM

its actually armour. I took it last night.had trouble sleeping. But maybe its cus I also took one yesterday morning. Gonna try it tonight. If this continues Ill stop. This is precisely why I like this idea. I wouldnt ave to be worried about food nor supplements with iron or calcium.

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49ad7a69419d7c7259df9ef131a2f11d

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on August 22, 2012
at 01:43 PM

I take my synthroid at night. I assume you're talking about synthroid or another T4 med. I like it for 2 reasons; I don't have to worry about how long it's been since I took my pill until I have my coffee/take my vitamin, and it gives me additional incentive not to eat before bedtime :). I haven't had any issues with it. If you take a T3 med, like cytomel, take that in the morning. It can be taken with food and it's short acting; you don't want to use it all up while you're sleeping. Plus the T3 is more likely to disrupt sleep; T4 meds are longer acting and slower to get into your bloodstream and therefore not likely to disrupt sleep.

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on August 22, 2012
at 03:13 PM

its actually armour. I took it last night.had trouble sleeping. But maybe its cus I also took one yesterday morning. Gonna try it tonight. If this continues Ill stop. This is precisely why I like this idea. I wouldnt ave to be worried about food nor supplements with iron or calcium.

49ad7a69419d7c7259df9ef131a2f11d

(45)

on August 24, 2012
at 02:29 PM

It takes a long time for T4 meds to get into your bloodstream and affect your levels, so it really shouldn't affect sleep. That's why it can take a few weeks for them to reach optimal levels. That being said, though, I've read people on line who say it does affect them.

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on August 22, 2012
at 02:44 PM

The important thing with thyroid meds is that you want to have consistant levels. Since many foods will interfere with absorption it is better to take your thyroid med on an empty stomach, that is, one hour before or two hours after eating. Once your blood levels are consistant it shouldn't really matter what time of the day you take it. So, if it works out better for you to take it in the evening then go for it!

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on August 22, 2012
at 02:37 PM

I take mine at night too...my doc said mornings but I always forget. I actually prefer taking it before bed.

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on August 22, 2012
at 02:14 PM

You have to take it on an empty stomach; so that would be about 3 hours after eating at least. You must taske it at least an hour before eating so most people take it in am when they wake up or hit the snooze button.I wake up w alarm early morning around 2 or so and take mine.

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on August 22, 2012
at 11:40 PM

I had a nurse tell me I should be taking it in the morning, so I just got into the habit of getting up and taking it first-thing before I start the coffee brewing! It was hard to get used to (ADD, yay!) but now it's just second-nature. I vaguely remember it regarding something to do with absorption and yes, interrupting sleep. I don't remember all the reasons but I figured if it would work better I'd do it. Plus I notice the longer the day goes on, if I don't take it, I will absolutely forget! And by bedtime I am usually just crashing. I'll admit to sometimes not even brushing my teeth let alone taking pills. :(

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