I recently joined your club. I have read many times that thyroid meds should be taken at least 2 hours before and after any food or drink except water.
I have been on levothyroxine 100 for the past 13 years and on liothyronine 20mg, three times a day for the past 8 years. In spite of seeing four consultants in that time and several doctors, I have never been told that.
My problem is that I take my levothyroxine and first liothyronine tablet as soon as I wake up. But I am always really hungry in the morning and I have to eat almost immediately. If I don't eat, then I feel really unwell ( muzzy, headache, stomach pains etc ) and this lasts all day.
Any suggestions on how to take my meds would be appreciated. Is there a better way?
I thought getting really hungry as I always do - having to eat something every 3 to 4 hours was part of my hypothyroidism and was normal. I haven't had blood tests for over two years - my last tests showed I was "over medicated" and had argument with my doctor when I refused to reduce either or preferably both meds. I had previously tried reducing levothyroxine and then liothyronine. I was really unwell both times with different problems. I changed doctors and my present doctor has been very helpful. He allowed me to continue with the same doses - insisting on a test for brittle bones, which was normal. But we've agreed to avoid blood tests.
I was diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency last year. I have read that vitamin D deficiency causes inaccurate tsh test results.
Since I am now taking vitamin D supplements, is it safe for me to have blood tests again?