I've been taking T3 (20mcg) as soon as I get up and then wait an hour to eat breakfast. I'm gonna start taking 30mcg. 20mcg when I wake up and then 10mcg around 8 hours later. I try and eat 6 small meals a day, instead of 3 meals a day, to keep good blood sugar and cortisol levels. So I'm wondering how to do this with taking T3 in the afternoon. How long do I have to wait after I've eaten to take T3 and also how long after can I eat again? Thanks
How long after eating can I take my afternoon d... - Thyroid UK
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I believe you have to leave a gap of two hours between eating and taking thyroid medication.
mmmmmhhhhhh according to the pharmaceutical companies who produce T3 (any of the companies) T3 is 95% unbound and as such it is 95% absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract with nothing affecting this absorption.....
I take my T3 any time I like
Me too... mostly because I forget to take it a while before I eat and end up taking it when I remember On 125mcg now and people at work are starting to notice! I have an overactive brain again
I read that some people like to take their T3 with food because it slows down the absorption a little so that as much is absorbed but over a longer period. I don't know how true this is. I don't notice any different. I take my 50mcg half an hour before breakfast, 25mcg at 10:30 with a biscuit, 25mcg around lunch time and 25mcg at night after a snack. I'm pleased to hear that I'm likely absorbing it all. I was worried the food thing was why I was needing to take so much. Can't wait for the reverse t3 to clear in the next few weeks. Hopefully I will need a lower dose then.
...I too take my T3 four times a day without being concerned about food. Can't remember where I read that it was ok to do so - could it have been Paul Robinson's book ?
I read that t3 can be taken with food but levo has to be taken with water 2 hr before any food or drink , the levo always gets stuck in my gullet even with plenty of water so I now crush it in my mouth before swallowing it down with my water, some one else on another thread says this a dangerous for the heart to to it this way,,,,,,but I get terrible heartburn in my gullet if it gets stuck and if,,, I repeat if ..it goes into my stomach it burns and gives me terrible heartburn as well,,,,by the way I have GORD, a hiatus hernia and gall stones...to be operated on very soon I hope.. Already had my pre op. Just waiting for my specialists approval and the op date to come thru xxxx
Hiya are you still living in Crete, and did you mention a yoga retreat, if so once I have had all my ops and my levels are better I would love to pay you a visit, can you recommend somewhere to stay xxx
It's good to hear I don't have to worry about food. Thanks everyone
It makes a noticeable difference to me if I take my T3 with food. It doesn't work so well and I have a constant underlying tiredness.
I then remembered that when I first took T3 I noticed that I felt better when I didn't take it with food. I posted here and there was one other person who was like me. Most people didn't have a problem with taking it with food. I would try it out for yourself and see what works for you.
Hi everyone..new here What is T3?
I don't adhere to any of this ' don't eat within 1 or 2 hours of taking T3 or T4' nonsense and I have even been known to swill it down with coffee and I feel fine!!!