Hi I'm on 100mcg Levo for Hashimoto's. I have been taking it for about 12 years now at varying amounts and currently have a lot of aches, pains and stiffness and fatigue. But I also have RA and chronic autoimmune Uticaria and my inflammation levels are always high at present. I am therefore on a lot of meds and have shuffled my Levo about trying to keep it away from times when I eat or take my other tablets.
Recently I have opted for 7.30am (or earlier if I wake up) for Levo and Ranitidine/ Omaprazole because I was told by a pharmacist that this is a good time to have them both because the body and stomach produce thyroid hormones as the body wakes. I don't eat for at least 30 minutes, usually an hour after or more, but I am on Hydroxichloraquine which has to be taken twice a day with food and I take my AdCal D3 and Amitriptyline at night along with an antihistamine and any pain meds I'm needing - so it's a bit of a juggling act.
My fT3 and fT3 are both at the lower end of normal range but, because my GP refuses to give me a higher dose of Levo again (says it makes me veer towards becoming hyper and it's all about balance between TSH - which is 0.06 now and fT4) I want to optimise my 100mcg Levo and not risk losing the value of it to food intake or other tablets or supplements. So can anyone tell me does this sound like I'm taking it at the right time bearing all the other meds and sleep issues in mind? After 4 months of insomnia the most important thing to me is that I sleep so I'm not keen to going back to taking it at night as I need the other meds too much.