I am in hospital at the moment and my tablets are under the control of the nurses. My thyroxine is locked in my locker. Please can someone post about taking thyroxine. I keep having to explain I need to take my thyroxine at least one hour before meals and other medication. There has been just one nurse who understands. She said I was one of just a few thyroid patients she has had that knew how to take it! She is the only nurse I have met who knew this.