Supplements and taking levo

I have just been diagnosed and have a prescription for 50mcg of levo. It says take them in the morning but I have read it might be better to take them at night? I currently take Mirtazapine at night (which has to be taken then) and Magnesium supplement.

I take an iron supplement with vit c in the morning on an empty stomach.

I also take B12 and B complex and vit D3. Currently in the morning.

I believe levo should be taken away from other supplements and on an empty stomach?

How do I fit this in with everything else? Can anyone share their schedule?

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  • MiniMum97 Do you get up for the loo in the middle of the night, or early morning before rising? Take your Levo then. That's what I do.

  • Sometimes but not every night. Couldn't rely on it sadly as that would be a good option.

  • MiniMum97,

    If you have to take Mirtazapine at night you can't take Levothyroxine at night too. You can take Levothyroxine at any time of day as long as you observe the following:

    For maximum absorption Levothyroxine should be taken with water 1 hour before, or 2 hours after, food and drink, 2 hours away from other medication and supplements, and 4 hours away from calcium, iron, vitamin D supplements, magnesium and oestrogen.

  • Is it a good idea to try to take levo at the same time every day?

  • MiniMum97,

    Apparently it makes it easier to remember to take meds when they're taken at the same time daily. I would shift your vits/mins back. Iron can be taken an hour or two before meals, D3 should be taken with the fattiest meal of the day, and B Complex and B12 could be taken lunchtime.

  • Ok thanks. So could I:

    Take levo on waking, wait an hour then eat.

    Take b complex and b12 with lunch - could also take D3/k2 then as I am sure I can squeeze in some fat!

    Take iron and vit c 1 hr before dinner, 2hrs after eating (ummm, no afternoon snacks 😥).

    Mirt and magnesium before bed.

    Think that should do it!

    At the moment I am exhausted all the time and tend to sleep in at weekends to try to catch up. Hopefuliy that might change as I get my thyroid levels sorted but in the meantime might it be a problem if I am taking levo on waking?

  • MiniMum97,

    That looks fine. If I forget to take my thyroid meds when I wake up I take them when I remember.

  • If you read the question dated January 30, 2002 it may be helpul:-

    web.archive.org/web/2010103...

    I think it is preferable if you take levo at the same time of day as you then get into a routine and not miss a dose.

  • Good idea to put the daily dose in a weekly pill dispenser then you can see if you miss one. It is essential to not forget.

  • Thank you. I already have a dispenser for the complicated array of supplements and my Mirt which I take 45/30 alternate days. Now will add levo in the mix. Might have to get a new dispenser for different times of day!!

  • Yep I do that. One for supplements in kitchen & one for thyroid by the bed

  • ...is it ok to take levo as you go to bed?

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