I used to post here quite a bit, but thank god things seem to be stable and I'm doing okay so I only pop in occasionally. This place is still such a great source of information, I have learned so much and thank you all for your wisdom.
One of the things I've learned here is that dissolving thyroid meds under the tongue gets it into the bloodstream faster so you can eat sooner. I typically wake up around 4am, take my pill, go back to sleep, then have breakfast. But sometimes I sleep through and miss the optimal time window, in which case I let it dissolve under the tongue. My question is how long does that take? Sheesh...it seems to be taking longer and longer. When I used to do this it would take about 15-20 minutes to dissolve, lately it's taking an hour or more to completely dissolve! (This morning was an hour and a half!!) I've been on the same dose (50mcg synthroid) so it can't be that the pill got bigger or has different ingredients. Is this normal? Am I doing something wrong?
Weird that it take so long sometimes, It sounds like youa ren't salivating much. Are you drinking plenty of water? (sodas and coffee, don't count).
If you want it to dissolve fater, you can break the pill up some. I do that with my Armour and my Unithroid (and Synthroid when I took that before), and it works well for me.
Meep, do you know if levoxyl is okay to do sublingually. Well it is actually generic levoxyl. I think it has a powdered sugar coating. Someone said that you can't do levoxyl sublingually, but thought you might know something about it.
Thanks, Meep. Hadn't thought about dry mouth. I do try and drink lots of water throughout the day, but don't always make the quota - especially if I know I'm going to be on the road alot (travel for job.) I'll try breaking it up a bit too, see if that helps.
When I used to take Armour, I noticed that it always disolved pretty quickly...Levothroid doesn't tho, and like Nornie said, seems to take forever. Plus it seems like a lot of it gets in between my teeth, so I wonder how much is still in there btwn my teeth, by the time I start eating my breakfast?
So I went back to swallowing it again. I did like the idea of better absorption, so that's why I hoped it would work for me, besides not having to wait so long to eat, or have coffee. (ever notice how long that hour seems, while you're watching/smelling your dh drink his coffee?)
It seems like Armour is somewhat softer than the Levothroid, and falls apart more easilly?