Re: Help! i need advice as when to take the Synthroid
The only thing I hate worse than getting absolutely no guidance from the MD on this subject is getting it set in granite. You need to find a way to make it work for your lifestyle. The worst that can happen from taking it the "wrong" way is that you'll ultimately need a slightly larger dose.
My husband is retired, so I don't have to get up early any more. I do need to use the bathroom around 7, though, so I take my med then and go back to bed. I've seen people here who take it earlier than that - maybe 3 or 4 - when they wake for the bathroom. It works fine for most that way, and it makes it easier to fit breakfast into a busy morning routine, or to eat immediately upon waking, if that's needed.
When I did get up early and took my med at 6, I definitely waited an hour to eat, but I had coffee with non-dairy creamer within a half hour. I also frequently eat cereal with milk, but as I said, wait at least an hour to eat it. The key is consistency. If you eat that cereal w milk most days of the week, you will absorb a consistent amount of the hormone; you just may end up on a higher dose ultimately, but that's ok. It'll work out in the end.
The method of taking the med can be adjusted to fit your lifestyle. You don't have to change everything to work around the med. Just be extremely consistent about it, and it'll be fine.