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Old 04-25-2005, 04:18 AM   #1
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synthroid and when to drink coffee

Hi guys,
Just wondering if after taking my synthroid i can atleast drink my morning coffee? I've been waiting about 15 minutes. I know your not suppose to eat but what about drinking coffee?
Thanks Teko

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Old 04-25-2005, 05:03 AM   #2
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Re: synthroid and when to drink coffee

My doc said to wait an hour after taking the meds to drink/eat anything.. I've seen people on here that say they wait half an hour, but wait an hour or two to have any calcium..

15 minutes might be pushing it, I'd say to at least wait half an hour to give your body a chance to absorb your meds.

Old 04-25-2005, 05:43 AM   #3
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Re: synthroid and when to drink coffee

The waiting to eat an drink anything is a must in order for the med to work effectively. Therefore, when I began my synthroid, I found that ti worked well for me to take mine at night, just as I went to bed, so I wasn't eating and drinking. Had asked my doc if that was okay and it was. Have you considered that bedtime might work better?

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Re: synthroid and when to drink coffee

I wait for a half hour before having coffee with nondairy creamer, and a full hour to eat. It's working just fine for me. Consistency is key. You theoretically even could eat immediately, but you'd have to do it every day consistently, and you may need a higher dose in that case as well. But it can work.
I often have milk on my breakfast cereal... still no problem for me.
My biggest "rule" is to avoid calcium in supplement form for at least 6 hours.

Old 04-25-2005, 02:21 PM   #5
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Re: synthroid and when to drink coffee

I drink mine right away, probably within 15 mins. Never had a prob with that. Then I eat breakfast when I get to work, which is about an hour and a half later.

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Old 04-25-2005, 05:35 PM   #6
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Re: synthroid and when to drink coffee

FWIW, II wash mine down with coffee, but wait 45 minutes to an hour to eat breakfast. As midwest said, consistency is the key. Iíve been doing this for more than 2 years now.

Old 04-26-2005, 07:54 AM   #7
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Re: synthroid and when to drink coffee

I drink my coffee black and have it within 10 minutes of taking my thyroid meds. No problems for me with that. On weekends I take my meds when I wake up at the normal time (4:30), go back to sleep, and have coffee at 7 when I get up. I don't notice any difference in how I feel.

Old 05-05-2005, 07:21 PM   #8
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Re: synthroid and when to drink coffee

i have been on synthroid & cytomel for just over five years now (the same dose). i happen to work at a coffee shop, as well, the 5am shift. so, i wake up every morning and drink coffee almost immediatly after i take my meds.

i've never had any problems with this & my endo says it's not an issue. as long as you take your pills around the same time every day, they should be effective.

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