Discussions that mention synthroid

Thyroid Disorders board

Swelling of feet and ankles is typical of hypo so stopping your meds probably made that worse.

As for taking meds before or after lab work I believe you should take them at the usual time--when you first get up. My endo has never told me to withhold meds on the morning of blood work; since Levo and Synthroid contain the very slow acting T4 hormone it is not going to have much if any effect on the lab results. Cytomel and Armour might be a different story, however, since both contain the fast acting T3 hormone.