I work nights three nights a week. I know I should take my levothyroxine at the same time every day 1/2 to 1 hour before I eat. I also take prilosec which I should take 1/2 hour before I eat. I take them both before breakfast, the levothyroxine first, then 1/2 hour later the prilosec then eat about 1/2 hour after that. When I work nights, I take the meds like usual but then, after I eat, I go to bed. I know you should take the levothyroxine in the morning because it can cause insomnia which I already have. I take restoril 15 mg nightly for insomnia but I need 30 mg when I try to sleep during the day and still have trouble. Am I doing this right? Is there any other way I should be taking my levothyroxine? Thanks
Well the only other option is on the nights that you work try taking the the levothyroxine at night, before dinner, instead of at breakfast and see if this makes any difference to your sleeping during the day.
If it makes no difference then return to how you are taking your meds at the moment.
- Levothyroxine Information for Consumers
- Levothyroxine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Levothyroxine (detailed)
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