How do you cope?
I’ve just been put on a 25mcg dose of levothyroxine, and I’m discovering that it’s not nearly as simple as “take a pill a day”. With the restrictions, I feel like I need to be setting an alarm for 4am so I can meet all the requirements laid out in the instructions.
Take on an empty stomach, at least an hour before eating anything.
Don’t eat anything with calcium, iron, or fiber, for 4 hours before or after taking the pill.
So I’m never having breakfast again, I guess?
When I asked the pharmacist whether there was anything I needed to know about the medication, she said “take it first thing in the morning, before breakfast, and don’t take it with your multivitamin or any calcium supplements”. The papers that came with my pill bottle, though, are a lot more detailed and seem to place a lot more restrictions on my morning routine. I’ll be talking to my doctor about all this next week, but I’m wondering how everyone else manages to take their levothyroxine and get to work in the morning without coffee or food!