Can not taking your thyroid medicine make you feel tired?

Asked By: Hortense Gusikowski
Date created: Fri, Jan 1, 2021 3:48 AM
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Typically, the longer you go without your medication, and the more severe your thyroid disease is, the higher your risk for severe and even life-threatening conditions. In the immediate period, after stopping your thyroid medication, you may begin to feel tired and sluggish and have a low mood.
Answered By: Daija Lang
Date created: Sat, Jan 2, 2021 5:51 AM

Why you feel worse when you take thyroid medication

Why you feel worse when you take thyroid medication
Thyroid fatigue is the most common symptom of a thyroid condition and even taking levothyroxine doesn’t improve fatigue. In fact extremely tired on levothyroxine or thyroid causing fatigue are the very common problems we hear from people who suffer hypothyroidism tiredness.
Answered By: Karelle Dach
Date created: Sun, Jan 3, 2021 2:32 PM
If you have lived with untreated thyroid disease for years, you may have gotten used to living with symptoms. When starting medication, your appetite may change, you may be feeling tired, or you could experience a change in your bowel movements. Some thyroid medications can also cause hair loss, which most find frustrating and undesirable.
Answered By: Beth Jones
Date created: Wed, Jan 6, 2021 2:58 AM
Your Medication Isn’t Right for You Some people do OK on Levothyroxine or Synthroid, the T4-only medications, but many equally do not. You may be on this medication and still feel tired. A study in 2018 demonstrated that Levothyroxine was associated with a lower quality of life in those with Hypothyroidism.
Answered By: Moises Stokes
Date created: Fri, Jan 8, 2021 10:37 AM
I've noticed over the years that after I wake up and take thyroid (Levo and now Armour) I get sleepy 20 minutes after. I often fall back to sleep. I stop eating about 6-7:00 pm so basically fasting for 11-12 hours. I wait 1 hour before eating breakfast or coffee, coffee is only 1-2 maybe 3 oz. After I take thyroid med.
Answered By: Nathaniel Altenwerth
Date created: Sun, Jan 10, 2021 5:20 AM
There are many reasons for experiencing tiredness and fatigue. In people living with an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), the body’s metabolism slows down. This can often lead to many symptoms, including lethargy and fatigue. In people with an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), the body’s metabolism speeds up.
Answered By: Lauriane Metz
Date created: Wed, Jan 13, 2021 9:57 AM
As TSH goes down you make less thyroid hormone – 90% T4 but 10% T3. If you have a problem with T4 to T3 conversion (can happen for many reasons) then you very well may feel hypothyroid. Fortunately, there is a little backup with the 10% that the thyroid produces. But when you take T4 only (Synthroid) you suppress that little bit of T3 production.
Answered By: Leopold Mraz
Date created: Sat, Jan 16, 2021 12:39 AM
It's both possible, and likely, that you are taking your thyroid medication each day but that you are taking it incorrectly and this may negatively impact how well you are feeling. Here is how to take your thyroid medication correctly: Take your medication FIRST thing in the morning or RIGHT before bed; Wait 30-60 minutes AFTER you take your thyroid medication to eat or drink coffee (1) Do NOT take your thyroid medication with over the counter supplements
Answered By: Quincy Klein
Date created: Tue, Jan 19, 2021 12:57 AM
Jan Hoffman, MD, an endocrinologist in Newton, Kansas, also points out that it's important to confirm that hypothyroidism is actually what's causing you to feel exhausted. "Sometimes people equate...
Answered By: Roger Kohler
Date created: Thu, Jan 21, 2021 12:04 AM
Fatigue and exhaustion are very common symptoms of hypothyroidism. When your hormones are balanced you are energetic and ready to take on the day. When stress comes you have the strength to deal with it without feeling like you need a glass of wine and a nap. Above all it is critical that your hypothyroidism is optimally treated.
Answered By: Rodger Ernser
Date created: Thu, Jan 21, 2021 2:12 PM
If you are taking thyroid medication, especially T4, and your body didn't actually need it, then stopping the medication may actually make you feel better. This likely has to do with thyroid hormone conversion and metabolism in your body. But, let's go back to the idea of incorrectly taking thyroid medication for a minute.
Answered By: Harrison Herzog
Date created: Thu, Jan 21, 2021 5:34 PM
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You can travel with your medication in both carry-on and checked baggage. It’s highly recommended you place these items in your carry-on in the event that you need immediate access. TSA does not require passengers to have medications in prescription bottles, but states have individual laws regarding the labeling of prescription medication with which passengers need to comply.
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