I take mine (synthetic t4 and t3, broken in quarters) under my tongue around 8 am every morning and wait for it to dissolve, which usually takes about 45 minutes. I don't swallow it.
I stay in bed for most of this time, stretch, plan my day, or doze.
Then its out to put on my tea water and walk my dogs which burns another 15 minutes or so.
I have the same breakfast every morning (tea, a cup of organic 2% milk, a banana and sometimes a few nuts) and don't take any supplements or vitamins until lunch which is usually after 12 -1pm.
If you get into the routine of taking your meds at the same time every morning, eating the same breakfast, keeping all supplements and medications away from your morning meal, you'll find that your TSH and thyroid hormones will stabilize.
Breakfasts that include a lot of added fiber, soy protein, added vitamins,added minerals are the ones that block your dose of thyroid the most.
Cereals are one of the biggest offenders... read the labels.
If you are eating cereals that contain these 4 things on a regular basis then your doctor can just raise your dose of thyroid hormone.
But you'll have a problem if you mix breakfasts like these with breakfasts that don't contain these things, because the thyroid hormone blockers are there one day and not the next...
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