So I usually take my synthroid right after I get up in the morning, which is 7:30am on a work day. Today I have noticed that I feel abnormally twitchy and nervous--in fact, this feels very similar to how I felt last time I ramped up my synthroid dosage.
And it occurred to me--I have just come back from a four-day mini-vacation in which I regularly got up two to two and a half hours later than normal. I still took my synthroid after getting up, it's just that this was later than what happens on my regular work schedule. It has further occurred to me that I get up later on the weekends as well, which affects when I take my synthroid, and I have already noticed that general overall system performance seems to alter on the weekends as well.
What really got me thinking about this, too, is that I have noticed with the tracking of my weight that I've been doing that I have pretty regular slight drops of weight on the weekends and then I go back up once the week gets underway. It's not a huge discrepancy, but it is an interesting little blip in the pattern, and I really do find myself wondering whether a difference of a couple of hours as to when I take my synthroid in the morning really can make that noticeable of a difference.
I've just called my endoc to ask for her advice on this (and emphasized that it was a non-urgent matter and that she or her nurse could call me back at their convenience), so it'll be interesting to see whether I have noticed something that I need to do anything about. Those of you out there with thyroid issues, have you had any similar experiences? Inquiring minds!
- Interesting synthroid data