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    Take your thyroid meds before of after your Labs?

    I've been on Thyroid meds for about 7 years now (I'm still not dialed-in). I've been told not to take my meds before my Labs. So my question is, do you take your thyroid meds before or after your Labs?


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    I used the info from that exact post and this one prior to my thyroid tests yesterday.

    From reading posts, it sounds like you can note the time(s) of the dosage(s) and time of the test and the doctors at Defy can interpret accordingly.

    I take mine 12 hours prior to the test, then take the rest after the test. I'm only speculating, but it seems that consistency with respect to timing should at least yield relative results over time.

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    FWIW
    My DR has me test in the A.M. BEFOR taking the thyroid meds....

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    Do you need to fast before taking the tests?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdthoosier View Post
    Do you need to fast before taking the tests?
    FWIW
    I can only address my situation.
    I am on NDT (Natural Desiccated Thyroid... Pig Thyroid)
    Directions from my DR are to take my NDT on an empty stomach and not eat any food for an hour.
    Having food in the stomach will impact absorption of the NDT.
    When I do labs in the A.M. it is basically fasting labs, as I have not eaten anything.
    After labs I take my NDT and wait an hour before I eat
    Not sure of the protocol for NON NDT meds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdthoosier View Post
    Do you need to fast before taking the tests?
    I would think it isn't necessary to fast for a thyroid panel. Because I take my thyroid meds after my labs, I fast.

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