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To ask to pop home? Forgot tablets

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cjt110 Fri 08-Jan-16 10:52:55

Just realised I've forgot my thyroxine medicine this morning. Already feeling exhausted. WIBU to ask if I could pop home to take it? I only live 10 mins away.

itsmine Fri 08-Jan-16 10:55:16

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HackerFucker22 Fri 08-Jan-16 10:55:40

I assume you're at work? Offer to take it out of your lunch hour?

cjt110 Fri 08-Jan-16 10:57:43

I am at work yep. I won't get home til 515 this evening.

InTheBox Fri 08-Jan-16 10:58:40

Could you just make a quick dash home in your lunch time instead of voicing it?

Hastagwhatever Fri 08-Jan-16 10:59:53

If I miss a dose of my thyroxine i would take it later.

NuggetofPurestGreen Fri 08-Jan-16 11:00:32

At any job I've had that would be no problem. I would do it.

cjt110 Fri 08-Jan-16 11:02:53

I only get 30 mins lunch - 15 mins home, 15 mins back. Have just asked my boss who said "Well no, you need those tablets so that's fine" Said Well I might grab some lunch whilst Im at home too and he said that's fine. smile

itsmine Fri 08-Jan-16 11:03:48

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cjt110 Fri 08-Jan-16 11:06:52

itsmine Oh I know it isn't. I just don't want to end up feeling pants all day sad

FatherRebulahConundrum Fri 08-Jan-16 11:12:17

Are you really meant to take it on an empty stomach? I've never done that in ten years . Do you all do that?

EssentialHummus Fri 08-Jan-16 11:12:47

I don't think it takes effect that quickly, so I'm not sure you not feeling brilliant is related - it has a half-life of 6-7 days. If you feel you need to go, though, and your boss is OK with it - may as well.

EssentialHummus Fri 08-Jan-16 11:13:23

Are you really meant to take it on an empty stomach? I've never done that in ten years . Do you all do that?

30 min before any food or drink, I was told recently.

cjt110 Fri 08-Jan-16 11:15:33

I was always told before breakfast. No idea why though.

FatherRebulahConundrum Fri 08-Jan-16 11:17:11

Oops! Will do that from now on. Thanks smile

itsmine Fri 08-Jan-16 11:18:38

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molyholy Fri 08-Jan-16 11:18:45

I am on quite a high dose of thyroxine. I think if you are feeling knackered, it's not because you forgot to take your tablets a few hours ago. It's not like you take thyroxine and suddenly get a massive burst of energy.

sharond101 Fri 08-Jan-16 11:19:38

Iam a Pharmacist, it's best to take on empty stomach before the first meal of the day but not crucial. It stays in your system for a long time and you will not notice any difference in symptoms missing a dose unless you are just commencing treatment. Taking it after work is fine.

LilaTheTiger Fri 08-Jan-16 11:22:16

Maybe doesn't matter, its just what pharmacist puts on sticker

hmm

cjt110 Fri 08-Jan-16 11:23:19

Ok, I might just swerve and take after work. I am just generally feeling crappy and shattered tbh even though I am sleeping solidly from 10-6

Mrsboathook Fri 08-Jan-16 11:26:09

Calcium (eg in milk) reduces the absorption of levothyroxine from the stomach, and as its common to have milk with breakfast that's why you are advised to take it 30 minutes before breakfast.

xmasseason Fri 08-Jan-16 11:26:48

If your boss is OK with it, go and get it. Only you know how you are feeling.

itsmine Fri 08-Jan-16 11:30:37

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Frazzled2207 Fri 08-Jan-16 11:40:21

Im on thyroxin, honestly don't think missing one would make any difference.

SpecialistSnowflake Fri 08-Jan-16 11:43:04

I have to say, the exhaustion is probably largely psychological. Thryoxine has a long half-life.

But do remember not to consume any dairy in the same hour, it affects absorption. And yes, you're supposed to take it on an empty stomach, washed down with a glass of water. Some people prefer to take it before bed, as then nothing gets in the way of their morning cuppa.

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