1. Missing your thyroid medication. When you have hypothyroidism, your body can no longer make the thyroid hormone on its own, so the standard treatment is to replace it with a synthetic thyroid hormone medication that you take every day. Dr. Bianco recommends taking the medication right when you wake up each morning. Making the treatment part of your morning routine offers two potential benefits.

It gets you into a groove with your medication regimen, which can help remind you to take your medication every day. And taking the medication first thing in the morning when your stomach is empty promotes absorption, he says. According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), taking thyroid medication before bed is also OK, but you should take it at the same time each night. The most important thing is to take your medication daily and consistently, and not to miss any doses.

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