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What symptoms do you have for your anxiety?
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Have you discussed this with your doctor?
Because this is not from your thyroid medicine.
Actually if this is from thyroxine, then anxiety would have to be worse after 2 hours (once the drug has been absorbed and reached maximum in to your circulation and body system).
Technically speaking, this drug can give rise to some symptoms like palpitations, chest pain, nervousness, irritability and sleep problems. But these effects should be maximum when the drug levels in your body are maximum (right?).
I feel you should get a referral to psychiatrist for dealing with these symptoms as I still feel these issues are independent of thyroxine and because you feel that it is related only to thyroxine.
The peak levels of this drug are after 2-4 hours of intake; which means once you have taken it, the maximum side effects should be after 2-4 hours.
No; T3 is actually more potent and will cause more side effects compared to T4
I think if you are able to control the side effects just by delaying the meal intake --- good enough.
But if you are still concerned, better to split the doses in to two.
Any such interaction with food of thyroxine is not mentioned in literature, but there is no other solution except to delay your meals; or as I suggested to get a consultation with a psychiatrist; he might help also.
Process of absorption can not give side effects. They happen only once it enters your body.
Good luck and my sincere wishes for your good health.
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