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Registered: Aug 2013
Location: Seneca, Mo
Re: Bruce Conkey
Originally posted by Dave Richards
I take thyroid meds 1x a day, first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. I have done this for years under the care of a thyroid specialist. The thyroid gland on a normal subject acts exactly the same way in that the thyroid excreted the hormone first thing in the morning. The life of the Rx meds is 24 hours not 12 hours. If a grown adult human only needs 1 x day, why would a smaller dog need 2 x day? Both take the exact same thyroid medication. Dave
Dave, you probably know this but most these coon hunters do not. Our bodies and animals alike run on a 24 hour cycle for so many different functions controlled by the brain, thyroid function being one of them. Levels of these hormones are not meant to be at a constant state they are meant to be highest in the wee hours of the morning then gradually tapering off throughout the day into evening and gradually rising again through the night for the wee hours peak again. A morning dose makes perfect sense. Your endocrinologist knows this unfortunately to many vets don't.
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