Thyroid hormone replacement
If you have had a total thyroidectomy, or a completion thyroidectomy to remove the rest of your thyroid gland at a second operation, then you will need thyroxine every day for life. Take it first
thing in the morning at least 20 minutes before any tea/coffee or breakfast and any other medication you take in the morning. It has few if any side effects despite what any internet searches will find. However, it is important to follow the instructions on avoiding other foods/drinks or medication at the same time as this tablet.The dose sometimes needs altering to make you feel normal. If you take it regularly and miss it for a week no harm will come, but if you stop taking it longer than this or irregularly then problems and slowness and feeling unwell will occur. It is simple to take, but important to take correctly.