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    Huckle started thyroid medications last month. He has an appointment to go and have labwork rechecked tomorrow at 12:00. The problem is they told me that I could not have an earlier appointment because the blood test has to be done a certain number of hours after his last dose of thyroid medication. The proble is I don't remember how long afterward and the office is closed.

    Anyone have experience with this?

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    It is usually 4-6 hours after the morning dose.

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    Is he hyperthyroid or hypo?

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    Thanks CLL!!! I got his dose in in the nick of time! He has always been borderline hypothyroid but his last geriatric panel was a little worse and given his lifelong fight to trim down we finally decided to start medication. Hopefully we have not made him hyper!

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    Usually weight gain and lathargy is the first sign of hypo ..Its good that u've started thyroxin..How many mg's are u giving per day..Monitor his sleeping paterns..If they gradually decline to normal levels then he dose is good however if he becomes hyper active,sleeps less,eats more etc etc then u need to head to the vet and get the tests done for thyroid funciton.

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    Thanks again for posting a reply. The correct answer was 4-6 hours prior to his medication so it worked perfectly. He is on soloxine(sp?) 0.3mg twice a day right now. He actually did not have much in the way of symptoms. We have been watching slight elevations for a few years and did not treat because he was doing fine. I had hopes that now that he is on medication he would lose some extra weight and he did! 2 1/2 pounds in a month. I will watch his sleep patterns. As for his eating habits I don't know there is anyway he could be more food obsessed than he already is!!!
    Thanks for your input!

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    yes the medication is basically a trade name forlevothyroxine, thyroxine, thyrozine, thyrosyn combination...Just be sure to be regular with the medication everyday as u dont want the hormonal levels to fluctuate..

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