Levothyroxin, help needed avoiding calcium

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Hi, I've recently been told I've got an under active thyroid and I'm taking 50mg Levothyroxin. I was told to take it the same time every morning 30 mins before food and to avoid calcium or products containing calcium for 4 hrs.

So I was just wondering what people eat for breakfast, I know this might sound quite trivial but I exercise, I like my food and need it. I would usually have yoghurt and oaks, cereal with milk or porridge with milk. I'm just after a few ideas as calcium is in quite a lot of things. 

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    I would suggest taking it at bedtime. From what I understand from my endocrinologist, taking it the same time every day is what matters.
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    I take my levothyroxine when I wake up in the early morning to go to the bathroom.  It's usually around 4:00 or 5:00 in the morning.  Then I go right back to bed.  By the time I wake up for the day, I can eat and drink my coffee right away.  Maybe this is something that can be beneficial to you.  It can be any time really, If you usually wake up at 2:00 or 3:00 even.  Any time will work.  That way there is no interference with food at all.

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      Hi sweetmelissa, it says on my medication take half hour before food and drink, so after that time is when you should eat and drink. But I'm fed up of the side effects so I've stopped taking it and I feel great

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    I was fed up with this as when we went away in hotel had to remember take my medication which meant I was late going down for breakfast. But the levoraxine used to lose my appetite make me feel sick and depressed and snappy. I've taken 4 lots now I've stopped taking it and I feel great.

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