For those like me who were not aware of this, it was drawn to my attention yesterday that dairy products should not be consumed within 4 hours of taking levothyroxine.
Cows milk interferes with absorption of levo. See link below:
I was diagnosed in 1994 with hypothyroidism and prescribed levo. Nobody told me this in all these years, yet it's on the NHS website:
Click on No 8, Common Questions: Is there any food or drink I need to avoid?
It's also mentioned on the British Tyroid Foundation Thyroid and Diet Factsheet
I cant believe that in the last 24 years I've never come across, or had this information pointed out to me. Considering all the research I've done I don't understand how I've missed it. None of the GPs or Endocrinologists or private doctors I've seen have mentioned it either. I have done a search on here but could only find a reference to Levothyroxine and calcium 5 years ago which seems to be more about supplements.
I knew not to have caffeine for an hour after meds and have followed that but I always have milk in my coffee.
So for anyone else who's missed this information I felt I should post it.