So I am about 40 days on Levo.
25 mcg for 1 week, followed by 2 X 25mcg of Wockhardt to make up the 50mcg
after two packs of Wockhardt, then had 50mcg Actavis.
Ok, so first ever tablet at 25 mcg of Wockhardt, affected my spine, it felt tight. I tried to walk around a supermarket, leaning on trolley and hardly got very far before feeling like I wouldn't make it from the back of shop to front, legs felt really heavy and weak and I felt breathless, just zero energy. After perhaps a week, I had a few short bursts of energy, but generally felt sluggish, but spine had gone back to normal. Had a couple of unsteady moments.
(Do note, I can't hardly do anything like go for walk etc, so housebound most of the time, but was managing the odd shop before Levo, this is due to CFS and agoraphobia that was present before thyroid issues).
Right, so after two packs of Wockhardt, I think I was getting used to it, no miraculous noticeable improvement, just maybe head felt awake and skin a bit smoother.
Then the change to Actavis...immediately I was feeling wonky, best description! Woozy all day and night and much more tired in head as well, although I have insomnia with both. In fact I only know I am due sleep when heart starts getting fluttery (not a good way to go). So I have been on Actavis 50mcg (1 tablet) for a week now. Saw the doctor last week and he's given me the 25mcgs Wockhardt and 50mcg Actavis, but more of the Wockhardt, as I said the Actavis made we worse (as far as I can tell).
Now I am confused, the plan is take 75mcg, he has given me the option of which way I take it, but he also didn't know there is any difference in make!
So do I take 3 x Wockhardt 25mcg????? There lies the question of how high will I have to go and how does taking multiples of Wockhardt raise any risks, ie more lactose, more sucrose, likely for life, risk for diabetes higher??? So, I contacted Wockhardt drug safety email and got a rude reply.....that stupid answer of "we can't assist patients with meds, talk to the doctor", so peeved, I pointed out that I was emailing their link, as a patient (option on link), about drug safety (as per link) to ask about well.....safety in taking multiples, as they only do 25 mcg. I also asked if they intended to do higher mcgs. Again a stupid reply, quoting on their website they can't advise, talk to doc....and that they only make 25mcgs....ermmm yes I know, that is what I said! Anyway, whilst I was going to revert to taking just Wockhardt and in multiples, which the doc has allowed, I am now so peeved at the idiot who replied so rudely, that I am torn.
It is early days but I think I was better on Wockhardt! I can't be doing with swapping about, but really don't know which to go for. Doctor wants to retest in only a few weeks.
What we could do with is a chart done from survey of as many people as poss, as to determine if one tablet repeatedly comes out as worse, I have seen on here some suit some people, so no need to point that out, I am wondering if one is more problematic.
I have not tried Eltroxin (varients of name) as that wasn't arranged and I went to docs pharmacy, as not able to walk around town! But then that doesn't suit a lot of people...so it would be messing between brands a bit too often...already.
Present dislike of person at Wockhardt Vs Wonky Actavis effects, which may reduce in time? I do prefer the tiddly tablets of Wockhardt (apparently goldshield/eltrox are all bigger)? 50mcg of Actavis is already a bit bigger for an anti-tablet person....lol. Decisions, decisions!