I have read over and over that Eltroxin and generic mecury pharma levothyroxine are the exact same tablets.
I beg to differ.
I havent been on this site for some time, ive been too busy living my life well finally after years of being sick. I initially got well on goldshield generics and remember when my pharmacist got me eltroxin that i didnt think it was quite as strong as the generic but I had remained well, though my tsh went up slightly. Over the 16months ive been on goldshield, the last 9 months on Eltoxin I have got to being myself again. I slowly managed to lose 50lbs and could finally manage my life and was finally able to socialise again.
3 weeks since being given mercury pharma generic, I am unwell again, I have palpitations, im exhausted, I want to sleep on every soft surface I see, im weak, have no appetite and feel a little nauseous. I am pretty sure im over medicated since the change, ive cut my meds but yet to see improvement and booked a blood test for next week.
I just wanted to see if anyone else has experienced a change in health because of a change in brand. Surely there should be better regulation of what is in these tablets, when my heart has been pounding in my chest and I feel like im going to die, its not really very comforting to read, 'they are exactly the same' They are not.