Hello, I was diagnosed with myxoedema in the early nineties, and a couple of years ago was switched to Etroxin brand levothyroxine (requested by doc on repeat prescriptions) because I was having problems with the generics; racing heartbeat, lack of sleep, etc. That was fine until recently when it became impossible to get Eltroxin.
At first it was just 'there's a shortage', but now my pharmacist tells me that Goldshield have been taken over by Mercury Pharma. He is trying his best to help me, but neither of the generics we've tried so far have done anything for me but make me feel extremely unwell. I just want to crawl into a corner and hide, sleep all day, not do anything. If I walk, or do anything in the kitchen, I feel as if I'm going to die. It's an all-over malaise, almost indescribable. I also have a very upset stomach which really isn't helping my acid reflux.
I am going to get the genetic test, because I have NEVER felt 'the new woman' my doctor promised I'd be once I started on replacement therapy. Ever. I have bloating, digestion problems, raging itchiness, muscle aches and pains, irregular heart beat and high BP. Anxiety, sleeplessness, weight gain, memory and concentration problems, dry skin, flaking nails etc. You name it. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia literally two or three months after the thyroid dx and I'm wondering if that is a red herring and I've simply never really responded to the thyroxine.
What can I do to help myself? I hate going back to the doc all the time, and if it's true that Eltroxin tabs are a thing of the past, what good will it do anyway?
I'm wondering if there's something in the generics I'm allergic to, because I have multiple food and drug allergies, but I really need some help and advice - PLEASE!!