Thought I'd give an update on my stopping MP generic levo after Eltroxin was withdrawn.
It has been just over a week of not taking 50mcgs MP levo. My t4 levels via MP levo have obviously dropped slowly. And, I have carefully and slowly introduced in 1/4 gr increments, an additional grain of NDT as a replacement. So, I am now on a total of 3 grains NDT (previously 2 gr).
My leg muscle aches are much improved and I am hoping for this improvement to continue. Also my back muscles do not ache so much. I feel that my head/eyes feel clearer. I will stay on 3 grains NDT for now as I feel ok and adjust accordingly. My adrenals are ok so the change has been easy to cope with.
I personally feel that there is a tangible difference between MP generic levo and Eltroxin. I definitely felt worse on the MP levo with far worse aching muscles and headaches and a feeling of less energy.
I would also add that for me, NDT as a total replacement hormone seems to work best. Wish I'd made the jump across to solely NDT years ago. For some reason I just kept using the Eltroxin as well as NDT as I felt reasonably well.
So thank you MP for finally pushing me into choosing the right product - NDT , although I am sure this was totally unintentional on their part !