I noticed when I picked up my Levo this month that it was a brand I had not had in the four and a half years since I have been on it. It's Levothyroxine Sodium and it says Mercury Pharma and gives an address in Croydon as the marketing authority holder. I'm 22 days into the pack and seven days ago started symptoms similar to either a cold or an allergy which have got worse in those seven days rather than better.
It started with a very dry mouth no matter how much I drank which then progressed to a very sore throat and then after a few days I have swollen itchy sore eyes, sneezing, headache and waking up in the night struggling to breath. I went to the doctors this morning but she feels that if I was going to react to this different brand I would have done so in the first few days and she thinks it is more likely I have a virus.
However she did agree that my symptoms were like an allergy and so she has given me antihystermine for the cold like symptoms and ibuprofen for the throat pain. She looked down my throat and says it is inflamed but not infected. She also said I was dehydrated and needed to drink more water and juice and not tea and coffee.The thing is I am convinced that this different brand of Levo has causes this and I am reluctant to take the tab I missed this morning.