I am on 50mg of Levothyroxine daily since October. My levels are steady BUT I have an awful taste in my mouth almost constantly. It is a sour/bitter taste and I wondered if it could be some kind of acid reflux?? I've researched something called Silent Reflux (LPR) and my symptoms are very similar - bitter taste, excess mucous, cough......
I've had the dreadful taste for about 3 months. I went to my surgery and saw a Nurse practioner who consulted a GP whilst I was there and was told - 'it's nothing sinister'!! That's fine, but I've lived with this for weeks now..... it's horrible.
A good month later I saw my GP who prescribed Gaviscon.
Initially it calmed the taste down but I have to take it like clockwork. Now the taste is getting bad again and I am at my wits end and just need some respite from this dreadful taste, so wondered if it would be ok to use Ranitidine whilst taking Levo? I do have an appointment back with my GP at the end of Feb to check my thyroid levels and will talk it over again with her - but need some respite for the next couple of weeks. I'm in a very bland diet now too as foods make this taste/mucous thing worse - particularly dairy, tomatoes, pizza, tea etc
I want to start the ranitidine today but just wanted to check it will be 'safe' ?? Thank you x