A few weeks ago I started a post asking if it was possible to request a specific brand of Levo from the pharmacist because I believed that the brand I had been using (Mercury Pharma) was causing a dreadful, bitter taste in my mouth/on my tongue.
To cut a long story short, I had a few replies from other people saying that they too experienced this bitter taste and that they were also using or had been using Mercury Pharma.
The idea of this new post is to really throw the question open to other Mercury Pharma users and to see how many (if any) other people are experiencing this!
Briefly, I was diagnosed hypothyroid last October and was put on 50mg Levothyroxine (Mercury Pharma). About a month later (mid November) I woke up with a dreadful bitter/sour taste in my mouth. Several GP visits later I am still suffering. I have tried eliminating various foods,changed toothepastes and am now taking Gaviscon and Ranitidine for possible silent reflux.
The taste still persists.
I am learning to cope with it but it can be all-consuming at times.
I spoke to my pharmacist who told me that lots of people are having problems with MP and he was more than happy to start me on Activis. I have been taking this for a week now. Unfortunately, at the moment, I still have the bitter taste but am hoping it might just be something that will take a few weeks before I notice an improvement. If not, my pharmacist has told me to go back and we will discuss other options.
Other possible causes of the bitter taste that I have come across in my search for answers are vitamin deficiencies (B12) and hormone inbalance. Also, silent reflux (for which the GP is treating me on a trial basis) and food intolerances.
It just seems too much of a coincidence to me that I have never experiences anything like this in 43 years and then within a few weeks of starting Levothyroxine MP it takes over my life
It can be constant from the minute I wake up to the minute I go to bed but I can also go a couple of days without it bothering me too much. The intensity of the bitterness can also vary and my tongue often feels dry and sore.
So, please, if anyone else is experiencing this, I'd love to hear from you.
Thank you xx