I find it very interesting reading what people say about MP and the different brands. When diagnosed 2.5 years ago, I was given Actavis or Almus. It made me really ill, very bad joint, tendon, and muscle pains all over my body. Neither my GP or Consultant would help me telling me that it was impossible to have side effects or an allergy to the medication because it was just replacing what my body was missing! I went private, and through this site noticed that lots of people thought Eltroxin was best if you suffered problems. I switched and found a big difference. Of course last summer it was not possible to get further supplies. I tried various brands, all of which made me feel really ill, totally disabling me. I got in touch with MP and they advised that their generic Levo was "identical" to Eltroxin, so switched to this in the autumn. Although I tolerated it better than Actavis, it wasn't without problems. I am back in touch with MP both in this country and in India again, because the batch I had been using has now run out, and my pharmacist ordered more. I couldn't tolerate these, so I got another prescription and got a different batch of MP from another pharmacy. I couldn't tolerate these either, so I got another prescription and am on a different batch, still with many problems again. MP tell me they have not changed the formulation in years, and still insist that MP Levo is "identical/exactly the same" as Eltroxin, but as I appear to be so sensitive even to slight batch changes, I somehow doubt this. Every time you change brands, if one doesn't suit you, I find it takes weeks/months before the old side effects go. I actually felt more well being severely hypo and prior to treatment than I have done since being diagnosed. I find Levo so disabling. Regarding the point made about taking 25 mcg Levo, I tried this as I only take 50 mcg of Levo and 5 mcg of T3, and found that the MP Levo gave me really bad stomach cramps which made me feel sick, so I was virtually unable to eat. It was a problem I have not come across before. For me taking 2 x 25 mcg was not a good move. I wish you well in your quest to find a suitable alternative.