I went to see my GP on Wednesday as I've been getting all my symptoms back recently. While trying to determine the date I mentioned it started about a month after I started taking 100mcg tablets, having previously been taking 2x50mcg (I'd been on 75mcg so when I moved up to 100mcg I initially made it up of 1x50 plus 2x25, then when I'd finished all my 25s I took 2x50)
At the mention of this he suggested reverting to 2x50mcg tablets. I must admit I was rather cynical it would make any difference, despite seeing it mentioned on here a few days ago, but knock me down with a feather it's working. By the end of the first day the itching of the skin on my forehead and in my ears had almost stopped, by the second my digestion was improving, by the third the insomnia was going, as was the pain in my muscles and tendons. On Tuesday a two mile walk knocked me out for the rest of the day, on Friday I managed two four mile walks, and although I was sore by the end I wasn't in pain or limping. I even managed to walk down the stairs forwards, like a normal person, instead of sideways like a crab. I've not been able to go for a run for over a month, but I can see it won't be long before I'm back out there, assuming I continue to improve at this rate. I really hope I'm not jumping the gun and this isn't just a temporary reprieve.
The tablets are the same brand as the 100mcg so it's not due to an allergy to them.
Obviously I'm not complaining - I'm over the moon - but I am curious. How and why would changing to 2x50mcg tablets work when 1x100 didn't?