Afternoon everyone. Hope you are all managing to keep warm!
I don't very often post on here, but just had a thought and would be interested to know if anyone else has had a similar experience to me.
I'm quite used to the ups and downs of hashimotos, and generally can keep things stable by making sure I take the right supplements and eat a sugar free diet. I'm on 150 micrograms of levo and 40 micrograms of T3 daily. For the last few weeks I've been feeling really terrible - exhausted and a lot of muscle pain generally, but also a bit like I've been coming down with something which never turns into anything. I wondered if I had picked up a virus or something like that, but it's not really getting any better. It feels very much like I felt in the past when I was undermedicated, so I started wondering if I was slowly becoming more hypo.
I suddenly realised that the brand of levo I've been given from my last prescription was Teva. I'm not usually affected by different brands, so it's never been something I've worried about, but back in 2012 when there was a problem with Teva I was very unwell and my TSH rose to 15. I believe that was a known problem, which Teva owned up to, and that nothing like that has been reported so far this year, but am starting to wonder if I'm not getting on well with Teva again. I have ordered a blood test for next week, so don't know any definite results yet, but would be curious to know if anyone has had a similar experience. It doesn't feel like a reaction to the drug as such, more like it's just not working for me as well, if that makes sense. I've been taking it since the start of January, and it's only the last 3 weeks or so I've started feeling like this.
I'm also conscious that it might be nothing to do with it, so won't definitely blame the levo, but it's the only thing I can think of that has changed recently.
Any thoughts would be gratefully appreciated.