My endo has written to GP recommending that I switch to Armour for a 3 month trial, although told me that if she (GP) doesn't agree to prescribe it, that it'd need to be a private prescription.
GP looked into the situation (being unlicenced etc) and says she can't prescribe Armour as it's not on the National Formulary and has bounced me back to endo again, saying that the endo would need to prescribe it. She's a new GP and really helpful but is out of her depth in anything non-standard.
My pharmacist has checked his "system" (whatever that means) and says it's a straightforward "special order" import from US that he'd be able to get for me within 5 days, just needs the prescription.
I've been trying to read up on this before speaking with the endo again as I thought that some people do get it on NHS but my mushy brain is just getting confused. (3 days with no T3 is taking its toll!)
I know all the Armour info is on here somewhere but can anyone please explain to me (in simple terms!) what the difficulty is in getting Armour on NHS in UK? I've to speak to endo tomorrow and need to know where I stand. Paying for private prescription isn't an option for me as I'm broke as it is as I can only work part-time due to being so unwell.
Endo wants to try Armour as a last resort. I've previously had Levo only, then T4/T3, then T3 only, then back to T4/T3. Blood tests are pretty much optimised now but still have lots of symptoms. Some kind of NDT is the only thing we've not tried.