Since moving to the UK 3 years ago I was switched to levothyroxine from armour thyroid (that I was on in the States) - I gained 20 pounds, my skin is always dry, my hair falls out, I have brain fog and I always want to sleep. I had a partial thyroidectomy as my half of my thyroid was massive, in May which has helped some of the symptoms (such as the brain fog is a bit better and I am a bit less sleepy all of the time) but not all - and the high dose of levothyroxine I'm on currently makes my eyes want to pop out. I have since asked my British doc (who says I should actually be on a higher dose than my current dose of 100mcg) if I could switch to Armour thyroid (which helped me so much in the States) and he said it isn't available here (although I have read it IS). Does anyone have any suggestions of how to get a prescription for a natural thyroid here in the UK?
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