I have posted on here many times before about my intolerance to levothyroxine, so I won't bore you all with the details again. Suffice to say I have tried every levothyroxine available in this country, WP thyroid, Naturethroid, Armour from the USA and T3 (cynomel) from Belgium. I had the same bad reaction (breathlessness) to levothyroxines both with and without corn and also with the T3, which led me to believe that I might actually be allergic to the manmade levothyroxine itself. The only one that worked for me was the Armour, but after only about a week of taking 1/4 of a tablet every other day I felt much better and I had lost 1/2 a stone in weight and actually slept at night, things that I have not been able to do for 5 years; Unfortunately I had an allergic reaction to that too because it contains corn. I was diagnosed hypo 5 years ago with a TSH of 5.8, I had my bloods done last week and my TSH is now 13.87 and yet I am still not on any medication and as you can imagine to say I feel ill is an understatement. My endo discharged me saying that there is nothing she can do for me because I can't tolerate levothyroxine and yes before you all say it, I have reported her. I have an appt with a private endo at the end of the month but I am living on ESA and DLA and can't afford to pay privately but I have no choice. I have even written to complain to the Department of Health stating that I believe that my human rights are being violated because I cannot access any much needed medication. I have contacted Martindales to ask for their help and I was told yes we can make you up a levothyroxine using Calcium Phosphate as a filler, great I thought worth a try, until I checked on my corn allergens list and Calcium stearate is listed as a derivative of corn and anyway as I have tried corn free levothyroxine before I very much doubt if I could tolerate it as I said before I think I am allergic to levo itself. This is why I am posting on here, I have searched all over the internet and cannot find a corn free NDT, can anybody tell me where I can obtain this elusive medication please? Many thanks to you all. XX
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