I have completely run out of Armour and I have just had a phone call from the chemist to say that they can't get any as there is a quality control problem in America. I have been waiting for a week and have only been told this today after chasing them. I have been told to go back to my GP and get a prescription for something else but I am really worried as I don't have anything to take tomorrow.
Is anyone else having problems getting Armour? - Thyroid UK
Mouse, I haven't seen any other posts about this. Ring Boots, Lloyds and other pharmacies in your area to see whether they have any in stock and make a GP appt to get a prescription for other brands of NDT such as Erfa or NatureThroid if Armour isn't available.
Please keep us updated with your progress.
The pharmacist has already rung all the local chemists to see if they have any. They do have some 60mg and I only need 30mg but they have been told by the manufacturers not to cut them.
I used to take Armour and bought the larger tablets as they were cheaper and always cut them, so it's fine to do that. I can understand the manufacturer's saying you shouldn't do so, but, if the alternative is to have none at all, then the pharmacy should get the larger size in for you.
They won't as the manufacturer has said no. I am waiting for the GP to phone me so perhaps he will be able to authorise it
Try pharmarama, they will courier it to you
Thanks Bluedaffodil but I think they only do private prescriptions whereas I get mine on the NHS.
The GP still hasn't phoned so I don't know if he will tonight now. I still have some Levothyroxine from before I started on Armour so I don't know whether to take that tomorrow. How many days can I go without taking anything before I start to feel ill?
Mouse, have you contacted chemist-4-u.com ? Apparently they can supply Armour - see the bit about Green Hey Pharmacy on this page on the main site
(They take NHS prescriptions)
Thanks RedApple, I have phoned them this morning and they have some in stock. Hopefully I will get them in a few days. As I have completely run out I am going to take 6 Nutri Thyroid a day until they come.
When I went to ask for the prescription back from my local pharmacist they were really off with me.
Mouse You probably won't feel unwell for a week or so but you may notice a dip in energy and increase in fatigue after a couple of days. Some more info on this thread healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...
" I get mine on the NHS." may i ask what part of the UK you are in--to be able to get NDT script on the NHS ??? wow i am dazed & confused my gp and 2 endos have all said NO can do on NHS or even private script, help please..
I live in Stroud and go to a Anthroposophic NHS surgery and several of the doctors are German. It is normal to prescribe NDT in Germany so that is how I got it; is was the GP that suggested it.
My sister and I get ours from Lloyds, we have never had a problem, I used to drop our prescriptions into Boots but they are rubbish.... Now we both keep a backup of 20 or so tablets in the freezer so we never run out!! Lloyds keep 1 grain and 2 grain tablets in stock at their distribution warehouse too.