Can anyone explain the process for getting Armour Thyroid on a named patient basis? I am not sure what I need to do and in what order?
I am currently being prescribed Armour via a private prescription (first one since the lovely Dr Skinner passed away) and I want to apply (I suppose that's what you do?) for it on a named patient basis. I think I have a good case as after Dr Skinner I was referred to a consultant at the hospital (by my GP who refused to prescribe Armour) who also consults privately. He won't prescribe the Armour via NHS practice, only privately. So I tried various levels of Levothyronine and Liothyronine for 6 months. Still no joy and at last apt he changed my meds to 100mg of Levo and two lots of 10mg lio (morning and argo). OMG. I went down hill so quickly. Literally by day 6 I was suffering major anxiety, heart palps, panic attack etc. Anyway, during this same consultation he mentioned if I saw him privately he would be happy to re-prescribe Armour as I seemed (!!)( ha! I most definitely was), better on it previously. Whether it was my imagination or not after taking the first Armour tablet about a day in and I started to feel much better.
So I wondered, if I use this as my basis for having it on a named patient basis would this work? Especially considering the GP has already refused. Do I put the request through to the GP or to the consultant as an NHS consultant and not in his private capacity?
Thanking you in advance