We have seen several mentions of Whole Thyroid (or WholeThyroid) here. It is not something most of us know anything about, so when I found this brief description, I thought it might be worth posting.
Some GPs are comfortable prescribing whole thyroid (a prescription only medication in NZ) while others are not. There have been minimal side effects reported from patients on whole thyroid, although patients allergic to porcine products are likely to have adverse reactions. The same process is followed as on Thyroxine, where patients are tried on a dosing regime and adjustments made as required, patients can monitor their temperature to also gauge their progress. Whole thyroid is available as a compounded medicine and can be provided by a number of pharmacies in New Zealand. Pharmaceutical Compounding NZ Limited (PCNZ) specialises in compounded hormone supplementation and is an informative resource for Doctors and patients who wish to pursue this avenue of treatment.
Note: This site is actually run by a pharmacy in New Zealand - it is not meant to be any form of endorsement nor to suggest they can supply without prescription.