Thyroid treatment


I'm new to this, but have been taking 125mg of Levothyroxine for many,many years and still feel unwell, but because my thyroid tests are in the normal range, my GP has also been prescribing me with Sertraline 100mg for the past 3 years and on my most recent visit upped the dose to 150mg. Do any members have experience of a private practioner who has experience of this condition where I could maybe explore Armour or another type of NDT as it seems that many of you have had success. I would be very grateful for any advice as I would like to feel like me again.

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  • Welcome to the forum, Kerry1959.

    Email for a list of member recommended endos and private GPs. You should contact their offices prior to booking to confirm they will consider prescribing NDT.

    if you post your thyroid results and ranges (the figures in brackets after results) members will advise whether you are optimally medicated. 'Normal' is a broad range and there may be scope for improvement of dose within it.

    Adequate levels of ferritin, vitamin D, B12 and folate are important too. Post the results if you have them. If you've not been tested ask your GP to do so. Deficiency/low levels can cause musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and low mood similar to hypothyroid symptoms.

  • Many thanks, I will get my results from the doctor.

  • Hi Kerry I was put on sertraline in June padt for pain but I stopped them because I felt they were making my every day zombie feeling a lot worse. Can I ask why you take them . I have hashi always pain tiredness etc but I have had great help from this site if you post all your blood results you will get the same help I get 😁

  • Any anti - depressant will negate thyroxine. Personally I am so glad I found an endo who would prescribe NDT Levo didn't work at all for me.

  • Thank you so much just as I suspected.

  • I took synthetic T4 only meds for 5 years and never felt well. Kept getting worse. I now feel like a new person after switching to Armour

  • Hello Piper729. May I ask did you do this switch from synthetic mess to armour through your doctor or privately? Where do you get your Armour from and how do you know what dose to take. I am struggling with levothyroxine, though obviously I don't know that it is the medicine that is the problem but I do know I am still not feeling well. Hope you don't mind me asking, I just want to do the research and gain more knowledge,


  • My doctor prescribed Armour for me. I'm in the USA. I just take the prescription to my local pharmacy I couldn't take the Levo (neither the brand name or generic). I developed pain in my hip from it. Read through the website called StopTheThyroidMadness. Then read the book The Root Cause. Any questions just ask. Happy to help

  • Thank you for your reply. It is hard for me to know what is going on. i will ask my dr about Armour when I next see her though I don't think we can get it in England through our doctors.

  • You're welcome Philly2748. We're all here to support each other. You might be interested one of my other posts where I talked about why I switched from Synthroid to Armour. Here's the link…

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