Hi I'm wondering if anyone has taken armour thyroid for years and then stopped?
I've been on armour thyroid for about 3 years. I had various symptoms but my tests at the GP came back as normal (though on the low side of normal). I saw a private door who did various blood tests and 24 hours of urine analysis, he found that I did have under active thyroid and prescribed armour thyroid as well as lots of vitamins and minerals. It definitely helped improve my energy levels but it was too expensive for me to keep seeing this doctor. So I've been taking armour thyroid and shipping it in from America.
I had my hormone levels measured at the GP recently and they came back normal - though my GP says I'm on such a high dose of armour, that it does denote a thyroid condition, however the NHS can't prescribe me anything while my levels are normal. I'd have to stop taking the armour thyroid and come back a few months later.
I'm reluctant to do this for fear of my old symptoms coming back. I'm curious if anyone else has stopped armour thyroid and how it felt?