I am seeing a so called Hertoghe doctor next week, and I am currently considering whether to stay on NDT or ask for synthetic Novothyral (T3 + T4). The latter is cheap and covered by my health insurance; the former is outrageously expensive (at least in Belgium) and not covered.
I have been wondering lately (given all the problems reported with various brands of NDT) if NDT is really better than synthetic combo drugs?
Some even seem to think that, with Hashimoto's, you had better take the synthetic version, as NDT can trigger inflammation.
I have been wondering more and more lately why I should pay around 1000€ a year out of my own pocket for a drug which may or may not work better than synthetic combo drugs...? In Belgium, only Erfa and Armour are currently available.
NDT also contains T1, T2, and calcitonin. But are those really important? If so, could they be easily obtained by taking any of the OTC products available (Nutrimeds etc) for a fraction of the cost of prescription NDT...?