Well I have been on Armour 30 mg for one week now and OMG. I haven't slept through the day and I don't feel tired at all. I was so worried with self prognoses after 30 years of being on thyroxine and the doctors just totally not listening to me. I am 51 and I wish I had done this changed 29 years ago. I know it's still early days and I am still nervous about doing this, but I honestly cannot believe the difference in my life up to now Amazing. I'm waiting to go and see the specialist at the hospital and I will be going in with the hope I can tell him about the change in myself and hoping he will! Prescribe me Armour, but either way I will stay on it and buy it myself. Just wow x
Life back with Armour: Well I have been on Armour... - Thyroid UK
My specialist has just taken me off Armour because he cannot fund it from his budget and I'm now on T3 and feel S**T. Please PM me with details of your supplier as it looks like I'm going to have to go private and self fund it even though my medication is part of my thyroid cancer treatment.
If you want to let somebody to know where you got your ndt from, send them a message. Don't put it in your posts, please. We need to keep our ndt suppliers protected - if they get closed down we end up without medication. Some of us rely sorely on ndt or T3 as we cannot take synthetic levo. Thanks!
Hi Sue, I took Armour for years and it was very useful but as you go along, try to make sure your levels of FT4 and FT3 are high enough. I didn't realize that and although I felt okay I was really underdosed and my TSH was too high as well. Your specialist should at least help you out with testing. If not, you can order tests yourself.
Hey, you are still young enough to enjoy good health.
Suegee, so happy for you I was prescribed Armour for 3 years in US, but it was withdrawn in UK, with the inevitable return to the Struggle. I've since tried Thiroid from Thailand but it doesn't suit me - so, could you please private message me with your Armour source? I'd be so grateful. And - all the very best of luck with your specialist appointment. Thanks!
Thanks, Suegee! But what country are they in??? It says in small print at the bottom: 'To satisfy the requirements of Regulation 7 of the UK Medicines (Advertising) Regulations 1994, this site is not intended for those people who reside in the United Kingdom.' I'm in the UK - does it ship to UK without any hassle?
Suegee, one more thing - I just saw this:
'If your order is over £15 (was £18 up to 31st October 2011), HM Revenue & Customs will charge you VAT when you import goods into the UK via Royal Mail. If you choose the EMS premium delivery option, VAT is chargeable on this too. If your order does encounter VAT then Royal Mail will also add a handling fee and this is typically £8. Please note these charges are payable by you to Royal Mail when your parcel arrives.'
did you stay under £15 or get clobbered with VAT + handling fee?
Thanks again, dear
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This was really great news indeed, and I am so happy for you! Just one question for clarification: you are talking about the brand name Armour Thyroid, previously by Forest Pharmaceuticals (not sure who manufactures it now as it seems the company was sold about a year ago)?
I am asking because I have been considering lately going back on it (I get mine in Belgium where my doctor is, and I have an appointment next month and will then get a new prescription for Armour). There has been so much talk about how it changed for the worse after it was reformulated five or six years ago. Since then, I have tried Erfa with spotty success (it also seems to have changed somehow), Thiroyd and Thyroid-S from Thailand. The latter has been the best for me, but if Armour worked as well for me as it seems to do for you, I'd switch back immediately. But I have kind of given up hope on Armour after all the complaints, especially in US forums like STTM...which is why it's great to read about someone doing really well on it
How do you take it; sublingually, swallow it, crush it...?