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Armour in France

I normally take 3 grains of Armour which l purchase on line. I live in France and just found out that it is not possible to deliver to France since July as it will be seized by customs.

My question is that if l changed to Levothyroxine and T3 which T3 is best and how much would l need. I can then go with this info to my French doctor.Also how would this affect my health as l am now feeling much better due to Armour.

Than you

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There is no best T3. Different brands suit different people. See how you do on the brand your GP prescribes. If that doesn't suit and no alternative can be prescribed post a new question asking for sources of Uni-Pharma, Tiromel and Pfizer Cytomel without prescription.


Thank you, will see what if any she is prepared to prescribe. She has been supportive so far but l was funding my treatment myself.


If you've found a thyroid hormone replacement which suits you and you feel well, it is a big disapointment. I doubt anyone would be able to say for sure whether T4/T3 would have the identical affect.

Advice is that T4/T3 comb should be in the ratio of 3:1. Go to page 80 on this link -top left-hand para.

Maybe we could make our own NDT. :)


Thanks, will look at the link.


Thanks will look at the link


How did you find that out, 2212? NDT has always been illegal in France - well, for the past 15 years or so, anyway.

A few years ago, I had a packet opened by customs, but they sent it on to me, anyway. But, at the same time, I knew people who had their consignment confiscated by customs. I think it's just the luck of the draw. After all, customs can't open every single packet that comes from abroad, there are too many, and not enough customs men!


Just tried to order online and France did not feature in the list of countries to deliver to. I then contacted the supplier and was told that rules had changed for France and they could no longer accept French orders. I was told it changed in July.


Oh dear. Have you tried other companies?


The GP only does TSH tests so if I were you I would argue that there is plenty of info to support the use of NDT but that doctors tend to ignore it! I will pm you with a source for buying your own.

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