Hi, I have finally started on Armour NDT with 1 grain, adding 1/2 grain every 2 weeks. I am now up to 2 grains. After 5 days on it I immediately felt better - mentally clearer and more energy and wanting to do things.
Previously I was on 150 thyroxine before Endo reduced thyroxine to 100 and added t3 - on this my fluid retention and weight improved but not mental state and energy levels.
So I am hoping when I get to my optimum level the joint aching and fluid retention will start to improve. I have read that when at 2-3 grains you should slow down the increases so can you tell me when I start 2.5 grains how long should I leave it before rising to 3 grains - or carry on to 3 grains and then hold for longer?
Also is there somewhere to write to about needing the NDT and not being able to get it on the national health? The more of us that state the benefits will surely help others in the future. As if I have to increase my dose it will be costing me over £200+ per quarter - which is a small price to pay for feeling better but circumstances can change.
Finally if I am paying for my medication and the dr is not prescribing me thyroxine can I still get the free prescriptions which we are entitled to with under active thyroid?
As always many thanks for all your help on this site, I would not be where I am today without you.