I have a prescription for Erfa about to expire, and before I decide not to use it, I would like to put a question to those of you currently or previously on Erfa:
The company denies any reformulation, they just admit to moving manufacturing from Belgium to Spain, which is obviously when all the problems started. From photos on the STTM, it seems the pills now look different compared to what they looked like when they were being manufactured in Belgium.
However, the pharmacy in Belgium where I order NDT told me they don't stock Armour anymore, as there is no demand for it, whereas Erfa is very popular and they have to keep reordering it constantly in order not to run out.
It seems all the Hertoghe doctors in Belgium switched to Erfa when Armour was reformulated, and are still prescribing it.
All this makes me wonder...after all, I have a valid prescription for Erfa, renewed each year, so why go through all this trouble ordering NDT from Thailand...? On the other hand, if Erfa really isn't working (or is inconsistent, as many claim), I'd prefer not to waste a fortune on it.
STTM said a while ago that, hopefully, we will not see the bad batches again in the future...implying it was just a temporary problem. But I fail to see how that could be the case...? After all, the pills are still being mfg in Spain, aren't they?
Also, the STTM seems obsessed with the ability to take NDT sublingually. If a drug cannot be taken that way, they seem to dismiss it. I don't take NDT sublingually anyway, so that is not an issue to me.
So, my question to those having taking Erfa before and after something apparently happened to it, is: did your lab results change, the way some say their FTs dropped on Armour after it was reformulated to contain more cellulose? Or did you just feel different, less good, while your FTs remained the same?