I had a partially successful visit to my GP yesterday who agreed to provide me with a private prescription for Armour on a short term basis, despite it being "expensive", but it will take a few days to arrive at the pharmacy. I was wondering if I should test my iron, Vit B Vit D etc now before I start taking the armour to ensure that there has been an improvement. My GP was not willing to discuss the private blood tests that I had done. I felt rather pre judged before I even finished my first sentence. He gave me a copy if an NHS research paper which suggested that patients who were trialed on Armour felt no difference from taking levothyroxine or benefit and any who did were experiencing a "placebo effect". Can anyone provide me with any links to research papers which state the contrary? He says that if my high TSH isn't lowered by taking the Armour he will not be prescribing it again as he will be treating blood test results and not symptoms. I haven't taken levothyroxine for a considerable period of time because I feel much worse when I take it. I take adrenal supplements and recently started taking iron, B12 and Vit D with MK2.
I am so fed up of shelling out more and more money to get my health back on track because of GP's lack of knowledge and interest. Will Armour reduce TSH? If anyone has a source in the UK where I can obtain NDT can you please private message me?
I think that I read somewhere on this site that GP's are going to be accepting saliva test results. Does anyone have any more information?