I have been diagnosed with Hashimotos and have been perscribed the usual levothyroxine. I had lived in the USA for a time and was able to get natural desiccated thyroid (ERFA). I had found a doctor about 10years a go who gave me a script for ARMOUR. But he was then disciplined ( for using a more matural approach to thyroid health) and I was unable to get any after that. I see quite a few UK folks able to get Natural thyroid prescriptions but I am in Northern Ireland and any GPS I find are fully against it. When taking the usual meds I feel worse than when I don’t take them. I have been avoiding my blood tests because I am worried what they will say. Does anyone here know of any Northern Ireland GPs who are a bit more open minded. I know there are some in Ireland but the drive and cost of the visit plus meds to too much for me at this time. My health is not the best because I don’t take any meds so need to do something soon. My current GP did some blood test that showed low iron, Vitmain D and B12 which are all needed for the meds to work but refused to supplement because I was still in range...albeit extremely close to the lower figure.