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In spite of the guidance offered by MHRA my G.P. feels unable

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In spite of the guidance offered by MHRA my G.P. feels unable to prescribe Armour Thyroid.
Due to an intolerance to Thyroxine I was prescribed privately 20 years since, Armour Thyroid. This Doctor has now retired. Is there a solution to this? I live in Lincolnshire,
near Skegness Regards XXXXX XXXXX
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.

Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

what is MHRA?

Dr. David :

what has your most recent TSH levels been?

Dr. David :

what happens when you take thyroxine?

JACUSTOMER-m10q1tqn- :

Dear Dr David, 1. Medicine &Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. 2. No idea, but had a test recently. No problems indicated.

JACUSTOMER-m10q1tqn- :

To continue. I stopped taking thyroxin 20 years ago because it made me feel very unwell. And went onto Armour Thyroid.

JACUSTOMER-m10q1tqn- :

Recently the doctor supplying a prescription for A T has retired.All I'm interested in is finding another doctor

JACUSTOMER-m10q1tqn- :

I live in Lincolnshire who is able to issue a prescription so that I can source it from a Pharmacy in the U.K.

Dr. David :

we are here to answer medical questions for clients.

Dr. David :

I am not able to find you a doctor who is able to prescribe you armour thyroid hormone for you.

Dr. David :

I am sorry your GP is unwilling to prescribe it for you.

Dr. David :

I would try the synthroid again, perhaps you might not feel unwell from the thyroxine.

Dr. David :

also you need to find the results of your recent thyroid blood testing to see what your thyroid hormone levels are.

Dr. David :

you might also need to consult a private endocrinologist if you are determine to get armour thyroid hormone.

Dr. David :

this is a dessicated thyroid hormone made from the thyroid glands of pigs.

Dr. David :

so it is not used much anymore because the amount of thyroid hormone in dessicated thyroid hormone like armour thyroid can be quite variable.

Dr. David :

you can read more here.

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http://www.endocrinetoday.com/comments.aspx?rid=35717

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http://www.endocrinetoday.com/comments.aspx?rid=35766

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let me know if you have questions.

JACUSTOMER-m10q1tqn- :

Thanks for your comments. I will battle on.

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