After being on Synthroid and suffering awful side effects such as headaches, insomnia, palpitations, night sweats, and severe dizzy spells (I have Hashimoto's) my doctor ordered Armour and I have been doing so much better. What else is available if Armour is not being produced?
2 Sep 2009
I have been told that Armour is only on serious backorder because they are having trouble getting dessicated thyroid from their supplier. You can request your endo to prescribe Armour with a note that it can be compounded. You need to find a compounding apothecary shop in your area - in fact if you don't already use one your endo or gp should know of one. I'm lucky because I already use one for some hormones that can only be compounded. I have been calling all the pharmacies in a 20 mile radius to see who has any Armour on their shelves to try to get what I need. I currently take 150 mg daily and nobody has it. So after calling my endo she's called in a new prescription for the largest doasage I can find and then has me breaking one every few days to get the right amount.
It's insane but I really don't want to change from Armour - I hope the rumors are not true.
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