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Where to buy Armour and Cytomil Without a Prescription

Hi, I don't have a Thyroid it was removed due to Cancer 31 years ago.  I was on Synthroid 2.0, a doctor reduced to 175, I had severe symptoms including weight gain 5 lbs a month, & this seemed to mess my entire system up. I became sensitive to many foods, headaches, face peeling, heart palpitations (I have always had when low), etc.  

Finally, I was changed to Armour 240 with 5 Cytomil, finally felt better.  Kaiser tried Synthroid 2.0, did not work, instant symptoms.  I determined myself I must not be converting T4 properly.  I have done all Cytomil before when I ran out of Armour, felt great but it's a hassle since it's so short acting.  Kaiser then removed Cytomil. I have not been right since. They have refused follow up lab work.  I know my symptoms, it took 3 years for someone to listen to me about my cancer.  My levels are not right.  Now, they are threatening to not refill at all which will of course kill me.  

Is there any place to get Armour 240 and Cytomil 5mcg over the counter?  
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To answer your question. In the USA at least, all hormones including thyroid hormone(s) T4 (Synthroid) and T3 (Cytomel) and Any natural desiccated thyroid med like Armour require doctor Prescription.

To dose thyroid you absolutely need to be tested for at a minimum Free T4 and Free T3 tests.  Typically people need to be at least in the middle of the reference range for BOTH thyroid hormones if not a bit higher int he range.

Doctors are taught in medical school that TSH is the only thing needed, and also they do not believe in Armour or Cytomel and are basically afraid of T3 medication.  

Also in order to be properly medicated the TSH needs to be suppressed, and that will absolutely FREAK doctors out!  And they will cut meds even though every symptom you have is for LOW thyroid. And it is a disaster.

Anyhow that has been my experience with this whole thyroid issue in the medical world we live in today.  Doctors are now trained for fear of lawsuit to ONLY medicate possible to a reference range on a lab report.  They basically ignore symptoms if the lab report shows you are "somewhere within the range".  Which is a travesty to the patients.

I have also found this same "phenomena" in other medical issues as well, so it is a general philosophy and not unique to thyroid issues!
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The message option is working again so I just sent info.
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Still not working.  I notified the Manager previously.  She said she would have someone work on it.  I'll try again later.
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I sent  a PM (personal message) but the system would not respond.  Trying again now.
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Sending you a PM with info.   To access, click on your name to get to your personal page, then click on messages.
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Hi - I'm sorry this is not available in mobile and I can't seem to figure out how to get your message.  It takes me to a page to set up my profile, not messages.  Where can I find your response?  
I think I found the "messages".  I only had one, just a generic response from the site.  Did you respond to my actual question?  If so, I am sorry I cannot find it.  

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