My gp's would not prescribe Armour either. I had to travel to visit an endocrinologist to have Armour prescribed.
Hey there. Do you have low thyroid? What are your symptoms?
I am not aware of a place where you can get T3 med without prescription. I do have info on a source for desiccated thyroid med that contains both T4 and T3, which should work for you. I am sending you a PM with info. To access, just click on your name and then from your personal page, click on messages.
I just want to say that I'm really sorry you're suffering so much. I feel for you, and I have to be honest and say that I do know where you can get T3 without a prescription. I've ordered it myself, however for reasons I cannot really get into, I cannot reveal my source. I would feel responsible if anything should go wrong with you while taking it. I will say that if you are really determined, you will be able to find it. Now whether or not it ships to South Africa. Well that I don't know.
Hopefully the NDT that gimel is giving you information on will work out well for you. It most likely will if it is really T3 that your body is needing.
Please be aware that other things can also be causing some of your symptoms though.
Be careful and learn the signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism.
I got a prescription for desiccated thyroid (natural T3 and T4 combo) through a naturopath/ND but I don't know if they're allowed to prescribe this medication in South Africa. You can call their office and ask (that's what I did).
Has your doctor checked your FT3 and FT4 levels? Can you post your test results?