I was prescribed t3 by my private g.p and I want to Boots to purchase it. I couldn't believe how expensive it was. They were charging £95 for 28 days of lithothyronnine(20grams). I then went to my local chemist and they were charging £110. Both places were very helpful, but I decided to shop around. I then decided to go to Sainbury's chemist and they were happy to give it for £72. So, what i have learnt from this experience is you must shop around to get best price for medication.
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Hi. Very pleased that you have found a good doctor, albeit a private one.
Here is a list of pharmacies that supply NDT but they may also supply T3 and may be cheaper than where you are currently getting it. I believe pharmarama is quite competitive with price. It might be worth enquiring to see if they are cheaper than Sainsbury's. They may not be, but it's worth a try.
I hope the T3 helps. It has certainly helped me
Has it Carolyn? The T3 i mean? What dose you up to now?
Yes, I am noticing significant improvements. The joint pain is very much less, probably due to the T4 coming down now I have reduced the NDT. I also seem to be more alert and have a little more energy. I think a little more tweaking is needed but I'm feeling very positive about it.
I am now taking 12.5mcg T3 when I get up, 12.5mcg in the middle of the day and 2 grains NatureThroid at night. I may have to go T3 only for a while but I will leave it a couple of weeks in case this is the right combination. I don't want to miss it by rushing
blimey, i'm up to 60mg as of today! Like you ive noticed aches and pains since starting T3.....more so that Armour anyway.....
Actually my aches and pains have gone down a lot since reducing the NDT and starting T3. It was the T4 and higher doses of NDT that seem to cause the pains and stiffness. I managed much better at karate tonight than I used to. I wasn't having to modify techniques because of pain at all apart from a stationary kick combination (6 differerent kicks in different directions without putting the foot down) where I was standing on my left leg but I think that's a completely separate problem with my hip that is unrelated to my thyroid. Even Sensei said how much better I was today. I didn't feel like passing out until 50 minutes in which is the longest I've managed in quite a while
I wonder why T3 is giving you aches and pains I hope you find out what it is. I suppose T3 just doesn't suit everyone, just like Armour doesn't.
well all i can say is i have certainly noticed my aches and pains since, i started T3. Energy has improved slightly tho and i feel less ill....so, considering energy is what i want most, i'm happy to continue with the T3 :0)
I just have ti stick with it and keep raising my doses until i feel better........is the advice i've been given. Considering i have gut issues i'm dealing with at the same time i think perhaps my T3 recovery will be slow.....( as if i'm not used to that already!!)
Thankyou for response Carolyn,
Have you tried asking your GP to prescribe? I had a private prescription for the first month but then asked my GP practice and they agreed to give it. It is now on a repeat with them. Definitely worth asking.
Cytomel is T3, used by bodybuilders. You can get it from that sort of website. I don't think it's as much money as you're paying. Mind you, I'm not sure it's the right stuff either! Just another info-byte for you.
People would need to be very wary about sourcing their meds from sites like this. As you rightly mention, it may not be the right stuff.
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