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Does Dr Skinner prescribe?

I've received a letter from Dr Skinner asking me to sign but I don't really understand it? It's headed "Risks and benefits of thyroid replacement" and seems like a disclaimer? After I wrote to him with my last blood results he said I may benefit from a little T3 but my GP will not prescribe it.

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Yes, doctor Skinner does prescribe. You will have to pay privately for your medication.

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Thanks. I'm due to see my GP (who doesn't believe in T3) tomorrow to get blood results so I'll take it from there.

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Can anyone say roughly how much it costs to pay for T3 or NDT privately?

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Depends on the dose but a 28 tablet container of 20 mcg was costing the NHS £55 last time I spoke to a pharmacist (and I was paying around £70 to £80.). Prices vary all the time, even more so with Armour but I know many people buy from abroad but we are not allowed to list places on this site.

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You'll have to pay to see Dr S too if you need him too prescribe. 220 for first appointment 110 thereafter x

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Yes I know, I've already had my first appointment x

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i am on T3 and before i got it on the NHS i used to buy it myself....if you want to do that you can message me x

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I will message you tomorrow when I have my latest blood results after I've been to GP tomorrow-thanks :-) x

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Where did you get t3 from? was this without prescription.

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The 'risks and benefits" sheet you got is not a disclamer, cant believe it would stand up legally. i get it every time I get a new prescription sent. I think it is one of the conditions GMC put on him to practice.

Does anybody know what happened at the last hearing?

Roslin

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I just didn't know what to make of it to be honest. It was just a photocopied sheet so I just kind of put two and two together!

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Thry have placed more conditions on his practice. He said all is ok but they are making it very difficult x

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