I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 9 years ago. After endless trips to the gp because I knew something wasn't right but my blood tests always coming back at 0.1 inside the 'normal' ramge, I went and saw Gordon Skinner who diagnosed me. He prescribed me thyroxine and I got to 200 mcg, then as he felt that was a high dose he said Liothyronine was the way to go and for me the 2 meds together has worked brilliantly. My gp has always been supportive until 2 days before Christmas when he told me that he wasn't going to prescribe it any more as it's too expensive and he wants to find a cheaper alternative. In his words 'if you had to find £600 a month, you'd baulk at it'. He said he's going to find a cheaper alternative that will be just as effective. As far as I know, there is no alternative and I don't want to increase my thyroxine as I'm on a high dose already and that has other health implications. Do you know where I stand? Do I have any rights? He's been prescribing me this happily for 9 years, can he just stop? This is all on top of the stress of my son going in for another operation on Friday and having to write a statement of education for my him for him starting school in Sept next year :/
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