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NHS t3 compared to other brands

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I was self medicating with t3 purchased from Turkey then a endo I saw decided to prescribe t3 for me I was taking it for 8 days and noticed I was feeling tired and my mood was changing. Has any one tired both and found it was giving you a different effect ?

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helvellaAdministrator

At the risk of insulting you by asking, are you taking the same dose? (So far as I can see, Tiromel is produced in 25mcg tablets whereas Mercury Pharma liothyronine is in 20mcg tablets.)

Rod

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Emidjemal in reply to helvella

Hi helvella yes I'm taking the same amount 25mcg with the NHS t3 I just cut a tablet I to quarters to make it 25mcg

Emidjemal, I've noticed no difference in potency between Liothyronine and Tiromel other than the 5mcg difference in dose.

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Emidjemal in reply to Clutter

Clutter I've also noticed that my temperature is lower on the NHS t3

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Clutter in reply to Emidjemal

Emidjemal, how much Tiromel were you taking and how much Liothyronine are you taking?

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Emidjemal in reply to Clutter

Same amount of both 75mcg

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Clutter in reply to Emidjemal

Emidjemal, you've a deft hand if you're quartering those teensy Liothyronine :)

Let us know how your 8 day comparison goes.

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Emidjemal in reply to Clutter

I've got a pill cutter it was only £3 but its brilliant. I will let you know :)

What brand is your NHS T3?

I have received both Mercury and Paddock Labs T3 on NHS prescription and I found the Mercury tablets noticeably less effective.

Mr GP now specifies Paddock Labs on my prescription to Boots.

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Emidjemal in reply to Parbrook

Hi yoursurname it doesn't sate what brand it is just comes in a bottle which the pharmacy at the hospital counted out

I found the Mercury tablets variable between different batches. Some are good, some not quite good and some awful.

The Greek T3 I've taken sometimes is slightly less potent but always the same strength so that was better.

Totoro x

I'm back on the turkish t3 today and I woke up feeling good and fell of energy cleaned my flat and I didn't fall sleep midday. I'll keep taking it for 8 days and compare how I feel

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Emidjemal in reply to Emidjemal

I think losing weight has also slowed down so I'll see how it goes now I'm back on the Turkish t3

Always problems with Mercury Pharma T3 and T4, People should just start to refuse MP products and ask GP's to specify a different brand.

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Emidjemal in reply to Flatfred

Thanks I'll try and also talk to my local chemist see if he can get it in what's the name of the brand you recommend ?

I thought you could only get mercury pharma T3 on NHS prescription? Is there another option??

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Parbrook in reply to Neeta-K

Yes, I get Paddock Labs T3 on NHS prescription as already mentioned above.

The tablets are 5mcg and I take 2, twice per day.

Although Paddock Labs also make 10mcg and 20mcg tablets, they are not available in the UK.

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Emidjemal in reply to Parbrook

Ok thanks I'll talk to the Chemist

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Emidjemal in reply to Emidjemal

I'm on 60mcg a day but I'll ask

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helvellaAdministrator in reply to Parbrook

I have never found any 10 or 20 microgram tablets from Paddock (nor any other USA company). Could you let us know how you found out about them, please?

Rod

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Parbrook in reply to helvella

Sorry, my mistake.

Should have been 25mcg and 50mcg.

perrigo.com/business/produc...

It does explain why Boots could not get 10 or 20mcg tablets ;-)

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helvellaAdministrator in reply to Parbrook

It does, doesn't it. :-)

Well at least that means the Thyroid UK page is right:

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/treatm...

Rod

I am prescribed t3 but over several years I have tried both mercury pharma and Mexican t3 and there is no comparison the Mexican t3 are MUCH more effective and although I have to buy them it is worth it!

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Emidjemal in reply to jeans

Thanks Jeans I've never tried Mexican t3 but I diffaintly feem much better on the Turkish t3 I have a lot more energy

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marmaris in reply to Emidjemal

Hello Emidjemal. My partner bought me 10 boxes of Tiromel whilst out there last year. I took them and was ok. I have since been given NHS mercury pharma and feel terrible. I am doing a threat about it so luck out for my results which I just have got. I hate the fact that at the pharmacy they give you the tablets in a brown bottle, and I feel that they are so weak. I took the Mexican T3 and far superior, better than the Tiromel, but I think I will go back to Tiromel, my T3 reading has gone DOWN on NHS. I always wonder if it is some kind of placebo. Although I am on T4 also but no longer mercury pharma as I did not feel well on that also........ Go figure, which one to take????????????

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marmaris in reply to marmaris

Sorry threat meant to read thread

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marmaris in reply to marmaris

Luck meant to read look, typing too fast

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Emidjemal in reply to marmaris

I'm going to carry on taking the Tiromel I feel much better on it the NHS one is way to weak I'll leave that for emergency's

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marmaris in reply to Emidjemal

I agree I have mine ready, how many do you take Emidjemal as they are in 25mgs instead of NHS 20. Do you take T4 also?

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Emidjemal in reply to marmaris

I stopped t4 about 3 months ago I'm on t3 only I take 25mcg 3 times a day but I'm thinking of reducing it a little as my temperature is up to normal sometimes over 37 c when I was on the NHS one my temperature dropped

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marmaris in reply to Emidjemal

Do you split the 25mcg or do you mean you take 3 x 25mcgs daily?

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Emidjemal in reply to marmaris

I'm taking 3x25mcg but if my temperature hose to hgh I split it with a pill cutter

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