I'm new to the site, but thought my experience might be helpful, and you might be able to advise me too.
I had a goitre removed in 1996. I became too ill to work. I've tried Levothyroxin and Armour Thyroid with limited results. The Armour was better, but I got very hot. In October 2011 my new endo. suggested Liothyronine. I had to agree to take it very slowly, starting on 20mcg, and increasing annually, "to allow the medication to work on the cellular level." Eventually, I found taking the Liothyronine without food suited me best. I take 50mcg , crushed, with water, at about 3am. This summer I started clearing the garden; I can now work up to 5 hours a day without ill effect. I feel GREAT!
However, my GP practise has just told me they will no longer be prescribing Liothyronine, as it has been given a RED DRUG status where I live in Somerset. They wrote "This should be of no concern to you as consistently there has never been any evidence that it (Liothyronine) is any more beneficial than Levothyroxine."
Liothyronine from my local pharmacy (supplied by Mercury Pharma) would cost approx. £4,000 a year. I've rung round the pharmacies I know of that supply Armour, but their price is comparable. Can anyone recommend an online company which would be more reasonably priced, but of the same quality?
Also, any suggestions what I can do to get my prescription re-instated?
Thanks in anticipation.