i was not responding well to levithyroxine and was turning into a zombie. Doctor eventually prescribed a low dose of levothyronine. I understand there is some research indicating that a small proportion of people with hypothyroidism are unable to convert the thyroxine to its active form in their cells so that they do not respond to thyroxine alone, and liothyronine enables that conversion to happen. My life has been transformed. if anyone is interested, I can list the improvements. I can live my life now.
BUT now I am devastated because my GP called me in to announce that the local Health Authority had refused to pay for any more lioythyronine as the suppliiers had put up the price too high. She advised me to buy it myself on the internet. I understand that questions were asked in the Scottish Parliament about liothyronine because of a shortage in Scotland. I have not heard that people have been refused it, once started on the medicine. please, can anyone help me out there? I have paid my taxes but am not wealthy. I do not have private insurance and believed in the NHS. I think situations like this can only undermine our trust in the NHS. What essential medication will be cut next? It's not as if I ever had a choice to either pay for private insurance or the NHS. Anyway, what we want is an NHS we can rely on. IF YOU TAKE LIOYHYRONINE BE WARNED. YOUR HEALTH BOSSES MAY CUT YOURS NEXT. I feel as if I am being tossed on the scrap heap just as my retirement is starting. Are there any suggestions about what action we can take before it is too late for all of us?