I was just wondering if anyone has heard of any studies showing the adverse effects (dangers) of T3, since that is what the doctors say the reason for not prescribing it is? I know it is advertised on the internet as a weight loss aid, and I do have a problem with that, but for us thyroid patients? I have been self-medicating with a small amount since November and have just had thyroid bloods taken, due back next week. I also take Prednisolone (steroid) and I have read that it blocks the T3 from getting into cells, even though the blood results are adequate. Incidentally, I was struggling to get lower than 15 mgs of Pred after an exacerbation, and the minute I began the T3 I went Pred hyper (I know the difference between that and Thyroid hyper) and had to reduce very quickly to 7.5 mgs.
I am convinced that the true reason T3 (and NDT) are withheld is a financial one. Big Pharma doesn't want us well as it can make a lot more money treating individual symptoms with lots of other meds. But I would really like a come-back when they say it is "dangerous". My doctor refuses to prescribe so I have a friend bring Tiromel back from Turkey for pennies.