I have been on T3 for about 2yrs prescribed by Endo. I was initially on 10mcg, and would get it from Boots in tabs of 5mcg. They would have to order it in, but without any problems. Then, Endo increased to 20mcg at my request so was on this dose. No problems ordering it as UK liothyronine comes in 20mcg tabs. I then increased my dosage by ordering my own which came in 25mcg tabs. On most recent appointment with Endo, thyroxine increased to 200mcg and T3 reduced to 10mcg.
Anyway, as I live 3 hours away from the hosp (though they only prescribe the 20smcg tabs), I had to give GP prescription to then prescribe it to me. Well, based on the cost of the T3 5mcg tabs which I mentioned, GP not happy to give me them so has prescribed me 20s that I have to cut in half. Am not happy with this as I never get an even dose each day, depends on how the cut goes. I am told the chemist can cut them - though, not happy with this either as the same pill cutter is used on all medication they cut, and even though they say they clean it you can never be sure that cross contamination of other meds is not happening.
I know that lots of people are having this problem also. Is anyone able to get the 5mcg tabs prescribed? Alternatively, I can just take 20mcg a day and when they run out as only am given 14 days supply, I could just take the 25mcg tabs until next endo appointment.