I wrote a post a few months back as my GP in Somerset withdrew my Liothyronine mainly due to the cost.
About 7 years ago I was put on T4/T3 combination, following a private appointment with an Endocrinologist. The addition of T3 was amazing and I enjoyed a good level of fitness and was able to return to work and generally enjoy life. I was devastated when my GP withdrew my T3 last October and I wrote to the GP surgery and also my local CCG to appeal this decision, but they were adamant that T4 was the recognised treatment for hypothyroidism.
From information provided on this forum, I decided to have the DIO2 gene test. My results came back today indicating that I do have a faulty gene and am unable to convert T4 to T3.
I just want to say a very big THANK YOU to everyone for all the information you provide. I would never have known about this test without this community so thank you again.
I will now go back to my GP and hopefully can persuade her that I need T3! At least this time I have some ammunition!