At the end of the day I think we all know that Liothyronine has side effects, like all medications. But for many of us who have thyroid problems, it is a live saver in so many ways, it helps boost the thyroid and metabolism. The NHS have to start looking at this differently and looking into different pharmaceutical companies supplying the UK so it is cheaper and easier to supply. The side effects will occur if taken in large quantities like all medication, but in a lot of cases certain dr's are supplying patients especially in the private sector, with the drugs as a slimming agent and these patients have normal functioning thyroids, so yes they are going to have problems. But because of their selfishness in a way, people like us are being penalised. I know we can buy it online but I don't see why we should. The NHS has to stop using the cost as an excuse and quoting the misguided studies of the side effects, as the reason they won't be prescribing it to those of us, that desperately need it. This is totally unacceptable. But going forward, if I have to, I will get it online resentfully. I will tell my GP that I am doing so, but only after they try to tell me, that my results indicate I didn't need it after all. A GOTCHA moment! My argument is that I want quality of life first and not quantity of life, I want to be able to wake up refreshed without feeling like a zombie. I don't want to be categorised and I want to lose weight like people who have no health problems, take for granted. I agree a healthy diet is essential, but in most cases even that is stopping us losing weight because of the problems we are experiencing. I will get off my soap box now. After chatting here, I don't feel I am going mad anymore - Thank you all.