My GP has received a visit from a prescribing body a few weeks ago and was told he is not allowed to continue to prescribe my T3 as only a consultant can do this, but he felt that on their next visit he could convince them that he should continue as I was doing well on it, but the answer to that was a definite no. I saw an endo last year who (after prescribing the initial month on a three-month trial) said he could prescribe this for me but that some GPs don't like to, not that he is not allowed to! However, he has been increasing it at my request over the past year. He has now had to write to the hospital asking for permission to continue and we await a response. I doubt he will be given permission as my endo who I saw last year was not keen on prescribing it to me in the first place as she felt it was not proven to be of benefit!
Now I have found that Clonazepam, which I have been taking for the last 25 years shows on my repeat prescription slips as a 'Red Drug Hospital Only'. I take these for RLS, I did wean off these a few years ago and tried every other med my GP could prescribe for my RLS and none worked whatsoever, so back to Clonazepam. I know Clonazepam doesn't work that wonderfully, but at least it keeps me fairly mentally relaxed once I am awake after being woken with RLS and twitches after just three hours sleep. I am assuming he will now have to write to someone (not sure who, as this was initially prescribed by GP) for permission to continue with this. Further, Movicol which I also get a prescription for has also been classified as a 'Red Drug Hospital Only'. I am in a right quandry now. If I can't have T3 I will have to get this on line which I don't feel I should have to, and if they take away Clonazepam what can they replace that with as nothing works, although I can't have Tramadol as GP himself won't prescribe me this.