At my last endocrinologists appointment they added T3 and reduced my T4, it really did start to help and made me feel much brighter and my joint muscle pains were much better but it was temporary relief (I do still actually have some good days which I didn't when on T4 only) and the consensus on here is my T4 was reduced a tad too much. As my endocrinologist appointment had been pushed back a month I didn't have enough T3 tablets to last me until the new appointment, I have been unable to get hold of my Endo so I went to a GP to ask for more T3 tablets... Really bad move!
He got very prickly as soon as I mentioned the T3 and said they are not allowed to prescribe T3 as the nhs won't pay large sums of money on medications that have no factual evidence of them working and only have anecdotal evidence. He got even more prickly when he realised I went to an Endocrinologist in London rather than locally (I'm only in Southampton so not a million miles away). I'm now worried I've got my endocrinologist in trouble when she seemed to actually be interested in helping me. The GP said my blood tests are all normal - TSH 2.92 (0.35-4.5), ft3 4.3 (3.5-6.5) and ft4 9.5 (11-23).
Really upset now as I'm seen as an awkward patient when I'm really not, I have had to look for help on HUnlocked just to get taken seriously as I'm one of those people that just doesn't get listened to. I did manage to go away with a prescription for T3 that he reluctantly gave me. The mention of this website to the GP was the final straw.
Sorry for the long post but is there any hard evidence out there that T3 works?