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Tiromel

Hi everyone, I'm trying to help my wife out with her thyroid problem since giving birth. Basically seen a private endocrinologist and reconvened T3, just getting a grip of the supply issue and cost. I have family in Cyprus and stumbled across a brand called Tiromel, does anyone have experience of this? Thanks

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I get on really well with Tiromel. It is cheap and at least as good as the Mercury Pharma T3 that is so expensive in the UK!

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Thanks much appreciated, I think she's going to try it because she's sick and tired of the symptoms, especially the memory fog which is causing issues at work for her, we just have to sort out a supply Method.

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Welcome to our forum and yes Tiromel is genuine. I assume your wife is/was on levothyroxine and wasn't improving.

Some women do develop hyptohryoidism after the birth of their child, so it is a very difficult time for her and also the family also. T3 can be added to levothyroxine (usually a reduced dose).

What dose of levothyroxine was your wife taking and what dose of T3.

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Hi and thanks for replying, yes she's been on levothyroxine for about 18 months, current dose is between 50 and 75 alternated. The private Endicrinologist was the first she'd ever heard of T3 and having a full compliment of blood tests the consultant said T3 was the right thing for her, sadly her GP won't prescribe it for her. She wants to try it as not only experiencing weight gain hair loss, the memory fog is quite bad too. We have to find a method of obtaining it. Thanks

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If you have family in Cyprus, I would think the pharmacists there would stock T3 (liothyronine). I don't know whether they'd need a prescription.

If in the UK the guidelines have been changed so that GPs cannot prescribe, beside the cost of a month's supply has gone from about £29 to more than £300.

I think the main thing is her dose of levothyroxine seems quite small for someone diagnosed 18 months ago unless of course she feels ill with levothyroxine. We can also have symptoms if dose is too low. If the doctor stopped increasing because her TSH just fell into the top of the range, that's wrong. The TSH around 1 or lower we feel best with. Of course the T3 also has to be towards the top of the range and they rarely check it. (that would be a Free T3 check).

She needn't take T3 only and lots feel the benefit of adding som to T4 (levothyroxine) but the dose has to be optimal to relieve symptoms.

Blood tests should be at the very earliest possible, and fasting although she can drink water. Tests TSH, T3, T4, Free T4 and Free T3 and antibodies.

We have private labs which do postal blood tests and many members are very happy with the results.

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/testin...

Always get a print-out for her personal records and they can be posted for comments but the ranges have to be quoted, the reason being that labs differ and it makes it easier to respond.

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If you go to the date September 11, 2004 on the following link - it may be helpful:-

web.archive.org/web/2010103...

Has your wife been checked for thyroid antibodies?

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Great I'll take a look!

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Georgakis,

Mcg for mcg I find Tiromel and UK Mercury Pharma T3 equally good.

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I have found Tiromel to be good.

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You can maybe get Tiromel on Turkish part of Cyprus, not on Cyprus since Turkish goods are prohibited there, medications especially. Personally I didn't like it.

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Thanks I've been quite a bit and understand the issues, one of my family members is receiving radiotherapy in the Turkish part at the moment so maybe able to help us.

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I've found Tiromel to be excellent and superior to both Mercury Pharma and Uni Pharma T3.

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I'm on Tiromel and am reasonably happy with it. I've never tried any other form of T3 so have nothing to compare it with.

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I use Tiromel it's absolutely fine 🐶

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Thanks for your honesty, we have to start somewhere I guess. Cheers

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I forgot to say that when having a blood test there should be a 24 hours gap between the last dose of levo and the test and take it afterwards. This allows the TSH to be at its highest. Taking hormones before the blood tests skews the results.

It is a big learning curve when levothyroxine doesn't help much especially if dose is too low. I think that may be the commonest reason. :)

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I have taken both Tiromel and Uni-Pharma, and find both good, and the same effects.

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Lots of brands thrown into the mix and varying degrees of satisfaction but that may be down to the fillers and not the drug. If something doesn't seem to agree ask the pharmacist which other they could reccommend.

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