I'm a 60 year old lady, who has been Hypothyroid for 15 years. I went to see Dr Skinner who informed me that I didn't convert T4 to T3 so I was prescribed T3 to take 40mg a day. I had got my Mojo back after so many years of feeling down and slow etc etc.
I have been on this strength for 8 years or so now then my dose was cut in half.and since then I have been ok'ish. but felt I could have done with more T3. I recently was told by my GP that T3 was not going to be prescribed anymore unless my Consultant thought it really necessary. We will wait and see.
Each year when my test comes around I panic at the thought that my GP will tell me that my meds, in particular T3 is going to be cut. But finding an outsource for this is great.
You don't realise that there are so many people out there that need T3 for the same reason I do, and to be told that you cant have it is appalling. I have never smoked cigarettes, I don't drink apart from the odd Gin & Tonic or glass of Champagne, I swim do Yoga and Pilates, I try and keep my body fit and healthy, so why are we being denied a Hormone T3 that can be bought else where at a fraction of the cost that the NHS is being charged?