I take 50mcg a day - was on 60 but change of Dr -review - reduced it. I'm struggling. Have had stress related adrenal issues so currently trying to get back on track. But I know at 60 I was at best I have ever been - had a life!
My chemist tells me it is nearly £300 a month for mine - tells me all too often! Like I'm to blame for this? Getting fed up of being made to feel guilty and a burden for something that is not of my doing, and if I had had the right treatment 35 years ago -maybe I might not need to be on t3 now!
The big question there is why is it only here in UK that these massive prices apply? In another post on this thread I have outlined my thinking and to me it a plan by 'whoever' to get rid, once and for all of t3 from prescription meds. As I effectively (I hope) said in other post - why would someone buy out the drug and then price it out of the market? Are they aiming to bankrupt themselves - makes no sense.
I would object to paying for this medication on several grounds -
I have a condition deemed serious enough to be listed on the Free Prescription Exemption list. Because it is potentially fatal.
I am not working. 35+ years of Ignorance and mistreatment of my condition left me unable to remain in a job that I struggled, with symptoms, but trained hard to qualify for.
I am lucky in that I have a husband who is earning and supporting me. He has serious health issues too -again much due to misdiagnosis and mistreatments, again for a great many years. He is struggling on. But for how much longer we don't know. Others are not in a position to pay. They must be considered too or only the rich will survive..and where does that end!
I am already, and have been for some years, been paying out quite a sum on a regular basis for supplements - such as adrenal/thyroid, and various recommended vitamins and minerals.
My son is now struggling and getting the exact same responses that I, and his dad, have been getting all our lives, in my case, despite proving for a fact that I do have this condition and that t3, only, is what works best for me. It is generally the only thing I do get on prescription. We are now paying out for supplements to try to help our son too.
I am aware that, financially, as a family we are in a better position than some, but our finances are not a bottomless pit by any standard and far too many people are not in a position to be able to pay for this 'life saving' medicine.
You are right, the powers that be should be sorting out big pharma. Why are they not doing so? I refer to my earlier theory/ideas.