I'm new to HealthUnlocked and reaching out due to problems experienced this week. I have been on long-term DHEA supplementation at 25mg per day, prescribed by GP. This week, on going to collect a refill, I was told that DHEA could not be supplied by my GP dispensary. They told me to try the high street pharmacy. Several local pharmacies say they cannot get it, either. The local commissioning group's medicines optimisation team (where do they get these names?) say it's due to a NICE ruling: approval withdrawn. But I can find no such guidance on the NICE website. I do realise that DHEA is a contentious subject, and I know its status as a controlled substance (I had to sign for it each time I collected it from the dispensary) l but I have been taking it under supervision of both endo and GP. My concern now is that I only have few tablets left and I'm not sure how safe tapering off can be achieved if replacements, particularly in lower 10mg or 5mg dose, are unavailable. I'm assured that 'cold turkey' is not the way to go with adrenal hormone replacement! Is anyone else in a similar position please, or does anyone have any wisdom to share? If anyone else is using DHEA and expecting to have their next prescription filled, they might like to check with their doctor, too.