I know a lot of us on here are very scared by the news to stop prescription liothyronine. I believe that it won't be removed with the cuts. It does not have an alternative drug. It's t3 and levothyroxine is not t3.
They keep saying it is not a blanket ban. So I guess we all have to state our cases individually.
As well as being still scared. I feel very betrayed. Because I accept and have always accepted that
1) with limited NHS funds then research for better drugs for hashimotos and other causes of hypothyroidism is low priority compared to other illnesses
2) that many GPS do not have enough knowledge in the area. That they are only human and have probably therefore prioritised their limited time for education in other areas.
3) that medical knowledge is limited and always progressing and some doctors forget this and think they know everything about each illness. Again human!
4) so from all above I accept that I have to "treat" and educate myself. Again all thanx to this site. To whom I owe my life. I am quite happy to do this as millions of people miles worse off
5) I accept that I have to be embarrassed and ashamed that I take a drug that costs 40 to 50 times as much as levothyroxine. the latter being the drug that doesn't convert to t3 in my body.
6) I accept that the drug company supplying yhe NHS costs 30 to 40 times more than if bought from other companies. Though itupsets me that our beloved NHS is paying above the odds
But I CANNOT ACCEPT that the drug I SURVIVE on could be denied me by the NHS. "FREE at the point of care cradle to grave".