hi! Been taking levothryroxine for about 3 years and felt no benefit energy wise. Went to gp to tell them this and had blood tests (was hoping for some sort of magical change).... so they tested pretty much everything except the t3! I was so hopeful as she said I might be someone who has poor uptake....

I'm going to get my own private test if my gp won't so can people please tell me what to get? Free t3, t3 etc?

Is t3 expensive or something? Seems people have to battle to get it?

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  • Clarence2013,

    You need TSH, FT4 and FT3 for thyroid levels. Thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin antibodies if you want to know whether you have Hashimoto's and haven't been tested previously. It can be helpful to have ferritin, vitamin D, B12 and folate tested too. Medichecks and Blue Horizon both do packages incorporating all of the above if required.

    Mercury Pharma Liothyronine is the only T3 licensed for use in the UK. It costs £258+ for 28 x 20mcg tablets. 100 x 25mcg Greek or Turkish T3 costs €2-€3.

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