Letter received from my GP.
"GP's have been advised, that in line with the N.I. Formulary, levothyroxine is the treatment of choice for hypothyroidism. We have been advised that patients unwilling to accept this treatment have seen private providers for prescription of liothyronine. Where this occurs, private providers should not be referring patients back to their GP for a prescription for liothyronine under the NHS. We expect the private provider to issue a private prescription and manage this treatment privately."
(Note that the NHS Consultant Endocrinologist has had to be attended privately as the NI NHS waiting list was so lengthy and I realised I was seriously ill, thankfully now stabilised on a T4/T3 combination and extremely challenging symptoms including bradycardia have reversed!)
My GP states; I have to review my prescribing of this medication outside of Health Service recommendations and indeed outside of the licence. At this stage, if you are wishing to continue to remain on Liothyronine long term you will need to discuss receiving a private prescription from the Consultant Endocrinologist. I am sorry but I do have to review my prescribing in light of the guidance I have received.
Where can I get T3?