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Different brand T3 from Sainsbury’s pharmacy. Are they ok

Different brand T3 from Sainsbury’s pharmacy. Are they ok

Yesterday Sainsbury’s told me their supplier was out of stock I grumbled they made a phone call to supplier to double check and the supplier had just got some. I have just collected and a bit thrown. They are a different brand. Has anyone had these are they ok.

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Rubyred,

Morningside T3 became available in August/Sept. I don't think many people have tried it yet and I don't recall any posts saying how members have found it to be.

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Ok thank you. My body is very sensitive to changes. Fingers crossed. I will be starting them on Friday. Xxx

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They are fractional smaller. There is no line across them. They have T3 written on one side. Although they have no line the snapped in half nice and crisply. 😊

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I have been using them for the past week. So far so good...infinitely better than the rubbish from Mercury Pharma/Concordia, as it has a good long shelf life.

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Fab thank you. I wonder if they are selling cheaper. Fingers crossed it will help us keep the drug on the NHS. X

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Yes... 20p cheaper... 😡

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That's a joke, really, isn't it??? They don't deserve to get the business at more or less the same price as Mercury Pharma/Concordia.

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Shocking isn’t it. X

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Hi, I don't know if this helps but Airmed posted this the other day about the same T3 (Morningside) that you have been given healthunlocked.com/thyroidu... :)

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Morningside is the new supplier of NHS t3

Same rip off prices as the one that mercury/ambipharm/ concordia were ripping off NHS with

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reallyfedup123,

The way you say that appears to suggest that Morningside is replacing Mercury Pharma (Amdipharm/Concordia International) liothyronine product.

As I understand it, Morningside is in addition to the existing Mercury Pharma product - and we are expecting the new Teva product to launch sometime - though that has yet to be confirmed (as far as I know).

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What NHS T3 would that be? The prescribing of T3 has plummeted recently. T3 is sitting on pharmacy and pharma shelves rapidly going out of date.

The pharma companies must be crying into their beer.

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Don't understand this at all. My CCG have banned Liothyronine and I thought nobody would be able to get it. I knew there was another company trying to get the licence but thought the idea was to keep the price down.

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Summer64,

As far as I can see, the idea of all pharmaceutical companies is to make profit. The differences are in precisely how they do that.

The way that the NHS could keep prices down is by refusing to buy at current prices. However we all recognise that could leave patients even worse off...

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I’m not sure why I haven’t been called in for the chat I know other patients have had. I’m expecting it each time I request a new prescription. I do know I get reviews completed as occasionally I have to ring the surgery for my script rather than just order on line. The GP reviews and I get it. I do know of heaps in my area who have been referred to NHS endows and have had the drug withdrawn. I’m just keeping everything crossed they kind of forget about me. X

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Patients who need T3 are being held to ransom by big pharma and penalised by NHS

I believe that is a breach of patients human rights because in many areas they are being denied the medication they need and there is no alternative

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I know it’s awful. I don’t know what can be done. Petitions don’t seem to have helped. I don’t know how to educate professionals that it’s needed. I’m dreading getting the call to have it stopped. I was so unwell on thyroxine. My GP kept referring me back to hospital telling them I was unwell. They just kept sending me back saying I was euthyroid. I had no idea what that meant. Eventually I found my private endorsement who listened. I sat and cried when she talked about T3. I just wish with all my heart that the NHS wake up and realize that we need T3. I was on the verge of reducing my hours in work as I could no longer cope. I had the most severe restless leg syndromethat was not just my leg but had moved into my hand. I remember telling my GP I had had enough. I couldn’t cope anymore. My partner was doing everything at home just so I could carry on working he also had a demanding full time job. We need to try something to get some one to listen. I would suggest a peaceful protest but I think that sometimes theses can create some odd balls gatecrashing and causing trouble. 😘 😥😊🙁xx

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Sounds like to me you have an excellent case for a human rights lawyer ...i think everyone affected needs to find no win no fee company who will take on the case

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Hi, I suppose that’s half a plan. If everyone together joined forces. X

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I think if a human rights lawyer thinks its viable it would be easy enough to get all concerned to join in and make it a class action

The government is nuts doing nothing about big pharma ripping off NHS because the cost of sickness PIP etc for all concerned will dwarf the costs of dealing with big pharma

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Dear RubyRed,

Please see my related post:

New Morningside T3 - comments on efficacy and side-effects please?

healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

Hopefully people will collate any comments on this Morningside T3 there.

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Hi OzoneGirl, thank I have read. I’m quite looking forwards to starting these. It may be a couple of weeks before I can comment on them. I am due to start them Friday morning but I am having surgery on Thursday so I will have restless leg and all of the sensations that come with it. Mine can be very severe lasts for hours on end and always during the day and event relief coming when I get into bed. It’s the surgery which will unsettle me. It also happens when I get too fatigued or fly. Will defo post more about them in a couple of eeeks time. X

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Restless Leg Syndrome is a sure indication of Magnesium deficiency!

Might be a good idea to get your levels up before your surgery.

Magnesium 'oil' is good - i.e. Transdermal Magnesium Chloride, which can be sprayed directly onto the skin and rubbed in.

A warm (i.e. not too hot) Epsom Salts bath is a good way to get your Mg levels up.

I also take a Magnesium EAP Complex - Google it - I am not sure of rules on mentioning brands?

Warning though - too much at once will upset your tummy! But on the plus side you can never take too much!

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Hmmm that’s interesting. Can they check with a blood test. I’m due more bloods in December. X

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The NHS only check Magnesium blood serum levels - these are so critical to the body that they are maintained at the expense of the Mg inside the cells - i.e. the intra-cellular levels, so always come up pretty near 'normal'.

What you would need is an intra-cellular blood test, or you can just supplement based on symptoms.

I had an intra-cellular blood test 11 years ago, which showed that I was very deficient and so I have supplemented since then.

It's impossible to take too much Mg.....

See this link for the full info':

drmyhill.co.uk/wiki/Magnesi...

You could always try the Mg spray (before or) when your legs feel restless - you can spray it on directly - Mg is a relaxant, that's why it works. Also good to take it before bed. Also, take it away from Thyroid hormones as they compete.

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