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WHERE CAN I BUY T3 FROM IN EUROPE

Hello, I am trying to find whre I can buy T3 from in Europe online as my doctor in England is going to stop my NHS script soon, I am desperate to find a genuine and reliable supply from Europe as I dont have the money to pay the crazy UK prices.

Many thanks

Ruth

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Were you originally diagnosed and recommended T3 by NHS endocrinologist?

How long have you been taking T3

It is directly against guidelines to discontinue T3 if this is the case

Look up your local CCG guidelines

Write to your MP, Jeremy Hunt and Sarah Wollaston MP

Clutter has some links to help fight this decision

Scottish parliamentary debate on T3 this week

scottishparliament.tv/meeti...

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Pharmacy2U have T3 available

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Any pharmacy in France will supply liothyronine sodium on a British prescription. The product is called Cynomel and costs just €3.48 (about £3.10) for 30 tablets of 25 micrograms. The price is standard all over France, and if they don't have it in stock they can normally get it in less than 24 hours. You can order it in advance of your visit. There are lists of pharmacies in French towns on the internet. Here, for example is Calais.

yelp.co.uk/search?cflt=phar...

My GP in London was so impressed when I showed him the product and the receipt that he wanted to alert all his thyroid patients.

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Thank you for your reply, would I be able to mail order with a private prescription.

Best

Molly

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I am not in the UK but have ordered drugs from both Germany and France using a Belgian prescription, and I've never had any problems (I see a doctor privately as well).

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I think not. When I asked one pharmacy whether they would be prepared to send it to me in the UK they told me they cannot send medecines abroad. So someone would have to collect it for you.

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Molly67,

Do you know why your GP is going to stop your T3?

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Hi, I saw one of the locums and he said the price had increased for the NHS but I have not been told officially would I be able to go to an appea if this happens, at the moment I'm still getting it but want a back up and would find it impossible at this time to travel to Europe to obtain in person so am looking if could order from a reputable supplier by web I could get a private script if that was essential but again that would cost me to see a private endo.

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Molly67,

Did a NHS endo recommend you take T3?

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Yes, I pay to see her privately

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Molly67,

You would have a stronger case if she had been NHS but it is still worth appealing your GP's decision.

I would write to your GP (cc your MP) and tell your GP that you believe your GP is in breach of GMS contract by with-drawing treatment you have been told you need. Say you have been well on Liothyronine and wish to continue taking it. Attach the BTA guidance for patients and GPs.

The BTA issued guidance that patients doing well on T3 should not have their prescriptions with-drawn. See FAQS for patients and GPs in british-thyroid-association... [I've been unable to access the BTA site for a couple of weeks but you may have more luck.]

CCGs do not have the authority to tell GPs what not to prescribe. Individual GPs, not CCGs, could be found in breach of the General Medical Services contract if they do not prescribe treatment patients have been told "they need".

bmj.com/content/358/bmj.j36...

The GPC has warned that GPs would be in breach of the GMS contract and could get into legal trouble by following the orders and refusing to prescribe patients treatments they have told them they need.

gponline.com/gpc-warning-ig...

CCGs withdrawing services are obliged to consult with the public before initiating changes. If they did not, they may have breached guidelines and can be challenged.

mills-reeve.com/files/Publi...

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