I have taken T4 for years. I always feel a bit groggy and out of it and have wondered if I may be someone who might benefit from combined T4 & T3.
I asked my GP if I could have a free T3 test instead of just the usual TSH test. She said I could not but that I could have a T4 test and that combined with the TSH test would give her all she needed to know so that a T3 test was unnecessary,
I referred to Thyroid UK as a respected body that takes different view. My GP said that the NHS does not offer "the gold standard" and that even if I had a test for T3 showing that it was deficient, the only available medicine for hypothyroidism via the NHS was T4 so it would be a pointless exercise.
I was made to feel rather awkward and unreasonable for wanting to explore a possibility of feeling better. I had thought that T4 + T3 was available through the NHS as there was press coverage not so long ago that they were paying too high a price for it.
Has T3 been withdrawn from the NHS now.?
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