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Purchasing T3 online - Advice

jflollie profile image

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone might be able to message me a good place to purchase t3 online?

My endo had prescribed t3 alongside my levothyroxine as I do not convert properly based on my latest blood results. However, the CCG would not approve the prescription, so despite the fact that my endo thinks I need it, I cannot get it on prescription :(

I'm hoping it might be a little cheaper to buy it online rather than a private prescription as money is quite tight at the moment.

Jess x

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Write complaint to NHS that you are refused medication crucial to your health and life.

SlowDragon profile image

See Improve Thyroid Treatment campaign on Facebook for lots of helpful letter templates to write complaint to CCG, your local PALs and your MP

If your NHS endocrinologist recommends a three month trial he should prescribe for first three months on NHS from his hospital. Assuming you do well on it then prescribing is transferred to GP


Clear legal outline


If you really get nowhere with this then you can get private prescription from your endo to enable you to order from Germany at fraction of cost

30 Euro for 100 x 20mcg Liothyronine

PM me for more info if needed

Your Endo can not just say you need it and not provide it either with NHS 3 month trial or a private prescription

in reply to SlowDragon

Hi, I'm interested too. I'd like to try levothyroxin for a bit to see if it makes any difference, but I don't have a prescription. Can you help me out?

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Email Thyroid UK for list of recommended thyroid specialists, please email Dionne


For full Thyroid evaluation you need TSH, FT4, FT3 plus TPO and TG thyroid antibodies and also very important to test vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12

Private tests are available. Thousands on here forced to do this as NHS often refuses to test FT3 or antibodies


Medichecks Thyroid plus ultra vitamin or Blue Horizon Thyroid plus eleven are the most popular choice. DIY finger prick test or option to pay extra for private blood draw. Both companies often have money off offers.

All thyroid tests should ideally be done as early as possible in morning and fasting. When on Levothyroxine, take last dose 24 hours prior to test, and take next dose straight after test. This gives highest TSH, lowest FT4 and most consistent results. (Patient to patient tip, GP will be unaware)

If antibodies are high this is Hashimoto's, (also known by medics here in UK more commonly as autoimmune thyroid disease).

About 90% of all hypothyroidism in Uk is due to Hashimoto's. Low vitamins are especially common with Hashimoto's. Food intolerances are very common too, especially gluten. So it's important to get TPO and TG thyroid antibodies tested at least once .

Link about thyroid blood tests


Link about antibodies and Hashimoto's



List of hypothyroid symptoms


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