Morningside Liothyronine sodium!: Hi my Dr won't... - Thyroid UK

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Morningside Liothyronine sodium!

t3tracy
t3tracy

Hi my Dr won't prescribe Mercury lio any more.

Morning side didn't work for me and I became ill with them for 6 months. I really need to adjust the dose from mercury to Morning side.

I guess Morning side is a lot less effective as it didn't work on me and i became ill. Any ideas on how much to take compared to Mercury brand?

I take 40mcg a day at the moment of Mercury.

Feel like screaming as I have just got better after 6 months.

I really just want to cry. It's like a forever merry go round. 😪

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shaws
shawsAdministrator

t3tracy, what you have to do is complain to your local MP. TUK have had an Appeal going forward at the Lords and I'll give you a link.

This was about 3 weeks ago and we listened to the Debate and it was from about 3 p.m. to after 8 p.m. In the meantime this is instructions from TUK:-

healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

t3tracy
t3tracy
in reply to shaws

Hi Shaws

They are still prescribing for me but not mercury.

It's Morningside only from now on.

Regards x

shaws
shawsAdministrator
in reply to t3tracy

Maybe Mercury T3 is unavailable for some reason. Your pharmacist should be able to find out. I have told my pharmacist when a medication doesn't suit me that I prefer a particular one 'and tell him what want' and he gets it for me.

Maybe Morningside is the cheaper alternative although I think most T3s are around the same price now.

t3tracy
t3tracy
in reply to shaws

Hi Shaws

I have told them that. They are saying Mercury is too exspensive. I have noticed that others are saying Morningside is more potent than Mercury?

Any opinons on that?

Thank you x

shaws
shawsAdministrator
in reply to t3tracy

I don't know why it would be more potent if the measurement is the same. Sometimes fillers/binders in the product can affect us. If you think it may be more potent you could also split tablet into 4 and take 3/4s for a few weeks then take the whole tablet and see how you get on.

SlowDragon
SlowDragonAdministrator
in reply to t3tracy

They are almost identical in price. Not more than few pounds between them (which, considering how much both Mercury Pharma and Morningside price is above EU Liothyronine is very suspicious)

t3tracy
t3tracy
in reply to SlowDragon

Ah very interesting thank you for that info x

SlowDragon
SlowDragonAdministrator
in reply to t3tracy

You need to ring around different independent pharmacies

I had to battle to get Morningside Healthcare, and NOT Mercury Pharma !

It just depends what the wholesale supplier has in stock. The big chains are particularly unhelpful in this. It apparently costs them money to do a special order so not interested in helping (they can't claim costs back from NHS)

Independent pharmacies can be more flexible. Pick up paper prescriptions from GP and ring round

Also try online suppliers too - list on here

thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/treatm...

Personally I find Morningside Healthcare more potent. Pushed FT3 up from 5.8 approx to 6.3 approx on exactly same dose ......but we are all different in our reactions. I did find it took a while to feel stable after changing.

After much searching I found very helpful small pharmacy, it's 12 miles away....but worth it. They completely understand that we need to always stay on same brand of Levothyroxine and Liothyronine

shaws
shawsAdministrator

We have to battle on and below is the latest from TUK:

This an update:-

healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

You have to see your local MP and complain about the withdrawl and also provide evidence for Lord Hunt.

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