I currently take 2 and 3/4 grains of thyroid s, my gp is happy for me to take this and supports me fully. He referred me to the endo last year to see if they could prescribe me something rather then having to self source and I have just had a call from the consultant who has suggested that I stop my thyroid s for a month as my t3 is too high, when I retest in a month she predicts that my t3 will still be too high, or at best in range, and so they will only be able to prescribe t4 ( levothyroxine ) and then if and when necessary t3 will be considered.
I don’t know what to do..... I feel completely petrified at the prospect of stopping my thyroid s and having no thyroid meds at all for a month. I can’t imagine what that will do to my system? I am not optimal at the moment but I feel a million times better then I ever did on thyroxine alone. So to stop my meds for up to a month to only reintroduce thyroxine at the end of it is seems unimaginable.
My main aim when seeing the endo a year ago was to get a prescription to help me going forward, but I was always aware it was a long shot and so I would self source from the numerous options available from Thailand, but as you are all aware these are now non existent and I only have a couple of months worth of thyroid s left so I have to have another plan, but I am just not hopeful that the nhs are in the right path? Please help me, I really don’t know what to do for the best. My husband has suggested we try and go private, but I know that is going to cost a fortune and we just don’t have it to spare at the moment.