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    My GP has obviously been reading the new RCP guidelines!!!

    He said that he would NOT precribe Armour, and T3 would only be prescribes by an NHS ENDO 'specialist'....So he said, (in not so many words) that Dr Skinner was not a specialist....However, he said that dr skinner had enough letters after his name to make the note that I was not HYPEr on my Thyroxine dose and granted the increase in my Thyroxine..

    The pharmacist then queried the new dose asking 'are you sure your taking 400mcg a day?' I said well yes I am....delay in getting my meds..

    I well peed off, when will I and everyone in my situation get a break? GGGGggrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    So frickin frustrated

    Rant over, I refuse to carry on focusing my evergy in anger towards doctors, they are not worth it. Just self medicate get well work more earn more, and Armour will be cost very little..
    I'm not an expert. I'm here to share my Thyroid journey and tell you all my experience of Thyroid disease.
    If you want to chat, please dont hesitate to contact me, I will help where I can!!

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    Re: My GP has obviously been reading the new RCP guidelines!!!

    This is absolutely crazy and now my appointment is coming up on 24th of March but it's with an Endo and hopefully he'll be nice to me.

    GPs are absolutely useless.....I can honestly say that patients know more than GPs in thyroid related cases as sometimes they talk absolutely nonsense!

    Thyroxine is quite cheap and even though officially I am on lower dose, I buy extra privately and I am hoping my Endo would listen to me and increase it as GP wasnt very interested.

    Armour is expensive.....but what's the point saving money when you have no health?

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    Re: My GP has obviously been reading the new RCP guidelines!!!

    On my local radio today they were discussing free prescriptions during a phone in, One woman rang in to say she had free prescriptions for thyroid disease and used an "alternative treatment" but she was no longer
    allowed to have this alternative on prescription. I didn't hear all she said as I was getting ready to walk my rather noisy dogs, but obviously here is another who is being denied Armour previously supplied through
    the NSH.

    I had been hoping to persuade my GP to prescribe T3 as I have been taking it for nearly nine months now,
    but I don't think I stand any chance.

    Its really hard luck Ric when you have a family to support if you have to buy your Armour, but nothing is as
    important as your health as the main provider, so it is value for money I guess.



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