I bought a year’s sup­ply from Turkey. What else can I do?

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

Pamela Risk won her bat­tle to get T3 for her low thy­roid func­tion but was twice told it would be stopped.

“I knew I would de­te­ri­o­rate badly on the cheaper T4 drug and bought a sup­ply on­line,” said Pamela, 35, from Falkirk.

“I keep it as a back-up should I ever be de­nied the drug.

“With­out it, I feel hugely ex­hausted and could sleep up to 17 hours a day.

“I was di­ag­nosed in Septem­ber 2016, but did not get T3 un­til July 2017 and was then taken off it and put on a cheaper drug, T4.

“I be­gan to de­te­ri­o­rate and paid £1,000 for a pri­vate as­sess­ment and blood tests.

“I was then put back on the drug but have been taken off it again since and had to fight to get it re­in­stated.

“I bought a year’s sup­ply of T3 from an on­line drugs site in Turkey for £8.58.

“It’s far from ideal but what else can I do?

“It’s shock­ing that drug com­pa­nies have been al­lowed to do this.

“Guide­lines need tight­ened up im­me­di­ately.

“With­out it I feel hugely ex­hausted, un­able to con­cen­trate and very cold.

“I had to spend £1,000 on a pri­vate en­docri­nol­o­gist and blood tests to prove I needed T3.

“Other peo­ple are buy­ing it from abroad af­ter be­ing de­nied the drug.

“I’ve been con­tacted by sev­eral who do.

“No one would choose to buy drugs on­line but they are left with no choice.”

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