Author Topic: compounding pharmacies in the UK  (Read 4139 times)

June 13, 2009, 08:07:20 pm
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this may be a silly question, but how do you find a compounding pharmacy in the UK (coventry specifically) for time-release T3 ?
We've been getting regular (liothyronine) from Boots and when I asked them, they looked at me as if I were nuts.
I've allso asked the GP and she didn't know.
In the US, compounding pharmacies advertize as such in the yellow pages, but in the Coventry (UK) phone book, no chemist mentioned compounding in their ad.
Where do folks here get time-release T3  ? mail order ?

June 13, 2009, 11:10:19 pm
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June 13, 2009, 11:46:48 pm
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it is a good question ....  bxb!!x to the forum, tell us more if you want to.

I have read about a slow release t3 is required if you have reverse t3 dominance but do not know how it is obtained.  I haven't heard of anyone who has taken slow release t3.

Martindale's in the UK was where I enquired and they hadn't heard of it.

Martindale's USA is probably the place, not sure.

June 14, 2009, 11:11:45 am
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reverse T3 dominance is indeed the problem

we've tried regular T3 and a 20mcg tablet seems to take about 2 hours to kick in and then lasts 4 hours beyond that
She's up to 120mcg a day so obviously there's resistance

the patient is a 71 year old woman whose problems started about 8 years ago when she was badly burnt
The explanation which seems to make the most sense is something like cortisol build-up leading to RT3 build-up

June 14, 2009, 12:56:25 pm
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Hey! I live in cov and have a friend who's a pharmacist. If you bump this thread up tomorrow to remind me (brain like a sieve!) I'll text her to see if she knows. Don't want to bother her with a work qu on her day off! She gets me freshly made up sugar and lactose free t4 so maybe they can do the time released t3.

Susie
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June 16, 2009, 10:04:41 am
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covsooze: that would be amazing if you could do that !
(I've sent you a PM with my email address)
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June 16, 2009, 10:13:46 am
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Have texted my friend and will let you know when I hear from her.
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June 16, 2009, 10:28:11 am
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June 17, 2009, 10:11:51 am
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covsooze: thanks for trying.

I'm still looking it seems....