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On holiday for three days - forgotton to bring thyroid meds - does it matter ????

(10 Posts)
ginorwine Tue 21-Mar-17 20:35:01

As above
Feel a bit worried ..

Backingvocals Tue 21-Mar-17 22:23:41

I must admit I forget mine all the time and it's always been fine. I take 175 mg of thyroxine every day for hypothyroid and I forget for whole weeks at a time. It's always been fine - probably v bad advice but that's been my experience.

choppolata Tue 21-Mar-17 22:29:24

I'm always forgetting mine (150mg) and I'm still alive. You'll be fine.

acornsandnuts Tue 21-Mar-17 22:33:28

Not ideal but if you take them regularly the rest of the time you will be fine.

tobee Tue 21-Mar-17 22:36:22

If you're in uk you can try an emergency prescription. If you go to a chemist or pharmacy counter they should be able to help (or at least give advice) but be prepared that it could be a bit of a faff.

ErrolTheDragon Tue 21-Mar-17 22:41:07

Thyroxine has a long half life - iirc 11 days - so missing for 3 days shouldn't be a disaster.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Tue 21-Mar-17 22:45:37

you'll probably have a little slump in a week or two!

but no, its not a major issue, imo.

ErrolTheDragon Tue 21-Mar-17 22:46:02

Just checked, more like 6-7 days but that still means there should be quite a lot still in your system after a 3 day gap.

mymatemax Wed 22-Mar-17 00:33:03

My gp is part of a national pharmacy link scheme so can request my repeat prescription be sent to any pharmacy also in the scheme. Ring your gp & see if they can send a prescription to a local chemist

ginorwine Wed 22-Mar-17 14:58:02

Thanks all
Got hold of a go via 111
Said be fine
Thanks again !!!

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