Thyroid petition closes with 5,681 signatures

Well done, thyroid warriors and caring citizens! https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1819 This is a strong number, considering our challenges. Of course we wish we could have had a larger number. But this is a fledgling campaign group led by a small handful of patients. We started in July, launched a petition in September, and only had 4 months …

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VIDEO: What’s wrong with therapy for hypothyroidism?

On December 17, I decided to purchase "Doodly" video creation software that was being advertised on Facebook, and I made this 10-minute educational video. It is meant to raise an appropriate sense of alarm at the problems with thyroid therapy and to offer some possible solutions. Clicking the title image will take you to YouTube to …

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Cute puppies get thyroid petition signatures

During our 2018 Canadian Thyroid Patients' petition, we were frustrated by the low rate of e-signatures as the petition entered its final month of December. We looked with envy at the statistics of other House of Commons petitions and discovered that some of the more successful ones were about preventing cruelty to animals. In fact, …

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Thyroid hormone economics 101: Less FT3 per unit of TSH

Despite a normal TSH, some thyroid patients will fall far below their healthy set point for Free T3, the active thyroid hormone. TSH behaves differently in thyroid patients. TSH cannot indicate T3 sufficiency in thyroid therapy. Source of graph: Hoermann, R., Midgley, J. E. M., Larisch, R., & Dietrich, J. W. (2016). Relational Stability in …

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