Why thyroid science is important to a thyroid patients campaign

Okay it's time once again to rally the troops of my dear fellow thyroid patients ... and to rant and rage at the things we're fighting against. I've been pondering things lately. Here's where I'll start, with what really gets under my skin. WE'RE MOCKED. WE'RE SCOLDED. In the doctor's office we as thyroid patients …

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T3 is not always converted from T4

Choosing Wisely Canada, in its campaign to prevent "unnecessary" Free T3 testing in hypothyroidism, says this at the opening of their justification: "T4 is converted into T3 at the cellular level in virtually all organs." (1) Such a statement makes it seem like T3 hormone only originates from T4 hormone. Admittedly, debate and uncertainty has …

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55 Steps: A movie with applications to thyroid therapy

In this 2017 movie's portrayal of a patient's true story, Elanor Riese was given medications that damaged her quality of life and made her appear more mentally incompetent than she was to begin with. Elanor initially sought psychological help because of her fear of death, but she was  forced into abusive medical treatment that limited …

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