Thyroid patient blaming and shaming, part 3: Advocacy and Science

In this Part 3, I continue my rebuttal of a research article that blames thyroid patients for causing harm to themselves by making requests of doctors for tests and therapies. In this post, I explain the good signs that thyroid patients' self-advocacy is sometimes effective and is making a difference. We are standing on the …

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2019 ATA article engages in patient-blaming and doctor-shaming

Some members of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) have achieved a new ethical low. They have published in their official scientific journal, Thyroid, an article that blames thyroid patients for causing harm to themselves by making requests of doctors for tests and therapies. They titled their paper "Patient Requests for Tests and Treatments Impact Physician …

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L-T3 pharmaceutical equivalency, Part 2: New thyroid science

What does NEW thyroid science have to say on the topic of thyroid pharmaceutical equivalency? How many micrograms of L-T3 Liothyronine (i.e. Cytomel) are equivalent to L-T4 Levothyroxine (i.e. Synthroid)? Thyroid hormone pharmaceutical monographs currently provide very rigid and low-ratio equivalency statements: ERFA Canada says "Desiccated thyroid 60 mg is usually considered equivalent to ... …

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No, 25 mcg of L-T3 Liothyronine isn’t equivalent to 100 mcg L-T4

In thyroid therapy, how many micrograms of Cytomel (T3) are equivalent to how many micrograms of Synthroid (T4)? Equivalency statements in the product monographs for Pfizer Canada's Cytomel and for ERFA Canada's "Thyroid" (NDT brand) claim that a 25 mcg dose of Liothyronine sodium (L-T3) is "considered equivalent" to 100 mcg / μg (0.1 mg) …

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Global thyroid pharma economics: T3 meds

Here's an update on prices in some locations of the world, and Canada, for synthetic T3 medication, known by the chemical name liothyroinine. UNITED KINGDOM & GREECE A Daily Mail article published May 27, 2019 reported the prices for T3 / Liothyronine pills in the UK over time, and today in Greece: 20-25 mcg / …

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2014 ATA Therapy guidelines: 3. Desiccated thyroid

If we want to disagree with the American Thyroid Association's prejudice against animal sources of thyroid hormone, we should to at least prove we're trying to listen to them. Then we should fairly point out what they didn't say, what truths they would rather not admit, and where they are being unfair or inconsistent. This post …

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2014 ATA thyroid therapy guidelines: 1. Levothyroxine

In this series of posts, I paraphrase a 2014 thyroid therapy guidelines document in a way that even the brain-fogged hypothyroid patient can understand more quickly and easily than reading the original version. MY SUMMARY'S AIMS AND METHODS Every thyroid patient understand the basics about what is being said about their therapy by the American …

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