1. Judith Franklin Judith Franklin United Kingdom says:

    Hi, I have had Hashimoto's for 40+ years without a diagnoses. This is how hard it is to get one under the NHS. They have no training in hypothyroidism, because if they did they would know that the origin is in autoimmunity, and that the thyroid tests are not sensitive enough to pick up all patients with this problem. It took a private doctor who suffers from this disease to diagnose me in 1990, but my doctor still will not treat me. After many visits and travels to 3 different doctors who are now retired, I now buy my medicines from the internet as I cannot afford private health care as I am a pensioner. What are we going to do now as doctors are following the wrong guidelines in the diagnosing of the thyroid and it's close gland the Adrenals. I had many symptoms including three misscarrages and two boys with Autism, which is caused by the auto-antibodies in (autoimmune thyroiditis). They pass through the placenta and cause brain damage to the baby.

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