1. P Lynch P Lynch United Kingdom says:

    So, there we have it, the Royal College of Physicians have said there is to be no change to their statement on hypothyroidism.  I wonder who carried out the review on the statement where the authors remain nameless?

    Thousands of patients will suffer from loss of their medication and thousands will suffer in the future, all because of this blanket statement from the RCP.

    We asked that thyroid support groups, treated patients and doctors be involved in the review, but no, no-one was included regardless of the hundreds of references supporting our cases that were sent to the RCP.

    What do very ill patients, and patients who have recovered on thyroid medication have to do to get this statement changed.  In my case, suffering ill-health for four decades doesn't appear to worry these doctors, one single bit.  I hope they sleep well in their beds at night and can go to work the next day and do a full days work and then enjoy their free time, because thousands who are suffering because of statements like this, do not have the pleasure of the things these doctors take for granted.

    Someone has to listen to us, take us seriously and then take the bull by its horns to change this culture where the doctor is always right.  No-one can be right all the time, but we can forgive that if only they were to say 'sorry, we were wrong, in future we will listen and learn.'  

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