1. Jill McGinn Jill McGinn United Kingdom says:

    What a load of old horse manure..!!! I am extremely angry at this futile and flippant statement. MILLION even BILLIONS of tax payers money could be saved each year if the symptoms ( which they used to be many moons ago ) were taken into consideration and diagnoses not just weighted on the TSH test. I have spent YEARS being treated for health problems attributed to Hypothyrodism some which required surgery i.e. IBS, and endometriosis and no doubt added to the cost of my healthcare, and I am sure I am not alone. After a YEAR of fluctuating TSH tests one being over 10 and a POSITIVE TPO, I have only just started Levothyroxine. Therein lies the problem of knowing if I am converting because A- levothyroxine ONLY contains one hormone T4, and B- the T3 test is hardly EVER offered. Everybody knows that one feels better with a TSH near 1, and mine were never below 3, varying from 4, 5, 6 ,7 and 10 in some degree, and the refernce range here in the UK is the ONLY one that uses an upper limit of 4 or 5, most are 2 or 3. Better treatment and diagnoses is needed NOW, not only to stop unecessary suffering and to SAVE lives but to stem the haemorrhaging of cash from the NHS.

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