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Isn't it strange when you go back through all the past posts on this forum the difference probably 10. To 1 of women to men who have been " diagnosed" with ME/CFS ? Isn't it strange that it is the same for thyroid disease 10 women to 1 man suffering some form of thyroid problem ? There are studies going on about the link between ME/ CFS and thyroid illness the symptoms for the two are very similar . Some forward thinking doctors have been treating ME/ CFS patients with thyroxine , T4 with amazing results . These patients have had all thyroid blood tests come back from the lab NORMAL many times after repeated tests . Doctor skinner is one brave man who went against the blood tests and treat patients sent to him from other practitioners , thought to be suffering from ME or CFS , with thyroid hormones , either T4 or T4+ T3 or NDT . Dr skinner was called in front of the medical board many times for mal practice ( going against blood tests) but hundreds of his patients stood up for him and told how they were desperately ill until dr skinner prescribed thyroid meds , and we're now back to full health.he was given permission to go on treating patents this way although only if they were referred by another GP . Sadly dr skinner has since passed away. I think this gives room for thought why be content to have a " diagnosis" of an illness there are no specific tests for ? How do we know every other tests have been looked into? Most GP s and endocrinologists will not go past the bloods whereas for many many years before blood tests were used and before the synthetic hormone was ' invented' doctors prescribed natural desiccated thyroid to patients with symptoms of hypothyroidism and if they were cured of the symptoms they stayed on it for life , if not then they were tested for other illnesses. There are too many people suffering the most dibillitating illness because blood tests rule, things must change !!! I appreciate giving a med that blood tests say is not needed has to come into the equation but all the info and research tells us a low dose of thyroid hormone will not harm anyone and is low cost not a drain on the NHS !
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