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so says Diane Holmes, she suffered for 23 years mis diagnosed 6 times , treated for illnesses she did not have which at best did nothing to alleviate her dibillitating symptoms and at worst made her even more ill! Diane eventually went to see dr Barry durrant peatfield who was recommended to her. Within a week she was diagnosed with under active thyroid although her blood tests were normal leading GP s to eliminate that as a diagnosis. Dr peatfield did not go by blood tests . Diane was prescribed thyroid hormone and was back to full health in a matter of months. ! Diane has worked tirelessly to try and change how thyroid disease is diagnosed but so far does not seem to have succeeded . She worked together with dr Gordon skinner for two years and was shocked at how many patients suffered from misdiagnosis of hypothyroidism . Many many hundreds told they had CFS have since been treated and cured with thyroid hormone of one kind or another . The name of her book " tears behind closed doors " was my incentive to find a doctor who would ignore normal blood tests and give me a trial of thyroxine which is what I did and within a few weeks I was 60/ 70% better . It is a case of trial and error finding the right hormone that suits your needs some T4 some T3 some T4 + T3 some natural desiccated thyroid . Hope this helps some of you suffering with pain and the most awful symptoms approach your doctors with this information and hopefully get the help you need . As Diane says , misdiagnosis of hypothyroidism is " the gravest faux pas in medical history" best wishes sy
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