Two of the Scottish Parliament petitioners, Lorraine Cleaver and Sandra Whyte, were filmed today by Scottish TV about how ill they were before they were put onto the correct thyroid medications.
These lovely ladies explained exactly how ill they were and the reason for this.
Scottish TV also filmed Lyn Mynott at the ITN studios in London today. Among other things, I told them how doctors aren't doing all the tests available to diagnose thyroid disease and that thyroid medications other than levothyroxine are better for some patients.
I also told them that doctors are not testing for vitamin and mineral deficiencies - 77% of respondents to our poll asking whether their doctor has tested them for vitamin and mineral deficiencies said they were never tested - and that this impacts on thyroid health.
Lorraine and Sandra, along with MSP Elaine Smith, will be filmed again after the Scottish Parliament meeting on Tuesday.
We believe that part of the film will be shown on Friday 23rd May or over the weekend on and the rest on Tuesday 28th May. As soon as I have the timings confirmed, I'll let everyone know.
Hopefully, this filming will raise awareness in regard to the problems of diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease. Let's hope they don't edit it too much!