I've just watched the videos and I am shocked and surprised by Dr Toft's response. Does he personally know all the sufferers of hypothyroidism? He certainly does not and should not say such a blanket statement. I've had my right lobe removed due to thyroid cancer earlier this year and I am certainly not happy with my 'hypothyroidsim'. My endo surgeon saw me 5 weeks after my surgery and diagnosed me as hypothyroid based on my symptoms. He prescribed 75mcg Levothyroxine but my symptoms have not improved. I saw him 12 days ago after I complained that I was not getting any better and he said I couldn't be hypothyroid because my TSH had gone down. It had only gone down because I was on the levothyroxine, without it it would be much higher! He has now referred me to an endocrinologist because he can only prescribe T4 (his words not mine) and he thinks it might be something else. Yes, it is...I cannot convert T4 to T3 efficiently. That's my problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's a case of watch this space, but in the meantime my health isn't improving and I am losing my job. My employers threatened to sack me if I didn't return to work when my paid sick leave ended and that ceased a couple of weeks ago. She is now hassling me for a home visit and I'm not well enough to see her. I spend most of my time sleeping or resting because I don't have the energy anymore. I try to walk my dog but after 10 minutes around the housing estate I'm ready for bed again. This is no life!
Let's hope that the petition that has been started with get us all somewhere. I, for one, have signed it and posted it on facebook for my friends to support. As my friend keeps saying to me "the wagon with squeaky wheel get oiled". We'd all better start squeaking loud and clear!!!