I have not been able to login to HealthUnlocked for quite some time and about an hour ago I read a post with a line about the death of Dr S. I thought "oh no not Dr Skinner! - In a stunned state I found the information that Dr Skinner had died suddenly in November.
I am one of the hundreds and hundreds of people that he made well again - like so many of you I suffered for years because the GPs blood tests came back negative. Eventually someone recommended Dr Skinner - however I wasn't ready for the annoyance I caused my GPs in requesting a referral - annoyance that turned to vitriol when I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and that I had been prescribed and given Thyroxine. Thankfully I very quickly began improving, but for months when having to visit the GPs the question of taking Thyroxine was always raised and I was always bullied to stop taking it. I was eventually "ground down", and in tears, I stopped taking Thyroxine for a month - quickly relapsing - they did a blood test (negative) they then put me back on 100mg Thyroxine for a month - blood test again (negative) so very very reluctantly they acquiesced and started prescribing.
I was so lucky to meet Dr Skinner - and I am so grateful for what he did for me. A wonderful non-conformist, and a brilliant man, who stood up (for the likes of me) to the ‘Establishment’ for what he believed in, despite what anyone thought of him. Thank you so much.