My Mum uses this web site as she has an underactive thyroid. I am at my wits end as to how I can procede with her so I thought I'd ask the experts (i.e. people who have the disease!). My Mum had her Armour thyroid stopped 4 years ago because her hormone levels were too high. Since then she has refused to take any orthodox medication. She is currently very ill with heart failure and the doctors have given her less than a year to live but she is convinced that the medicines they want her to take (statins, betablockers, ramipril and an anticoagulant) will kill her. She blames all her symptoms on her unmedicated thyroid problem and refuses to believe that there is anything wrong with her heart (she has had 2 heart attacks and discharged herself from hospital without treatment). Her doctor will not prescribe her armour or anything except levothyroxane. I have offered to pay for private treatment but she always says she will go in 'a couple of weeks' but this never happens. If someone can't get through to her soon it will be to late, is it possible that she is right and that her symptoms could be reversed by the correct thyroid medication or are the doctors right that she has heart failure and she is going to die without treatment. When ever I try to talk to her she tells me about people on here who have had amazing recoveries after getting the correct thyroid medication and that she will be fine. I am, however, totally frantic that I might lose my Mum for no reason other that a fear of conventional medicine.
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