It's seems a huge shame that thyroid suffers are relegated to having to sort out medication and help themselves. I know a lot is for us to do-diet, fitness etc. but the medical side is seriously lacking. I cannot find an endo in our area (South Wales) who specialises in thyroid problems. The consultant I saw re my thyroid just looked at me, felt my throat and said you are fine. Did not ask or want to know any more details. Total failure. It's like going back to the dark ages. We used to have a health service we could be proud of.