Two more new comments on his blog which was mentioned here in May this year:-
1.In response to lorrainecleaver7:
I could weep with gratitude for this post Dr Kendrick. This situation defies belief. Today I tried to help a twenty eight year old housebound woman with Hashimotos hypothyroidism denied treatment because the TSH was not over ten. Another friend was a very successful BBC director, also now housebound, not worked for a decade – […]
Thank you, Dr. Kendrick! The situation in US medicine isn’t much better. The dirty word in all this is “self-treatment”, because that is the only way patients who cannot afford boutique/concierge medicine, can get off of SSRIs and feel well again. US patients with financial resources go to doctors like this guy, and the rest suffer:
Helen Hulbert commented on Treating Thyroid patients like children.
in response to Sula Maye:
I am so pleased to hear you addressing this issue. I have been hypothyroid for twenty years and hit the ‘m.e’ wall four years ago. I presumed that because i had an enlightened GP who allowed me both T3 and T4 my thyroid had no part to play in my illness. That was until I […]
NDT was the only thing that relieved all my swelling from 20 years undiagnosed hypothyroidism. It also helped my skin, by this time even my eyelids were peeling. Before NDT I took 200 MCG of Levothyroxine for 2 years, which did absolutely nothing.
I’m self medicating now, unfortunately it’s the only way to go. I saw an endo once, who told me it wasn’t my thyroid, but kindly wrote to me that my thyroid antibodies were in the 600’s
I’ve also found out that thyroid meds don’t work until there is sufficient cortisol. I paid for my own adrenal testing and my cortisol is dangerously low along with DHEA. I was fainting regularly until I decided to buy hydrocortisone. Taking 20 mg of hydrocortisone has resulted in mostly normal temps for the first time in decades. I’ve found also it’s important to have sufficient iron, Folate, Vit D3, Vit B12 for the thyroid meds to work. I was deficient in all of them.
I still have swollen ankles, dry skin, muscle pain but considerably better than I was 4 years ago. Even my underarm and pubic hair which I had lost completely is starting to grow again. My nails had stopped growing, these are getting longer, just head hair loss to improve.
I had all the classic symptoms, even the enlarged tongue, sudden high cholesterol, painful joints, low mood, painful muscles. 30 years of antidepressants, when all the time it was low T3.