Needed to share this with you. Not long ago one doctor was interviewed on TV, doctor that probably has not even slightest idea how to treat thyroid issues. He said it is just so trendy to have thyroid issues these days, it is trendy disease. First we had burn out, then chronic fatigue and now thyroid issues is hot topic, everyone WANTS to have this disease! People just need an excuse for being fat and tired.
This doctor has written many books about normal diseases and he has his own TV show, shown as this really relaxed nice doctor from country side who has common sense. Awful thing is that many people seem to believe him, if he says you are just fat and lazy, that's what you are.
Well, some time after this statement, another doctor, who btw happens to have his own TV show called thyroid issues trendy as well. This doctor has his own column on many magazines. He is also shown as really patient friendly, caring and understanding.
Awful thing is that now it seems it is very trendy for doctors to call thyroid issues trendy. After xmas I talked with my uncle's wife, who has had hypothyroidism for at least four years. She has awful flu and her neck was hurting and she was coughing bad and barely been able to breathe. Was given many courses of antibiotics and told it is tonsillitis. She asked for thyroid tests as she was barely able to stand up feeling so fatigued and dizzy. "But oh no it cannot be thyroid issues, you are on thyroxine already! It is just so trendy to think it is your thyroid".
Took her long time to get her thyroid re-tested and her TSH was 10 and she was sent to ultrasound scan showing a lot of scar tissue. That doctor said it was bad inflammation not tonsillitis.
Yesterday I talked with a friend who has hypothyroidism as well, has had it for 20 years or so and never balanced. She had asked a doctor to re-test her and take ft3 as well. Her fT4 and fT3 was low, but the doctor said no reason to increase dosage of thyroxine, it i just so trendy to have thyroid issues, you are already medicated. She did increase her dosage and lied about losing prescriptions to see whether her symptoms improve. Don't know how she will continue as the doctors wont approve her higher dosage.
All these doctors are certain age group, guys with mullets and certain attitude. Yup, they all are men.
One doctor calling thyroid issues trendy on TV, can cause so much damage!