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Homeostatic Control of the Thyroid–Pituitary Axis: Perspectives for Diagnosis and Treatment

From Paul Robinson

"It states clearly that TSH should be downgraded to a merely supporting role, and that the role of free thyroid hormones are more important. It also states that other/new biological markers are actually required to assess if thyroid hormones are actually sufficient and working well for the individual. Well done this research team."

This paper is very new (Published online 2015 Nov 20. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2015.00177).

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can tyroid stop me getting pregnant?


Yes! I had 2 miscarriages when my levels were low. It is crucial to have good thyroid levels with getting pregnant and during pregnancy.


Lydiababy, NICE recommend the TSH of women trying to conceive and newly pregnant should be in the low-normal range 0.4-2.0 with FT4 in the upper quadrant.

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Three of the four authors of that very new paper are actually advisers to Thyroid UK.


For more papers by members of that research team see the research section of the main Thyroid UK website

One is also a member of this forum


A very interesting paper - thanks for posting.


This paper reflects the advice and opinions on this website from members anecdotally from their own experiences and it is fantastic to have this recognised. It is backed by considered research.

But will it bring the change it reflects is required and, more importantly, how long will that take?


A long time I regret! The only way forward is to go on and on and on, producing more and more irrefutable evidence until the walls fall down (ever so slowly and reluctantly but fall down they will - fact always overcomes fiction). Perhaps not in my lifetime though (but that won't be long).


I have liked your comment. But certainly not that last bit...!

Keep up the good work


Many thansk Leslie, my daughter has just checked this for me and found it to be peer-reviewed and sound so I'll be taking it to my GP hoping for better treatment.


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