Over on the Pernicious Anaemia forum, there has been a post about Paul Daniels having Pernicious Anaemia.
But I also saw this:
“That’s how I knew he was ill. I just thought he was tired. Panto is exhausting for even a 20-year-old. Paul had an under-active thyroid, I thought the medication needed tweaking.”
Four years ago [from 2009] my thyroid stopped working and it took them a hell of a long time to find out what was the matter with me. I honestly believed I was going insane; I was losing control and felt weak.
I finished up unconscious on a cruise ship in New York harbour. The other passengers thought I was dead. I was taken to a hospital and in the light of recent chat about the NHS, trust me, never be ill in America. I was in hospital for three days - lying in a bed and ignored.
When I got back to the UK ten days later, a nurse at the private hospital I went to said to the doctor: 'What about his thyroid?' They found it had closed down and all my organs were slowly packing up.
It took another nine months to find the right balance of drugs and I'll have to take the pills for life. But I feel great now.
There is probably more information out there, but this was sufficient to make me want to post.