... reading these replies that denounce medical academia in favour of anecdotal group-think certainly explains "Brexit". Seriously though, if the average person could control their dietary intake and spend as much time exercising as they do sitting at their computer complaining about their flagging health they would probably experience a healthier lifestyle. Psychosomatic symptoms treated with any drug can only do more harm just as treating viral infections with antibiotics only creates hypervirulent strains.
I stopped taking synthroid 6 months ago after 21 years of filling prescriptions since being treated with radioactive iodine. My decision for cessation is based on my personal health goals from year 55 (b. 1961) onward to the end. My thyroid treatment symptoms have faded since cessation, although from week 3 through week 6 I did experience swollen feet/ankles, eyes, body temperature and mood swings.
I am not qualified to recommend therapies of any sort to anyone but I am uniquely qualified to decide my own state of health.