A quite interesting paper which discusses the impact of forums like right here, sites such as Stop the Thyroid Madness, patient-authored books, etc., on thyroid treatment. In my opinion, well worth a look.
It might be good to see that the professionals are taking at least some note of the patients. What impact that will have on treatment in the longer term, I really don't know.
Just because it is about Denmark doesn't mean it is not relevant to those of us who are not in Denmark.
Eur Thyroid J. 2015 Sep; 4(3): 174–180.
Published online 2015 Aug 14. doi: 10.1159/000437262
Treating Hypothyroidism with Thyroxine/Triiodothyronine Combination Therapy in Denmark: Following Guidelines or Following Trends?
Luba Freja Michaelsson,a,* Bjarke Borregaard Medici,a Jeppe Lerche la Cour,a,b Christian Selmer,a Michael Røder,c,d Hans Perrild,e Nils Knudsen,e Jens Faber,a,f and Birte Nygaarda
Five to ten percent of patients with hypothyroidism describe persistent symptoms despite being biochemically well regulated on levothyroxine (L-T4). Thyroxine (T4)/triiodothyronine (T3) combination therapy [L-T4/liothyronine (L-T3) or desiccated thyroid] are still regarded as experimental with no evidence of superior effect on persistent symptoms according to meta-analyses. However, some randomized controlled trials have demonstrated patients' preference for T4/T3 combination therapy as compared to L-T4 monotherapy. In 2013, attention to combination therapy increased in Denmark after a patient published a book describing her experiences with hypothyroidism and treatment.
Full paper freely available here:
[ Added: link to the Danish support forum mentioned in the paper.
And via Google Translate: