As a follow-up to the recent post by helvella (Thyroid extract - The End) I would like you all to read the following FACTS when consulting your doctor or endocrinologist and then consider whether to ask him/her why you should believe anything they have to say about NDT/Armour when the following is today's reality. I must emphasise that I am NOT a religious fanatic and I last went to church (CofE) in 1979 upon my wedding, which was also attended by 4 of my Muslim friends.
THIS IS THE TRUE FACT:
A healthy thyroid does NOT produce the synthetic chemicals levothyroxine and liothyronine as that feat is 100% guaranteed to be TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE even for GOD Himself to perform.
Rather, a healthy thyroid produces the natural hormones Tetraiodothyronine and Triiodothyronine.
THIS IS THE CURRENT SITUATION:
It is VERY, VERY misleading using the very same terminology (ie T4 and T3) for them both as that WILL and DOES cause confusion with everybody, and I really do mean EVERYBODY, including the manufacturer of Armour Thyroid itself which refers to this NATURAL product thus: “Armour Thyroid Tablets, USP, contain the labeled amounts of levothyroxine (T4)and liothyronine (T3)”
A consultant endocrinologist has stated to me IN WRITING that: "“The active constituents of Armour are levothyroxine and liothyronine”
. I can copy this to any doubter (PM me for a copy) but cannot, of course, print online as name of endo is mentioned.)
The NHS is told by its contractor SPS that: "“Desiccated thyroid extract is derived from porcine thyroid gland. One grain contains 38mcg levothyroxine (T4) and 9mcg liothyronine (T3) per 65mg of the labelled amount of thyroid.”
After informing NICE of this LIE, I was informed by them that: "NICE cannot be held responsible for the contents of published resources produced by other organisations." They also appear to be quite complacent to accept the LIE as being true, despite my protestations, as no correction of this LIE has yet been made.
(Again, can produce copy of email to any doubter, and my protestation, but cannnot print online, PM me for a copy ESPECIALLY if you are from NICE, happen to be a doctor or a journalist and wish to contact me by email, phone, letter or personal interterview).
Moreover a normal thyroid also produces many other products as a matter of course for use in the body. To deny the body of these hormones could be interpretated as a declaration of that denial coming either directly or indirectly from a Divine Being (only the good ones!) as it is totally unnatural. It is guaranteed to cause problems, as witnessed by the many thousands of thyroidless victims, like myself, who complain constantly and fruitlessly (until we read forums such as this or TPA, which are patient-led as opposed to being from any "official" source) that we are getting the wrong medicine, are ignored and left to our own devices. God (in a generic sense of course) alone, it would seem, says that we need these extra hormones and I, for one, have 100% faith in His actions.
I no longer have any faith left whatsoever in my doctor unless he will publicly declare himself to be God and I doubt he will ever be prepared to do that. The thyroid may actually produce other hormones solely only upon the occurrence of certain infrequent problems it detects elsewhere in the body and which are not even SUSPECTED of being in existence, let alone being examined for what use the body actually makes of them.The absence of them can only be denied by God Himself, so you profess yourself to be God if you make a denial of that possibility. As the source of the denial on NDT is from your doctor, then the instruction for that denial has only one possible source, far LOWER than big paharma
Do YOU have more faith in YOUR doctor ( who is under instructions to tell everybody with hypothyroidism to "take this little pill and you will be perfectly healthy again," than you do in God Himself, who created this world and everything in it and about which we actually know so very little?