Those of you doing much better on NDT or T3 but with so called "abnormal" labs (low/suppressed TSH, and/or out-of-range free Ts), do you ever worry about the future of unconventional thyroid drugs (by "unconventional" I mean everything except T4 only drugs)? I know I do. Needlessly perhaps. But it's difficult not to when you feel so much better on NDT than you ever did on T4 only...
I read about what happened to Dr. Peatfield:
I know Dr. Hertoghe is controversial among his peers, but he is still allowed to practise medicine in Belgium. However, as he is 60, he won't be around forever. I wonder what will happen when he and other hormone doctors start retiring...will there be a new generation of doctors trained by them to take over? It takes quite a lot of strength and courage to swim against the tide.
I think NDT is availble in Belgium only because of three generations of Hertoghe doctors prescribing it, along with other natural hormones.
The fact that T3 used to be available from Greece, but no longer is, is also worrying. This is not just about the supplier running out of stock due to high demand. Nobody seems to know when or even if it will ever be back in stock.
Most thyroid glandular supplements seem to weak to make a real difference.
I sometimes wonder how the late Dr. Lowe managed to formulate a product available OTC which actually seems to work...that would be another alternative in case all other sources of NDT dry up...but only if it's allowed to continue to be sold as a supplement.
This is a great article on TSH suppression; I wish all doctors were this open-minded: