Thyroid UK is planning a survey about T3 treatment which will enable us to show NICE, NHS England, the British Thyroid Association and other bodies that T3 is not an alternative treatment for most people but is an essential addition.
I have put below some of the questions we are going to ask. What we want to know is, are there any other questions you would like to see in the survey about T3 treatment, non-treatment or withdrawal of treatment?
Please bear in mind that this survey is focusing on T3 (liothyronine) - not NDT.
We will try to incorporate your questions if they are relevant but if there are too many, we will do another survey at a later time (we need to be succinct in our analysis and too many questions muddies the waters).
Questions that we are going to ask:
•Age; Sex; Which Country do you live in?
•Have you been refused T3?
•Have you been prescribed T3/T4 combination or T3 only?
•Do you self-treat with T3?
•Does your clinician know that you self-treat with T3?
•What are the benefits for you of taking T3/T4 or T3 only?
•Are you scared that you might have your T3 withdrawn?
•Have you had your T3 withdrawn?
•How do you feel about this?
•Do you feel you have a voice in your treatment of hypothyroidism?
If you have any other burning questions, please just put them below without any other text so that we can easily find them to incorporate in the survey.