I have always been hungry for statistics on the usage and efficacy between the different treatments of hypothyroidism. Because of the stranglehold of big pharma we are not likely to ever get an estimate of the true population statistics. However I found ONE sample on the Internet tonight. One sample doesn’t get us very far but it is still interesting.
The sample comes from Dr. Westin Childs, he is in the US and reports the following:
In my practice the breakdown of medication goes something like this:
•60-70% of people do the best on NDT
•20-30% of patients do best of T3 only medications
•5-10% of patients do the best on T4 only medications
This is encouraging in as much that if we only feel well on T3-only or NDT, we are not a tiny unusual minority, our responses to these medications are perfectly accurate. We should not be begging and pleading for something considered outside of the norm, our requirements are not unusual, they are expectations for the best treatment for our illness.
I wish we could get about 30 physicians to publish similar studies then we could present, or at least publish the truth about this scandalous situation.