On BBC breakfast today discussion about rising numbers of prescriptions for depression. They need to look into the reasons for this. Should we help them out and let them know about all the hypothyroid patients who have been given anti d's because they are merely worrying about nothing!? (hope you detect the sarcasm- I'm known for it) A lady (Tabitha) was prescribed anti d's for severe migraines and depression, they did nothing for her and made her symptoms worse. Some of the symptoms sounded very much like low Vit B12 to me! A lot of people have serious problems trying to get off the medication, even when gently tapering the dose.
Spokesperson for PHE never mentioned the Yellow Card system!
Ps in yesterday's Daily Express the headline was about too many people being prescribed statins unnecessarily!! Ironic really isn't it, too many folks getting stuff they don't need/makes them feel worse and poor old thyroid patients left to suffer with insufficient /inappropriate meds!!!!!!!!!