Imagine a softly-lit dance floor, soft and slow music being played by the band, couples intertwined as they move in a dreamy sway, round and round, eyes closed, to the beat of a soothing and easy melody…one song after another…
Then, suddenly, the band decides to pick up their melodious pace to a frenzied and clamorous beat, and a couple decides they too, are ready to move FAST, picking up their speed, hastening their dance movements with great joy…
And as you watch the other couples, they are slow to make the transition—opening their eyes in blinking lethargy, moving slightly away from each other, scanning their eyes left and right, figuring out how to make the transition…
The above scenario describes the patients on Armour who’ve gained enough experience to compile a site like Stop the Thyroid Madness…and doctors. We are the dancers who have made a swift and successful move into the fast and energizing new melody…and doctors are either still moving to the beat of a slow song, or barely starting to blink.
How soon will they catch up?? How soon will they stop listening to the ravenous crows called Pharmaceutical Reps who promote their pills like a sideshow Bob promoting his new tonic??
How soon will they start making PATIENTS and their litany of symptoms more important than black ink spots on a piece of paper called the TSH with it’s erroneous range??
How soon will they realize that thyroid patients CAN know what they are talking about as far as Armour working, and T4-only meds barely doing the job??
How soon will they accept that WE as patients have paved a NEW ROAD by our experiences??
And my pet peeve—HOW SOON will a few certain health website doctors STOP giving out LOUSY advice to the poor thyroid patients who come to their site desperate for help, only to get the same bull that has been dispensed for decades??
Truly, time will tell how many will have the courage to really LISTEN.