Below is a comment made by Ted on the forums on this site, and it expresses his appreciation to the moderators who give back their time and information to other patients.
But what I also see is that it’s patting the back of thousands of you whom I observed…and whose experiences I used, besides my own, to create the energy and message of this patient site–that T4-only treatment has been a disaster, that dosing by the TSH and it’s dubious range is mostly a failure, that there are better labs your doctor can use, that desiccated thyroid is a better treatment choice, and that many patients have adrenal fatigue that needs to be addressed by their doctors!
By the way, I can’t believe the veritable treasure trove of information on this forum. I’ve learned more about my health status, and how to deal with it in one month here, than I’ve learned in the last 15 years of searching books and talking with doctors. It’s hard to argue with all the practical experience and hard-learned lessons found here, even for a hard-headed retired biochemist. All you moderators are to be congratulated for your tireless energy and willingness to listen (and respond) to what seems to be an ever-growing number of very sick people. THANK YOU ALL!!!!!
And oh how I thank Ted back for those wonderful words. The very purpose of this site, and of those that contribute, is to educate patients. And it appears to be working! And hopefully, that education is being carried to the doctor’s office, and in turn, creating the beginning of a MAJOR change in the way hypothyroid patients are diagnosed and treated. It’s long overdue.