Today, I came across a short summary on recent study findings presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association in November, 2008.
It states that in a study with thyroid patients 65 and older, there was no improvement in cognitive function when a patient is optimally treated on thyroxine, aka Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothyroxine, Eltroxin, et al.
Gee golly. What breaking and cutting-edge news!
Too bad it takes the results of a research study to reveal what has been blatantly obvious in patients of all ages for 50 years: thyroxine overall does not work and leaves patients with a variety of NON-improvements, as well as worsening symptoms of lingering hypothyroidism as they age. Duhhhh.