Thyroid sufferers disagree with American TV doctor

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January 25, 2015 by dontbringlulubook

The disagreement has surfaced among more than five thousand members of the Thyroid Discussion Group on Facebook.

Dr Marc Siegel – Assistant Professor at New York University Dr Marc Siegel upset the discussion group by describing levothyroxine – one of the drugs prescribed for thyroid disease – as great medication.

But the group of sufferers who support each other on a daily basis were sceptical over the doctor’s enthusiastic backing of the drug on Fox News  – he said ‘levothyroxine  just replaces the thyroid and the patient is back to normal. It’s a great, great medication’.

One of the Facebook posters Kathy Currie Smith Kathy Currie Smithsaid ‘it’s not the medication we are upset over, it is the doctor’s approach to saying that it will be magically fixed once a person starts taking it. That is the load we take exception to’.

20 million Americans suffer from the condition.

http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/01/18/january-national-thyroid-awareness-month

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