Thyroid UK’s first and most important priority is the safety of our members and therefore, we do not advocate or encourage self-treatment with thyroid hormone replacements.
Taking thyroid medication, especially Liothyronine (T3) or natural thyroid hormone (NDT)Natural Desiccated Thyroid (NDT), without being monitored by a clinician can be very dangerous – especially if there is hidden heart disease.
Whilst we understand that self-treatment does occur and equally understand why people find it necessary, Thyroid UK cannot be seen to be advocating it.
We are working towards a future where people will not have to resort to self-treatment. In order to do this, we must be seen to be professional and above reproach.
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