Self Treatment Position Statement


Thyroid UK Position Statement on Self Treatment


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 T3 or natural thyroid hormone, 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 self-treatment.

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.

Date updated: 01/08/19 (V1.0)
Review date: 01/08/21