This thread is for patients to share their *personal experiences* with T4-only therapy and T3/T4 combination therapy. Please note that telling another patient which medication they *should* be on is considered giving medical advice. This is a direct violation of the guidelines for this forum, which every participant on this forum reviewed and accepted prior to making their first post. Violators may be subject to moderation, suspension, or removal.
The GDATF’s staff and the members of our Board of Directors are committed to providing credible, evidence-based information. We follow with interest all research related to T3/T4 combination therapy, in particular, the emerging theory that patients with a specific genetic type might be predisposed to doing better on combination therapy.
In the last five years that I have been here, the GDATF has received not one cent from any pharma company that manufactures thyroid hormone replacement products. The Foundation actually has recently submitted a grant application to one pharma company for funding that would allow us to produce a special patient newsletter. Before the application was submitted, the issue was reviewed by our Board of Directors, who determined that funding could only be accepted if the Pharma company would have ZERO influence over the content of the newsletter.
I hope to see a lively discussion here, but please be sure that all posts adhere to the GDATF's guidelines, which you can find in the “announcements” section at the top of the forum.
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