Mark Atwood (fallenpegasus) wrote,
Mark Atwood

Someone close to me recently posted to her LJ the following:

I hate how doctors treat thyroid medicine like it is a protected substance. This is something I have to take every day for the rest of my life.

I had never heard of this problem before, so I dived in to some `net research, ad confirmed to myself that it is indeed a common problem and a common compaint. This stuff is as life critical to the people who need it as insulin is to type-1 diabetics, and as food and vitamins are to J. Random Human.

This is assinine, this is inexcusable. A few people kill themselves abusing this stuff as a diet shortcut, and the supply gets clamped down like it was the first coming of thionite. If someone wants to hurt themselves in such a stupid way, let them! (But don't let them pass any of the cost onto the public health budgets, either.)

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