While some doctors don’t agree, thyroid patients know the importance of researching information and advocating with health care providers.
Niki reports: “When originally diagnosed, I wanted to know the spelling so I could do my own research. The doctor said ‘Oh don't do that! It will only scare you!’”
Susan says: “You have to be your own advocate! Read, research, go prepared, and don't let anyone push you down! Be persistent, calm, and collected.”
Cathy sums it up well: “When it comes to dealing with doctors … and thyroid disease … insist and persist!”