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  • TED Survey Help 20 Dec 2016

    When you were diagnosed with thyroid eye disease, what support was helpful to you? Was your GP able to help you? What was missing? We're very interested to hear of your experience which will be helpful for the BTF's thyroid eye disease project as well as for a group of GPs to whom we are speaking, and will help to bring about improvements for future patients. Any information we share with the GPs will remain anonymous. Please email Janis Hickey at:

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  • Liothyronine (L-T3) and Levothyroxine (L-T4) 20 Dec 2016

    For the latest medical advice and help on the withdrawal of L-T3 therapy, please see this page

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  • Graves' Disease Drug Trial 7 Dec 2016

    A new drug is being assessed at UK hospital sites for the treatment of Graves' disease. For more details of the trial and to see if you are eligible to participate please see our trials and surveys page.

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  • Results from the Newcastle 85+ Study 21 Nov 2016

    Putting thyroid tests into context: results from the Newcastle 85+ study Professor Simon Pearce, Professor of Endocrinology, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne, outlines the results of a study he has been involved in that indicates there is no good reason to treat older people with slightly elevated TSH levels provided they are feeling OK. Read the full article here.

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Medical Queries

We are currently receiving a high volume of medical queries electronically. We are therefore only able to reply to medical queries sent by members of the BTF at present. We do however have a comprehensive range of guides on thyroid disorders and treatments available to download for free:

All Trials

Clinical trials are used to test new and existing treatments. Sometimes the results (the overall picture of the treatment’s effects) are not published - which means that other medical researchers and doctors cannot use them. If you would like to change this situation to the ultimate benefit of patients, please sign the AllTrials petition.AllTrials petition