This website is dedicated to the millions of thyroid patients who are being ignored and left to suffer unnecessarily, and to healthcare practitioners, who want to better serve those patients.

Our Founder (Sheila Turner) tells her own story

Discover WHY she established Thyroid Patient Advocacy

Founder’s story


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Thank you Sheila.I feel there is hope for me yet.


Thank you Sheila

Sharon Fox,

Hello Sheila,,wonderful article,,completely agree with you,,desperately ,trying to find a good doctor to help me as well!I am in Hove (Brighton)and prepared to travel…Anja

Anja Grifoni,

The arrogance and closed mindedness of the medical profession in regard to this clinical problem is breath taking. Thank you for leading the campaign to give people with thyroid disorders a voice and a way to make some progress. I think it is awful that sufferers ( with symptoms that are so underestimated and frankly dangerous) have to fight so hard for a drug that costs a bit more than the NICE approved one, but that clearly helps ( and is a life saver) for so many. The NHS prescribes alternatives ( often expensive ones) for blood pressure issues or clotting problems so why not do the same for hypothyroidism, based on clinical need.

Hashimotos mum,

Wow! What a valorous and determined woman. I can only hope that once I get the right NDT, dosage and practitioner – all of which I have found through this site – I will experience the same kind of uplift as Sheila did within a couple of weeks and will be able to advocate on behalf of others. Most inspiring. I am very grateful to her and to Dr Durrant-Peatfield for daring to go up against the life-determining power of the medical establishment. Awesome courage.


Ditto Sheila. I saw Dr Peatfield a long time ago and he saved my life.


Wow! Thank you for sharing this! I believe, I myself have Hashimotos and/or central hypothyroidism but no on will help me. I’m just going round and round in circles and it’s kilimg-

Shelley Evans,

Feeling very tired tonight


hi;;; need some help. had a stroke some months ago now. typing shot to hell. angel.
phone me on 0117 9654719.


Has anyone developed uticaria/hives from long term use of levothythyroxine for hypthothyroidism?
Dont know how to use this site. Am from the U.K.

Shosh Morris,