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I take thyroid medication, but it took years for my wife to TEST high enough to get it.In 2005, Janie launched www.stopthethyroidmadness.com, a website aimed ateducating the public about the medical scandal surrounding the wrong thyroid medication, faulty tests and the eventual treatment that saved her life and the lives of hundreds of thousands of others suffering from debilitating thyroid disorders. In two years, the site attracted over one million hits from around the world. Bowthorpe compiled her information into a book where she presents fresh, unconventional ideas to improve thyroid health and encourages patients to take this information to their physicians.It's a book with a personal history. For more than 20 years, Bowthorpe suffered from fatigue, insomnia, debilitating pain, and depression. Despite treatment for hypothyroidism and medication, her symptoms persisted and even worsened. After years of medical tests and doctors maintaining that her thyroid was adequately treated, this mother of three was about to apply for disability. In desperation she discovered that she and countless others had been subjected to thyroid treatment which just didn’t work.She discovered a med used since the 1800s, but not routinely prescribed by the medical community.
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