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The Thyroid Madness: Two Apparently Contradictory Studies. Proof?

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In Defence of Simple Ideas That Explain Everything But Are Wrong

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The Thyroid Madness : Core Argument, Evidence, Probabilities and Predictions

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A Medical Mystery: Thyroid Hormones, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

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Truth Tables

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What's the Value of Information?

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Recent Comments

I'm not sure if this is insightful enough to share here, but I'll try anyway.

It sure is. Nice to see someone post something thought-provoking.

I think my personal extrapolated volition *is* wireheading, and I'm definitely in the "Ooh science, what fun" camp.

But maybe I'm not very good at extrapolating, and an AI could come up with something better. It would, for instance, be great to be in a permanent state of bliss whilst *actually* ac...(read more)

"Asimov on Chemistry" was a childhood favourite of mine.

Hi FriendlyBuffalo, welcome to Less Wrong!

I've got no problem with the TSH test as a test for TSH. It's really good for that, and I seriously admire its cleverness and accuracy.

In fact it probably is a good test for primary gland failure. I can't see how the gland itself could go seriously wro...(read more)

That's what I was expecting, but 2.5 isn't suppressed, it's actually quite high compared to the average for healthy people, (or at least normal, depending on what you think normal is). And roughly the same as it was at the start of all this. And both the free hormones look low. You'd think adding a ...(read more)

At the fourth attempt, my doctor managed to get the local lab to test TSH,T3 and T4 simultaneously. He had to ring them up and ask them in person, apparently. It turns out that I've currently got TSH~2.5, and FT4,FT3 low-in-range. Given that that looks like central hypothyroidism, and that's under t...(read more)

Welcome Alia! You sure sound like one of us. Hope you like it here.

Hi, there can be all sorts of things going wrong! Mysterious resistances, gland failures, conversion disorders, broken pituitary, broken hypothalamus, faulty deiodinase enzymes, etc. All potentially inherited or acquired. We really do seem to have no idea how this complicated system works or what it...(read more)

Took me about 30 seconds, but I'm only an ex-mathematician and I'm not as clever as g!

Hi Nancy, thanks! I've already seen that, it's in the evidence section of:

http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/nef/the_thyroid_madness_core_argument_evidence/

Even more disconfirmy is: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0024320515301223

Where some Turkish fibromyalgia patients a...(read more)