Experienced Patients are not medically trained or otherwise professionally qualified in health-related disciplines. They are not permitted to give advice, particularly medical advice, which may be defined as attempting to diagnose, treat or cure an illness or injury. They may only share information on their own experiences and provide moral support.
Patients should not construe anything which an Experienced Patient says or writes as advice, medical or otherwise. By making an appointment with an Experienced Patient, patients are expressly agreeing to this.
My name is Donna Roach. I am an identical twin and have co-authored several books with my twin sister Coralie Phillips about our experiences of hypothyroidism in childhood and under treated hypothyroidism in adulthood to raise awareness of the condition. We have also written books on the topic of twins/ multiples. I would be happy to talk about my experiences of hypothyroidism from the perspective of a patient but I am not medically qualified and therefore nothing that I say should be taken as medical advice. I live in the United Kingdom and only have experience of diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism within the United Kingdom. Therefore, I am in a position to talk to residents of the United Kingdom only who are over the age of eighteen.
Appointments must be booked at least 7 days in advance. If for any reason, I became unable to communicate with you via email or telephone and was therefore unable to fulfil any appointments that had been arranged, I would notify you of this at the earliest possible opportunity and I would arrange another appointment at a mutually convenient time.