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This forum has been an interesting find as up until yesterday I'd never heard of hypothyroidism
Having read through a number of posts I think I can say I have at some time come across the symptons that the majority have had - apart from pregnancy or menstruation problems
Like most people I've tried to explain the symptons away as something different without ever getting them checked (Don't do doctors) - however after a hard 4 weeks in the gym and a good diet I realised I'd gained 6 kilos which obviously wasn't the objective - added to that was swollen left ankle, pain in the left calf, puffy left face and throat, blocked sinus, slightly tired and weary, slow in thought - don't want to over exaggerate - but then a change in voice to hoarse and rough and difficulty pronouncing words and slurring so people thought I was drunk with a slight stroke - and that was at 9.20 in the morning :? All the symptons taken individually I would try and attribute to something different in my own mind - it was the slurring that convinced me to go to the Doctor.
She listened as I listed my symptons - must have sounded like a hypochondriac except it was 18 years since my last visit - she arranged a full blood test - rang me late evening 24hours later told me what it was - may have given me some numbers but I was driving - asked me to collect a script next day - now Hypothyroidism Day 1 on 25mg of Levothyroxine with another blood test in a month - haven't arranged to resee the Doctor - hopefully mine will be an easy one to control - but as an interesting experiment I'll measure from HT Day 1 onwards to see what happens
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