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In June last year I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and graves disease after a routine appointment with my gp turned into me being rushed up to A+E because if rapid heartrate and abnormally high blood pressure . I was put on carbimazole and propranonal and was sent away with a refural to see a specialist at the hospital. To cut a long story short I've see the speacilist every six weeks since and each time he has altered the doses of my meds but my levels aren't settling there either way to high or way too low. On the last visit to see him he said my levels had shot up againg and the best tying for me would be radio iodine treatment but first I need to be hypo again to receive the treatment safely. I feel like I'm going crazy my anxiety levels are through the roof and im suffering from what i can only describe as a brain fog where im detatched from reality..since June I've put on 5 stone my hair is falling out at a rapid rate I have bald patches at the front of my head I'm 28 years old and I should not be going through this! I'm scared to leave the house I've cut all my friends off because they don't understand me and when I ask the specialist or my gp for help they say "oh its because of ur thyroid " .. I just want to be back to normal I feel like a freak . I've been asked on several occasions if I'm on drugs because I'm acting strange and my pupils are always massive. My speech can be slurred like I can't get my words out fast enough i get ringing in my ears and dizzyness, my body is slow and useless..I'm on tablets for depression and anxiety have been for years but they don't seem to help me at the moment I feel like I'm at breaking point I think about death all the time and get intrusive thoughts I'm living in a knightmare that I can't wake up from I need help and don't know where to turn I've referred myself to a mental health service all I can do is wait
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