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What a great site this is, so interesing to read about other peoples symptoms. Myself, I was very overactive (nearly off the scale) in 1994. Had 3 doses of radioactive iodine in 1995 to make me underactive. I take 125 mcg of thyroxin daily. I'm 52 years old, work full time (on my feet all day) have gained a lot of weight. I also have hip problems on my right side, and tendonitis in both ankles. I am constantly tired and just want to sleep all the time. Have recently started to take Citalapram 20mg as well as had anxiety problems/bursting into tears at work etc. I think I'm just worn out with being so tired, working, hip and ankles hurting. For my hip and ankles I take Ibuprofen 400. My Doctor always says my blood tests are fine and normal. My results are about 18. I say that if he increased my dosage of thyroxin and I got blood test results of about 20- 25 I would still be withing the normal range, but he refuses to up my dose. I don't think the Citalapram is making me more tired, not sure, and haven't been on it long enough yet, but if I don't take it the anxiety problems (stomach churning and tears) come back. Just over a month ago I was off sick with the anxiety and slept nearly all the time. Am just coming to the end of a weeks holiday off work, have done hardly anything except sleep again. I got up early (for me) this morning, planned to go to town this afternoon to pick up a new pair of glasses that would be ready today. Went upstairs to get ready and fell asleep all afternoon. Another day wasted. I read through a lot of posts on this site last night and noticed someone say about dry skin. My Doctor told me years ago to use E 45 Cream on my face. I put lots on and wipe off with a tissue. It's good and cheap. I'm very fair skinned and used to have blond eyebrows. What's left of my eyebrows don't even show now. I think my hair has thinned over the years, it's so thick and naturally curly it's hard to tell, but it is calmer than it used to be.
Thankyou to whoever reads my ramblings on here. Just nice to find somewhere where we all know what it's like.
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