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Where do I start?? It seems like a long story, please don't get bored...here goes. I was on the combined contraceptive pill for 6 years, very happy no side effects.Last year my doctor informed me that I could no longer take it as because I suffer with migraines (I have had them since the age of 13) with aura, loss of vision, I was at an increased risk of a stroke so she put me on the mini pill. All well and good I started this at Christmas 2006 had 1 period and then the my periods stopped...I thought weyhey until I started to get very painful and bad spots on the side of my face, chin, sides of my neck and on my back.I have never suffered with spots even in my teenage years. Antibiotic lotion was prescribed which I used day and night for months with no results. I decided to come off the pill after discussing this with my doctor. 3 months passed and no period arrived, I began to worry. One doctor told me not to worry and that [quote:8b86286ec1] I probably had \"lazy\" ovaries. Not something I want to hear as I haven't had children yet. I went away and tried not to worry. By August I was beginning to panic so I went to a lady doctor and asked if I could have a blood test just to see what was going on and to put my mind at rest she agreed and I saw the nurse. One week later the results came back and I was told that I have an underactive thyroid gland...I had another blood test as the doctor wanted to check out more things and that has shown I have the anti-bodies for an auto-immune disease....She asked me several questions...do I prefer warm or cold weather...WARM...do I feel tired alot.....YES.....etc. I started my thyroxine tablets, 2 a day on the 9th September and I'm going back for my first blood test in the morning since starting them. Still the period is awol, maybe I should be grateful for the savings on sanitary towels?? I have wondered if having glandular fever nearly 3 years ago could have anything to do with this happening to me? My father died in September last year and some people have told me that shock can bring this illness on..is it an illness? a disease I don't know!! I would like to know why this happens to people, the doctor has told me that no-one knows, it's the same as someone becoming diabetic, nobody knows why our bodies \"pack up\". I have been referred to a specialist, an endocrinolgyist not sure if that's how it's spelt, my appointment is 20th November, maybe i'll get some answers then. In the mean time I continue to feel tired, fed up, make my boyfriend sweat as I crank up the heating and frustrate him as I'd rather watch the telly than have sex!! at least I know that a low libido is a symtom now. Oh and my medical exemption certificate has come....yipee free prescritions! I bet my hayfever will stop now I don't have to pay for the bl@*dy tablets. If any lady out there has had any similar symptoms as me or any advice please let me know.The irony is you spend the whole of your twenties enjoying yourself and trying not to get pregnant and now i'm in my thirties and the clock is ticking I begin to wonder will I ever get the chance to be a mum?? I'm going because i'm beginning to feel really fed up!! I'm so happy I found this place and hope that somebody replies, if they've not fallen asleep reading this.....Libby x [/quote:8b86286ec1]
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