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I developed hypothyroidism when I was 15, I wasn't diagnosed with hypothyroidism then but I know that's when I developed it, because that was when my life began to totally go down hill. I used to dance 3x a week, go on long walks with the dogs and go out with my friends but after finishing my GCSE's I didn't even have the energy to celebrate. I spent that summer in bed, exhausted and depressed.
I for even recognise myself anymore and she to the doctors taking 3 years to even test my thyroid I have put on weight and battled with it alone.
They only took me seriously when I became pregnant and diagnosed me with sub clinical hypothyroidism and put me on 25mcg of levo. It's gone up to 150mcg and when it goes get put up, I feel well for about 2 weeks and then return to my usual depressed, exhausted and totally useless self.
I've been told I have hashimotos (had the antibodies present) by one endocrinologist who then told me I don't, I've been told my levels are "within the normal range" by another who asked me "why I'm here if I've JUST got an under active thyroid" and been dismissed by every doctor I've seen.
I've been tested for everything you could imagine, I've never been given my blood test results and I've been left feeling hopeless.
I'm in tears writing this because I've wasted 5 coming upto 6 years of my life.
I'm exhausted almost everyday, sleeping up to 4 hrs in the afternoon because I simply can not go in, I try desperately to be active and it burns me out completely. I'm cold all the time, depressed all the time along with several other symptoms such as aches and pains, insomnia, dry skin, brittle nails, eyebrows practically disappearing, constipation etc.
I just don't know how I can sort this, when I see a different consultant every time with a different attitude and opinion. Especially when I don't know my results, or whether my levels are optimum or just "normal".
Can I take things into my own hands with this? Or do I really have to rely on these idiots?
So sorry for the rant, I'm so fed up.
Thank you if you've read it all.
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