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I'm new to medical discussion forums so I'll try not to ramble. Basically, I had an infection in my neck last year that needed to be removed surgically, but no one knows what it was. I was also 17 at the time. About two months after my boyfriend said I didn't really seem like myself but I ignored him. Starting in december 2014 (by then I was 18), I began noticing I was tired all the time and was beginning to be less motivated about working out and school. I was always a straight A student and worked out every day and ate extremely healthy because I loved to feel and look good (however, it was always hard for me to lose weight). The spring semester of college was not as good as I usually do in school but by the time spring break came along I was a mess. I didn't care about school, I skipped class constantly, and I was not working out or eating as well as normal. Now, it is summertime and i'm home for school and my symptoms are out of control. I am always sad, can't lose weight, extremly unmotivated and easily distrated if I have to do something I don't want to do, usually all I want to do now is lay in bed, I don't want to do anything, and my whole family is always asking what's wrong. I was just diagnoised with hypothyroidism a couple weeks ago and have been on 25mcg of Synthroid for 10 days. Now.... my symptoms' intensity has DOUBLED. I'm now so tired all the time (as soon as I wake up I feel tired), I'm extremely depressed, I feel so foggy in my brain like I don't care about anything even things I love. I think about death a lot (not mine or anyone in my family specificly, just death or tragic/sudden death in general....which really really freaks me out), I am so clingy to my boyfriend and hate when he leaves me to be with his friends. This usually would never bother me and I know it shouldn't but I seriously hate being alone now for some reason. I'm so snappy and easily irritated. Also, simple questions are tough to answer for some reason? My boyfriend just asked me if I was tired and I had no idea how to answer that... I said I was and then said I wasn't. I said I feel tired but probably couldn't sleep and then I realized I was rambling and was wondering why it was so hard to answer such a simple question.... The worst thing now is random panic attacks and crying spells for absolutely no reaosn. I so badly want to work out and eat healthy but I am not motivated to and feel like I can't. I know I'm meaner and aggrivated over stupid things but can't help myself from feeling upset or angry. I used to be the happiest most energetic and motivated girl who was always up for a challange and up to do whatever. Now, I'm shutting people out of my life and bailing on plans because I would rather lay in bed and do nothing. I feel so bad for those I'm hurting and I don't know what's going on with me at all. I know it's bad but I've tried one of my friend's add meds and it made me feel normal for a little bit. It didn't give me a crazy amount of energy like a lot of people say it does, it just took me out of my horrible mood and foggy thinking but other than that one time it's just been the synthroid my doc prescribed. He put me on an antidepresant (lexapro) a week before my blood test came back, but I only took it a few times because I hate the way it made me feel.... The synthroid hasn't helped at all, if anything it's made it worse. All I know is I need some good advice or to know I'm not alone.
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