I've been hypo since childhood but only diagnosed and treated (by Dr Skinner) in my 20s after the usual fobbing off by my old gp.
Anyway, I'm on levo now and to be honest, have been fairly ok over the years but I think I've been a little bit to accepting that certain things are just because of my thyroid so I have to get on with it.
I've just come out of hospital after having surgery for endometriosis (symptoms I just put down to part and parcel of thyroid problems) and this has finally got me thinking that I actually shouldn't just put up with things.
I'm fit and lead an active lifestyle but I've had different things related to autoimmune disease, such as having autoimmune gum disease leading to having to have a top denture before I'm 40, endometriosis, unable to fight off illnesses that are going round, carpal tunnel syndrome (manageable now). Also, my memory is rubbish. I keep forgetting my animals' names-amongst other things..!
So I was thinking whether a visit to an endocrinologist could help or is this it and I do really have to just accept it and put up with it? I'm thankful that I'm mobile and not suffering as much as other people but still, have I been too complacent?
Sorry for long message!