I'm currently working an average of 50+ hours a week as a hotel receptionist in a very busy hotel and wedding venue (sometimes 6 or 7 weddings a day). On top of that I am newly diagnosed with hypo and have been on 50mcg of levothyroxine for 4 weeks.
Am i supposed to be able to cope with this? I'm finding it so hard, especially as my shifts change on a weekly basis, sometimes early mornings (7am start) and sometimes late nights (11pm finish) and sometimes doing a late shift straight on to an early shift, then of course the odd 12 hr shifts!
I was involved in a car crash in December and I think thats what triggered off the increase in symptoms of my thyroid, as thinking back, I have just gone down hill since my crash... but i can remember vague symptoms on and off for at least 5 yrs and before that i smoked which I've read smoking can mask the symptoms of the disease!
Anyway, i know having hypothyroidism isn't classed as a disability and i should be able to manage to hold down a job and deal with my illness at the same time, I'm just finding it so very difficult and wondered if it was just me being all 'woe is me' because i've just found out i have a life long 'problem' or if I should be able to battle on and cope.
So very very tired