Hi, been hypothyroid for a couple of years now and have recently self medicated as despite being told frequently that i am adequately replaced i feel totally drained. However, like a dog with a bone i refused to give up and was given. A second referral, this time to a brillaint endo who really listened, did a full check up and brain scan and concluded that he suspected a sleep disorder. After completing a sleep study i have now been told i need a CPAP machine for sleep apneoa. I am dreading using one of these, however i appreciate that it could be a lifesaver, and remain grateful that somebody took me seriously. My gut reaction is that they, the GPs, will realise it's'not all in my head! I am really hopeful that this will give me back some quality of life as i shouldnt feel 60 at 48 - and i encourage all of you who arent being heard to dig your heels in and insist they listen. It's'disgraceful we have to be like this, and it's'easy for us to blame lots of symptoms on one condition, but sleep apneoa is something which goes hand in hand with hypothyroidism - make sure they dont miss it with you too! And dont assume that you wont have it if your a healthy weight - iam a size 12, dont drink or smoke, and i have it. Just one more thing to check....
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