I have recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, I started my treatment only a number of days ago. I have been feeling awful for a while, and if I am honest, even the physical aspects have made me feel worse emotionally. When I went to the doctors and began to get tested, I knew what they was testing for and I knew I had a number of the symptoms.
However, when I got my results back and had a consultation about beginning treatment, I didn't think it would bother me so much. I might sound like I am being melodramatic, but when she was telling me about the condition being lifelong, and telling me about the continuous blood tests and taking tablets for the rest of my life, it really got to me.
I have only recently turned twenty, and the prospect of this being a lifelong condition has really got me down. I was just wondering how people felt when they first got diagnosed? Also, if you felt down about it, what helped you?
Sorry if I sound silly! I'd just like to hear from people who've been in the same position.