hi i feel a bit rough because of ongoing problems with my family...they will not look at the i am hashimoto's article nor read up about my illness and so i feel that they are a lost cause since i have tried explaining to them my symptoms and what it does to me. they have since told me i have vitamin and mineral deficiencies because of my lifestyle and have on more than one occasion called me anorexic. they have been piling on the pressure for me to find work and i feel a bit safer at the moment because i am on a sick note and they have no reason to ask me about job searching...i know that when the sick note runs out, when my thyroid hormone levels are more stabilised and my doctors deem me fit i will have nowhere else to hide..i put on a little bit of weight a few weeks ago and since being on holiday this has now dropped but probably because i have been more active, nothing wrong with my diet, i have been eating well and have not skipped meals but i posted a photo on my facebook page with me in a dress i bought. i felt it really suited me and i had a lovely tan on my arms so i wanted to share my happiness at looking nicer with a bit more colour to my friends and family. after i posted it i received a comment from my family saying i look thin again. my partner has never said i am thin, he has always said i look fine for my height and size...just need to sort out the dark circles i keep getting. i feel like i have to constantly please my family and fit in to their ideals of what i ought to look like. just a vent really. that's brought the pressure feeling down a little bit. i just feel that because i personally deal with my illness on my own, it seems that way, it's taking that much more time and effort to get things done. this post probably isn't making much sense now lol.