I want to say thank you to all the people on here who have helped me on my journey. There are times when I am confused or discouraged and you are there giving me great information so that I can go back and battle with the doctors. Thank you for helping me not give up on myself. I recently had a setback when my medication was changed you all were right there with questions and answers that gave me the courage to go back to my doctor and request a change in treatment.
Almost a year ago, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's and Pernicious Anemia. I was almost completely non-functional. I was ending up in the hospital at least once or twice a week and when I wasn't there I was on heavy pain medication for muscle spasms. I had cut back to part-time work and was ready to give up on a job I loved and just sit around the house being sick. Today I am still working toward optimal, but am functional. I have not had to take pain medication in weeks and then it is only on rare occasions. I have not had to go to the hospital in months. I feel like I am finally getting my life back.
Thanks again for all your time and answers!!