Hello. I'm 17 and in my last year of sixth form. I went to the doctor's recently, after having hugely irregular periods, dry skin and depression, all of which lasted about two months. She told me that I may have an underactive thyroid, and should come back for a blood test. I am due to get my blood tested in two weeks' time, but I am certain it is hypothyroidism, as I have well over half the symptoms.
I was wondering if anyone has any advice on dealing with mental symptoms, like low concentration, sluggishness, confusion, mood swings and being easily upset? I still have a mountain of school work to do, most of which is due in three days time, and yet, I literally cannot make myself do it. This isn't just because I feel like procrastinating or I'm just being lazy, I can work for about ten minutes maximum before I feel exhausted or miserable, or else I start to get a headache.
Does anyone have any tips on dealing with these things?