Not my usual kind of post this one, but just wanted to get some thoughts out of my head down so they'd stop going round and around in my head. I'm sure "overthinking everything" is yet another symptom of hypothyroidism...
Does anyone else self-treating have moments of, well, the nearest word would be "panic" that they they're doing the right thing? There's no question that taking NDT has allowed me to feel a lot better. Before I started taking it a few months ago (with a TSH of 2.71 but FT4 and FT3 at the bottom of their ranges) I felt awful, exhausted all the time. I got up in the morning feeling worse than I had the night before. Everything was an effort. When I walked, I couldn't keep up with others walking with me - it felt as though I had a maximum speed (slow!) that I couldn't exceed. Even lifting my arms above my head seemed an effort.
It doesn't now. I have more energy and I feel awake in the morning. I can walk faster, my body feels lighter somehow (though I haven't lost any weight yet!). My head feels clearer - I used to get so muddled up. We're having a new kitchen soon and I had terrible trouble measuring it ahead of going to see a kitchen designer at our local DIY warehouse. If I measured the width, by the time I came to write it down, I couldn't remember what the measurement was, or I'd write down the measurement in inches when I'd measured all the other proportions in centimetres!
But still, despite all these improvements, there's a nagging voice in my head saying, "You shouldn't have started taking NDT. There was nothing wrong with your thyroid that diet and exercise couldn't fix. You're killing your thyroid once and for all - it worked before (albeit not perfectly) but now you won't ever be able to come off the medication..." etc etc.
Does anyone else feel like this, or is it just me??