Hi all. Sorry to just want to have a bit of a rant, but I'm new to this site and to the revelations of thyroid problems and how much they can affect you physically and emotionally. I have suffered quite debilitating symptoms over the past 20 years which have always been diagnosed as being depression/anxiety, despite the long list of horrendous physical symptoms that I have experienced. During this time, I have seen so many so-called experts and paid thousands of pounds in the process, and have given them a list of my symptoms while saying that I don't believe that depression/anxiety is my main issue. This has been ignored as every blood test has come back 'normal'. I have known that something else was the cause of my symptoms but no-one has believed me.
I'm getting blood results back tomorrow, and this time I won't be accepting that they are normal but getting a copy and investigating things myself. My main source of frustration at the moment (I am currently going through a really bad patch) is that I don't think that family members and friends believe that I have underlying physical issues that are causing them. I can see it in their eyes when I explain what I have read about normal test results and the effect of thyroid disease and vitamin deficiency on the body and mind. They think I'm being crazy and that I should just accept that I have depression/anxiety and just live with it the best way possible (I have been on various antidepressants for the past 20 years with no real relief). I can't accept this and never have. I think just because I have always been able to put a brave face on and get on with it most of the time, and don't go on about the pain I'm in or the horrendous sleepless nights, they think that I'm just anxious when I say that I feel like I'm losing my mind because I'm so confused and can't remember anything. Sorry, just wanted to vent my frustrations this morning. No need to reply! Thanks for being here.