I'm happy that I've found this resource at last! Hopefully some of you can help me out
I was diagnosed about five years ago with an underactive thyroid but, in truth, I was young and didn't pay attention to it because I didn't realise the seriousness of the condition. I carried on and with hindsight I now realise that I was up-and-down, both physically and mentally.
However, I just thought it was a normal part of life - like everyone else - and carried on trying to 'tough it out'. It was only in February this year when I had a new blood test done and the doctor called me in quick to inform me that my TSH was 80. To say I was shocked was a bit of an understatement, but also a relief as it explained a few things.
I was placed on thyroxine - 50mg - and I've been on it for a while but I've now been informed after my recent check up that I now have to take 100mg.
I'm not going lie, I feel quite scared in a lot of ways. I'm a bloke, which is unusual for hypothyroidism, and I've been feeling good so to double my dose seems like a big escalation. When people ask me about my condition I find it hard to explain and get quite frustrated.
Normally, I'm quite a good humoured fella but it is starting to play on my mind.
Does anyone have any advice about their experiences and what you did? It just feels like a relief to share my thoughts with like-minded people.
Thanks for reading in advance