So I'm going back to work after 7 months off. I was diagnosed with Hashimotos back in January this year and sub clinical hypothyroidism then full blown hypothyroidism. Looking back it seems that I've had symptoms for at the very least two years, and probably more. During the months I've been off I've seen an Endocrinologist, a Neurologist and an ENT balance specialist and have been kind of pleased in a way to find out that the crazy mood swings, the depression, the dizziness, brain fog and inability to coordinate or even communicate (and loads of other symptoms) are down to thyroid problems. Not to mean that flippantly but there was some question of a brain tumour at one point or permanent damage from a car accident from 18 months ago. I've spent loads of time reading & researching this Hashimotos and am trying to make changes to help myself and am already feeling much better. However, I work long 13hour shifts in a crazy busy CCU where have to deal with some very emotive situations and people & I'm kind of really nervous about it. I'm looking forward to feeling back in a normal routine but think it's going to be very challenging and difficult sometimes. I'm very glad to have found this site as reading people's posts on here and getting lots of replies after posting questions has made me realised, more than anything, that I wasn't going mad! So just a big thanks to everyone for this.