Hi everyone, my name is Lucy and I'm 27 years old. I've just recently joined the forum, I was diagnosed with Hasimotos 5 years ago now after the birth of my daughter but still feel like I have a lot of questions about the condition, which I've not been able to find any answers to.
I've been taking thyroxine in various high doses since diagnosis and have been on 150mcg for the last year now but I have always still had symptoms of my thyroid being underactive (fatigue, weight gain, muscle weakness, sweating, sensitivity to cold, hair loss, anxiety to name a few).
I've been back to the GP various times complaining of this and each time had blood tests that have apparently all come back within the normal range and so been sent away.
I am basically wondering are these symptoms just something I will have to live with? All of the published literature I've read on thyroid disorders over the years has stated that hormone replacement with thyroxine should return the body to normal and normal life should be able to be resumed. I don't want to appear naive but are these idealistic lies or does anyone feel back to normal because of taking thyroxine?
Over the past few weeks I have become increasingly fatigued, and this last week it has reached crisis point again as I have been unable to physically get out of bed on a morning and my whole body has been in pain. I can feel my mood slipping into a depressed and anxious state because of this and It is affecting my family and work life massively. I don't have anyone else to talk to about it all and a lot of the time feel like people think I am making up my symptoms and that I am just lazy.
I have made an appointment to see the GP again, which is happening this afternoon but I just feel like it will be the same drill of having a blood test and being told everything is fine again. I feel completely worn out and just don't have the energy to keep going around in circles with it all, any advice would be greatly appreciated.