I'm melanie515, aged 27 and have just been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism.
Have been started on 50mg of Levothyroxine and told to come back in 3 months (September 16) for another blood test.
Have been diagnosed with mental health conditions over the years despite insisting I have never felt this was the problem.
I have struggled (like many others) to get a proper diagnosis and be taken seriously by multiple GP's over the years.
I am also trying to conceive and believe this was the reason I was checked for thyroid and vitamin D deficiency on a blood test six month ago. My levels were only slightly out of the "normal" range so came back for two more tests (3 months apart) and finally given treatment this month after a significantly worsened result.
I feel both vindicated and saddened by my diagnosis. I can't believe how bad GP's are to check for this condition and in my case, preferred to put me on anti-depressants for the best part of my adult life.
Now my treatment has begun, I look forward to feeling better and hopefully have a healthy pregnancy in the future.