Hello there. I've never posted to a forum like this. I'd value a bit of a share if there's anyone out there listening
I visited my GP recently because I was growing increasingly weary, foggy headed and low in spirits. My default setting once I stopped doing anything that was essential was 'collapse in bed'. I started gaining weight.
My GP has just diagnosed me (two days ago) with hypothyroidism and vitamin D deficiency. I've been prescribed Vitamin D and a daily 25g dose of levothyroxine.
I long to know how soon these supplements may affect my symptoms which are really debilitating.
I can't help but feel that I'm simply being lazy and self pitying because I have such difficulty just doing the normal stuff and feel so low. I've grown really irritable, even my best friend is annoying me and I'd rather not see her till I get my oomph back.
Only how long will I have to wait?
Is it better to give in to the fatigue and rest, or fight it all the way?
I feel lonely, because everyone else is bouncing around and I'm glued. If I say I have hypothyroidism, I secretly feel I'm making up an excuse for being lazy and feel sure they think the same.
Any wise words appreciated.