Hi, I'm 22 and yesterday I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. My GP suspects Hasimoto's and has asked that I have another blood test to confirm this and referred me to a specialist.
I was relieved at my diagnosed as I have been battling depression since I was 16 but have suffered an enormous relapse in the last 8 months which led to a mental breakdown, having to take time off work and me not being any kind of decent mother to my daughter. My diagnosis explains a lot of this as well as the usual rapid weight gain although my mental health and exhaustion was my primary concern.
I thought it was going to be as simple as taking my medication once a day and everything would be fine but after doing my research I can see it is going to affect everything in my life, especially my diet as I currently use a lot of Soy products.
Any tips, tricks or advice would be more than welcome because I do not know anyone else with hypothyroidism and am a bit loss with the huge amount of information there obviously is to take in.