I'm new here. Just thought I would share my story. I was diagnosed with overactive thyroid when I was 23. My first symptoms were I was feeling extremely tired, my skin was very itchy and I was feeling too hot. I was prescribed Carbimazole by my doctor and I took this for around a year. After that my doctor suggested I go for radioactive iodine treatment as the carbimazole is not good to be taken for a long time and can affect fertility. I met with a thyroid specialist in Edinburgh to under go the treatment and he gave me a book which he wrote himself "Understanding Thyroid Disorders - Dr Anthony Toft" I find this book quite helpful. After my treatment my thyroid became underactive and I am currently on 75mg of levothyroxine. I have found over the years that I've suffered alot of health problems which I feel are related to my thyroid and possibly ruining my life in 2011 I started to suffer alopecia, in 2015 I started to suffer hives, more recently bladder problems and I feel tired alot and suffer mood swings and joint pain. I worry that one day I won't be able to live a normal life. But spend alot of time researching thyroid and thyroid diet in the hope I can improve my life. I speak to alot of people about it too and as a result I have met many other sufferers. I hope this information might be of use to other sufferers.