Finally diagnosed at the start of this week following successive blood tests during 2016 (to determine whether thyroid levels were being affected by work stress), I have been started on 50mcg Levothyroxine and have to return for blood tests in 4 weeks to see whether this is an appropriate level.
I've also had flu and a chest infection (antibiotics until this morning). I wasn't actually feeling bad before the flu, so don't know how I should be feeling now. The diagnosis was on the basis of bloods taken late November but I hadn't bothered to get the results as I was feeling okay, and had been warned that when hypothyroidism did hit, "boy would I know about it".
Now I am drained, doing too much at once brings me out in a hot flush/sweat and dizziness, sometimes I struggle to think clearly but at other times my brain is quite active and 'normal'. I'm being very careful about managing my energy levels and not doing too much, fortunately DH is helping me.
What I want to know is whether this is normal? Does it sound standard for the time immediately following diagnosis? Am I overplaying it, as in I should expect to feel this bad and there are thousands of other people out there who feel this bad on a daily basis and just get on with life? Or am I underplaying it, and should be acknowledging that I have a chronic condition and it's okay to ask for help?
Apologies for the ramble. It's all new to me.