2016 was a difficult year. It dtarted march when I came of the pill as we wanted to try for a second child. My little boy was nearly 2 at the time. However between then and the end of the year I suffered so many problems that at the time I had no idea were linked.
Im sure a lot of you can relate to the sentiment of just accepting that your body is never the same after children. After a few months though I started getting panic attacks and suffering from anxiety. This was completely new yo me and nothing I had experienced before. It was really difficult because things I used yo do without thinking about becamereally hard. SSocialising and going out filled me with dread. I also had irrational thoughts that my family and friends didnt really like me. I had to stay away from social media as it made this worse. I didnt realise at the time properly but I was also having trouble concentrating and staying focused.
After a few months of these symptoms I started to get more physical changes in addition to mental ones. Here is a list as there was a lot:
Then in December one evening my hands started to shake. It lasted 3 hours then stopped after rest. I went to gp the next day and they ordered blood testbfor thyroid problems and a scan for pcos due to fertility problems. Unfortunately I never got to these appointments as the shaking came back and I my hands and legs were shaking allover soni went to a&e.
Ina nutshell I ended up in hospital 3 times in a week and due to blood tests being labelled incorrectly it took 3 visits before I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Tsh over 150. Started levothyroxine straight away.
Thats the end of the initial drama but thr start of my thyroid journey.