For the last 8 years I have suffered from hypothyroidism an extra gift from the radiation treatment I had in 2009 a condition I suffered with for quite some time as my oncologists did not feel the need to inform me that thyroid damage was a distinct possibility from the radiation, but that is another story.
Today I read an article that the third most prescribed drug in the UK (Levirothyroxin) is ineffective/useless particularlly in older folk, I am 63, so I thought that perhaps I should do a bit of research and pitched up here.
I live with aches and pains but this is difficult to attribute to the cancer treatment side effects as they can last for years or even be permanent, my sleep patterns are appalling with insomnia and none restorative sleep syndrome being particularly unpleasant.
For a person that can no longer swallow solid food and pretty much lives on a diet of Fortisip my weight has increased considerably from cancer treatment days because unpleasant though it is it certainly is an effective diet.
What are the alternatives I should be looking at, I will see my GP next Wednesday and will voice my concerns to him but forearmed is forewarned as they say. So any advice would be welcome.