Good morning everyone - I am new to this site and newly diagnosed with the above. If I could just explain slightly how my diagnosis came....After a massively stressful year which literally came to an end 5/6 weeks ago I hit rock bottom. All of the feelings of being unwell hit me like a rocket. Thinking back, I'd had symptoms for ages and ages but ignored them and put it down to stress (family) plus I started a new job in October and desperately wanted to impress. I had convinced myself that I had got MS. Terrible aching muscles literally everywhere, pins and needles combined with numbness, awful fatigue (tired beyond tired even after a good nights sleep), bursting into tears for literally nothing (my kids thoughts I'd lost the plot, still do a bit I think!). Anyway, about 3 weeks ago I had the uncomfortable conversation with my husband about not feeling right, not ill or poorly but something was wrong. He was fantastic and insisted that I go to the doctor which I did. She was great, gave me an 'MOT' immediately referred me for blood tests. The results of these came back that I'm severely deficient in vitamin d, have high cholesterol (despite being a veggie), have anemia, high blood pressure and hypothyroidism. Basically, she said, I'm running on empty. Anyway, started me on 50mg medication (now up'd to 75 after 3 weeks). Signed me off work as I'm literally good for nothing at the moment (and work in corporate law). Work contacted me yesterday and said that as I've been off for a while they are going to refer me to occupational health. Now I'm worried all over again. Is this a way to get rid of me? I don't feel that they fully understand how bad I actually feel. I think they think I'm 'chucking a sickie'. My manager told me my horrendous back pain was sciatica and it sounds like I should go for a walk!!
Has anyone else had experience with occupational health and hypothyroidism?
Thanks in advance for your help.