I was diagnosed 12 years ago after having my son. I thought I had postnatal depression. Due to my mums past I was scared of being put on medication. I hid the symptoms from my husband and family until one day I woke up and couldn't talk or walk. I was not given any information about thyroid disorder. I had a blood test, two days later the doctor phoned and says I'm very poorly someone needs to get me straight back to him for medication or I will end up in hospital. I was told it could take 6-12 months to get meds right and id have it for life as I'd left it so long.
I wasn't told about any symptoms.
What it meant for me.
What my levels should be or what mine were.
I had no idea about anything or what to tell my husband and family.
Being told I had an illness for life was really quite scary. It would have been nice if someone could have explained as much as possible.
I've read many different things and been told things but have no idea if they are all true.
Does anyone know if it's true that you can suffer with painful gums when ill?
If on medication does it mean everything is functioning normally?
Is it true it can affect you differently on a daily basis because your levels change daily?
Just some of the many questions I have.
Thank you Donna